Activists for and against LGBT rights often receive hateful, vitriolic emails.
On Thursday, Christian Family Coalition Executive Director Anthony Verdugo of Miami shared an email from “Natalie” regarding his group’s position against gender identity protections in Miami-Dade County.
“It's a bit frustrating but you see what I mean about this proposal unleashing a wave of hate and discrimination against people for who they are and/or what they believe?” Verdugo wrote to me Thursday night. “This is the reason we cannot support this proposal, it wasn't even adopted and already we have become targets of intolerance and vitriol!
“No, I'm sorry, in light of this hate rant, and the recent attacks on Commissioner Lynda Bell, claiming this proposal "prohibits discrimination" and is all about ‘tolerance and equality for all’ rings hollow, at best, and hypocritical at worst.”
Here is Natalie’s email:
I hope you are proud of yourselves. Joseph Goebles would be very proud of you, you know. How dare you ignorant bigots call yourselves Christian! Have you read the beatitudes? Read them. You guys are not followers of Christ. Your merely fans. I promise you that Jesus Christ would not approve of your dishonest smear campaign targeting people who, to be frank have it rough to begin with. You are not Christians. Not real ones. Transgender people are human beings and if you were real Christians it would behoove you not to prejudge every one, as if identifying as female were somehow comparable to being a pedophile. Do you see how insane that is? You don\'t, do you? For heaven\'s sake, even the ayatolas in Iran, who will actually kill you if you happen to be gay or, god forbid decide you would rather be Christian recognize that being transgender is a medical condition, not a crime. They also seem to agree with all of the respected medical authorities that the treatment is transitioning. i.e. hormones, etc. Given this precedent, would you be as cruel to a cripple? Do you just think that every time any one is afflicted with anything it’'s just God saying " I hate you"? Eternal damnation is too good for you, you malevolent hypocrites!!!