Jerry Dewitt has been building a humanist community in Lake Charles, Louisiana, called the Lake Charles Community Mission Chapel. They’ve been facing discrimination in finding a place to meet, but worse than that is this very frightening threat that was left in the mailbox of one of the leaders of that community:
We know who you are. We know where you live. We know where you work. You’re (sic) little group of devil worshipers is not welcome here. Let the love and message of the Lord filter through you and may you escape from the eternal damnation that you have condemned you (sic) and you’re (sic) innocent children to. Repent you’re (sic) Satanistic ways or you will find that the Lord works in VERY mysterious ways. You are against God and are not welcome in this area and we WILL spread his message to the hearts and minds of your innocent children. To deny His word to your children is abuse, and if you do not learn to love Him and His word then we will have no choice but to take action to protect your children from your devil-enabling ways. Do not even try to report this to police – we are everywhere and His work will be done in His name thru (sic) us, the true believers.
The police have been contacted and are investigating. I certainly hope they can find the person who sent it and convict them. This is, of course, quite common. Ask anyone who has ever filed a church/state lawsuit and they can tell you all about the threatening phone calls and emails. Ask Mikey Weinstein, who had swastikas painted on his house and who gets threats like this on a practically daily basis.