Wearing a huge pink wig and a small leopard, an American Protestant priest appeared on a brief TV show. Was removed from his ministry, The local leader of his congregation confirmed to AFP on Wednesday.
Craig Duke, 62, made the most notable passage last month on the HBO channel “We Are Here” – at least by some of his terrified parishioners: We see what he wears High heel thigh high boots, neck cross, lipstick and dark purple eye shadow.
Following this media moment he described “Powerful Spiritual Moment”, In an interview with the Religious News Service, said the pastor of the United Methodist Church was embroiled in a heated controversy.
No moral offense
“Many calls and Very important emails“, But with support, the local head of the church decided to relieve Pastor Duke of his pastoral duties. Plans his salary And banned the provision of religious services at his church near Evansville in the northern state of Indiana.
However, Pastor Duke said in a letter to the parishioners that he was “not responsible for this.”Did not violate the rules of order“United Methodist Church.
The fate of the pastor provoked a surge of emotion, which was explained The online jackpot was nearly $ 60,000 on Wednesday Donations. “May the bridge of understanding and acceptance of the LGBTQ community be extended to our community and beyond,” the pastor and his comrade said in a statement Wednesday.