Valdosta Mayor John Gayle starts practicing the non-apology apology by saying he's sorry people aren't happy while complimenting the content of the anti-bullying proclamation he wouldn't sign. He continues to provide earned media for the South Georgia Pride Festival.
Lydia Jennings reported for WALB yesterday, Valdosta Mayor denies Gay Pride event proclamation,
The Mayor says he compliments the organization for bringing awareness and education to bullying and hate crimes against the gay community. The event will be September 15 at the John W. Saunders Park in Valdosta.
Well, he looks apologetic, and he said he's sorry, but he for sure ain't signin' that proclamation, which was against bullying and hate crimes not just for the gay community, but "for all sexual orientations, races and religions." Is he not against bullying other races and religions?
Those rainbow flags seem quite festive, as do those Valdosta banners.