Oklahoma regents to meet after member made anti-gay comments

Oklahoma regents to meet after member made anti-gay comments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A special meeting of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents is scheduled after a call for Vice Chair Kirk Humphries to not become chairman of the board after he likened gay people to pedophiles during an Oklahoma City public affairs TV show.

The agenda for Thursday's meeting says only that it's to discuss "any board member(s) as it may pertain to board leadership positions."

Humphreys said Tuesday during a public apology that his comments on the show that aired Dec. 10 went "off the rails" and that he regrets hurting people.

The LGBTQ advocacy group Freedom Oklahoma has called for Humphreys to resign, but Director Troy Stevenson joined Humphreys during the Tuesday announcement and didn't renew his call for a resignation and said he opposes Humphreys becoming chairman of the board of regents.

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