5 days S. Korean church suspends pastor for blessing sexual minorities Inquirer
SEOUL --- The Korea Methodist Church slapped Rev. Lee Dong-hwan with a two-year suspension for giving a blessing to sexual minorities at a queer festival in August last year. The judicial committee of the Korea Methodist Church's Gyeonggi Province branch ruled Thursday to suspend Lee from his position as a pastor at a Methodist church in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, for the next two years, effective immediately. The ruling would also bar Lee from making sermons, giving blessings and holding prayers as a pastor on behalf of the Methodist Church. Lee has been on trial since August on charges of violating ... more