They found out it didn't pay to scream threats at my children. To me, my children were (and are) special, and I would, and did protect them from predators like preachers and others who scream stupid threats at children and dullards. And they can both defend themselves if attacked, as is likely around christians that learn you are not succumbing to their threats. One attacked mo once with his fists, twice my size, furious because I stated a truth he took exception to. He learned not to attack women right then and there. I taught him more in 2 seconds than that preacher taught him over decades. And what I taught him was useful too!