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Councilman Apologizes to LGBTQ Community

(LaPorte, IN) - A LaPorte city councilman is saying he’s sorry to the gay community.  During Monday’s city council meeting, a supporter of gay rights gave a presentation about helping students struggling with their sexual preference. When asked by the mayor if anyone had any questions, councilman Roger Galloway in a few brief words said being gay goes against The Bible.

Galloway later issued a statement apologizing.


He said LaPorte is a welcoming community and his personal opinions and beliefs should never get in the way of his ability to represent the community. He said members of the gay community have agreed to meet with him in the coming days and he’s grateful to have that conversation to develop a better understanding.


Mayor Tom Dermody took exception to the remarks Galloway made during the meeting.  “We are open to everybody here and those comments are not acceptable,” he said.

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