“Last night after Gay Day I walked over to my friend and immediately got called out by this person I refuse to refer to as a “man” protesting on the other side of the fence. He pointed at me and said “& you with the hula hoops, I like you…I am going to rape you.” He went on about how dare I shamelessly go outside of my husband’s house dressed the way I was (lolPS:I’mnotmarried). I started videotaping and he continued to say vulgar things about how he was going to rape me (and I know I was not the only woman there who was threatened like this). He used the Bible to support his bogus preaching, saying that the Lord says this day will come when he will get to rape me and he will ‘enjoy doing it.’ That I will become like his car, like one of his possessions and other things that I don’t even want to repeat that I got in this video.
I called the cops and while we were waiting for them to show up he and his people also went on to say that they memorized our license plate no. and would find us to kill us and rape me. When the police showed up I stood back to see that they weren’t going to do ANYTHING about this. They were also uninterested in seeing the video I had. They said something along the lines of if we weren’t there by the protestors then it wouldn’t have happened and it was our fault for feeding into it. So I guess next time somebody is making rape & death threats I’m just supposed to allow them to do it with no consequences, right?
I understand Freedom of Speech, but I didn’t know that rape and death threats were OKAY. The sorry excuses for officers that showed up pretty much just gave these people the power to continue making these threats. I see these guys around the city a lot and they can keep preaching their nonsense, but thanks to the GRPD [Grand Rapids Police Department] the threats and sexual harrassment will just continue…..”
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