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Convicted Sexual Predator And ‘LGBT Activist’ Behind Failed Local Measure For Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

A proposed municipal “nondiscrimination ordinance” ordinance in Charlotte, North Carolina, failed by a narrow margin of 6-5 in a city council vote following revelations that one of its chief proponents is a convicted child molester. In an attempt to mandate bathrooms – both publicly and privately owned – to be made open to all persons irrespective of sex or age, the “LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance” was being championed by a homosexual convicted child molester. A local left-wing newspaper, The Charlotte Observer, purposely failed to report this fact in order to assist agitation efforts to pass the regulation.

All city council members who voted in favor of the ordinance are Democrats.

Using the nonsense term “LGBT activist”, The Charlotte Observer said Chad Sevearance – president of the “LGBT-founded” Charlotte Business Guild – was a lead agitator behind the failed measure. A convicted child molester, Sevearance wants criminal penalties imposed on businesses that discriminate against homosexual or transgender persons for any reason.

Claiming that the absence of laws prohibiting discrimination against homosexual and transgender persons would prevent Americans from “put[ting] roots down” in Charlotte, Sevearance framed his left-wing agitation as serving the city’s best interests of population growth.

Calling for all bathrooms, both publicly and privately owned, to be made available to both genders, Sevearance and his “LGBT group” wanted showers for little girls to be open to grown men in the name of “nondiscrimination”.

A local group pushing back against the proposed measure brought to public attention Sevearance’s conviction for child molestation and status as a registered sex offender. Deliberately omitting this detail of Sevearance’s past, The Charlotte Observer offered up its reporting to assist attempts to pass property-rights-violating measure.

As Breitbart reports:

In 1998, Sevearance worked as a youth minister and in that capacity allegedly lured younger men to his apartment to spend the night where Severance showed them pornography and tried to talk them into sex. One boy testified that he woke up to find Severance “fondling him.” Severance was convicted on one charge of sexual molestation of a minor.

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H/T Austin Ruse at Breitbart and Demi Dowdy at The Daily Caller