ANTI-GAY PASTOR APOLOGISES AFTER MASTURBATION ARREST
Tue, 1 March 2011
Anti-gay pastor Grant Storms has apologised to gay people after being arrested for allegedly masturbating in a public park while watching children play.
Storms, who had campaigned against the gay community and the Southern Decadence gay festival in New Orleans, insisted that he was not masturbating, as claimed by two witnesses, but merely had his hand in his pants.
"That Friday I was reclined in the chair in the van, and I had opened my pants and I had my hand in my underwear. I'm not a paedophile. I'm not a child molester, and I don't go exposing myself to children," said Storms to reporters.
He did admit that he had been looking at online porn about an hour before he went to the park.
Storms said that he was no longer connected to his previous anti-gay church and apologised for having targeted gay people in the past.
Said Storms: "I ask people that if they can find it in their heart, to forgive me. Which for some... it is not going to be easy to do because I had been vicious at times in my condemnation of others. I apologise for that."
He added that he would seeking help for his problem with pornography.