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Williamson reveals hate mail: "get AIDS and die"

Tue 28 May 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Maurice Williamson says he's had 50 times more positive feedback than hate mail National MP Maurice Williamson has built upon his popular ’big gay rainbow’ speech by writing a piece for The Australian telling our neighbours they have nothing to fear from marriage equality, in which he has also revealed his stand led to threats against his family. “The insidious fear mongering has proved to be completely baseless, but hasn't stopped a few people writing nasty letters to me about the speech I made in support of gay marriage,” he writes. “One man hoped my family and I would get AIDS and die. Many others said the Lord would deal to me in time – not very Christian of them is it? “One letter went on to say that soldiers who fought in wars would be outraged at what had happened - but this too is a flawed argument, as those soldiers were fighting for freedom.” Williamson adds that for each negative piece of correspondence there were 50 positive emails, phone calls or letters.      

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 28th May 2013 - 1:58pm

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