Vallejo's mayor is under fire from demonstrators who gathered on the steps of City Hall to protest his remarks that gays will not go to heaven.
Dozens of protesters waved rainbow flags and held signs demanding separation of church and state before Tuesday's city council meeting. Some called for Mayor Osby Davis' resignation.
Davis told The New York Times last month that gays are "committing sin and that sin will keep them out of heaven." He later apologized, saying his remarks were taken out of context.
The New York Times also released audio of the interview with Davis. In it, Davis said he prays for gays to see the "error in their ways."
Inside City Hall on Tuesday, pastors from several churches offered prayers and support for the mayor.
Information from: Times-Herald, http://www.timesheraldonline.com