This guy definitely does seem too angry.
There are many better ways to express your dissatisfaction with the so-called “anal community.”
But still. Two and a half years for writing letters is an outrage.
A New York man was sentenced to 30 months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday after he admitted to mailing threats to shoot, bomb, or otherwise attack LGBTQ groups and Pride Month events.
Robert Fehring, 74, was arrested in December and subsequently pleaded guilty in February as part of a deal with prosecutors to one count of mailing threatening communications. For eight years, the retired high school teacher had sent at least 60 anonymous letters to individuals and government officials in which he threatened to kill LGBTQ people.
“The defendant has a First Amendment right to hold bigoted beliefs; he does not have a right to threaten people based on his bigoted beliefs,” prosecutors wrote in a sentencing memo. “It is now time for the defendant to face the consequences of his hate-filled conduct.”
Beginning in 2013, Fehring began typing and mailing the threatening letters to people on Long Island and Manhattan. In one, he suggested a Pride parade in the town of Huntington would meet the same fate as the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. In others, he threatened to plant explosives on a ferry taking people to Fire Island or to bomb establishments that hosted Pride events.
In 2021, he mailed threats to the owners of New York City’s Stonewall Inn, the bar that served as the cradle of the LGBTQ rights movement. “ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE SHOT, HUNG, EXTERMINATED,” he wrote. “WE WILL BLOW UP/BURN YOUR ESTABLISHMENTS DOWN. WE WILL SHOOT THOSE WHO FREQUENT YOUR DENS OF FILTH, SHIT, SCUM AND PERVERSION . . . JUST A MATTER OF TIME. PLEASE . . . CATCH AIDS AND DIE . . . JUST FUCKING DIE!!”
He also said he would plant remote-controlled explosives along the parade route for the city’s Pride parade. “THIS WILL MAKE THE 2016 ORLANDO PULSE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING LOOK LIKE A CAKEWALK,” he wrote.
When FBI agents searched Fehring’s home in November, they discovered copies of the letters, 20 pride flags that had been stolen from the Long Island town of Sayville, two loaded shotguns, nearly 400 rounds of ammunition, two stun guns, and a stamped envelope containing the remains of a dead bird he had intended to send an attorney who had worked on LGBTQ civil rights cases.
Is that 400 shotgun shells? Not exactly an arsenal.
Anyway, with the dead bird, and the unhinged nature of his writing, and the fact that he thought he could get away with this in the first place – he is clearly deeply disturbed by what the “anal community” is up to in this country, and was going off the edge. Frankly, it’s surprising that isn’t happening to more boomers, but I think most of them don’t actually know what is going on at these events the queers are doing.
A pride event in PA featured a stripper pole where they taught kids how to pole dance pic.twitter.com/IRBE07lp3q
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) August 4, 2022
I don’t think you should be allowed to threaten people. But you also shouldn’t be allowed to be a homosexual. Reacting to a lawless society with lawlessness is not something surprising. There is no longer a defined order in the West, which makes it ridiculous to expect people to be orderly.
I disavow murder threats and so on, but that is really not the core issue in our society. In some ways, you could frame lashing out against this program of mass child molestation as a kind of spiritual self-defense.
Obviously, however, he didn’t stop any queer acts, and now he’s going to prison. So no one benefits from this sort of thing. If you’re getting angry, just calm down and think things through. It’s no good for you or anyone else if you’re in prison.
All you readers know that. But tell your boomers. Especially if you show them videos of these child molestation events – remind them that threatening to kill homos doesn’t help anything.