CNN anchor Chris Cuomo this morning interviewed attorney Kellie Fiedorek a representative of the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF, and formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) about Arizona‘s wide-sweeping anti-gay bill, SB 1062, that would allow “Christians” to legally discriminate against LGBT individuals.
When questioned about the Jim Crow-esque bill Fiedorek told Cuomo there’s “a basic difference between denying someone a cup of coffee or a piece of pizza or selling someone a pencil versus forcing someone to use their creative ability to create a message to support an event, to support an idea that goes against their beliefs.”that a same-sex wedding is not the same as a KKK rally, and asking a photographer to take photos of one is not the same as asking a photographer to take photos of the other.
Cuomo wasn’t having any of it responding: “Counselor, tell me that you’re not analogizing burning a Koran or the KKK with gay marriage? Do you really see those things as the same thing?”
“It will not deny anyone any service. replied Fiedorek. No one will be kicked out of a restaurant or denied a cup of coffee or piece of pizza.”
“What this bill is advocating for is basic freedom, ensuring that everyone is respected and that the government is not allowed to force or to coerce or compel anyone to violate their beliefs or to go against their conscience. This is basically to keep the government from discriminating against people of faith.”
Cuomo aggressively countered: “It allows people to not do business with gays is what it allows. Your organization has a history of trying to hedge the ability to deal with gay marriage and gay rights in the country. All somebody has to do is Google your organization. So let’s just be open and honest about it. Why is dealing with gays or gay marriage out to a substantial burden of someone’s religion? Whose religion does that burden?”
Lisa Biron who provided free legal work for the anti-gay hate group the Alliance Defense Fund and fought against many pro-LGBT Equality measures has been found guilty of eight felony convictions for child pornography using underaged boys.
A Manchester (N.H.) lawyer has been found guilty of exploiting a 14-year-old girl to produce child pornography, The Associated Press reported. Lisa Biron, 43, was accused of videotaping the girl having sex with two men. Biron faced eight federal indictments on charges of child sexual exploitation, transporting a child across state lines to produce child pornography and possession of child pornography, and was convicted on all of them after the jury deliberated for less than an hour. The trial began Wednesday, with prosecutors calling to the stand two men who said Biron videotaped them having sex with the 14-year-old. The final witness for the prosecution was an FBI agent who specializes in computer forensics. He testified that he retrieved pornographic images from a computer that had Biron listed as the owner. He said a confiscated iPhone also had a sexually explicit video involving the girl.
The identity of the underage girl victim in the case had been shielded ever since Lisa Biron
was arrested as is the standard for victims of sexual abuse. The Associated Press is now reporting that the victim was Biron’s own daughter.
As she was being led away yesterday after her conviction, Biron could be heard blaming one of the 14-year-old boy victims.
Show me an anti-gay, right-wing “Christian” hate organization and I’ll show you a nest of perverts, criminals and lunatics.
The depravity and evil of these people is just mind-boggling and stomach churning.
Lisa Biron , a member of and lawyer for the anti-gay, GOP backed Alliance Defense Fund, which has filed numerous lawsuits in opposition to LGBT rights nationwide, and then changed their name to the Alliance Defending Freedom as not to be pigeonholed as an anti-gay group has been arrested on multiple felony charges related to child pornography and drugs.
A Manchester N.H. lawyer took a teenage girl to Canada, had her engage in sexual activity and convinced her to let it be filmed, according to federal indictments. FBI agents swiftly arrested Lisa Biron yesterday morning as she awaited a hearing on child pornography charges at Manchester’s district court. About 9 a.m. FBI agents entered the courtroom, told Biron to leave her belongings and took her into an adjoining conference room where she remained for several minutes before coming out in handcuffs. Outside, Biron ducked her head below the backseat window of a white vehicle as it was driven away from the courthouse. A few hours later in U.S. District Court in Concord, Biron, who is associated with a national coalition of Christian lawyers, was formally told of the federal charges against her: transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children. Judge Landya McCafferty decided to detain Biron yesterday, largely, she said, because she is believed to have broken most of the bail conditions imposed on the district-level
In making her case that Biron should be held, Prosecutor Helen Fitzgibbon also made the following allegations:
∎ Two witnesses have testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine.
∎ Biron sent a threatening text message to the person who turned her in to the police, advising him he would have to watch his back “FOR EVER.”
∎ Biron sent a text to a friend saying she might flee to Cuba because she had “nothing left.”
∎ Biron has asked people to lie to law enforcement about her case.
