Lec­turer apol­o­gises af­ter Face­book post on trans­gen­der pro­tes­tor

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Lec­turer Stephen Flo­rian has apol­o­gised to Alex Caru­ana af­ter a post he up­loaded on Face­book in which he ex­posed Mr Caru­ana as a trans­gen­der per­son.

In a state­ment, he said that he never had prob­lems with LGBTI peo­ple.

He ad­mit­ted that he made an er­ror of judge­ment by writ­ing the post and had no in­ten­tion to ap­pear ho­mo­pho­bic. He said he sus­pected a me­dia plot when athe­ists turned up at the protest or­gan­ised by a group who call them­selves Pa­tri­jotti Maltin, and this is why “I wrote what I wrote.”

The protest was against the open­ing of a Mus­lim Cen­tre in Buġibba.

“I un­der­stand that in a po­lit­i­cal war any un­cer­tainty is used for char­ac­ter as­sas­si­na­tion, and so I take re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

He said the di­a­logue that has been opened with the Malta Mus­lim Coun­cil will lead to the de­sired re­sults.

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