But now Summers is distancing himself from his actions. In a letter to the editor of the News-Leader, Summer says he's "concerned" that people think he was against a crime lab:
I speak as a leader of the opposition against the Community Safety Initiative. We did not vote down the crime lab.
I made my position clear through three newspaper articles, two radio interviews and a TV interview that I never opposed the crime lab. Those who stood with me voted down the early childhood development center. The crime lab was, unfortunately, attached.
Back in the 1990s, Summers led a drive to repeal a bias-crimes ordinance in Springfield. In an interview, he railed against homosexuals and claimed that oral sex among heterosexuals was very rare. We realized the root of his issues.