Yes, they have...while I never held a position in church such as minister, choir director, etc., I have seen many people of all stripes get phased out of church. At first I thought maybe this was a problem with the church I was going to, since it had been the only one I attended since I was three years old. I left that church and tried another...and another...and another...and sadly have found them all to be the same. I used to be able to get some peace, comfort, and "spiritual food" from church, but now all I see are "undesirable" people that the church tries to get rid of so they'll look better. I know a couple of people who have completely given up because of this, because if they can't turn to the church and find the acceptance they need, then where should they look?