∎ Other juveniles have been subjected to Biron’s sexual activity and drug use.
And the procession of hypocrites continues. Between the “preachers” hiring rent boys, and the now female lawyers getting arrested on child porn charges, you simply have to wonder what kind of kool-aid their followers continue to drink to continue to follow these hateful evil bastards.
They should not only throw the book at Lisa Biron they should also shove it up her ass sideways.
Family Research Council President and alleged white supremacist Tony Perkins had some choice words for the Internal Revenue Service in a recent press release where he basically dared the IRS to take away his hate groups 501c non-profit status. (Which by all rights they shouldn’t have anyway.)
“Some Americans could use a sermon on politics — and yesterday, they got one! More than 1,400 pastors joined Pulpit Freedom Sunday, challenging the IRS’s rules on what churches can and can’t say about elections. The project, part of Alliance Defending Freedom’s outreach, was first introduced to FRC’s pastors network in 2008. Since then, the number of churches involved has absolutely exploded, making yesterday’s event the most successful yet. ADF launched the initiative in hopes of challenging a 1954 tax code called the Johnson Amendment, which bans tax-exempt organizations from making political endorsements. ‘The purpose is to make sure that the pastor and not the IRS decides what is said from the pulpit,’ said ADF’s Erik Stanley. If the IRS does take action on the thousands of recorded sermons that will be flooding its offices from yesterday, one thing’s for sure. ADF will be ready!” – Tony Perkins
Its well past time for the IRS to send out tax notices to Tony Perkins and the FRC and alos to those 1399 other churches whose pastors are defiantly breaking the law, and preaching political directives to their sheeple.
Thanks for bring this to light Tony. I will make sure to forward this to the proper authorities.
The haters were sending out press releases fast and furiously yesterday blasting the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that Prop 8 the voter refferendum which stopped same sex marriage in California was unconstitutional.
Calling it everything from judicial tyranny, to blaming blaming Hollywood for the ruling these professional bigots ride the Waaaaaaaambulance all the way home and luckily for us make fools of themselves doing it.
This ruling substitutes judicial tyranny for the will of the people, who in the majority of states have amended their constitutions, as California did, to preserve marriage as the union of one man and one woman. However, we remain confident that in the end, the Supreme Court will reject the absurd argument that the authors of our Constitution created or even implied a ‘right’ to homosexual ‘marriage,’ and will instead uphold the right of the people to govern themselves. Voters in 31 states have voted to uphold the historic and natural definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Twenty-nine, a majority of American states, have actually inserted such a definition into the text of their state constitutions.”
“As sweeping and wrong-headed as this decision is, it nonetheless was as predictable as the outcome of a Harlem Globetrotters exhibition game,” said Brian Brown, NOM’s president. “We have anticipated this outcome since the moment San Francisco Judge Vaughn Walker’s first hearing in the case. Now we have the field cleared to take this issue to the US Supreme Court, where we have every confidence we will prevail.” “Never before has a federal appeals court – or any federal court for that matter – found a right to gay marriage under the US Constitution,” said constitutional scholar John Eastman, who is chairman of NOM.
“The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is the most overturned circuit in the country, and Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the author of today’s absurd ruling is the most overturned federal judge in America. Today’s ruling is a perfect setup for this case to be taken by the US Supreme Court, where I am confident it will be reversed. This issue is the Roe v Wade of the current generation, and I sincerely doubt the Court has the stomach for preempting the policy judgments of the states on such a contentious matter, knowing the lingering harm it caused by that ruling.”
Brian Raum, Senior Counsel for Alliance Defense Fund:
“We are not surprised that this Hollywood-orchestrated attack on marriage–tried in San Francisco–turned out this way. But we are confident that the expressed will of the American people in favor of marriage will be upheld at the Supreme Court. Every pro-marriage American should be pleased that this case can finally go to the U.S. Supreme Court. The ProtectMarriage.com legal team’s arguments align with every other federal appellate and Supreme Court decision on marriage in American history.”
“Californians voted overwhelmingly to support the traditional definition of marriage that has been the foundation of this great nation. Our experiences have shown us, as science proves, that the best environment for children to develop as productive members of our society is in a home where there is a mother and a father who love them and each other unconditionally. Yet with a stroke of the pen these three judges have undermined the foundations of the family and liberty. Shame on them.”
