EDMOND, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Oklahoma City are
looking into phone threats made against a pastor after he came out
against a local ordinance that bans discrimination against gays.
Investigators believe all the calls were made by the same person. But an Edmond police spokeswoman declined to give further details.
The city's policy had already provided equal opportunity protection without regard to race, creed, ethnic origin, color, religion, disability, sex or age.
Fairview Baptist Church pastor Paul Blair said the church office
received 10 threatening phone calls starting a day after he spoke
against the proposal that was passed by the City Council on 7-2
vote. Blair said the calls became increasingly violent and threatening
Blair said there is no evidence of discrimination based on sexual orientation and that it the ordinance creates a special class of protection that he said is based on a person's behavior.
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