TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) - The mayor of Troy is under fire again for controversial comments about homosexuality.
A member of the Gay-Straight Alliance at Troy High School said that the mayor planned to bring an expert to talk to an anti-bullying and suicide prevention forum to testify that homosexuality is a mental disease.
Mayor Janice Daniels denied that, and told a newspaper, "What I said is, that there's a higher incidence of overall disease in the homosexual community."
The student who made the initial comments released this statement to 7 Action News that reads in part:
"I've been informed that she in fact told us that the psychiatrists would testify that the homosexual lifestyle is dangerous. Even though she may not have used the exact term "mental disease," I'm still pretty disturbed by her words, especially in light of last month's events." --Skye Macrae Curtis, senior, Troy High Student
The prior incident is when Mayor Daniels posted a gay slur on her Facebook page. Mayor Daniels apologized at that time and spoke with 7 Action News. We tried to talk with her about the latest controversy during open office hours at the Troy Community Center, but she refused to talk to us and ran from our camera. Watch the player to see the video.