From the archive, originally posted by: [ mmm ]
Peace Takes Courage – 15-yr-old gets death threats for anti-war video
by MA Liberal / Apr 28, 2006
It seems that a young woman by the name of Ava Lowery, a 15-year-old
from Alabama has been getting death threats for a powerful video she
produced called “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do), a powerful animation
that features a soundtrack of a child singing “Jesus loves me, this I
know” while one picture after another of a wounded, bloody, or
screaming Iraqi child fills the screen. The video ends with quotations
from Beatitudes, including, “Blessed are they who mourn” and “Blessed
are the meek” and “Blessed are the merciful” and “Blessed are the
Lowery began producing her own videos for her web site in July of 2005
and has thusfar made 70 of them. Not everyone agrees with her, as you
might figure, especially the terrorist wing of the Republican party.
You see, Ava has been reciveing vile death threats:
*It’s people like you who need to fucking die and get raped while your
corpse rots in the sun.
*Fuck you, I would jack off on your parents if I could. If you don’t
like the team, get out of the park. That means take ur small dick and
get the fuck off of my homeland you faggot chocolate gulper.
*You are a TRAITOR to your country and should be executed for treason.
All you do is bitch about the US. If you hate it so much, why don’t
you GET THE FUCK OUT.
*Are you a muslem [sic] terrorist?
She says there was a threat against her that was circulating “on the
conservative underground.” And she says she received one e-mail from
someone who said, “Contact me ASAP. It concerns a danger to your
When her mom called the number, the person who answered denied any
knowledge of the threat, Lowery says.
“I was really weirded out by it.”
This is the quote she uses on message boards:
“If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind,
someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who
cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing,
their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil
liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate
and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what
they mean by a “Liberal,” then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.””- JFK