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Elton John Death Threat Activist Arrested


An antiabortion activist who issued a death threat against Elton John over the singer's comments about a gay Jesus was arrested Wednesday in Georgia.

According to the Associated Press, "Neal Horsley, 65, was arrested early Wednesday in Carrollton, about 50 miles west of Atlanta, said Atlanta Police Sgt. Curtis Davenport. He would not say who Horsley is accused of threatening, but Horsley's son, Nathan, said he thought the arrest was connected to the video about the musician."

Horsley posted a video February 28 in which he held a sign that said "Elton John Must Die" outside an Atlanta building where he said the singer has a condo. The activist was infuriated by John's comments to Parade magazine last month that Jesus was a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man."

According to the AP, in the 1990s Horsley published the names and addresses of doctors who performed abortions. He founded the Creator's Rights Party and has declared a gubernatorial candidacy for 2010.

Horsley was being held in the Fulton County jail on Thursday on charges including the dissemination of terroristic threats over the Internet.

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