NORMAN, Okla. – A Norman City Council member has received death threats over a recent documentary he appeared in.
According to The Norman Transcript, Chad Williams expected backlash when he agreed to participate in a documentary about a local gay teen’s suicide.
“Broken Heart Land” follows the story of a conservative Oklahoma family who is shattered when their gay teenage son, Zack Harrington, commits suicide after a bitterly controversial town meeting discussing a proposal for Gay and Lesbian History Month.
Williams reportedly spoke against the LGBT proclamation.
Since the documentary aired, Williams has received multiple death threats.
Williams has received phone calls, as well as Facebook posts and messages saying he should swallow a bullet, telling him to go to hell and even one that called him the devil himself.
The Norman Transcript reports that while Williams believes being gay is a lifestyle choice, he is open to dialogue to find ways to live peacefully in the same society.
Williams says he has changed his phone number and reported the threats to the police.
For more on the story, visit The Norman Transcript’s webpage.