A transgender woman fighting to keep an
LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance in Shreveport, Louisiana
dared an anti-gay city councilor to stone her to death.
The city council approved the “Be
Fair Shreveport” ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual
orientation or gender identity last month, with Councilman Ron Webb
the lone dissenter in the 6-1 vote.
According to KSLA
News 12, Webb vociferously opposed the measure, saying last month
“the Bible tells you homosexuality is an abomination.” He added
that he does not socialize with gay people.
Less than two weeks after passage, Webb
introduced legislation aimed at repealing the ordinance.
Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman,
was among the dozens of people who spoke against repeal of the
non-discrimination ordinance on Tuesday.
During her testimony, Raintree offered
Webb a stone to throw.
“Leviticus 20:13 states, 'If a man
also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they shall surely put
him to death,'” Raintree
said. “I brought the first stone, Mr. Webb, in case that your
Bible talk isn't just a smoke screen for personal prejudices.”
Minutes later, Webb decided to withdraw