A day after he narrowly held on to a Houston school board trustee position, Manuel Rodriguez has apologized for an anti-gay flier.

In an ad mailed last week asking voters to retain him on the Houston Independent School District (HISD) board, Rodriguez suggested that his opponent, Ramiro Fonseca, could not be trusted with children because he's gay.

In bullet points, Rodriguez noted that Fonseca is “Endorsed by The Houston GLBT Political Caucus (HGLBTPC) is the the South's oldest civil rights organization dedicated solely to the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights,” is a “54 years old man with no children” and has a “Male partner.”

“His records show he spent years advocating for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender rights … not kids,” the ad stated.

The mailer prompted the Houston Chronicle to rescind its endorsement of Rodriguez.

“I am aware that some people have said they were offended by one of my ads, and I apologize to all of those people,” Rodriguez, 60, said in a letter released Wednesday.

He also pointed out that he voted in favor of an anti-discrimination policy that includes sexual orientation.

“I voted for this policy because it was the right thing to do and I remain committed to creating a culture in our schools where all people feel welcome and safe,” he said.