Jan 13, 2014 3:59 AM GMT
Anderson (Ind.) Herald BulletinDavid Steele said his family has stopped attending the church, which has been difficult. They aren’t alone either. About 80 percent of the congregation left because of the situation with (ex-choir director Adam) Fraley.
"They all embraced him," Nancy Steele said. "They're upset about the way he was treated."
Fraley said it was encouraging to see the support the group has for him, especially its demographics. He said getting to know him first was important.
"I think they got to know me first before they knew I was gay," he said.
The overall support for Fraley among the congregation has further upset the Steeles about the minister's stance.
"It's almost like he's hijacked the church," David Steele said. "He is completely going against what the church body wants."