Gay Star News
Photo Source: Knox News
I mean, sure, we won the right to legally marry the person we love, but we can still be fired for being gay, we can still be denied housing for being gay, we can still be refused service for being gay, and these women are not helping the cause.
Lesbian couple, Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte [above], actually spray-painted the word “queers” on their garage door, and then set their own Tennessee home on fire, burning it and all of their belongings to the ground, and then accused their next door neighbor of arson as a hate Crime in order to collect nearly $300,000 in insurance money.
Luckily, a federal jury realized these two idiots were behind the arson and, well, their own Straight Hate Crime, after they filed a lawsuit against their neighbor Janice Millsaps blaming her for the fire and submitting an insurance claim of $276,000 to American National Property and Casualty. In the suit, Millsaps was accused of having ‘repeatedly threatened the lives of the Stutte's and ‘specifically and repeatedly threatened to burn the Stuttes’ house’ and having told the couple:
‘Do you know what is better than one dead queer? Two dead queers.’
Fire and insurance investigations have shown that Millsaps was not involved in the blaze and she has never been charged.
Now, if Janice Millsaps said those things, she’s an awful person. No one … no one … deserves to be spoken to like that, but to have Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte burn their own house down and then blame Millsaps is far worse.
Luckily, the insurance company, after investigating the suspicious fire, determined that the Stutte’s started the blaze themselves and denied the claim, and then sued the couple for fraud.
We’ve fought along battle to simple be respected and treated as equal, and sure we’ve had more than our share of discrimination and hate and intolerance thrown at us, but to have these two women attempt to cash in on a hate Crime that never occurred just feeds into the stereotype about gay people.
I hope Janice Millsaps files charges against the Stuttes for making a false report and I hope the insurance company wins their case for fraud.
And I hope Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte learn that there are still people out there who hate us just for being gay and that the last thing we need is fuel for that fire.