How to tell when your pastor has a serious issue
St. Mary’s pastor Robert Ehrlichman has been diagnosed with leukemia and has announced his retirement.
He’ll take a leave of absence in December.
Ehrbach is the first pastor to announce his retirement in more than a year.
Ehrlichmann’s sudden retirement is the latest in a series of controversial comments he made about gays, women and religion.
He said last month that “gay marriage” was a “social construct” that was “trying to destroy the fabric of society.”
In January, Ehrleichman spoke to ABC News’ Diane Sawyer about his views on same-sex marriage.
He told Sawyer that the only reason that people had a “natural inclination” to be gay was because they were born gay.
“I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman,” he said.
“But when it’s not, I think that we should be talking about it in a much more compassionate and loving way.”
Ehrbach also criticized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, saying the church is “the most homophobic church in America” and that its “primary purpose is to control the population.”
The Church of Latter Day Saints, founded in 1846, is the largest Christian denomination in the United States.