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Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Arrested for Masturbating in Public Park in Front of Children

The Reverend Grant Storms, a Christian fundamentalist pastor known for his campaigns against New Orleans' gay Southern Decadence festival, has been arrested for masturbating in a public park in front of children.

The Times-Picayune reports: Storms

Storms, 53, 2304 Green Acres Road, Metairie, was booked with obscenity, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report said.

Storms told deputies that he was merely having lunch at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., in his van when he decided to relieve himself using a bottle instead of using the restroom, an incident report said.

But two witnesses said they say Storms through the open windows of his van masturbating himself while watching children on the playground, the report said.

The two women flagged down a park employee who notified the Sheriff's Office. The employee also detained Storms until deputies arrived.

Bond for Storms was orginially set at $5000 but he was released early because of overcrowding at the jail.

The Times-Picayune adds:

"Armed with bullhorns, Bibles and picket signs, Storms and a group of followers in 2003 protested against Southern Decadence, the gay three-day festival held over Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter. Storms' efforts prompted the New Orleans City Council to ban megaphones and other amplification devices."

Here's the article from 2003 about Storms' campaigns to end Southern Decadence, which included a Christian parade and 'purity' rally decrying the depravity:

Last year, Storms videotaped public sex acts on Bourbon Street and made the tape available to state legislators, hoping to bring an end to the celebration.

"There's no economic gain that justifies an orgy in the streets," Storms said. "That's all it is -- a three-day orgy in the streets."

In 2005 Storms sued gay rights group Action Wisconsin, claiming the group defamed him by saying that he advocated the murder of gays. He lost the lawsuit, a decision that was upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Storms was then ordered to repay the group $87,000 in court costs.

The AP reported:

In 2003, Wisconsin Christians United invited him to speak at the International Conference on Homo-Fascism in Milwaukee.

Action Wisconsin obtained an audio recording of his speech and publicized remarks it said incited violence against gays. The group issued a press release saying Storms made sounds like gunfire, as if he were shooting gay people, and said, "God has delivered them into our hands. Boom boom boom ... there's twenty! Ca-ching! Glory, glory to god."

The press release also admonished a state senator for attending "a speech apparently advocating the murder of his own constituents."

[Storms' attorney] Donohoo claimed statements in the press release were false and defamatory.

Southern Decadence protest leader booked with masturbating at Metairie park [times-picayune]

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  1. It just don't get no mo classy, y'all.

    Posted by: Billy | Feb 28, 2011 9:11:36 PM


  2. OK everyone who's surprised by this raise your hands.

    Posted by: Danny | Feb 28, 2011 9:14:34 PM


  3. Hahaha lol

    Posted by: guy | Feb 28, 2011 9:22:07 PM


  4. Looking @ children? Level 3 sex offender. This dude and people like him needs to be severely punished.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 28, 2011 9:29:58 PM


  5. Eeew he lived down the street from my school! (true, many blocks, but the same street!)

    Posted by: KevinVT | Feb 28, 2011 9:39:41 PM


  6. Sucks for him. Other Christian leaders managed to molest little boys and only get caught afterwards, this perv didn't even get what he was after. Wow. I hope they all burn in a forest fire and fall into a vat of pudding and then die alone in a hole.

    Posted by: Ben | Feb 28, 2011 9:40:49 PM


  7. Now I can see peeing in a bottle. I have a small bladder and when I have to, it's coming out. But it does sound like he was straight up masterbating so that's gross. I don't even see what you're getting from that, just looking at children? gross.

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 28, 2011 9:59:00 PM


  8. my name is phillip im a big fan of john barrowman you could say he has help me throw a difficlt time in my life im gay and i cumend john barroman becues is so perod to be gay i wish i can be like that

    Posted by: prios | Feb 28, 2011 10:24:28 PM


  9. mr barrowman i hope you like wut i have to say if you look at this

    Posted by: prios | Feb 28, 2011 10:27:59 PM


  10. Um dude, you don't just have lunch in your van in Lafreniere, that by itself is really creepy. Plus it was like 80 something degrees today.

    Posted by: matt | Feb 28, 2011 11:10:29 PM


  11. Ew.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 28, 2011 11:30:28 PM


  12. Just lovely...how much you want to bet he is a Teabagger, republican as well!

    Posted by: Arturo Beeche | Feb 28, 2011 11:36:38 PM


  13. Could this guy be any more of a cliche?

    Anti-gay pastor. Check.
    Hypocrite. Check.
    Masturbating to children. Check.
    In a van. Check.

    Yup, he nailed it.

    http://hypervocal.com/news/2011/cliche-alert-anti-gay-preacher-arrested-for-masturbating-in-a-van-watching-kids/

    Posted by: HyperVocal | Mar 1, 2011 12:09:09 AM


  14. Marvellous.....Another old perv caught in the act. The trouble is, you don't know how many children he might have touched or fiddled with in the past, and it only comes to light in the future. He should first be castrated, then made to tell the truth, if necessery by slow torture. Having been abused myself as a child, it's the least you can do. The vermin.

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 1, 2011 2:40:42 AM


  15. Another religious leader.. do as I say, and not what I do... exposed as a pervert, and a hypocrite. If there is a Hell, he'll be first in line.

    Posted by: jerry pritikin | Mar 1, 2011 2:49:51 AM


  16. What goes around, comes around. Amen

    Posted by: dogeerf | Mar 1, 2011 9:20:24 AM


  17. Oh for goodness sake: drop the bible and step away from the religion!

    Posted by: New jersey boi | Mar 1, 2011 9:21:17 AM


  18. Maybe he just wanted to re-enact the time Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in a park for doing the same thing. It was a scientific experiment, that's all!

    Posted by: Scott | Mar 1, 2011 10:49:02 AM


  19. ...and these are the poeple from whom we are supposed to get our "moral guidance"!!!! How pathetic.

    Posted by: bill | Mar 1, 2011 11:08:24 AM


  20. I know what he was thinking: it's ok to masturbate in front of children as long as they were little girls. Because pedofilia is fine so long is heterosexual, but gays have to die.

    Posted by: Ish | Mar 1, 2011 12:01:58 PM


  21. He seems to be a loser on several levels. Not actually a big fish though. This probably won't make national news.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 1, 2011 12:19:45 PM


  22. Love to see people out picketing his church in the name of decency. Won't they be surprised to be on the receiving end of it! (no pun intended)

    Posted by: djcchicago | Mar 1, 2011 1:30:23 PM


  23. Um, I use the toilet if I have to pee. He was in a car. You mean to tell me he couldn't drive to the nearest McDonald's or bar or something? If it's so bad that I can't hold it anymore, I try to find someplace, I dunno, out of sight of where I could get caught possibly.

    I hope to God that he was doing meth too. It would make this story so much more deliciously predictable.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Mar 1, 2011 2:50:45 PM


  24. Another argument for not allowing Christians to marry, we must protect the children.

    Posted by: AUSTIN | Mar 1, 2011 3:43:54 PM


  25. Sweet-n-low lollypop Christians are just like pop rocks they are a pretty color until they hit water and start to fizz.
    Interesting how it is wrong for someone from the LGBT community to have sex the way they choose, but it's perfectly normal for the preacher man and all the rest of the self serviant (do gooders) to perform sexual acts while in the company of children. If you look in the jail system and really pay close attention, most pedifiles are heterosexual and lead so called straight lives. My point is well proven, just ask Pastor Storms, see if he'll be a coward and say I dont know what you are talking about or will he actually tell the truth about being a hipocritical liar.

    Posted by: Andrea L. Harrington | Mar 1, 2011 3:56:52 PM


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