Jessica Ahlquist, the 16-year-old atheist who made national headlines after winning a battle to have a prayer mural removed from her high school in Cranston, Rhode Island, continues to receive threatening messages. But the latest letter to arrive at her home would make even the bravest individual quiver.
The message within it gives Ahlquist, who has been praised by church-state separatists but derided by those who supported the presence of the banner at Cranston High School West, legitimate reason to fear for her safety. The writer references rape and pledges to "get her." The disturbing message also makes a point to note the teen's relatives, including her sister and father, and advises that her sister "watch her back."
Ahlquist originally shared the note on Twitter along with the hashtag #christianlove. Of course, there's no way of telling if the note came from a Christian -- or even if the threats are credible. Police, though, are reportedly investigating. Here's a screen shot of the tweet (via the Friendly Atheist):
"The cops will not watch you forever," the letter begins. "We will get you good."
The note concludes with some startlingly strong and threatening language against Ahlquist.
"Get the f**k out of R.I. you bitchin whore. You are nothing more than a sex-toy of a slut," the text reads. "Maybe you will gang-banged before we throw you out of one of our cars. We will get you -- look out!"
So far, Ahlquist hasn't responded to local outlets seeking comment.
(H/T: Cranston Patch)