Two of the very artistic letters send to Mr. Peter Wolfgang of the Family Institute of Connecticut.
from the Hartford Courant.
See Courant Article: Enfield Man Admits Sending Threatening Letters to Family Institute.
On Tuesday August 23 Daniel Sarno pleaded guilty to sending hundreds of threatening letters to Peter Wolfgang of the socially conservative Family Institute of Connecticut the organization that has been in the forefront in opposing any gay rights legislation in the state. The organization also opposes abortion, euthanasia, promotes alternatives to public schools and all in all sticks their nose in where it doesn’t belong . Mr. Sarno began a letter writing campaign in November of last year. U.S Postal Inspectors tracked the letters to Mr. Sarno in May and his was arrested. Sarno pleaded guilty to 2 counts of mailing threatening communications. In many of his letters he referred to people who shared the same beliefs as the Family Institute as “Bible thumping,” “fear mongering” and “sanctimonious.” Mr. Sarno will be sentenced in January.
Some thoughts on this from Furbirdsqueerly.
Many of our people know death threats daily, simply by walking outside, going to the store, to the fast food restaurant simply for being who we are. Your so called persecutor was caught Mr. Wolfgang, ours still waits in the shadows of our everyday. There is no telling when one of us again will be murdered because of intolerant folks like the Family Research Council whose rhetoric against queers and the LGBT community boils up hate amongst those who chose to persecute us. Those who kill us on the streets of America, the goon squads of the americkkkan right.
And we should cry because Mr. Wolfgang received death threats from one person. A person who was tracked down by the police we are reminded that many of those who murder our people, who make our lives a living hell go free, are never found, are never brought to justice. Yearly we read the names of the dead from the transgender community and we ask ourselves how many of our sisters and brothers don’t we know about? How many more? How many are we not counting this evening? How many of our people have been beaten, bullied, maimed, harassed, fired from their jobs, and lost everything? All queers get the picture there is no need for us to go on.
Some say we should join with the chorus of gay liberals who say no!, no! that death threats and violence are not the answer. These liberals tell us that we should take the high road or build bridges to such folks as Mr. Wolfgang. We ask Why? Mr. Wolfgang and company are people who would strip us of our rights because the bible tells them so. People who in many instances say we should be dead, jailed, or branded. People who open their mouths and their minions in the street beat us with fists and bats. People like Mr. Wolfgang who directly inspires crimes against lgbtq folks. They are accessories to the many crimes committed against our people now and in history past. They kill us just because we exist. Foolish liberals want us to cry and wring our hands over a few very artistic letters sent to Mr. Wolfgang. Nothing doing at this blog. Someone once said we are in a cultural war, so be it. We will fight off bigots everyday of our life. We have to for our dead. We mark each death and we remember the words used against us.
If anyone reading this knows Mr. Sarno please ask him to contact this blog. We would love to give him an art exhibition. We love art of these times and consider Mr. Sarno to be making just that.
Notes: For a preview of The Family Institute’s 2012 agenda see: Family Institute of Connecticut Outlines Disgusting 2012 Agenda, by Frederick Mc Nulty.