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Straight Pride Organizers Say They Were 'Terrorized' By Glitter


Envelopes of glitter got the bomb squad to come out and ensure the heterosexual activists' safety. 

Organizers for a controversial straight pride event called in the bomb squad after receiving envelopes filled with glitter.

Super Happy Fun America, the group hosting an August event in Boston celebrating the "oppressed majority" of straights, received suspicious letters recently that prompted calls to the FBI.

"We, of course, called the police," president John Hugo told CBS Boston. "I mean why would we open something like that."

The suspicious packages, sent without so much as a return address on the outside, prompted large-scale responses from the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad, FBI and three area fire departments.

Ultimately, all that was found inside the envelopes were Bible verses and glitter.

Hugo and two other Super Happy Fun America volunteers received letters. Those sending the letters potentially may have identified the recipients based on the large amount of national media showered on the festivities.

A similar letter was sent to Boston City Hall, but police are note sure if that is connected.

Samson Racioppi, one of the volunteers, said he felt concerns about the packages were justified. Envelopes had been taped closed, and from the outside there was clearly a sandy substance with the letters.

Hugo previously ran for Congress and has boasted of his "years of experience working in politics while living openly as a straight man." But it seems as if the challenges of being heterosexual in America didn't even prepare him for the shock of receiving envelopes of glitter through the U.S. mail.

He decried the sending of letters filled with glitter as a terrorist act.

"Even if it's nothing in it, it's still terrorism as far as I'm concerned because obviously it's meant to intimidate us," Hugo said.

Thankfully, this time the package didn't include a full-on glitter bomb.

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