New York Legislator Resigns After Words That Gays Will Be Gone in 40 Years On Island
Albany County official George E. Langdon IV, resigned after criticizing gay speech.
“Everything God does is sustainable. It’s sustainable! It goes on and on and on. It’s perpetual. Sorry, when you have homosexual relationships, it’s not perpetual. Give them an island, they’ll be gone after 40 years. Okay? Because they can’t… God created us to be this way! There’s so much common sense that needs to be applied to our policies, our procedures, the things that we do in our government…” he said at a seminar called “Return to Liberty under the Constitution”.
“I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community and all others for the hurtful remarks recently made at a conference. I have never been homophobic nor do I think any individuals should be placed on an island. I deeply regret my foolish off-the cuff comment that has caused so much pain. I commit to doing a better job of respecting diversity. I hope my years of past public service demonstrate genuine concern for all individuals. I will be taking time to reflect on how to best serve moving forward.”
Obviously, society and minorities do not forgive such mistakes, so the legislator announced his resignation.
“During the past several days, I have taken time to reflect and consider how to best serve our community moving forward. It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to resign my seat at the Albany County Legislature.
“I again express my sincerest apologies to all those who were hurt by my rash and thoughtless statements. It was never my intention to single-out or target anyone. I truly believe every individual should have the right to life and liberty in their pursuit of happiness.
“I’d like to thank all my friends for their unrelenting support, and my constituents for allowing me the honor of serving them.”
Over the next 40 days, the legislature will seek a new candidate for Langdon's previous post.
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