Iowa Pastor Accepts Apology From Gay City Official Who Told Him to 'Rot in Hell' for Opposing Homosexuality
A Sioux City, Iowa, pastor who has been lobbying for the removal of a recently appointed gay activist member of that city's Human Rights Commission, who told him he deserved to "burn in hell" with his family for opposing homosexuality, has accepted an apology from the commissioner, but he still wants him to go.
Last month, the Rev. Cary Gordon, executive pastor of Cornerstone World Outreach church, said new Sioux City Human Rights Commission member Scott Raasch, 49, sent him threatening emails after he launched a successful campaign in 2010 that removed three Iowa state Supreme Court justices over a ruling that legalized gay marriage.
"I made a stupid, emotional comment that in no way was meant as a physical threat but since you don't know me, if you took it that way I want to once again apologize if I caused your family any unintentional stress," wrote Raasch in the apology published in the...