Shreveport transgender woman dares religious zealot councilman Ron Webb to stone her

The defining moment for transgender rights in Shreveport Louisiana came as Pamela Raintree audaciously challenged Councilman Web to stand up and throw the stone she offered.

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.

Leviticus 24:16

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.
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Kelli Busey an outspoken gonzo style journalist has been writing since 2007. In 2008, she brought the Dallas Advocate on-line and has articles published by the Reconciling Ministries Network, The Transsexual Menace, The Daily Kos, Frock Magazine the TransAdvocate, the Dallas Voice and The Advocate. Kelli, an avid runner is editor in chief at Planet Transgender which she founded in 2007.

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One Response to Shreveport transgender woman dares religious zealot councilman Ron Webb to stone her

  1. Tammy B January 19, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Leviticus 24:16
    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….