Newburgh pastor ‘relieved of duties’ after HBO show appearance

GoFundMe says Craig Duke, a Newburgh pastor, was fired
GoFundMe says Craig Duke, a Newburgh pastor, was fired(GoFundMe)
Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 1:18 PM CST
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NEWBURGH, Ind. (WFIE) - A Newburgh pastor has been relieved of his duties after appearing on the HBO show “We’re Here”.

Reverend Craig Duke appeared on the show centered around drag performers when it came to Evansville in July.

According to a GoFundMe set up to support Duke, he was relieved of his duties at Newburgh United Methodist Church after his appearance on the show.

The GoFundMe says Craig was nominated to participate in the show by the River City Pride organization.

Click here for the letter sent to the Newburgh UMC congregation.

It serves as the statement from Newburgh UMC when we reached out about the story.

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