Liberty Counsel’s Roger Gannam back from Orlando for 2nd Jax HRO “community conversation”


Someone in the Mayor’s Office likes sequels.

Roger Gannam doesn’t live in Jacksonville anymore. He moved to the Orlando area to work for the Liberty Counsel, defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group.

In that capacity, he represented serial divorcee and Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis when she faced legal issues for not honoring the U.S. law that recognizes same-sex marriage.

Yet he’s been back a couple of times lately: to represent the opposition to Human Rights Ordinance expansion in “community conversations” held by the Lenny Curry administration.

The question is why.

If the Curry administration seeks a “Jacksonville solution,” why not have local opponents of the measure make the case in a public forum? They could call on the Rev. Gene Youngblood, whose son Geoff never missed a photo op with the mayor during his failed council campaign, or Raymond Johnson, who trolled AIDS victims on World AIDS Day.

Are these gentlemen too shy for a live microphone?

Or can they not be trusted to make a rational case?

Curry, during the campaign, talked about not wanting outsiders to interject themselves into the process.

That would seemingly disqualify Gannam, who no longer lives in Duval County.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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