MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Pastor Dan Collison, of First Covenant Church in downtown Minneapolis, faced a vote by national leaders of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) on Wednesday. The ECC voted to evict him and his church because of disagreements over support of the LGBTQ community.

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Collison tells WCCO the vote was 75% to 25%, with 77% voting to remove the pastor. He was in Omaha, Nebraska, meeting with church leaders before they voted about his future in the denomination.

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Collison, or “Pastor Dan,” as he is called, stuck to his stance: He says his church should have the freedom to disagree with the denomination’s take on same-sex marriage.

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