This Gay Couple Got an Anonymous Homophobic Threat Instead of a Wedding RSVP
Two men in Ohio say they were shocked to find the following message when going through their mail after sending out the requests for RSVPs for their wedding.
Local gay couple gets this letter after sending wedding invite. #LoveLetter @cleveland19news Sound off! pic.twitter.com/M5grckrL97
— Dan DeRoos (@DanDeRoos19) April 15, 2016
Cleveland 19 has the story here and it is certainly something:
Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH
Keith Alan, one of the men getting married, said he had been sure it was a joke.
“We thought we knew the people that were coming,” he said, “but I guess we didn’t know all that well.”
A local church has decided to fight back against the threats of protest by backing the couple up. (It’s the least the community can do considering that Alan and Chad Michael hand-painted presents for their guests and built their own cake stand!)
Update: Church hosting card shower for same-sex couple that received hate-filled letter https://t.co/Dz56dXz9qo pic.twitter.com/1T9n7QhFZC
— Cleveland 19 News (@cleveland19news) April 17, 2016
Cleveland 19 added this update to their original story:
New Vision UCC in Canton — self-described as an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ — is hosting a card shower for Chad and Keith. Letters of support can be sent to the address below:
New Vision United Church of Christ
3129 Market Ave North, Canton, Ohio 44714
Attn: Chad and Keith
The wedding is still on and going as planned. Alan told the news channel that although they were surprised by the anger at first, it only succeeded in making them more determined to seal the deal on their nine-year relationship.
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