Ken+Kline+Smeltzer 300x168 Pennsylvania Pastor Fired For Performing Same Sex Wedding

(via Progressivebrethren.org)

It’s a pity that so many Christians seem to think that being anti-gay is a pivotal part of their faith:

The Rev. Ken Kline Smeltzer confirmed Monday night that he was fired after performing a same-sex marriage in State College last month.

Smeltzer was pastor for a local Church of the Brethren parish, which he has not identified since performing the marriage, because his beliefs differ from the congregation’s.

Smeltzer said Monday that “a few things have to play out” before he can speak more about the situation.

“It’s true, but I can’t give out any more information,” he said.

Smeltzer married Pike County couple Joseph Davis and Gregory Scalzo on Aug. 19 at the home of State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham.

This is why the NALT Christians Project, where Christians who are NOT like that congregation are speaking out to declare their support for full equality and inclusion for LGBT people.

[h/t Joe]