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19 Hawaii Lawmakers Who Opposed Gay Marriage Receive Lump of Coal in the Mail: VIDEO


Late last week, all 19 House lawmakers who opposed SB1, the marriage equality bill, received lumps of coal in the mail from an anonymous sender, Hawaii News Now reports, along with a note:

"You left a piece of your heart at the State Building when you voted on SB-1..... Your lifestyle choice of judging others and ignorance is very unfortunate. Good luck in the next election."

The Hilo Medical Center's return address was on the boxes but denies any involvement with the stunt.

Watch HNN's report, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. This is counterproductive. Only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner. This doesn't help anything...

    Posted by: Matt | Nov 25, 2013 2:31:17 PM

  2. I think it's great! Only now those who received the coal will play the victim card and cry like little brats.

    Posted by: Jack M | Nov 25, 2013 2:37:16 PM

  3. What is mysterious about someone expressing their disappointment in officials who in this day and age CHOSE to oppress people? If anything we need more of this.

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 25, 2013 2:37:32 PM

  4. Mazel!

    Posted by: Mitch | Nov 25, 2013 2:39:37 PM

  5. That's freakin rad.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 25, 2013 2:53:33 PM

  6. Who cares if it doesn't was well deserved. And wonderfully traditional.

    Reminds me of when I did that to my brother's Christmas stocking when we were kids.
    He still hasn't forgiven me.

    A very suitable Grinch present.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Nov 25, 2013 2:56:54 PM

  7. This gesture is AWESOME!! I love it! So clever and so appropriate.

    @ Matt. Oh Please! Here's what I've got to say to you: Na-Na-NANA-NA. Na-Na-NANA-NA... NA-NA-NANA-NA!

    Posted by: Fiction | Nov 25, 2013 3:00:16 PM

  8. I can't stop laughing! What a GREAT way to thank those 19 a**hats. LOL!!!

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Nov 25, 2013 3:52:30 PM

  9. Um, can we discuss Tim Sakahara? Yum.

    Posted by: Kipling | Nov 25, 2013 4:03:34 PM

  10. Typical liberals being totally intolerant of those who simple want the will of the people to guide governmental policy. Liberal gays are tolerant only of those who promote and forward their agenda.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 25, 2013 4:09:49 PM

  11. Someone needs to mail those guys some aloe for that SICK BURN!

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Nov 25, 2013 4:11:35 PM

  12. A brilliant idea and it should be duplicated everywhere there are legislators that are idiots and bigots -- which is to say: everywhere.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Nov 25, 2013 4:13:28 PM

  13. I wish I got one of those pieces of coal. That reminds me of the times when my daddy would make me dress up in mommy's underwear and throw coal at me while calling me a c*cks*cking f*gg*t, then he'd make it up to me by taking me to the local bar and letting me work behind the glory hole. Good times!

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 25, 2013 4:15:23 PM

  14. GOOD

    Posted by: Ty | Nov 25, 2013 4:15:48 PM

  15. Bigotry is not an acceptable worldview. Whether this prank was right or not is a separate question.

    Equal justice under law. It's etched into the Supreme Court building. It's non-negotiable, Rick. To say otherwise is un-American.

    Posted by: Josh | Nov 25, 2013 4:15:51 PM

  16. I love that! A very clever thing to send a message without being threatening

    Posted by: Bernie | Nov 25, 2013 4:27:07 PM

  17. Now that's a Christmas I can get behind.

    Posted by: Randy | Nov 25, 2013 5:00:09 PM

  18. Ignore the troll Rick.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Nov 25, 2013 5:44:55 PM

  19. Lawmakers expect feedback. Unlike most feedback they get, this is clever and memorable.

    Posted by: Ernie | Nov 25, 2013 5:50:58 PM

  20. @Rick - What's liberal about fighting for Equal Protection under the law? The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was basically written and pushed by Republicans following the Civil War to make sure that the Civil Rights act of 1866 could never be repealed by future congresses.

    Posted by: Lexis | Nov 25, 2013 6:09:21 PM

  21. That's funny. I would have sent the bigots stuffed rats. Let's hope that every one of the rat bastard 19 gets voted out of office in 2014.

    Posted by: Jim | Nov 25, 2013 6:28:44 PM

  22. That's not a threat: it's just a reproach.

    Posted by: Chaz | Nov 25, 2013 6:39:21 PM

  23. This is cute, but what's really making me giggle is that reporters in Hawaii wear shirts like that instead of suits & ties. LOVE IT!! :-)

    Posted by: RaleighRob | Nov 26, 2013 9:17:45 AM

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