Gay Man Arrested For Making Death Threats Against Rep. Eric Cantor
After Rep. Eric Cantor went on the cable shows over the weekend to claim it wasn't just Democratic members of Congress receiving death threats over health care reform, most of us rolled our eyes. But today a man has been arrested for making death threats against Cantor. And it looks like he's gay and frequents LGBT blogs.
Chris Geidner at Metro Weekly reports:
On Monday, March 29, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia announced that Norman Leboon was being charged with two counts of threatening to kill Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his family. Comments left at the Queerty and Huffington Post websites in December 2008 and videos posted at YouTube as recently as this month, which evidence suggests are from Leboon, suggest that he identifies as gay and has a partner and two children. Leboon, who the U.S. Attorney's Office announced lives in Philadelphia, faces the charges because of a video he posted to YouTube. According to the affidavit filed with the charges by FBI Special Agent David Carter, Leboon said in the video that Cantor ''receive[s] my bullets in your office, remember they will be placed in your heads.''One of Leboon's comments on HuffPo read:
''As a GAY-MUSLIM with two children, and a partner for 15 years this Obama is another BS crap that I fell for! I gave him $$$over a thousand dollars and worked door to to [sic] door with my disability (MS) for Obama, and Rick Warren gets to have dinner at the White house... And, yet Rick Warren will be on the ticket for 2012 as Obama never learns with his Pasters [sic]! 'Warren is wants power'... Again, gays are 2nd class!!!''A gay Muslim with a partner and two children. Oh, the Freepers are having a field day.
UPDATE: Ooh, papa toony, we got us a loony. His punishment is SEVERE!