• Petitioned Gregory Ostergren

This petition was delivered to:

Gregory Ostergren
Investigator, ANPAC
Stacy Jennings
National Market Director, ANPAC
Mandy Ebert
Assistant VP and Associate General Counsel
Konrad Hendrickson
Eastern Salvage Processor
Rachel Johnson
Nelson Ferrera
Fabio Berti
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Tom Dorian
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Destefanis Agency
Client Services, ANPAC
Client Services
Owner, ANPAC
Dusty Dorn
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Randall Anderson
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Reid Jones
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Shane Washington
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Eric Kurtz
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Freddie Stewmon
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Justin Kurtz
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
David Ferguson
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Angela Wilson
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Mike Albertson
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Michael Curland
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
David Lamont
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Monte Davis
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Lee Murphy
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Ron Cook
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Nerissa Tenpenny
ANPAC Agent in Tennessee
Terry Anderson

Demand Insurance Company Pay Lesbian Arson Victims

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Returning from Nashville where Carol Ann and Laura celebrated their anniversary, the couple found a pile of rubble where their dream home once stood.

Despite numerous police reports documenting a neighbor that had threatened to burn down their home and who repeatedly told them, "The only thing better than one dead queer is two dead queers,” no arrests have been made.

The Stutte home had no gas service and was all electric. Even with witness reports of two explosions and a fireball that could be seen above the treeline, that all waterhoses on the property had been cut and that “QUEERS” had been painted on their garage the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennesse Bureau of Investigation and FBI have yet to rule the fire as an arson.

What is even more disturbing is that the Stuttes' insurance company, American National Property and Casualty, has yet to pay on the claim. Like many homeowners, Carol Ann and Laura had opted for additional coverage in case of total loss. This additional coverage would provide for housing and living expenses until the claim was settled. Six months later and the company has only offered a few thousand dollars -- and no response at all about their property claim.

Imagine, if you will, how hard it is for some to pay their mortgage from month to month. Now imagine that not only do you have to pay a mortgage and insurance on a home that no longer exists, but you have to pay for an additional place to live. Why? If the family defaults on their mortgage, even with their home in ashes, their insurance coverage could be canceled and the insurance company would be off the hook.

Demand that American National Property and Casualty honor their policy with this family. Public pressure will force them to act. Add your name to this petition and show your support for the Stutte family and your outrage at American National Propery and Casualty (ANPAC).

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Still No Justice for Lesbian Arson Victims, But Community Fights Back

      You could argue that good news is hard to come by for Carol Ann and Laura Stutte. The couple, who has been together for more than 14 years, had their Tennessee house burned to the ground in September 2010 in a vicious anti-gay arson attack. The word...

    3. During this petition drive, many people noticed that one of the complaints against the neighbor and alleged arsonist was that she also stole an insulin pump. Many of you donated to help replace the pump after it was learned that the Stutte's daughter was having to self-inject. Thanks to your help, she has a new pump. Read the story here:

    4. Lesbian Arson Victims Plead With Insurance Company for Help

      American National Property and Casualty (ANPAC) might want to consider a tagline for their business: "If we insure your home, and it gets burned down in a vicious, anti-gay hate crime, don't expect us to pay your claim."
      That's because for more than...

    5. This week I received a copy of a letter sent by Carol Ann and Laura Stutte to their insurance company, American National Property and Casualty (ANPAC). This impassioned plea asks for no less than the insurance company to honor their policy and end their suffering so that they can move on and start their personal healing as well as finding a permanent home. -

    6. Amazing! Help us get to 50,000 signatures, and let's send a message to ANPAC that failure to act on this claim is unjust and immoral.

    7. Reached 40 signatures
    8. We are creeping up on 38,000 signatures! Help us get there by circulating this to your friends!

    9. Knoxville Pride Fest has raised more than $1,100 to help support Carol Ann and Laura Stutte. If you'd like to give, here's a link where you can do so -

    10. ENDA Agenda covers the story of Carol Ann and Laura Stutte -

    11. The Tennessee Equality Project looks at systemic homophobia in Monroe County in Tennessee -

    12. The Advocate & Democrat covers the legal proceedings started by Carol Ann and Laura Stutte to help hold an alleged anti-gay arsonist accountable -

    13. Windy City Times covers the fact that American National Property and Casualty has yet to compensate Laura or Carol Ann Stutte for the home they lost in an anti-gay arson -

    14. QNotes mentions how American National Property and Casualty still hasn't delivered on the insurance policy for Carol Ann and Laura Stutte -

    15. Reached 30 signatures
    16. More press coverage: "Hate Crime Turns Tennessee Lesbian Couple's Home to Ashes" -

    17. Donations to the Stutte family can be made through the Knoxville Pridefest website -

    18. We're inching toward 29,000 signatures, and the insurance company is feeling the heat. Help us keep up the pressure by circulating this among your friends today!

    19. Southern Poverty Law Center mentions the case of Carol Ann and Laura Stutte on their "Hatewatch" site -

    20. The Washington Marriage Alliance features the video of Carol Ann Stutte talking about the arson that claimed her dream house -

    21. ANPAC refuses to pay insurance claim for lesbian arson victims -

    22. We're so close to 28,000 signatures! Help us get over the mark today by forwarding this to your friends and sharing on Facebook!

    23. Manic Squirrel offers some commentary on why it's so important for advocates to keep up the pressure on American National Property and Casualty -

    24. If you haven't read the article on the Stuttes, please click here - - and leave a comment.

    25. Bob Fowler of the Knoxville News Sentinel offers a follow up of Carol and Laura Stutte's fight with the insurance and FBI


    Reasons for signing

    • Jess Davis RALEIGH, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because all hate crimes should be punished.

    • Richelle Corne PALESTINE, TX
      • almost 3 years ago

      Everyone Should be treated equally. Sexual Orientation should not be a factor in Justice.

    • Ron Miller BRYANT, AL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Would they pay if the house burned down and had" Insurance Agent" spray painted on it?

    • Haley Rawlins NEWPORT BEACH, CA
      • almost 3 years ago

      help the victims of a horrific hate crime.

    • Michelle Luna WORCESTER, MA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I can't believe things like this happen... it makes me ashamed to be part of the same species. Hatred like that puts a black mark on the name HUMAN.


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