“This is a travesty of justice and it undermines the legitimacy of the judiciary. When judges find that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, it’s absolutely absurd. This is, I think, an illustration of why the judiciary has lost the confidence of the American people. If you look at ideology, pushed by this particular panel, obviously that’s what this panel did: they looked at their own ideological bias, their radical positions, not the Constitution itself. And when they did that, it undermined their own legitimacy and I think this is the unraveling of the actual judiciary. It is the very seeds, as Thomas Jefferson said, of tyranny.”
Bwahahahahaha. “Thomas Jefferson and tyranny” Thomas Jeffereson was the Newt Gingrich of the 1700’s and owned slaves!
Obviously, they all had their press release all set to go without a reading of the actual ruling, Their ruling was very narrow and applied more to the mechanics of existing rights being stripped from a minority group rather than any inherent validity of same-sex vs opposite-sex marriage — Staver who’s supposedly a lawyer must have gotten his law degree at Cracker Barrel U.
*Maggie Gallagher could not be pulled away from the desert bar at Golden Corral Buffet for comment.
Los Angeles City College “christian” student Jonathan Lopez won the right to sue Los Angeles City College for violating his First Amendment rights after Lopez claimed that his public speaking professor John Matteson stopped him in the middle of an Amti-Gay Marriage speech and according to the CHRISTOMANIACS at the Alliance Defense Fund, alleged that the professor called him a “fascist bastard” and told him to “ask God what your grade is.” and that Matteson told Lopez that he would make sure he’d be expelled from school. (Drama Queens?, Liars? Both?)
So inothers words Lopez got OWNED. And now, of course CHRISTOMANIACS out there are screaming that his case is yet another example of Christian (HATE) speech being stifled,
“Lopez, a self-described Christian, claimed a professor stopped him mid-speech, deeming his words sexual harassment under the Los Angeles Community College District’s code of conduct. He sued the district in February 2009 in Los Angeles federal court, claiming the code was so broad that it limited his right to free speech. U.S. Circuit Court Judge Sandra S. Ikuta wrote in the opinion handed down today that Lopez, “failed to make a clear showing that his intended speech on religious topics gave rise to a specific and credible threat of adverse action from college officials under the college’s sexual harassment policy.”
We alsways hear anti-gay groups say it’s all about redefining the word “marriage” well it’s not. You and I know that but here comes the prrof. The pro-Prop. 8 Alliance Defense Fund who more than once has said it’s all about “re-defining the owrd marriage” are now supporting the Right Wingnut Haters in Wisconsin known as “Wisconsin Family Action” that doesn’t want gay couples to have ANY BENEFITS even from such watered down unions as Civil Unions or Domestic Partnerships.
A Social conservative group filed a lawsuit today challenging Wisconsin’s domestic partner registry, arguing it is a violation of the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
The lawsuit filed in Dane County Circuit Court by members of Wisconsin Family Action contends the registry creates a legal status substantially similar to that of marriage.
Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat, proposed the registry as a means of granting same-sex couples more legal rights, such as the right to visit each other in hospitals, make end-of-life decisions and inherit each other’s property. The Democratic-controlled Legislature approved the registry and it went into effect in August 2009. By the end of the year 1,329 couples had signed up.
The same-sex marriage ban, actively pushed by the same group bringing the lawsuit against the registry, was added to the constitution by voters in 2006.
So you see it’s not about only “gay marriage”. It’s about hate, fear and stupidity that hides behind a twisted version of Christianity. They really just want to oppress the LGBT Community anyway that they can. They try to ban same-sex marriage. When they can get that, they go for domestic partnership bans. When they get that, they go after gay adoptions. When they get that, they go after any legal document or arrangement whatsoever that “purports to convey rights and privileges normally associated with marriage. And eventually they will get to the point where they want to make homosexuality to be made a felony again if we all don;t stand up and destroy these groups.
LAIRS. HOMOPHOBES. CHRISTOMANIACS, BIGOTS, and EVIL. Thats what they are plain and simple. And everyon one of us need to do EVERYTHING in our power to fight them and expose them for what they are by whatever means possible.
“I see no purpose in extending a societal imprimatur – and not insubstantial benefits – to folks whose relationships are of essentially no societal consequence. Taxpayers should not be in the business of subsidizing friendships, however close. Only when people enter into a relationship which presumptively involves the bearing and rearing of children does society have an interest in that relationship.”
Big words from the little asshole bigot known as News Jersey Assemblyman Michael Carroll, explaining why he has joined the Alliance Defense Fund in their challenge to Lambda Legal’s marriage equality lawsuit against the state.