Lancaster commissioner hit over use of gay slur (video)

Road north of Lancaster, California.
Road north of Lancaster, California.
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A Lancaster city commissioner says he won't resign following criticism over remarks he made that might be construed as anti-gay and anti-Semitic.

The Los Angeles Daily News says Stan Muhammad used a gay slur and said the music industry was following the "synagogue of Satan" during a July 20 speech. The speech went online, drawing thousands of views. (You can view a video of the remarks below.)

Muhammad is on the city's Neighborhood Vitalization Commission.

Muhammad said Wednesday that he had no idea how offensive his comments were to some people but says he won't resign.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris says he won't remove Muhammad from the commission but he's asked members of the gay community to help implement sensitivity training for commissioners.

The video below contains language that may be offensive to some people. It's not safe for work.