Rhys and Esther Curnow, from Newcastle, received scores of messages after opponents of their stance on same-sex marriage including a Labour councillor circulated their Facebook details online.
They included messages saying the couple, who are committed Christians, should “rot in hell” and wishing they would become infertile or die of cancer.
Several included explicit references to sexual acts while others suggested they should be subjected to “compulsory sterilisation”.
. . . One reader posted a message asking: “I wonder if we can get their addresses so we can send them a different type of petition . . .”
A link to Mr Curnow’s Facebook page was quickly posted below. Meanwhile links to Mr Curnow’s Facebook page were being circulated on Twitter including by Kevin Peel, a Manchester City Councillor.
Among messages to Mr Curnow from other users was one which read: “I know that you and your —- should be getting quite a few of these messages, many people on my Facebook account are posting a link to here. I say BRING ON THE HATE! I really hope that both you morons get all the hate and threats in the world. You deserve nothing but sadness.”
One sent to Mrs Curnow added: “I really hope you and your husband turn out infertile and die of cancer. That would be something to celebrate.”
A separate Facebook group was set up describing them as “homophobic”.
Nick Donnelly comments:
Pinknews and Labour Councillor Kevin Peel should apologize to Rhys and Esther Curnow for distributing their facebook details and thereby facilitating the hate campaign against them. Instead of apologizing homosexual Kevin Peel used a few weasel words as cover and then sought to justify what happened to the newlyweds.
The useless, politically correct Police have, of course, refused to lift a finger to help this young Christian couple.