Member of suburban Texas city council under fire over Facebook post

The shared Facebook post that sparked the controversy.
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PLANO, Texas (KWTX) Plano City Councilman Tom Harrison is apologizing for sharing a Facebook post that raised the question whether the president should “ban Islam in American schools.”

Harrison posted an apology several hours after the city’s mayor, Harry LaRosiliere, called on him to resign.

“I find this Facebook post abhorrent and believe this is a stain on our city and does not represent who we are,” LaRosiliere said.

LaRosiliere called on Harrison to resign, but Harrison told CBS 11 in Dallas he doesn’t plan to step down.

“I want to sincerely apologize to the Plano Muslim Community for the unintentional hurt I caused by reposting something on my personal Facebook page that wrongfully implied I am anti-Muslim,” Harrison said in a followup Facebook post.

“My intent on inputting this on my personal Facebook page was to emphasize that Christianity is not the only religion being targeted for exclusion in our public school. It was not meant as a personal attack against the Islamic faith. As a Christian, it is my belief that all should be free to worship as they choose, but we live in a time where any practice of religious expression in public schools is rarely tolerated.”