Friday, November 21, 2008
From catholic news agency,
"Charleston, Nov 21, 2008 / 02:56 am (CNA).- A South Carolina county councilwoman has apologized for remarks she made at a land management committee discussion considering whether to allow a Catholic church to expand. She had said she would oppose the expansion because she sees 'hate' in the Catholic Church, criticizing the Church’s pro-life position and its lack of female clergy, which she called 'an affront to my dignity and all of womankind.'”
The article goes on to say that councilwoman Laura Von Harten later apologized for her comments.
"Saying she was 'truly sorry' for having 'interjected' her concerns about the Catholic Church into a zoning discussion, she claimed she had 'meant only an extension of my overall opposition to development that restricts access on the basis of factors such as race, age or gender but it was an inappropriate forum.' ”
Although I haven't come across any video of her apology, there is a video of her making her original remarks at the land zone meeting.