ADVERTISEMENT

Central PA Pastor Fired for Performing Same-Sex Wedding



A pastor says his congregation has fired him for conducting the wedding of two men at the home of the State College mayor.  
 
The Reverend Ken Kline Smeltzer says he's been fired for marrying Pike County men Joseph Davis and Gregory Scalzo on August 19th at the home of State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham.
 
Goreham had pledged to marry any same-sex couples who came to her with a license issued by a rogue county clerk in Montgomery County, but decided against that once borough officials told her that would violate her oath of office.  
 
Instead, she invited Smeltzer, who is a friend, to perform the wedding. 
Smeltzer won't identify the congregation that fired him. An online newspaper ad lists him as pastor of Burnham Church of the Brethren.  

 

A   A   A
 
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics August 25th-29th 2014
Monday August 25th James B. Huntington, PH.D Choosing a Lasting Career The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age Work's New Age Blog Tuesday August 26th David Ickes Wednesday August 27th including The Blair County Antique...
Read More
Dial N Deal - August 22nd 2014
Aloe Plants 12 in small pots - $1 each 8 in one crock - $8 Sue, Hollidaysburg 695-1474 Love Seat white, with design, 8 years old, but brand-new condition, rarely used - $150 Betty, Altoona 949-9022 Harley-Davidson Saddle Bags leather,...
Read More
The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics - August 18th-22nd 2014
Monday August 18th Steve Willett Super-Sized 9am to Noon Tuesday August 19th [Doug's back] David Ickes Wednesday August 20th Dr. Gabe Mirkin Dr. Mirkin.com Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page Dr. Mirkin on...
Read More