DISPATCHES FROM PENNSYLTUCKY: PA Church Kicks Out Young Member for Being Gay

Bobbie Pierce, 20, was kicked out of his church in Newberry Township, Pa., for being gay.

Bobbie Pierce, 20, was kicked out of his church in Newberry Township, Pa., for being gay.

Here we go again. Ambassador’s Bible Chapel in Manchester, Pa., is making headlines this week for revoking the membership of a longtime worshiper because he’s gay. The York Daily Record reports that 20-year-old Bobbie Pierce was removed from the church and denied communion by the establishment’s elders. His renunciation was announced during church service last Sunday. How embarrassing. More from the York Daily Record:

“Pastor David 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. ‘We placed Bobbie under church discipline out of love for Bobbie and regard for his soul,’ Slautterback said.”


Barf.

But get this: Pierce says he's going to continue attending the church, because he wants to show the congregation that, "I'm going to rise above the hate, or at least I'm not afraid."

You can read more on the story in the York Daily Record here.