A Nov. 9 WorldNetDaily article by Bob Unruh takes very seriously a comment in a thread on a gay blog claiming that "We will have gay and lesbian people strapping bombs to their chests and blowing up churches" because of right-wing Christian opposition to gay marriage. Unruh quotes anti-gay activists Peter LaBarbera and Matt Barber pontificating about the nature of the alleged threat and their claims to have "notified authorities of the threats."
Unruh did not mention death threats made by WorldNetDaily readers against Barack Obama in WND's own threads. As we detailed, WND readers made the following comments in a July 2008 thread for its daily poll:
- "Well the OsamaBama logo looks a lot like a stylized target. Hopefully someone will interpret it as one soon."
- "I say if the plane does not have a countries identification marking on it, consider it a terriorest aircraft and have a f-16 shoot that sucker down. If we let this slid, the terriorests will have a upper handd, so we cannot tell who is flying that plane, and it should be shot down before it reaches the U.S, coast line."
It is not known if WND, LaBarbera or Barber notified authorites about these threats. They do appear to have been deleted from the thread.