Carl (I’m not a mobster) Paladino is sort of back peddling from his recent anti-gay remarks. He apologized to anyone who was offended by his (scripted) words. What is most offensive is that slimed away from his statements.
If you take a stand, no matter how shaky your moral credentials are, by golly, stick with it. If you hate, then hate openly. If God is telling you he needs you fight against what he cannot / will not, then by all means, onward Christian soldiers. Be loud and be proud.
Don’t apologize, Carl. It sends the wrong signal. It kinda makes you look like a pansy.