Gainesville, Fla., appears to have narrowly elected a gay mayor, but there will be a recount

Gainesville, Fla., home to my alma mater the University of Florida, has apparently elected an openly gay mayor. Craig Lowe, who endured vicious anti-gay attacks during the race, edged out Don Marsh in a runoff today by just 35 votes, The Gainesville Sun reports. There will be an automatic recount, since Lowe won by less than 0.5 percent.

—  John Wright

Attacks on Gainesville's gay mayoral candidate

Openly gay man Craig Lowe has advanced to a runoff in the race for mayor of Gainesville, Fla., and the righteous people of Dove Ministries in Gainesville are furious about it.

They’ve put a sign up in front of the church that says “No Homo Mayor,” and their pastor, Wayne Sapp, has posted a video online in which he rants against Lowe’s efforts to turn Gainesville into “Homoville” and against the other churches in town that refused to participate with Dove Ministries in a protest against any homos being elected to office in their fair city.

You can watch the video below (be prepared to get riled up), and then go here and read Waymon Hudson’s post on Bilerico.com.

—  admin