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Transwoman Offers Bigoted City Councilman a Stone So He Can Stone Her to Death: VIDEO


Back in December we reported that Shreveport, Louisiana became the second city in the state to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance. The vote was 6-1 with the dissenting vote cast by Councilman Ron Webb.

WebbWebb recently introduced a proposal to repeal the ordinance. But that proposal was withdrawn on Tuesday after transwoman Pamela Raintree  showed up at the City Council meeting, quoted Leviticus, and offered Webb a large rock with which he could stone her to death.

Said Raintree:

"Leviticus 20:13 states, 'If a man lie also with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they shall surely put him to death.' I brought the first stone Mr. Webb, in case that your Bible talk isn't just a smoke screen for personal prejudices."


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Shreveport Becomes Second City in Louisiana to Pass LGBT Non-Discrimination Ordinance


Shreveport, Louisiana is now the second city in the state (joining New Orleans), to pass a "fairness ordinance" protecting LGBT people, the Times-Picayune reports:

While state law does not bar discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, Shreveport voted 6-1 on Tuesday to pass a local ordinance banning discrimination based on these factors as well as race, color, sex, disability, age, ancestry, national origin and political or religious identification.

City Councilman Ron Webb of District E cast the dissenting vote.

Councilman Jeff Everson, who co-authored the ordinance with Councilman Oliver Jenkins, hailed the panel's bipartisan support for the change, adding, "we now join the ranks of cities in our region like Dallas, Ft. Worth, New Orleans and Austin in recognizing that Shreveport values equal protection and tolerance."

Watch: Shreveport Man Brutalized in Anti-Gay Attack with Pool Cue

A Shreveport, Louisiana man is in the hospital following a brutal attack at a nightclub that witnesses say was related to his sexual orientation, KSLA reports:

SkaggsPolice say 52 year old, John Skaggs was hospitalized after he was attacked at the Sandbar nightclub in downtown Shreveport.

"He's going to have some pretty serious reconstructive surgery, broken jaw, and broken bone that holds his eye socket," said the manager and owner of the Sandbar, Tim Huck.

Security personnel at the Sandbar held the alleged attacker, William Payne until police arrived.

Payne was arrested and charged with attempted 2nd degree murder and the commission of a hate crime.

"It was totally 100 percent a hate crime for this sexual orientation," said Huck.

The bar provided police with video surveillance. Huck says it's disturbing, and shows Payne who is a large man, breaking the cue stick over Skaggs' face with one powerful blow.

Huck says the attack was unprovoked: "At no point in time had he talked to the man that attacked him, bumped him. After watching the video and from witnesses they hadn't even made any form of eye contact or anything."

Watch KSLA's report on the incident and interview with the bar owner, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via jmg)

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