Hazmat team called after Straight Pride Parade organizers receive suspicious envelopes

For those who proclaim to be all about love, there sure seems to be plenty of hateful actions associated with they stand for.

The organizers of a “Straight Pride Parade” in Boston received mysterious envelopes in the mail that resulted in a hazmat team shutting down the street of one of them.

Samson Racioppi, one of three organizers with the Super Happy Fun America group that applied for a permit to host a parade in August celebrating the straight lifestyle, discussed the attack with CNN.

“I went out to my mailbox and there was an envelope in there with my name and address, no return address, the back was very heavily taped up and when I shook it I heard stuff shaking around inside,” Racioppi said.

He told the network that he called the police and a hazmat team was brought in, with the entire street being told to evacuate while the envelope was investigated.

After calling other organizers, Racioppi said two others had a similar envelope when they checked their mail, including Super Happy Fun America’s vice president Mark Sahady.

So what was in the envelopes?

Glitter.

Sahady told the network an officer told him the envelopes contained glitter and a handwritten letter.

Glitter bombing is a common act of protest on the left, were unhinged activists throw glitter on people who fail to adhere to their warped agenda.

The FBI told CNN the packages do not appear to pose a threat to public safety, but the investigation is ongoing.

The Straight Pride Parade is tentatively set for August 31, but the organizers still have several hoops to jump through to make it a reality. Their public event application has been approved, but organizers still need approval from police and a licensing board to receive the necessary permits.

Amid claims that holding the parade would be homophobic, that’s not a foregone conclusion.

Super Happy Fun America President John Hugo told CNN the event is “not anti-gay, but pro-straight.”

By the way, controversial gay political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos is expected to be the grand marshal. Hugo told Yiannopoulos on a video call he didn’t expect the backlash they’ve received.

“It’s been a real hate-fest on the left,” he said.

The group said on its website they “encourage everyone to embrace our community’s diverse history, culture, and identity regardless of sexual orientation.”

“Straight people are an oppressed majority,” Hugo declared in a statement. “We will fight for the right of straights everywhere to express pride in themselves without fear of judgement and hate. The day will come when straights will finally be included as equals among all of the other orientations.”

As for equality, with rainbow flags everywhere, the group requested to fly a “straight pride flag” on City Hall flag polls, according to CBS Boston. The affiliate reported that the request was denied by city officials, who said they have sole discretion on which flags fly are displayed .

Tom Tillison

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