The conservative bastion of Shreveport LA managed to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance last December. The lone dissenting vote on the city council was outspoken Bible thumping anti-gay bigot, Councilman Ron Webb. He recently brought up a motion to repeal the law. So, transgender Shreveport resident Pamela Raintree came to the council meeting armed with an unusual "prop" to make her point. The Youtube video and details follow below the orange squiggle-.
Ms. Raintree brought a large stone with her to the council meeting and stated:
"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."The reaction on Councilman Webb's face is priceless. And he apparently finally got it - he moved to withdraw his motion to repeal the LGBT non-discrimination ordinance, which was supported unanimously by the city council.
Shreveport lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender residents can continue to work and live where they choose without fear of being fired or kicked out of their home simply because of who they are.
Louisiana LGBT community 1, Neanderthals 0.
Hat tip to Huffington Post, where I first noticed the story. (I'm not a regular reader of HuffPost, slow news Monday)