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Mon Jul 2, 2012, 03:17 PM

Gay couple w/ 4 kids bullied in Arizona for months, kids threatened with gun

http://www.examiner.com/article/gay-couple-w-4-kids-bullied-arizona-for-months-kids-threatened-with-gun



In the last 120 days the Bermea's family vehicles have been vandalized, with gay slurs scratched into them. Their property has been set on fire, and their home has been broken into -- again with slurs and profanity left behind. One of the children's rooms was vandalized, and they now are afraid to sleep there. Can you blame them? How would any child be able to sleep knowing that there are people outside your walls who want to do harm to you and your family? The trauma on the minds of these children is heartbreaking, as they will likely carry these moments terror with them for the rest of their lives. It is despicable, deplorable and truly tragic that these innocent children have learned at such an early age what it means to live in fear.

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Just recently over the weekend of June 30th two of the children were accosted by at least two men in a white SUV, one who had with a gun! According to the new Facebook group created to support the family it was reported that a man drove along side them and another got out of the vehicle and pointed a pistol at the defenseless, blameless children. The children then fled home, with both men giving chase. One on foot, and the other slowly following in their vehicle. Upon arriving they told their parents what happened, who again called the police. Again, no leads -- and no help.

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Reply Gay couple w/ 4 kids bullied in Arizona for months, kids threatened with gun (Original post)
Wait Wut Jul 2012 OP
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dbackjon Jul 2012 #2
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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. next these evil people are going to say

"gay people shouldn't adopt children - it puts them at risk of being bullied and terrorized."

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Response to Wait Wut (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 04:47 PM

2. Thanks for posting this again

I had a thread on this awhile back, but can't find it.

Friends with the couple - really nice guys.

I was able to get a friend who works for a local news station to get a reporter out there to cover the story initially.

We are doing a march on the 14th on Gilbert Police HQ - they have been totally unresponsive.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 06:43 PM

3. You're friends with them?

Geez. Let them know that not everyone in Arizona is an ass. I'm just heartbroken over this story.

It seems like this might be the same reporter that was contacted earlier. He mentioned that he had covered it months ago and nothing has been done. Do your friends have any idea who's behind all this?

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 10:08 AM

4. Yes, I know Felix and Roy

Met them through a co-worker years ago.

This reporter picked up the story from here at DU, after my initial posting.

They do know that - they have been receiving a lot of support.

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Response to dbackjon (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 02:11 PM

5. I remember the posting you made awhile back...

they have a facebook group that gives updates too

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