February 21, 2013 at 9:20 am EDT | by Michael K. Lavers
Pastor criticizes gay weatherman’s wedding
Gay News, Washington Blade, Gay Marriage

Sam Champion weds Rubem Robierb in New York City. (Photo courtesy of Ida Astute)

PENSACOA, Fla.—A Florida minister on Sunday criticized “Good Morning America” for airing portions of Sam Champion’s wedding.

“When they showed Sam Champion marrying a man on ‘Good Morning America,’ I just about fell out of my chair,” Pastor Gordon Godfrey, Jr., of Marcus Pointe Baptist Church, said.

Godfrey also spoke out against the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” during the 34 minute sermon.

Champion, who came out in October, married his long-time partner Rubem Robierb in New York City in December. “Good Morning America” co-anchors Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer and Josh Elliott were among those who attended the wedding.

Michael K. Lavers is the international news editor of the Washington Blade. Follow Michael

  • FlexSF

    Dear Pastor, go tell it to the mountain, you absurd bigot. You have no power to control us.

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