Ga. Homeless Shelter Bans Gay People

BY Advocate.com Editors

January 28 2011 8:15 AM ET

The director of a homeless shelter in Columbus, Ga., refuses to budge on his opposition to serving gay and lesbian people.

WRBL-TV reports that House of Mercy director Bobby Harris kicked out two women earlier this month for breaking curfew and smoking a cigarette, claiming that one of the women broke curfew to have a rendezvous with the other.

"That act is not tolerated here at all," Harris said. "Let me tell you one of the reasons why, because of the bible of course, and then we have little children that we won't have tolerate that kind of act here."

Following a media uproar, Harris tried to claim that he kicked the women out solely because of the curfew rule. Later, in another interview with WRBL-TV, he talked about his opposition to homosexuality.

According to The Bilerico Project, it appears that the House of Mercy receives government funding.







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