The Citrus County Chronicle, headed by Trina Murphy (whose husband is running for Citrus County Florida Board of Commissioners) has been waging a hate campaign against MassResistance, specifically our Florida chapter, and one of our chapter leaders John Labriola.
They frequently cite the discredited hate group known as The Southern Poverty Law Center:
For more information on this infamous hate group, click here.
Here is some of their latest defamatory remarks against MassResistance:
John Labriola and Crystal Lizanich filed Wednesday to run for Inverness City Council Seat 1, currently held by David Ryan.
Ryan also filed to run for re-election.
Labriola made a name for himself in recent months in his quest to ban LGBTQ+ displays in county libraries.
He has attracted a following who have repeatedly attended city and county public meetings to get elected officials to join the effort.
Labriola is the local representative of MassResistance, which was labeled an anti-LGBTQ hate group in 2021 by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
It's time to name names, and people need to contact them and tell the editors and writers at the Citrus County Chronicle to stop spreading hate and promoting violence.
Mike Bates Phone: 352-563-3205 Email:
Fred Hiers Phone: 352-563-5560 Email:
Conatct these for pro-LGBT, anti-family miscreants and tell them to remove ALL DEFAMATION against MassResistance in their paper. Tell them also to issue a full retraction and apology for reference the Alabama hate group in connection with MassResistance.