On October 22, a woman named Gwendolyn Glancey set fire to The Center in Las Vegas, an LGBTQ meeting place. The woman started the fire on a bookcase, according to KNTV. When she was taken into custody, she reportedly told the police that Oprah had told her to do it because “they needed to pay for their sins.” I assume by “they” she means LGBTQ people, but that’s following a line of logic that might be outside the grasp of someone who thinks they’re getting brain DMs from Oprah.
Oprah doesn’t have any history of being a homophobe, that I know of. It also seems unlikely that she’d start her campaign of intolerance via an arsonist in las Vegas. I think she’s probably in the clear on this.
Glancey was taken to a hospital, after being cited for malicious destruction of private property. After treatment, she was sent to Clark County Detention Center. This is a difficult case, because while it’s very scary to have an arsonist targeting LGBTQ people on the loose, it also doesn’t seem likely that a 21-year-old transient with delusions of grandeur should be in jail. Hopefully, Glancey will receive the care she needs.
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