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Elton John Death Threats
March 9, 2010 Neal Horsley, from Carrollton is arrested for making terroristic threats against Elton John. He stood in front of John's Atlanta apartment building with a sign saying "Elton John Must Die." He then posted a video of it on YouTube. Horsley was upset because John said Jesus was a "compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems" in Parade Magazine.
  Elton John Death Threats
June 14, 2010 Fulton County judge Kimberly Adams dismissed the case against Neal Horsley because his actions against Elton John did not warrant criminal charges
  Elton John Death Threats

Neal Horsley objected to an article in Parade's February, 2010, newsmagazine where singer Elton John made the comment that he believed Jesus was gay. In response Horsley wrote an angry piece entitled 'Why Elton John Must Die'. That wasn't enough for the Breman-born Georgian and 2010 gubernatorial candidate.

A viral video, which appeared on YouTube.com, featured footage of Horsley holding an 'Elton John Must Die' sign outside the star's home in Atlanta, Georgia. Horsley was arrested in March and charged with making terrorist threats, criminal defamation and using the Internet to disseminate threats after he posted a spiteful rant about the singer online.

He was held in Fulton County jail in Atlanta, Georgia, ahead of his trial, which was due to start on Monday, but the court appointment was canceled when Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams dismissed the case against Horsley because his actions did not warrant criminal charges.

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