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ADF Attorney Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Jim Burroway

November 18th, 2012

This is Lisa Biron, a Manchester, New Hampshire lawyer who was arrested and charged by the FBI for possession of child pornography. She was arrested by the FBI while she was in Manchester’s district courtroom answering district level charges of child porn. The feds charged her with transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children. She allegedly took an underage teenage girl to Canada, and convinced her to be filmed while participating in sexual activity. After she was arrested by Manchester police, she was released on bail under several conditions, and she promptly broke nearly all of them — including placing another ad on Craigslist, and sending threatening text messages to the person who had informed the police on her. Police have learned that there are other teens who have been given drugs and encouraged to engage in sexual activity.

The kicker?

Biron is associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group of lawyers who, according to their website, are committed to keeping “the door open for the spread of the Gospel” by advocating for “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family.” In Concord, she worked with the ADF in defending a Pentecostal Church on Mountain Road in its tax fight against the city.

She recently served on the board of directors at Mount Zion Christian Schools in Manchester, according to the school’s headmaster.

On Biron’s Facebook page, which was taken down in recent weeks, she had listed the Bible as her favorite book.

Alliance Defending Freedom is the new name for the Alliance Defense Fund, the outfit that is defending California’s Proposition 8 in Federal Court. The ADF sent out a celebratory message last December when Nigeria’s Senate passed a draconian anti-gay measure to impose a fourteen year prison sentence on anyone entering a same-sex marriage and a ten year sentence for pro-LGBT advocacy.

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Hyhybt
November 18th, 2012 | LINK

Wait, isn’t this what they like to accuse us of doing?

Ben in Oakland
November 18th, 2012 | LINK

I have become absolutely convinced that it isn’t merely a means of earning a living, but a means of deflection. Surely, they coildn’t possibly be so very dense. Could they?

Chris
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

So they are so against LGBT Rights that they will seduce, transport and addict to prove that is what we might do given the same rights as 85 percent of Americans. I don’t think the reasoning has changed since Anita Bryant’s Day in the Judgment Seat, but even Anita did not resort into child Porn and exploitation to prove her point. I guess Kool-Aid is not just for kids, adults will go to the barrel willingly and drink if they feel it will justify their own fears and prejudice.

Ben in Oakland
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Chris, the key words are projection and deflection. They seem to be the MO of so many of the religiously motivated.

Snowman
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Disgusting.

Markanthony
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Honestly, I’m more surprised that its a woman than a religious person.

Priya Lynn
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Markanthony, I was surprised it was a woman too, but after reading the story I think her motivation was money rather than sexual desire.

Ben in Oakland
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Priya, I suspect that’s the case for a great many of the antigays, if you catch my drift. Unfortunately for them, the other demon comes peeping out like a snaky alien from a spaceman’s stomach.

Dennis Velco
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

Just sick on all counts.

Thanks for this article and your reporting. What you do is appreciated.

I posted it to my LGBT Group on LinkedIn to spur members to read your article and to make comment. I also scooped it at Scoop.It on my LGBT Times news mashup.

Link to group >> http://www.linkedin.com/groups/LGBT-Gay-GLBT-Professional-Network-63687/about

All LGBT+ and community allies…. please come join me and 16,000+ of your soon to be great connections on LinkedIn. The member base represents 80% of the world’s countries.

It’s core value is – Visibility can lead to awareness which can lead to equality. Come stand with us and increase our visibility on the globe’s largest professional networking site. Be a professional who just happens to be LGBT – or a welcomed community ally.

Regan DuCasse
November 19th, 2012 | LINK

I left a similar post over at Joe.My.God.

My assessment of this situation was that she didn’t have sex with this girl, but was acting more like a pimp. And further, I speculated that perhaps this girl might have been suspected of being lesbian and was pimped out to ‘correct’ her sexual orientation.

I was a tutor/mentor counselor for a 16 year old lesbian years ago, who told me her father had one of his friends try to rape her to do just that.
She was able to fight him off, and she was placed in a foster home for LGBT kids in the GLASS network (Gay/Lesbian Adolescent Social Services).
Regardless whether a girl is lesbian or not, their vulnerability is so damn hackle raising.

And this just makes the screening of adults like myself, and finding adults who can be trusted with teens that much tougher.
Which I don’t mind actually. But very good, competent and well meaning adults will also be difficult to find.
Because they already are.

Jonathan
November 21st, 2012 | LINK

The ADF just awarded Frank Wolf a prize.

http://www.adfmedia.org/News/PRDetail/?CID=60720

I guess he deserved it for the letter he published on the old Manhattan Declaration blog that is now MIA.

http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/the-movement/blog/12-06-05/Not_to_act_is_to_act.aspx

AyameTan
November 22nd, 2012 | LINK

As they say, birds of a feather flock together. When will Ted Haggard III rear his or her ugly mug?

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