The fact that this happened here in Canada is shameful. Gay marriage has been legal up here a lot longer than it has been for our neighbours to the south. Yet hatred is everywhere and it appears Canada is no exception when it comes to meeting their religious zealot quota. In the city of Kingston, a lesbian couple found the following letter in their mailbox:
This is what the letter said:
We are a small but dedicated group of Kingston residents devoted to removing the scourge of homosexuality in our city. We know you and have been following you for the past several weeks and we wish for you to leave this city, before it is too late, for you. This will be the first of many reminders, each escalating to higher and higher levels of harassment and derailment. Since we have nothing personal against you, only against your sexuality, we suggest you move to more conductive climes like Vancouver, or preferably San Francisco.
Our base, head office in Deep South, has been energized by the recent US Supreme Court decisions legalizing same sex marriage. We feel that unless homosexuals reconvert to heterosexuality that life under this planet, under the umbrella of our Lord Jesus Christ, will become unbearable. Having observed you, we feel that you are committed lesbians unlikely to convert, hence this (first and only) gentle attempt to make you move.
If you do not, and take this letter to police, as we expect, we will know about this, since we have contacts in Kingston Police. Our efforts to relocate you will escalate. We wish to avoid this scenario. We are primarily non-violent, but use violence surgically to persuade people. We hope you understand without us painting to lurid a picture.
In the last several years we have relocated a few people like you from the Kingston area, through a set of incentives and effective persuasion. Please join their ranks ASAP. We will watch and wait, and then strike, at home and office, as need arises. These are not empty threats. MOVE, or else!
Thank you for your attention. We await effective action on your part, ASAP. You are not going to be safe at home, office or anywhere else if you ignore this message! However if you take this seriously, and make attempts to move, someone from our organization will contact you to make your relocation easier financially. If, additionally, you persuade another couple like yourselves to move, we will provide them financial assistance and yourselves a bonus for your help. We are a committed bunch and come hell of high water, we will move you out. Best under congenial circumstances, don’t you think?
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, our saviour.”
Isn’t it cute how these degenerates try to use religion to justify their bigorty? That it’s all right to bully and threaten to kill someone if it’s done in the name of Jesus? The last time I read the bible, I was pretty sure the late JC specifically told people to love thy enemy, to turn the other cheek and other non-violent actions.
Yet for some reason because a certain part of the bible condemns homosexuality, they seem to assume that gives them a green light to pretty much ignore the rest of the gospel. I’m curious to know if these hicks know that the same part of the bible that disses gays also forbids tattoos, eating shellfish and a whole whack of other things. Chances are they ignore the rest of the rules set forth in Leviticus, obvious cherry picking from a bunch of hypocrites.
I am deeply ashamed that someone in Canada thought this kind of action was appropriate. It is not.
There is a campaign going on right now to email the mayor of Kingston and demand that something be done to stop this harassment of gays and lesbians in his city.
Despite what the letter warns, the police was informed and is investigating, hopefully the bigots who sent the letter will be found and arrested for making threats. I intend to write a letter to him this weekend and I will post a copy of it here for your reading pleasure when complete.
I am appalled by the behavior of these people and if anyone should move somewhere else, it should be them… straight to jail.