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Man accused of threatening Elton John has case dismissed

PinkNews Staff Writer June 15, 2010
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An anti-abortion campaigner arrested for making death threats to gay singer Elton John has had the case against him dismissed.

Neal Horsley, of Atlanta, Georgia, was arrested on March 10th after posting 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’.

He was charged with making terrorist threats, criminal defamation and using the internet to disseminate threats.

He was due to go on trial yesterday but Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams reportedly dismissed the case against him, saying his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

Mr Horsley apparently became enraged when the singer said in an interview that Jesus was a “super intelligent gay man”.

In the YouTube video, he said: “What Elton John has done is desecrated the image of the Lord Jesus Christ, blasphemed the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Mr Horsley is notorious for producing a website listing the names, addresses and photos of abortion doctors.

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