Anti-gay lawyer for the Alliance Defending Freedom arrested on child pornography charges.

I know some of you read that title and think “JT is being sensationalist!”  No, I’m not, it’s just that satire is dead.

The Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) is a group which, ironically, works very hard to limit the freedom of gay people by preventing them from marrying.  It was founded by some of Christianity’s most infamous leaders like Bill Bright (founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) and James Dobson.

I hope they weren’t taking their hiring cues from the almighty, because one of their lawyers just got caught being very, very bad.

A Manchester 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.

I can only imagine what she said to the police: “It’s ok guys, we’re not married.”  Because two consenting adult women is immoral and a threat to society.

Maybe she just needs more Jesus?  That will surely be the message from the ADF.  Although, Jesus was watching the whole time and didn’t do anything.  Perhaps Jesus should be arrested as well?  Yeah, going to throw out something crazy here, but maybe what she needs instead of Jesus is some god damn empathy for other human beings!!!

  • http://- GD

    Wow.. it makes it even better that it is a ‘she.’ Worse, I mean… how sad. But no worries; its not like she can go biblical and marry the poor girl!

  • RuQu

    That kid in Oklahoma just got sentenced to ten-years of weekly church attendance as part of his manslaughter plea. Perhaps this lady will get sentenced to attend Catholic services.

  • N

    Wow, reading that block quote was an interesting trip through having my assumptions shattered. “Oh, huh, it was an underaged girl – I wouldn’t have guessed that this indiscretion was heterosexual in nature.” One paragraph later: “Oh, huh.”

  • Alex

    It’s not clear that Biron engaged in sexual activity with the girl herself — the phrasing “had her engage in sexual activity” implies to me that Biron pimped her out to someone else, so it may have been heterosexual. It’s equally abusive and illegal either way.

  • http://faithfail.blogspot.com.au/ Ben Evans

    The saddest thing is that the rest of the anti gay movement will see this as confirming evidence that they are right. I get worried when people think that sex is something that should be hidden and never talked about… it makes me think that the way they are doing it wrong.

  • Chris Pinson

    ADF Attorney Caught With Child Porn? Not Really
    Point to it as yet another example of an anti-gay, “pro-family” Christian covering up their sexual predation? Absolutely. But the “association” with the ADF is pretty weak here. It appears that she was the local attorney who worked with them on a single case. She didn’t work for them, she was involved in a single case. The ADF works just like the ACLU does in this regard, contracting with a local “cooperating attorney” to handle such cases. If an attorney in Keokuk, Iowa who once worked with the ACLU on a single case was caught doing something terrible, we would find it ridiculous if someone said that proved something bad about the ACLU; the same is true here. Hammer her, but the ADF has no real connection to this.

    http://freethoughtblogs.com/dispatches/2012/11/21/adf-attorney-caught-with-child-porn-not-really/

  • http://forgivenbyjesus7@gmail.com Ted

    Please read the following questions carefully, be honest and listen to your conscience. Would you consider yourself to be a good person? The Bible declares, most men will proclaim their own goodness. Let’s see if you qualify as being a good person. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything, irrespective of its value? Have you ever used God’s name to curse? Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart?

    Have you ever looked at someone with lust? The Bible says that if someone hates another person they are a murderer (I John 3:15). Have you ever hated anyone? If you have answered, Yes, to the previous questions, then you have admitted that you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer and a murderer and we’ve only looked at 5 of the 10 Commandments. If God were to judge you by this standard would you be innocent or guilty? You know you are guilty and deserving of an eternity in Hell.

    Jesus Christ came to earth and died a criminal’s death not because He had broken the Law, but because we had. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. What should you do? Repent, turn from your sins & put your complete faith in Jesus Christ as your Savoir and Lord. You may die today, in your sin. Is there any reason why you would not accept God’s gift? More info at living waters website with true & false conversion audio sermon. God Bless!

    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. (Psalm 19)

    When we look at a building we know there is a Builder, When we look at a painting we know there is a Painter, When we look at creation we know there is a Creator We know there is moral law, and we know there is a moral law giver The creation proves that there is a Creator. Nothing did not create everything.

    Dr. Simon Greenleaf: Professor of Law at Harvard University, produced, A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, which still is considered one of the greatest single authorities on this subject of legal procedure. He applied the principles contained in this book and came to the conclusion that, according to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.

