Ex-gay activist James Hartline has convinced San Diego council member Ruth Sterling to retract her support for San Diego LGBT Pride.

Without substantiation and without attending an event, Sterling wrote to the event organizers: “Never having seen one of your parades/celebrations I was shocked and shaken to my core to learn of the lewd and lascivious behavior and unconscionable activities portrayed.”

The mayor and pro-equality activists subsequently criticized Sterling for caving in so easily to Hartline’s unsubstantiated bigotry.

Hat tip: Pam Spaulding