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Southaven mayor uses taxpayer money at adult store

(WMC-TV) - Southaven Mayor Greg Davis revealed Friday that he is gay after aldermen found he used taxpayer money at an adult store.

Davis told the Commercial Appeal he is gay after the paper reported he spent $67 in city money at a gay sex shop in Canada.

Davis is currently under an order by the state auditor to pay back $170,000 in questionable expenditures.  The Mississippi State Auditor's Office confirmed to Action News 5 that Davis made a purchase at the sex shop while on a business trip.

While Southaven alderman Greg Guy remains concerned about the ongoing investigation into the mayor's spending habits, he said Davis' personal life is none of his business.

"People have different perceptions of family values and what not," said Guy.  "I'm just not into personally judging people.  It's not my place.  The Bible says judge not lest you be judged."

Davis ran for Congress in 2008 as a conservative Republican.

Guy believes the mayor's revelation could affect him politically.  He and other aldermen have until Tuesday to examine the mayor's receipts themselves.

Davis did not respond to Action News 5's phone calls Friday.  He has already said he plans to run for reelection next year as Southaven's mayor.

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