    His findings were recorded in his book, An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelist by the Rules of Evidence Administered in the Courts of Justice. You can buy the book at Amazon.com

    Isaac Newton: “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and power Being.

    Abraham Lincoln: Believed that “the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Saviour of the world is communicated to us through this book.”

    God’s creation can be very beautiful, God’s creation declares his power and glory. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. From the Bible Romans 1

    Just a friendly reminder: From God’s Word the Bible: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation….. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians

    Isaiah 53 was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all… For he bore the sin of many, ” Who was the HIM, the prophet Isaiah was talking about; it was Jesus the Jewish Messiah.

    Jesus said “Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” God bless! (Check out the Jews for Jesus website)

    We are God’s creation. We are very creative beings that can invent wonderful, fun inventions, like the wing suit, surfing, snowboarding, and many more fun things. Just imagine, what kind of amazing, fun, inventions we as the God’s creation will come up with in 100, 200, 300, 1000 years from now. If we can up with such inventions, and we are just the mere creation of God Almighty, who created the earth, ocean, sky, universe & everything in it.

    Just image how absolutely wonderful, spectacular, unspeakable, awesome heaven will be, with no more sin, pain and suffering. With a God who can come up infinite amount of fun things to do, each one probably more exciting and exhilarating than the last. Please do not miss out on heaven, repent and trust in Jesus as your Lord and Savior. From the Bible: But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:12-14

    • Joe

      Ok, I’ll bite.

      First of all, what exactly does this have to do with the post you are commenting on? What are you hoping to achieve by posting this unimaginative, unoriginal drivel on a post that is several months old? It can’t be an attempt to convert the readers here, you have said nothing we haven’t heard before in a place half of us won’t even notice it (I only saw it because it popped up on the recent comments bar).

      Onto your questions (which seem familiar – have you been watching Ray Comfort?). I answer yes to all of them (as I’m sure was your intention) and ask a question in return – how does any of that mean I’m deserving of an eternity of constant torture? (Also, I should point out that hating someone and murdering someone are two entirely different things – in only one of them does someone end up dead.)

      Jesus Christ came to earth and died a criminal’s death not because He had broken the Law, but because we had.

      So, I do the crime, someone else does the time? That’s a really strong moral grounding you’ve got there.

      Dr. Simon Greenleaf: …

      Isaac Newton: …

      Abraham Lincoln: …

      Argument from authority – did you know that Newton was also a firm believer in alchemy. Guess we should all be trying to turn lead into gold then.

      I’m not even going to bother with the bible quotes. Would quoting the Koran at you convince you of the truth of Islam?

      Finally, I’m not sure I could (in fact, I’m quite sure I couldn’t) enjoy heaven knowing that there are people being tortured for all time for the simply fact that they love the wrong person, or because they happened to be born in the wrong place and so were brought up in the wrong religion, or because they used their brain and couldn’t reconcile the contradictions between your religion and reality. So no, heaven wouldn’t be awesome and without suffering, because I have empathy. You should try it sometime.

      So, are you going to be intellectually honest and return to defend your drivel, or are you some random drive-by preacher, too scared of opposing ideas to defend yours? I guess we will find out.

      • Andrew Kohler

        Thanks for this reply, Joe–I am sure that I am not the only +1.

        I would like to emphasize the point that it is by no stretch of the imagination reasonable to call hating a person (a thought crime) equivalent to murder. It’s true that hatred can lead to nasty actions, but the problem is with the actions. And I feel safe in saying that a very small percentage of cases of hatred actually result in murder. I am highly unimpressed by a system of morality that cannot draw such basic distinctions as this.

        “Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart?”

        First, that shouldn’t be a question mark. Second, see above for the difference between thought crime and action. Third, this seems to assume that at least one of the people involved (the lust-er or the lusted after) is in a monogamous relationship, or perhaps that “adultery” is being used hear to mean “fornication,” as it has been historically. So that means the crime is…sex without being married, which I do not accept as inherently immoral or problematic. Fourth, lustful feelings are generally involuntary (and, in this belief system, presumably instilled by God). Fifth, why is it specified to be a woman? Why are Biblical laws (this is consistently true in the books of Moses as well) addressed to heterosexual men? (Lesbians and bisexual women don’t really factor into the Bible except that weird verse in Romans 1, so it’s safe to assume it was just men being addressed, and that all were assumed to be heterosexual.)

