Anti-abortion campaigner arrested over ‘death threats’ to Elton John
An American anti-abortion campaigner has been arrested for allegedly making threats on Elton John’s life.
Neal Horsley, who is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors, was arrested on Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
He allegedly became furious at Elton saying that Jesus was a “super-intelligent gay man” in a recent interview and posted a video on YouTube of himself standing outside what he believed to be the singer’s Atlanta home and holding a sign saying ‘Elton John must die’.
“What Elton John has done is desecrated the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, blasphemed the Lord Jesus Christ,” Horsley said in the video.
He has been charged with making terroristic threats, criminal defamation and using the internet to disseminate threats. He has been released on bail and ordered to stay at his son Nathanael Horsley’s home.
Horsely Sr got in trouble with the law in 2002, when a court ruled his anti-abortion ‘Nuremberg Files’ website had crossed the line from free speech to making illegal threats.
He is running for governor of Georgia, although AP reports that the state ethics commission has no record of his campaign.
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