La Grande, Oregon Mayor Apologizes for Calling Washington State “Sodom and Gomorrah”

La Grande Mayor Daniel Pokorney says he was wrong after he called same-sex unions an “abomination” and said that Washington state  was the “latest state to transition to Sodom and Gomorrah,” on Facebook last week.

Pokorney posted the messages on his personal Facebook page.

According to the La Grande Observer,”His remarks drew more than 180 Facebook comments, mostly negative, from people in Union County and across the nation. ”

Eastern Oregon University’s Gay-Straight Alliance were very vocal about their objections to the discriminatory comments and on Monday night the Mayor met with about 150 people to discuss the issue.

“Pokorney listened to all the comments in silence, and as the session neared its end, he made a few more remarks. He said the episode was a learning experience for him, and a chance to change,”

“I’m going to do my best to do that,” he said. “I would never do anything to intentionally bring a bad light to our city. I apologize for my choice of words and thank you for a great discussion,” reports the paper.

La Grande, Oregon is located 44 miles from Baker city.

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3 Responses to La Grande, Oregon Mayor Apologizes for Calling Washington State “Sodom and Gomorrah”

  1. rangerphx says:

    In this case it will be of vital importance to follow this case of “Hate speak” and I am rather sure that this homophobic (at the least acting) didn’t change his strips!!!, – (as) ACTIONS DO SPEAK LOUDER THEN WORDS.

  2. It is time also to see the Bible as a book used for Hatred, and condemn its use for hatred, and condemn its idiocies more severely. Eating shellfish is an abomination- er, no it isn’t. Human beings an abomination to God? Never.

  3. mike says:

    God hasn’t called any one an abomination, the FILTH you continue to wollow in and insist the rest of humanity accept or be bullied. thats the abomination

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