        Beyond these specific complaints, I resent and reject the notion that having done bad things, an inevitable part of being human, disqualifies us from being considered good people. It ignores so many things: severity of the action, circumstances (is Jean Valjean worthy of hell for stealing some bread to save a starving child? is God like Javert?), whether or not the person’s overall patterns of behavior are harmful to others versus whether (s)he makes poor choices on occasion, and (I would say most importantly of all) how a person reacts to having done something bad. The original post glibly acts as though it doesn’t matter if we have remorse for our bad actions and do our best to correct our behavior in the future, and to make amends for any harm we’ve caused. In fact, this worldview says downright that *humans are not capable of this* and require someone who has never done anything wrong to pay the price for us. I firmly reject the idea of vicarious atonement. Christopher Hitchens used to say this more eloquently than I can: Our personal responsibility cannot be taken from us; it is ours alone and we must accept it. That is the honorable course of action. I do not want anyone to suffer as a result of my actions: if I have caused suffering I’ll do my best to stop it and make amends for it. I’ll feel horrible, but having someone else say, “Hey, I’ll pay the price for you!” won’t make me feel any better–in fact, quite the opposite as that causes even more pain for another person (who is completely blameless in this case–what a devastating thought!) The system proposed here is neither fair nor just, nor even human.

        To be fair, the quoted text from Isaiah 53 did provide Handel with a text for some really wonderful music in Part 2 of Messiah (some of which sounds like it could have been Mozart’s model for the Kyrie fugue in the Requiem). Also, the Jephthah story provided Carissimi with a subject for some equally wonderful music (Handel used it as a subject for an oratorio as well, but I don’t know that one). That doesn’t vindicate the morality or truth of these texts any more than Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas vindicates Book 4 of The Aeneid (which Nahum Tate’s libretto only loosely follows). And Puccini gave an exquisite aria to Prince Calaf (spoiler! that’s the dumb name they’re all trying to figure out) in Turandot, but that character is still a colossal twit.

      • Andrew Kohler

        And I too would be very glad to hear your response, Ted. Actual discourse is far more satisfying than drive-by postings.

  • http://forgivenbyjesus7@gmail.com Ted

    Please read the following questions carefully, be honest and listen to your conscience. Would you consider yourself to be a good person? The Bible declares, most men will proclaim their own goodness. Let’s see if you qualify as being a good person. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything, irrespective of its value? Have you ever used God’s name to curse? Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart?

    Have you ever looked at someone with lust? The Bible says that if someone hates another person they are a murderer (I John 3:15). Have you ever hated anyone? If you have answered, Yes, to the previous questions, then you have admitted that you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer and a murderer and we’ve only looked at 5 of the 10 Commandments. If God were to judge you by this standard would you be innocent or guilty? You know you are guilty and deserving of an eternity in Hell.

    Jesus Christ came to earth and died a criminal’s death not because He had broken the Law, but because we had. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. What should you do? Repent, turn from your sins & put your complete faith in Jesus Christ as your Savoir and Lord. You may die today, in your sin. Is there any reason why you would not accept God’s gift? More info at living waters website with true & false conversion audio sermon. God Bless!

    • Glodson

      Since Joe handled the reply above rather well, I’ll take a crack at this.

      Please read the following questions carefully, be honest and listen to your conscience. Would you consider yourself to be a good person?

      I’m alright. I have plenty of failings, but I try to amend what I get wrong. I try to base my morals on reason, try to back my ideas with logic and reason, and often let my empathy guide me, and I try to be aware of my own biases and prejudices as to make myself into a better person. And I try to teach how to think critically to others, so that they might be able to do the same. Room for improvement, to be sure, but still, not bad either.

      The Bible declares, most men will proclaim their own goodness.

      The Bible also treats unpromised virgins who are raped rather poorly, has guidelines for killing children, and even calls for a woman to be murdered on her father’s doorstep for the crime of failing to be a virgin on her wedding night, not to mention numerous accounts of righteous genocides, the torture of Job, the sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter and other little evils. What a great source for morals!

      Let’s see if you qualify as being a good person. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen anything, irrespective of its value?

      Fuck! Comfort alert! Comfort Alert! Have you ever plagiarized? You see, this is a heaping pile of bullshit. Stealing something doesn’t make you a thief. The telling of a lie doesn’t make you a liar. And neither of these qualities make you a bad person. Circumstances change, and being married to an absolute set of rules can allow for a person to do something vile for the sake of blindly following the rules. Life isn’t always that simple.

      Let’s continue with this farce.

