A homosexual activist website in San Diego has published a threatening message directed specifically at a prominent ex-homosexual and more generally against other Christians activists.
Hillquest, a homosexual-oriented business promotion company, published the anonymous threat against James Hartline, who produces an email newsletter circulated through the Christian community in San Diego, and others like him. The message was signed only by “A Concerned Community Member.”
“Now is the time to come together, to reconcile our differences that we all tout and to once again march under the same banner,” said the message. “The moment was never riper for the San Diego (LGBT) community to push for the elimination and suppression of the James Hartline’s (sic) of the world. We currently have an openly lesbian (interim) mayor of San Diego and an openly gay mayor of Chula Vista; PEOPLE….WE are in POWER! WE are IN CHARGE!”
Hartline characterized the publication of such a letter as “one of the most shocking examples of just how hateful and venomous are the attitudes of gays and lesbians towards Christians who are standing up for traditional family values.”
The Hillquest website is operated by Ann Garwood and Nancy Moors. It is not the first time the site has targeted Christian activist Hartline. The website includes a “James Hartline Watch” page to monitor the activities of the private citizen. Mike Hampson, a member of the group “Scouting For All,” also makes a veiled threat against Hartline on the site – albeit, calling for lawsuits to be filed.
“It’s time to take care of the source of our problem, James Hartline,” writes Hampson.
He called for suits to be filed against him for using the Internet to harass “the LGBT community.”
Hartline, meanwhile, is asking San Diegans and others to pressure law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, to investigate the threats.
“Publishing death threats on Hillquest is a prosecutable offense,” he says.