STATUS UPDATE

OR Mayor Apologizes For Calling Same-Sex Unions An “Abomination” On Facebook

Like so many before him, Mayor Daniel Pokorney of La Grande, OR, didn’t quite get the meaning of the term “social media” when he posted inflammatory anti-gay remarks on his Facebook page last week.

Almost immediately the responses against his rant poured in, reports the La Grande Observer (there are more than 180 comments on his Facebook post alone), prompting Pokorney (right) to issue an apology on Monday when addressed a forum at Eastern Oregon University.

“I sincerely apologize for my choice of words in the two Facebook posts last week. My choice of words was harmful and hurtful. I don’t hate anyone. My intent was not to be hurtful, but to express myself on important issues. I understand there is a right way and a wrong way to address the issues.”

Don’t hate anyone, huh? What emotion, then, was behind you calling Washington State the “latest state to transition to Sodom and Gomorrah” after it passed marriage equality? And how about when you said New Jersey was promoting the “abomination of same- sex unions.”

Maybe we should make Pokorney wear a mood ring?