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A Connecticut man has been sentenced to five years probation by a federal judge for mailing death threats to the leader of a pro-family group in that state.
Homosexual activist Daniel Sarno plead guilty last August to two counts of mailing threatening communications to Peter Wolfgang, executive director of the Family Institute of Connecticut, pictured above.
Sarno admitted sending Wolfgang a continuing series of hate mail involving over 300 letters. One said: “I sure hope somebody blows you away. Yer dead.”
Another read: “No mercy for homophobes. I suggest you make your funeral arrangements real soon. Are ‘family values’ worth dying for?”
Sarno made clear in his letters he was sending the death threats because of the group’s support for the preservation of the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Prosecutor John Durham asked the judge to impose a tougher sentence, pointing out that Wolfang and his wife and six children had to “change their whole lifestyle” over a period of six months due to the threats of lethal harm.
“Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident,” Wolfgang comments. “It is part of a growing and disturbing intimidation campaign among opponents of traditional marriage. It is clear that their pretense of ‘tolerance’ is over.”
The Family Institute of Connectict is a similar organization to the Illinois Family Institute.