By David Edwards
A church in Indiana has seen about 80 percent of its members leave after a gay choral director was forced out over his sexual orientation.
Adam Fraley told The Herald Bulletin that he worked for the United Methodist Church in Alexandria for six years and attended with his partner. When a new minister took over the church last year, Fraley said that he resigned because of pressure about his sexual orientation.
United Methodist Church law allows LGBT people to attend church services but says “self-avowed, practicing homosexuals are not to be certified as candidates, ordained as ministers, or appointed to serve.”
Many members of the church, who supported Fraley, were at odds over what it meant to “serve.”