AIM takes on ‘Loudoun Love Warriors’
June 7, 2023
In a Facebook group called “Loudoun Love Warriors,” one would not expect messages of hate and violence to be present. However, recent investigations have exposed that this group, centered on “love,” does not seem to “love” anyone who shares a different ideology.
It has also since been discovered that elected officials, some of whom are running for reelection, were members of the Loudoun County, Va.-based group, including Commonwealth Attorney Buta Biberaj, County Supervisor Juli Briskman, and multiple school board members.
The alleged posts threatened Loudoun parents Elicia Brand and Mark Winn, stating, “She is so lucky there are laws because she would be curb stomped,” and “Im soooo ready to show up with guns lol.”
According to the National Review, the group also expressed interest in contacting Winn’s employer to have his life “permanently disassembled.” During this time, Winn’s wife was battling stage four cancer.
To hold these “warriors” accountable, AIM sent a mobile billboard to the family home of Andrew Pihonak, a young member of Loudoun Love Warriors and former Biberaj staffer, who began a petition to ban hate speech after Winn referenced a Bible verse during a school board meeting.
The billboard features messages that have allegedly come from the Facebook group and asks Andrew’s family in the home to tell him that “hate has no place in our society.”