Openly gay pastor could lose his job because he married his boyfriend

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An openly gay pastor in Cincinnati has been criticised by some in his church for marrying his boyfriend.

Reverend David Meredith caused uproar when he married his male partner last year.

Some churchgoers called on him to resign from his post following the nuptials.

He now faces the possibility of being fired from his job because of the same-sex marriage.

Reverend David Meredith (Twitter/Jackie Congedo)

However his own congregation have now said that they support him.

Members of the Clifton United Methodist Church prayed for David and his husband in “a show of support at a crucial moment.”

One community member told WLWT: “He has shown the love of God to one and all.

“He has brought people who would never set foot in a church into this community of faith.”

David said he has “been doing God’s work” for thirty years, and has been a pastor at the church for six.

However, since marrying his partner Jim last year – who he has been with for thirty years – David has been on the receiving end of complaints coming into the church.

According to the church, the first complaint came in the spring of 2016, with the second following in August of 2017.

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