      Have you ever used God’s name to curse?

      Jesus Christ! That’s Jesusing arbitrary! Who would ever turn Jesus’ name into a Christing curse?!

      Jesus said, I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart?

      This is an odd question. Ummm, yes? He did say that, in the world’s most popular bad fan-fic. And it was bullshit then, and bullshit now. It is a way of making people feel guilty for impulses and emotions, it is a cheap way to degrade all people for being human. It is an emotionally manipulative tactic to paint all people with an absurdly large brush. And it is an utterly brainless appeal to authority. Because Jesus said it, it must be true!

      Have you ever looked at someone with lust? The Bible says that if someone hates another person they are a murderer (I John 3:15). Have you ever hated anyone? If you have answered, Yes, to the previous questions, then you have admitted that you are a liar, a thief, a blasphemer, an adulterer and a murderer and we’ve only looked at 5 of the 10 Commandments. If God were to judge you by this standard would you be innocent or guilty? You know you are guilty and deserving of an eternity in Hell.

      First, let’s start with what Zinc has gotten to me think of, forevermore, as the argument from cock-bone(also know as argumentum ad baculum). This is when people use a threat in the place of an actual argument. You are using the threat of hell. Instead of using logic and reason, you are saying that people who don’t accept blindly what you think your god wants will burn forever in hell. For thinking. Not for actually doing anything, but the mere thought of something is enough for this deity to torture a person forever.

      This would be unspeakably evil if a human did it. But, by some magic, it is righteous when god tortures. Because god.

      No, telling a few lies doesn’t make you a liar. This makes the fucking word worthless. Hating someone doesn’t make you a murderer, you dishonest idiot. Wanting to bang the hell out of another human being doesn’t make you an adulterer. Stealing something once doesn’t make you a thief. This hamfisted attempt to smear all of mankind so you can justify the imagined torture of people by your sadistic imaginary friend is sickening. It is fiction, it is a fiction you have convinced yourself of so that you don’t have to actually examine hell. This all powerful deity that loves us is going to torture us forever if we don’t do the things he wants. That’s abuse, that is sickening. It is like saying that if the wife of an abusive husband is loved, and would not get beaten, if she would just do what he said. Instead of holding god accountable for being an abusive and monstrous deity, you are blaming humanity. Which is supposedly helpless in the face of god.

      That’s twisted.

      Jesus Christ came to earth and died a criminal’s death not because He had broken the Law, but because we had. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

      God torturing his kid for the crime of others does sound like his “love” for us.

      What should you do?

      Examine the evidence, think for yourself, and reject bullshit.

  • Ted

    Dr. Simon Greenleaf: Professor of Law at Harvard University, produced, A Treatise on the Law of Evidence, which still is considered one of the greatest single authorities on this subject of legal procedure. He applied the principles contained in this book and came to the conclusion that, according to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.
    His findings were recorded in his book, An Examination of the Testimony of the Four Evangelist by the Rules of Evidence Administered in the Courts of Justice. You can buy the book at Amazon.com

    • Loqi

      He applied the principles contained in this book and came to the conclusion that, according to the laws of legal evidence used in courts of law, there is more evidence for the historical fact of the resurrection of Jesus Christ than for just about any other event in history.

      Um, what? You are joking, right? I can prove this wrong in about 5 seconds. I just get out my phone, turn on the video recording, and record myself doing 10 pushups. Voila, I now have significantly more evidence for a historical event (me doing pushups) than anyone has ever found for anyone coming back from the dead.

  • Ted

    God’s creation can be very beautiful, God’s creation declares his power and glory. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. From the Bible Romans 1

    Just a friendly reminder:
    From God’s Word the Bible: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation….. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians

    Isaiah 53 was written hundreds of years before Jesus was born: “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on HIM the iniquity of us all… For he bore the sin of many, ” Who was the HIM, the prophet Isaiah was talking about; it was Jesus the Jewish Messiah.

    Jesus said “Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” God bless! (Check out the Jews for Jesus website)

    • Loqi

      Holy godbot, Batman.

      • Joe

        I’m pretty sure that a lot of it (certainly up to the appeal to authority part) is word for word from Ray Comfort, so godbot is pretty accurate – no thought required.

        • Glodson

          Yup.

          Have you ever plagiarized? That makes you a plagiarist. Which is a kind of lie, which makes Ted here a liar.

          Since he’s a liar, we can’t believe anything he says.

          Therefore, there’s no god.


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