Former Ind. choir director's sexuality divides church

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by WHAS11.com

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (WHAS11) – A central Indiana church is divided after a former church leader says he was pushed out and not allowed to return because he’s gay.

Adam Fraley used to be the choir director at the First United Methodist Church, located just northeast of Indianapolis, but was let go by the church’s new minister.

Congregation leaders say they were told by the minister that allowing Fraley to lead isn’t biblically sound.

Fraley says he’s speaking out for children growing up in rural Indiana.

“Who is struggling with their faith? Who’s thinking I’m gay but I’m a Christian and I’m not supposed to be because that’s what I’ve always been told. I hope that people realize that you can be both,” he said.

Some church members have left the because of the firing citing First Methodist needs change from the top because the United Methodist Church welcomes everyone, including gays and lesbians.
 

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