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Christian leader victim of vicious attack!
MIAMI-Today, the Board of Directors of the Christian Family Coalition, Florida's premiere human rights and social justice organization issued the following statement in response to a hateful attack against its Founder and Executive Director:
This past weekend, Anthony Verdugo, Founder and Executive Director of the Christian Family Coalition (CFC), was the victim of a vicious email attack against him and the organization for our recent successful campaign to defeat the proposed discriminatory "transsexual" ordinance in Miami-Dade County.
Individuals pushing for passage of this ordinance claim that it prohibits discrimination, however, they lack the self-awareness to understand the extent of the harm their hate-speech inflicts on everyone. Their vitriol creates a toxic environment that treats anyone who disagrees feel they aren’t worth the same dignity that all Americans deserve.
We have endured these unfair attacks in the past, and we will continue to stand up to these bullies. Tolerance is a two-way street, those who preach it must also practice it.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win."
Love conquers hate.
See link to Miami Herald article below: