Guilty: Homosexual activist admits sending death threats to pro-life, pro-marriage leader
NEW HAVEN, August 23, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Connecticut homosexual pled guilty on Tuesday to sending 300 threatening messages, including death threats, to the leader of a state pro-life, pro-marriage organization.
53-year-old Daniel Sarno of Enfield, Connecticut, admitted intimidating Peter Wolfgang, the executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, over a six-month period from last November until May.
One message read: “No mercy for homophobes. I suggest you make your funeral arrangements real soon, Mr. Wolfgang.”
Another said, “I sure hope somebody blows you away. Yer dead.”
Sarno once asked, “Are ‘family values’ worth dying for, Mr. Wolfgang?”
Wolfgang said Sarno identified himself as a homosexual in the letters, which came addressed “Attention: Peter Wolfgang.”
“Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident,” Wolfgang said in a statement e-mailed to LifeSiteNews.com. “In fact it is part of a growing and disturbing intimidation campaign among some proponents of same-sex ‘marriage.’ It is clear that their pretense of ‘tolerance’ is over.”
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The conviction comes as other homosexual extremists have turned violent.
LGBT activist Floyd Corkins II shot security guard Leo Johnson at the Family Research Council’s headquarters last Wednesday after saying, “I don’t like your politics.”
In April, a group of self-proclaimed “angry queers” smashed the windows of a 100-year-old church in Oregon, because it opposes redefining marriage. “The only dialog we need with scum like Mars Hill [church] is hammers through their windows,” their note read.
Traditional Values Coalition President Andrea Lafferty told LifeSiteNews.com her organization has received “many, many threats from the homosexual and transgender community” dating as far back as the 1980s, but the Obama administration’s leadership “does not believe they need to protect us.” Attorney General Eric Holder, she said, “has put Christians at a low priority.”
In Connecticut, everyone was happy things were resolved without violence.
“Using death threats to stifle debate is un-American,” Wolfgang said, promising to remain unbowed. “These types of tactics won’t work. The Family Institute of Connecticut will continue its work to strengthen and protect marriage, life and religious freedom.” He thanked local police for protecting his family members and employees.
The Hartford Courant blasted Wolfgang, even as it condemned threats of violence. The paper stated in an unsigned editorial, “Threats of violence don’t produce understanding. And it is a hypocrisy when those who plead for tolerance are themselves intolerant.”
Sarno plead guilty to two counts of mailing threatening material. He could receive up to 10 years in prison and a maximum of $500,000 in fines. U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns set the sentencing hearing for next January 3 in New Haven.