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Albany County officials upset after Coeymans legislator's homophobic remarks

Mar 31, 2021 1:55 pm
Jim Franco reports for Spotlight News that Albany County officials are calling a Coeymans legislator to resign after he made anti-gay remarks at the “Return to Liberty under the Constitution” seminar at Camp Pinnacle in Voorheesville on March 27. George Langdon, a Republican elected county legislator in 2019, spoke at the far-right seminar that hosted, in part, by William Tryon, who the FBI arrested March 30 for his role in the January riot at the U.S. Capitol. “Everything God does is sustainable. It is sustainable. It goes on and on and on. It’s perpetual,” Langdon said at the event. “Sorry, when you have homosexual relationships, it is not perpetual. Give them an island, and they will be gone after 40 years.” Andrew Joyce, the chair of the Albany County Legislature, wants Langdon to resign. “Listening to someone laughingly share an ugly, nightmarish scenario of our loved ones being “gone after 40 years” shakes us all to our core, not only as public servants, but as human beings,” he said in a statement. “Albany County Legislator George Langdon is unfit to serve. I call on him to apologize and resign. Not for 40 years, but forever.” Albany County Executive Dan McCoy wants an apology, calling Langdon’s comments “wildly homophobic and hurtful and represent outdates and backward thinking.” Langdon, who used to be on the Coeymans Town Board, could not be reached for comment. Read more about this story in Spotlight News.
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