I got my first deliberate targetting recently as a trans person. Online abuse I am used to - but this was a leaflet deliberately placed and meant for me to read. I'm not going to go into the details of where it was but it was targetted at me.
I only read it briefly. It's in the style of a cigarette warning package, mentions religion, sin, - and then attacks people who are gay or trans.
This was a bit too close to home. Someone has deliberatly decided to target me - it's also a bit too late as I there is no turning back. I have no idea who did this - but I know there are people out there who strongly disapprove of trans people and who are so brave they decide to put a leaflet in a place designed for me to find it.
As you said, they're certainly not the brightest or bravest. I'm assuming that this particular kind of targeting means it's likely someone you encounter regularly in your personal/social/work life? If that's the case I can't imagine how that must feel. But as pp said its a reflection on them and the kind of bitter life they lead. If possible I'd try to give it as little headspace as possible - it certainly doesn't deserve any.
I can't read it as my device is being an arse but I take it it's not something trying to raise the profile of the worrying higher levels of mental ill health and even suicide for anyone deemed "other" to white/ straight etc?
That really is awful. Must be awful to just be going about your business and suddenly get sideswiped by that malicious spiteful nonsense. It says a lot more about the person who left it for you then it does you. The problem is located with them, not you. I've noticed that gender identities and sexual identities that do not conform to heteronormative frameworks seem to make those that do a bit uncomfortable sometimes. It's like they can't handle someone playing by different rules and induces some kind of existential panic. Makes them question and doubt themselves, so they get defensive. Not on though. As pp said, they are indeed arseholes. Try not to give them headspace, they don't deserve your time.
I completely understand why you feel targeted and worried, but please feel reassured that this is not the majority opinion but comes from a place of bitterness and bigotry - and it doesn’t surprise me that religion is being referenced.
It’s ridiculously naive of them to think that a leaflet will make anyone go, “oops, silly me, thanks for making me see the light”. They are utter idiots. So YANBU.
I am used to this stuff from my religious cousins. Sorry it must be a shock if you are not used to it. As above, they believe there is only one good way to live...
There are some decent Christians out there so don’t think they are all like this. On the other hand, the nice ones, like the Pope (who says things like “who am I to judge?.”) get attacked by extremists within their own ranks.....