Roy Bay, who shocked the internet earlier this week by arguing against a proposed Human Rights Ordinance expansion in Jacksonville, Florida, at a city council meeting by claiming to have molested boys in bathrooms without ever having been punished, lives on property owned by Evangel Temple, a Jacksonville church that has campaigned against expanding the HRO to include LGBT protections, according to Action News Jax.
[Wiggins] said he was shocked about what was said last night. Wiggins said Bay had worked several years as a maintenance man, but that job ended since September and that Bay and his wife still lived on the property.
Bay attended an Evangel Temple service Wednesday night. During it, Wiggins reportedly addressed Bay’s remarks at the city council meeting, though a livestream of the service cut when he addressed Bay.
Action News Jax, whose Jenna Bourne attended the service, reports:
The pastor told his congregation the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was there Wednesday investigating Bay’s claims.
While the church is outspokenly against expanding the ordinance to include the LGBT community, he said he had no idea Bay would speak or what he would say.
He said the church will not keep Bay out of services or kick him out of his home, which is owned by the church for now, but Wiggins assured his congregation the church is taking steps to make sure Bay is not around kids.
Bay left the city council meeting in a church van, according to News4Jax.
The blog Florida Politics, which was the first news source to tie Bay to the homophobic church, reports that Bay recently posted on Facebook that he’s moving to Miami:
Since then he posted on Facebook that he’s moved to Miami, saying, “Hey Facebook friends and family, I love each and everyone of you and appreciate your prayer and support, if someone contacts you about me, I am asking you not to talk to them at all about anything, this is my problem and I will handle it, thanks I appreciate your love and prayer support in this time of trial and testing.”