Bishop removes Bemidji pastor in pornography incident
Last week, members of Bemidji United Methodist Church received a letter from their bishop, Sally Dyck.
"I am writing to inform you that I am removing your pastor, Rev. John Roberts, from his appointment at Bemidji UMC and he will not be returning," she wrote.
She explained in the letter that he had accessed pornographic material via the Internet on a church office computer. The offense was discovered June 10.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? You can activate your account here: Activate All Access.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.