A Catholic pastor, father Nolan, asked a lesbian chief judge who has been a life-long parishioner to “respect the church and not come to communion,” ‘Forbes’ reports.
Sara Smolenski was baptised in the church of St. Stephen in East Grand Rapids in Michigan and says that: “I was raised in that church. It created who I am. We were taught ‘love everyone.”
Yet, the pastor of the church has asked her to no longer come forward for the sacrament of Holy Communion because she is married to a woman.