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Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Apologizes After Pedo Masturbation Arrest, Says He's a 'Hypocrite'

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Anti-gay pastor Grant Storms, who was arrested yesterday for masturbating in a public park in front of children, held a press conference in which he was "tearful and apologetic", WDSU reports:

The Rev. Grant Storms called himself a "hypocrite" because of his Friday arrest on accusations of masturbating in a public park. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies charged him with obscenity after two women claimed they saw him touching himself while watching children on the playground at Lafreniere Park.

Storms said in a news conference Tuesday that he was not watching the children, but he did have his hand in his pants. He apologized to those he has hurt, and he said he was sorry for targeting Decadence, an annual gay festival in the French Quarter.

According to WWL, "Storms told members of the media he is no longer connected with the church that once staged the protests against Southern Decadence, now running a lawn care business."

Storms said he was seeking help for a problem stemming from pornography, and said he was looking at some online about an hour before he went to the park to look at the children.

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

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  1. what's up with the muscle T's and hypocrite pastors? he and eddie long must shop at the same gay clothing store.

    Posted by: jeremy | Mar 1, 2011 2:54:51 PM


  2. You gotta love the spectacular implosions of these people's lives after years of condemning other folks. As much as I don't believe in pointing fingers at others' misfortunes, some people just deserve it.

    Who's next??

    Posted by: Austin | Mar 1, 2011 3:19:14 PM


  3. "seeking help for a problem stemming from pornography"

    So that's why he was jerking off. Of course, that's what you do when you watch porn.

    Posted by: Joel | Mar 1, 2011 3:29:26 PM


  4. It seems like this guy was lashing out and hating others as an expression of self-hatred for what he perceived to be his own sexual sins. My God, how lacking in self-awareness, how ignorant and how hypocritical! Do all those people who protest at gay events do so because it allows them to scream and hate others in whom they see their own self-perceived vileness? Do they --in their sick and twisted take on the world around them-- secretly see themselves as vile in their own behaviors and use the outlet of expressing hatred toward gays as some form of purging/purification? REALLY SICK!

    Posted by: Dan Cobb | Mar 1, 2011 3:33:41 PM


  5. Is it me, or does this just keep getting funnier and funnier?

    Posted by: jtramon | Mar 1, 2011 3:38:34 PM


  6. I at least give him credit for admitting he was a hypocrite. Far too many of these guys don't do that even when they're caught.

    Posted by: Idiots | Mar 1, 2011 3:46:59 PM


  7. Seeking help for porn addiction.....at a park?

    Was he looking for Lucy and her "Psychiatric Help, 5 cents" stand?

    Posted by: Scott | Mar 1, 2011 3:56:06 PM


  8. Now he tries the victim card. I am addicted to porn. " tearful and apologetic" He got caught.

    Posted by: AUSTIN | Mar 1, 2011 3:59:55 PM


  9. Don't you mean to say that he was looking at porn for an hour before he went to the park to NOT look at the children?

    Posted by: dgchgo | Mar 1, 2011 4:00:53 PM


  10. You would think Bud Light could find better product placement than pedophile news conferences...

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 1, 2011 4:15:11 PM


  11. Hopefully the full effect of the law will ensure he is certified as a "Sex Offender" and as such will not be permitted near children/young adults! Obviously he has more then a problem with "Porn" and just what form of porn was he watching that lead him to find a playground and masturbate there? Seize his computers!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Mar 1, 2011 4:40:43 PM


  12. There's nothing funny here - this monster and his catholic pedophile brethren have been ruining children's lives around the world for generations. At a minimum, he should be designated a sex offender and be permanently enjoined from being anywhere near children, including schoolyards. The hypocrisy doesn't bother me as much as his current actions.

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Mar 1, 2011 4:42:45 PM


  13. I actually find that these men (and they always are men) make me pity them. The truth behind all of them is so often a huge self loathing and years of denial about their own true nature.

