Friday, October 31, 2008

Prop 8 Foes Make Death Threats

This is getting hard to believe:
Someone opposing California’s Proposition 8, White said, had just issued a pair of email death threats. One was directed at Autry, the other at Franklin, both of whom had spoken on Sunday at city hall in support of Proposition 8, which would restore traditional marriage as the only kind recognized in the state.

“Is the threat serious?” Franklin asked White on the phone.

Yes, she said—and specific. The email explained exactly how the sender intended to dispatch the two men.

The threat was also serious enough that the next call Franklin received was from Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s chief of police. “By the end of the day, I had [police] officers with me,” Franklin told WORLD. “They were also at our services that night.”

The pastor said his home, as well as Cornerstone’s church offices and sanctuary, located in an historic theater in downtown Fresno, were also vandalized this week; all three locations are now under police surveillance.

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The Underground Pewster said...

Let us pray for peace at the polls and afterwards.

Perpetua said...

Yes, let us pray for peace.

I was in a city that had riots and looting after the verdict for the police officers in the Rodney King beating trial.

I am for Prop 8 but concerned what may happen if Prop 8 wins.