An anti-Semitic incident took place in Huntington Beach in which a color paper flyer was distributed to homes in the southeast area of the city on Wednesday morning.
The flyer carried the headline “Every Single Aspect of the LGBTQ+ Movement is Jewish.” To the left of the headline is a Star of David; to the right is a pentagram, often associated with Satanism.
Most of the flyer contained photos of gay and transgender activists with a blue Cross of David imposed on their foreheads.
“I am appalled to hear that a small number of unfortunate residents within one of our HB neighborhoods received hateful messaging and propaganda this morning,” said Mayor Tony Strickland in a statement.
“The messaging contained within these flyers is completely unacceptable and does not reflect the values or ideas we believe here in Huntington Beach.” He urged anyone with information about the incident to call the HBPD at (714) 960-8811.
Kim Carr, who preceded Strickland as mayor, wrote in a tweet, “Huntington Mayor Strickland …have you seen this? This hate incident is another example of your failure to lead. We shouldn’t be surprised.”