OCEAN SPRINGS -- Residents in Gautier and Ocean Springs found fliers claiming to be from the Klu Klux Klan in their driveways on Sunday.
One Ocean Springs home was that of a gay couple, who said they woke up Sunday to a flier with anti-gay propaganda in a clear, plastic Ziploc bag, held down on the driveway with a rock.
Doug Myatt and his fiance, Brandon Hall, live near Front Beach and found one in the driveway.
"I thought at first I was the only one and we had been targeted," Myatt told the Sun Herald. Then he found at least four more on his street and several still in driveways on Washington Avenue at 10 a.m. on Sunday.
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He said he didn't see the flier as a direct personal threat, "but I find it very upsetting that kind of thing was left on our property. I can't believe it's 2016, and this is happening."
He asked that the Sun Herald not list what street he lives on.
"I'd feel safer," he said. "I don't want to invite crazies."
The organization listed on the flier, the United Dixie White Knights of the KKK Realm of Mississippi, which is registered with the state, said in the flier it is "committed to preserving our values and heritage."
The flier stated: "Don't let the outside immoral crowds and their news media get your butt in a bind. We will never bow to homosexuality and bestiality or other unnatural sexual perversions that go against the laws of nature and GOD."
It said: "This is a mass flier drive, no one is being targeted because of race, religion, national or sexual orientation."
Myatt said he was not going to be intimidated by the flier, but he plans to contact the FBI and the Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday.
He filed a police report with the Ocean Springs police around 11 a.m. Sunday.
"It's time for this to stop and if taking a stand and encouraging others to stand, if that helps, we're happy to do it," he said.
He said, "I don't think that it's urgent in that someone is in imminent danger. It's urgent to address this because people think things are so much better.
"We have HB 1523 and people with very aggressive, threatening attitudes toward homosexuality. It's a dangerous time, if we don't address it. And if we don't, we're doing the next generation a disservice."
He said he has two nephews and wants a better world for them.
Of note: The Mississippi Rising Coalition with a motto, "No hate in our state," has a meeting scheduled for the Ocean Springs Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday and it is open to the public.