DC Mayor Adrian Fenty apologized for issuing a Certificate of Appreciation to Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX), calling it “a staff-level error.” But a new Facebook group wants him to formally retract the Certificate, personally take responsibility for issuing it in the first place, and issue a statement condemning PFOX. Oh yeah, or what?
When Fenty’s office spologized for the PFOX award, spokesperson Mafara Hobson said, “We apologize for the error as it runs contrary to the mayor’s vision of a more open and inclusive city. The mayor is proud of his ardent support of the LGBT community.” So the mayor’s office has taken responsibility, called the certificate “an error” and said that PFOX runs contrary to “a more open and inclusive city.” So he’s already met the Facebook group’s three demands; no wonder it only has 258 members.
It’s kinda hard to think Fenty’s anti-’mo seeing as he signed the city’s historic gay marriage bill into law in a frikkin’ church. And that came after his vocal support for the law, and his demand (with Councilman David Catania) the City Council deliver it to his desk. If that advocacy doesn’t fly in the face of PFOX’s anti-gay aims, what would?