    This man has taken a step towards admitting his true nature. In his case it may be that he has peodophile tendencies for which he clearly needs treatment. In most cases these mne simply seem to be gay men in strong denial.

    Whilst I do not find it easy to forgive these men for their often hurtful and destructive past actions we should recognise that very often they are actually our brothers under the skin.

    The whole world knows that the majority of catholic priests are gay.

    I do not know if there is a practical way of using the truth about these men to fight their lies. It occurs to me that eery time one of them is "caught out" they should be shown compassion by he "gay community" and encouraged to admit their own personal struggles; that would do more to show the anti-gay haters for what they are.

    Of course in most cases these mne simply try to clean up their messes and return to a semblence of their past sham lives - Ted Haggard being the most recent example. In those cases one can only pity them and their wasted lives.

    For any gay person admitting their true selves is often the most important thing they ever do, young or old, fast or slow.

    These sad men will never have that moment in their lives; they continue to run; pity them.

    Posted by: arch | Mar 1, 2011 4:48:47 PM


  14. That was quick.

    There's no indication that he is gay.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 1, 2011 5:48:45 PM


  15. Go to hell. You believe in that kind of things; so .... Let's go! You must face your god's will!

    Posted by: Dani | Mar 1, 2011 6:00:05 PM


  16. Arch, as Anon points out, there is nothing to indicate that Storms is gay. And in writing that most pedophiles are in deep denial about being gay is not a whole lot different than what so many homophobes who equate homosexuality with pedophilia, incest, and other 'unnatural' acts like to broadcast.
    But even if he Storms gay, I don't regard him as one of my "brothers under the skin." For all the sympathy I have for his coming to terms with his sexuality, and for the certain amount of respect I give him for labeling himself a "hypocrite" (which is far more than most of these guys do), I do not automatically feel close to gay men whose fears and/or self-loathing lead them to actively and publicly work to harm others. For all the years I spent in the closet, I never wanted or did hurt others those who were able to come out and enjoy being gay as part of their lives. If anything, I felt a mix of jealousy and respect. If Storms becomes as active and public in fighting homophobia, I certainly will have more respect for him and feelings of brotherhood might develop.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Mar 1, 2011 6:52:01 PM


  17. There's nothing funny here - this monster and his catholic pedophile brethren have been ruining children's lives around the world for generations. At a minimum, he should be designated a sex offender and be permanently enjoined from being anywhere near children, including schoolyards. The hypocrisy doesn't bother me as much as his current actions.

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Mar 1, 2011 4:42:45 PM
    ========================

    pedos gravitate towards professions, situations where they have contact with children and a level of superficial respectability. It's not just clergy, but teachers, coaches, police, etc., There's A LOT OF scandals involving teachers; what do the teacher's unions [staunch leftist and gay rights advocates usually] have to say about the very large number of pedos in their ranks?


    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 2, 2011 8:03:42 AM


  18. @JTRAMON : Yeah, it's too good.....let's start a "Hall of Fame";

    Haggard
    Rekers
    Storms


    (Please add on your favourite Famers ).

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 2, 2011 12:23:33 PM


  19. "...he and eddie long must shop at the same gay clothing store."

    And probably the same online pedophilia porn store as well, all truths be told.

    It seems like this guy was probably trying to repress some pedophiliac impulses by re-directing his energy toward a condemnation of homosexuality, which, come to think of it, pretty much defines the Catholic priesthood.

    Posted by: Keep the Vicars Out Yer Knickers | Aug 23, 2012 12:10:35 PM


  20. The guy was sitting in his vehicle by a playground jerking off looking at children. Why wasn't he registered as a sex offender??? With behavior like that, it is only a matter of time before he is molesting children.

    Posted by: James Savik | Aug 23, 2012 9:13:26 PM


  21. How nasty, first Schaap now Storms, so sad for their wives, Dawn Storm's story is quite interesting, I found it here http://fandaily.info/?p=30983, it includes family pics

    Posted by: Barbara Hill | Aug 24, 2012 1:39:43 AM


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