The Apostolic Church of God, 6320 S. Dorchester is under attack after a parishioner was removed because she recently was married to a woman.
The woman who was removed and several of her family members are long time members of the church. The woman's daughter, has gone on social media to attack the church, including their pastor, Dr. Byron T. Brazier.
Pastor Brazier addressed the backlash in his sermon. He said: "So it's not that everybody's perfect, we're all imperfect. But what we must realize is that we can not institutionalize that which the lord has already condemned. And we can not make exceptions. It is the word of the lord, that is the critical point, and no man, no man, has the capability, or the right, to add to, or take away, from the word of god. To that end, a prominent member of this church married a woman of the same sex. Her grandmother was a member here. Her mother was a member here. She was a member here along with her family. Her marriage was posted on Facebook, and I was informed by several members of the congregation concerning this matter. I spoke to her earlier, late last week, and explained the church's position on gay marriage. Which she knew. She understood, and she accepted that could no longer be a member of the Apostolic Church of God."