It seems that 15-year-old McKay Hatch of the “No Cussing Club,” has so infuriated people that he and his family are now receiving death threats. I have written about this remarkable young man before, and have received more negative and vulgar comments concerning this subject than about any other I have addressed.
It is very sad. Again, I want to say how proud I am of this fine young man. He may have many vocal critics, but there are multiplied thousands who are cheering him. Please either here or on his site, let him know you are supporting him.
A South Pasadena boy who created the “No Cussing Club” is getting worldwide attention, and death threats.
McKay Hatch, 15, started his anti-profanity campaign about two years ago when he and a few friends got fed up with the foul language they seemed to hear everywhere.
The club now boosts more than 20,000 members.
But not everyone supports his cause.
The pro-cussing crowd has sent false pizza deliveries to his house along with pornographic magazine subscriptions. Hatch says his phone rings all the time and his email inbox is overflowing with profane hate messages.
He and his family drew the line when the death threats started coming in over the Internet. They promptly contacted police, who confirm an investigation is underway.
The teen’s father says one death threat in particular crossed the line.
“I was at the hospital with my wife, we were visiting family, and some guy had called on my cell phone said, ‘I know you you’re gone, you’re not there, and I’m in front of your house and I’m going to kill your family,” McKay’s father Brent Hatch said.
Hatch says police arrived within 30 seconds since they were already on alert because of the situation.
Detectives are examining the threatening emails, said South Pasadena police Capt. Richard Kowaltschuk, adding, “If someone threatens your life that is a violation of the law, whether it’s done verbally or over the phone.