A gay couple in Longueuil, a suburb of
Montreal, received an anonymous letter warning them to take down the
rainbow flag flying from their balcony or “suffer the
“For your well-being, remove the
homosexual flag! Immediately, as soon as you receive this letter,”
the letter states in French. “We don't want people like you in our
neighborhood. Remove it, keep quiet and we will spare you. And you
can continue to live your abominable lives without prejudice. Keep
it and you will suffer the consequences.”
The couple complied, taking down the
flag, which they had hung in March, but also called the police, who
say they are investigating the incident.
According to CBC
News, the couple, which received the letter last weekend, are
reconsidering allowing their eldest child to be left at home to
babysit their younger children.
The incident has been strongly
condemned on the
Montreal Pride Facebook page.