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Bemidji United Methodist minister removed for accessing pornographic material via church computer

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BEMIDJI - 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 that letter that he had accessed pornographic material via the Internet on a church office computer. The offense was discovered June 10.

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