Pastor Condemns Gay Parishioner. Revokes Membership
Pastor David Slatterback of Pennsylvania’s Ambassador Bible College shamed a gay member of his church, refused him communion, and revoked his membership.
After 20-year-old Bobbie Pierce (pictured) was condemned by the church and denied communion, he posted a copy of a letter of discipline he received to The York Daily Record‘s Facebook page because he wanted others to know that they were not alone.
Slatterback expressed his views on Pierce’s sexuality in front of the entire congregation.
Slautterback said that he and other church elders removed Pierce from the church’s membership — and announced that fact to the congregation during the church service last Sunday — because Pierce has failed to have a change of mind concerning his sexuality.
Slautterback said Friday that he and the other elders want Pierce to repent for his sin and to return to fellowship at the church, where he is still welcome to attend as long as he does not cause division or speak contrary to scripture.