The Observer
February 23, 2012
La Grande, Ore., Mayor Daniel Pokorney on Monday apologized for anti-gay comments he posted on his personal Facebook page. Pokorney said, “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.”