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07:46 | 24th October 2017

News: UK

Wed 8 Oct, 2014
By Robert Ingham


It’s like putting a firework through a door. He doesn’t care about the potential harm he could cause

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A man dressed in a monk’s habit reportedly posted homophobic leaflets through people’s front doors today.

A number of residents in Clarendon Park, Leicester said today they were offended by the leaflet, which was posted to homes in several streets.

It echoes a similar incident in Market Harborough in August. Towns including Cambridge and Brighton have also been targeted.



It was unclear tonight whether the leaflet distributed in Clarendon Park was the same one which was passed to the Leicester Mercury after the incident in Market Harborough at the end of August.

Some residents reported that the man was arrested.

Residents on the Clarendon Park Online Community Facebook page reported several sightings of a “bald man in a sort of black monk’s robe” this afternoon.

Lorna White posted: “It’s just come through my door! Not impressed.”

Diane Conchie said: “It’s like putting a firework through a door. He doesn’t care about the potential harm he could cause.”

A spokesman for Leicester LGBT Centre, told the Leicester Mercury at the time of the Market Harborough incident: “Leicester LGBT Centre is and always has been a supporter of freedom of speech.

“However, this material goes beyond the scope of fair, impartial speech intended to encourage debate.

“This editorial filth does nothing more than instil a sense of intolerance and fear.

“These words are an example of what a civilised society turns its back on.

“This pamphlet is patently made to inflame irrationality and encourage divisiveness and hatred against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.

“This judgemental critic uses phrases to reduce LGBT people to no more than sexual predators.

“The use of words associating LGBT people with paedophilia and pederasty is deliberately done to slander.”

Source: Leicester Mercury

To read the article, click www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Monk-distributes-anti-gay-leaflets-Leicester/story-23056282-detail/story.html#ixzz3FZGEIJhX

 

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