Plan To Bomb Gay Bars Nets Prison Term
by Fidel Ortega
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) A man charged with plotting to blow up gay bars, abortion clinics and "liberal" churches was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
Stephen John Jordi, described as a religious fundamentalist, was arrested last November after buying gasoline cans, flares, starter fluid and propane tanks with a government informant.
Jordi, a former Army Ranger also was charged with terrorism.
Police said that he had planned to bomb gay bars in the Fort Lauderdale area and was targeting abortion clinics and churches which he felt were soft on homosexuality.
Cross-country lesbian grandmothers reach Ulster County
After biking from San Francisco to the East Coast to promote equal marriage, Carrie and Elisia Ross-Stone will be riding into New Paltz later today.
The lesbian grandmothers and their hosts, the New Paltz Equality Initiative, will meet with Village Mayor Jason West and Rev. Kay Greenleaf, who solemnized same-sex marriages earlier this year.
The bicycling couple will complete their trip in New York City on July 11.