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Girl, 14, Gets Death Threats For Defending Marriage
ICC Note
Sarah received death threats following her appearance before the state of Maryland’s legislature and defending traditional marriage. Such threats indicate the growing intolerance towards views shared by Christians.
02/28/2012 United States (The Christian Institute)-A 14-year-old girl in America received death threats and abuse after taking a stand for the traditional definition of marriage.
Sarah appeared before the state of Maryland’s legislature last month where she urged lawmakers not to redefine marriage.
She urged a committee to give her “the best birthday present ever,” by “vot[ing] no on gay marriage.”
Threats
But after the youngster’s testimony appeared online she was subjected to vulgar attacks, threats of violence and even death wishes.

Other documented responses included: “I’m gonna kill ‘er!”
Exterminated
“Her parents should be exterminated.”
“The [sic] is why abortion must stay legal—to prevent little bigots like this from being Born…”
“Kill this child and his [sic] parent, for my 11 birthday would be a wonderful gift, thanks.”
“Parents like hers should be sterilized…”
Testified
Sarah testified before the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee at the end of January.
She said: “I really feel bad for the kids who have two parents of the same gender. Even though some kids think it’s fine, they have no idea what kind of wonderful experiences they miss out on.
“I don’t want more kids to get confused about what’s right and okay. I really don’t want to grow up in a world where marriage isn’t such a special thing anymore.”
Support
In Britain a Conservative MP has revealed that he had received a death threat because of his support for the traditional definition of marriage.
David Burrowes MP made the revelation at the launch of Coalition for Marriage, a new grassroots campaign group dedicated to preserving the traditional definition of marriage, last week.

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