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- At least three ‘Straight Pride Parade’ organizers from the group Super Happy Fun America received envelopes in the mail with no return address, the group said.
- One of the organizers, Samson Racioppi, said the were taped shut and that he “heard stuff shaking around inside.”
- A law enforcement source told NBC Boston that the letters contained glitter and Bible verses, and were signed “Happy Pride” in rainbow colors.
- FBI investigators said there was no threat to the public and no laws were broken.
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Racioppi said the letters were taped shut and he “heard stuff shaking around inside.”
The parade organizer called fellow Supper Happy Fun America members, and learned that two others, including the group’s vice president, Mark Sahady, had received letters.
Parade organizer John Hugo told CBS Boston he also received a letter.
Bomb squads responded to locations in Woburn, Salisbury and Malden, to investigate and determined that there was no threat to the public and no laws were broken.
A law enforcement source told NBC Boston that the letters contained glitter and Bible verses, and were signed “Happy Pride” in rainbow colors.
On verse was Psalms 86:15, which says: “But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.”
Hugo told CBS Boston that organizers have received hate mail since the parade announcement.
Boston officials approved the event’s application in June. It’s set to take place on August 31. Hugo, told CNN the event is “not anti-gay but pro-straight.”
According to the Boston Globe, the city’s mayor, Martin J. Walsh, will not attend the event.
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