On December 10, 2013, the Shreveport city council passed the non-discrimination ordinance by a 6-to-1 vote. The lone dissenting vote came from right-wing councilman Ron Webb, who said that he opposes the non-discrimination law because "The Bible tells you homosexuals are an abomination."
Less than two weeks after the fairness ordinance passed, Webb drafted a resolution to repeal it. This week, dozens of people signed up to make public comment at the city council's meeting to discuss the repeal measure.
One of them was Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman who quoted the Bible to Webb, saying, "Leviticus 20:13 states, 'If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, they shall surely put him to death,'" she 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 withdrew his resolution without calling for a vote.
This morning after tweeting the Advocate's article I was mentioned in a tweet by who else but. Peter LaBarbera who for a lack of anything else to do also followed me. LaBarbera is the leader of the "Americans for Truth About Homosexuality" which the Southern Poverty Law Center deemed a hate group
@kellibusey Honestly, the drama. Muslim radicals stone people, not #Christians. #trans #tcot
— Peter LaBarbera (@PeterLaBarbera) January 18, 2014
"@PeterLaBarbera: @kellibusey Honestly, the drama. Muslim radicals stone people, not #Christians #tcot" That's right Christians use drones.
— Bread Zeppellin (@breadzeppellin) January 18, 2014
For the record the bible does condone stoning.
King James Version (KJV)
16 And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.
New International Version (NIV)
16 anyone who blasphemes the name of the Lord is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them. Whether foreigner or native-born, when they blaspheme the Name they are to be put to death.
And they say the book is not an interpretation....
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