John M. Becker

NY Mom Writes Anti-Gay Tirade on 7-Year-Old's Birthday Invite [UPDATED]

Filed By John M. Becker | February 13, 2014 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: bigotry, birthday party, happy birthday, lifestyle, Long Island, misspellings, New York, party invitation

UPDATE: The radio station that initially published this story is now admitting that it's a hoax. Click here for more information.


A mom in Baldwin, New York RSVP'ed to a small child's birthday party invitation with a vile anti-gay screed.

Little Sophia turns 7 in a few weeks, so her two dads decided to throw her a party and invite her friends to celebrate. One of those friends is Tommy, whose mom Beth is apparently a rabid homophobe. She returned the invitation with the following response:

"Tommy will NOT attend. I do not beleive [sic] in what you do and will not subject my innocent son to your 'lifestyle.' I am sorry Sophia has to grow up this way. If you have an issue or need to speak to me: 516-362-1357."

Sophia's dads were understandably furious, so they sent the letter off to local radio station K-98.3, who posted it on Facebook. The station adds that they contacted Beth, who "gave us permission to post her phone number and said anyone who has a problem with what she wrote can call her, too!"

A photo of the invitation is after the jump.

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Photo via K-98.3, Facebook.


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