A New Hampshire lawyer who works with a virulently anti-gay Christian-right organization has been found guilty of child pornography charges after videotaping her own daughter having sex with two men on multiple occasions.
Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester faces a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison after a jury convicted her yesterday. The jury deliberated for less than an hour.
Biron, arrested by the FBI last November, was accused of eight felony counts involving the videotaping of men having sex with a 14-year-old girl who was identified by the Associated Press as her daughter. She also allegedly made a cellphone video of herself having sex with her daughter.
Biron, who claimed on her Facebook page (which was taken down, according to the Concord Monitor) that the Bible was her favorite book, had worked with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), formerly the Alliance Defense Fund, in defending a Pentecostal church in Concord in a tax fight against the city.
The Arizona-based ADF calls itself a “servant ministry” that seeks to transform the legal system and advocate “for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.” The group issues dire warnings about “the homosexual agenda” and offers a book (available for a donation of $35) by its president, Alan Sears, and senior director Craig Osten, with that title. In the book, the authors claim that “the homosexual agenda” will destroy religious liberty and free speech. In one chapter, they claim that homosexuality on college campuses leads to pedophilia, and that homosexuality and pedophilia “are intrinsically linked,” a falsehood long perpetuated by the anti-gay right to demonize LGBT people.
ADF, the Alliance Defending Freedom, has stated emphatically that this Lisa Biron is NOT an employee of theirs and have worked diligently to scrub any mention of her off of their website.
However the great folks over at Americablog did some searching and discovered that ADF had at least once identified Ms. Biron as a member of their "Honor Corps:"
ADF Allied Attorney Success Stories: March 2011
By ADF Alliance Alert
Congratulations to allied attorneys Geoffrey Westmoreland, Kevin Snider, Mike Tierney, Rick Macias, Steve Sanders, Stephen Casey, Greg Terra, Steve Whiting, Steve Amjad, Steve Fitschen, Tim Swickard, as well as new Honor Corps members, Albertos Polizogopoulos and Lisa Biron, for their recent accomplishments and successes listed below. Please take time to congratulate them!
Well gee she may not be an employee but they still felt that her contribution to their organization warranted a special title and honor.
And just what IS an "Honor Corp member?"
Alliance Defending Freedom has created the Honor Corps to recognize those allied attorneys who have completed 450 hours of pro bono service, and offers special awards in recognition of significant milestones in reported service.
So technically at least, this woman was NOT employed with a virulently anti-gay organization while she was filming men illegally having sex with her underage daughter and sexually molesting her as well, She was only volunteering her time as an attorney on their behalf, while she was filming men illegally having sex with her underage daughter and sexually molesting her as well, because she was such a supporter of their cause.
So much better.
You know this certainly does not mean that EVERY raging homophobic hyper Christian out there is a terrible person who would rape their own children, but from my experience the louder that somebody condemns another person's sexuality or lifestyle, the more likely it is that they are desperate to hide deviant behaviors of their own.
If this woman were the only example of this kind of chronic hypocrisy it would be one thing, but sadly she most certainly is not.