I think if you go through his posts (get really bored first) you will see this has been coming for a long time.
I admit it was not a very considered decision on my part, but after having had to warn him off Conne before, having him timed out before, and then coming on to read him come out and say "you're such a queer"... I'm tired of reading crap like that on my site. Unlike when certain members go back and forth between themselves with jibes like that, this did not seem meant in fun, but in continuation of some bizarre grudge.
I will consider it but for now the ban stands.