Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Louisiana City Councilman to Stone Her to Death
A meeting of the Shreveport, Louisiana city council got heated when a transgender woman offered a Bible-quoting Christian councilman the first stone with which to stone her to death. According to the Advocate, the conservative council-member was calling for a repeal of the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, which bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.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.