Lawyer with Anti-Gay Christian Litigation Group ‘Alliance Defense Fund’ Arrested by FBI on Child Porn Charges

Lisa Biron, a Manchester, New Hampshire lawyer associated with Alliance Defending Freedom (better and formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, an anti-gay Christian law group) was arrested Friday morning on child pornography charges, the Concord Monitor reports:

BironA 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.

Agents also found 200 rounds of ammunition in Biron's home.

The paper adds:

In making her case that Biron should be held, Fitzgibbon also made the following allegations: Two witnesses have testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine; Biron sent a threatening text message to the person who turned her in to the police, advising him he would have to watch his back “FOR EVER."; Biron sent a text to a friend saying she might flee to Cuba because she had “nothing left.”; Biron has asked people to lie to law enforcement about her case; Other juveniles have been subjected to Biron’s sexual activity and drug use.

And finally:

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.

More at the Monitor

Comments

  1. kit says

    There are two kinds of anti-gay “Christian” crusaders — the ones who have been caught and the ones who haven’t been caught (yet.)

  2. Quest says

    Another sexual repressed freak strikes again…These people are not worthy of my spit. This closet lesbian probably justified what she did in her mind, because after all she never touched the teenager, just got off on watching her getting off…These people need medication, the Bible is a sure fire road to insanity.

  3. johnny says

    How many more examples of this type of rampant hypocrisy does the planet need to find out about before the idiotic religious right conservative zealots finally figure out that their “leaders” are the REAL PERVERTS?

    Oh, maybe they already know and don’t care.

  4. Mike says

    After the local PD arrested her, Biron did bail out. She then posted yet another online ad to solicit children after the judge specifically ordered her to not access the internet except for work.

    It was during the court hearing in re; her first arrest that the FBI arrived to arrest her for transporting a child across state lines for sexual assault & producing child porn on that trip to Canada.

    Due to her refusing to follow the judge’s orders upon her release, threatening witnesses, texting she’s going to flee the area & attempting to lure yet more children… she is now held without bail.

  5. ColinATL says

    How unusual is it for this type of hypocrite to be a woman, huh? Seriously, I can’t think of the last right wing scandal involving a sexually aggressive woman. Just interesting…

  6. Mike says

    ‘Tis season for sharing:

    Young Republican Ex-Gay youth minister ordered sexual assaults & murder of his wife: “Bethany was sexually assaulted over a period of months while drugged with someone else’s prescription anti-psychotic, witnesses in the house told authorities. This was happening, the witnesses alleged, in a period of time that male members in the house were involved in sexual relationships with Deaton, one saying it was part of a “religious experience.”

    http://www.kansascity.com/2012/11/17/3923048/prayer-groups-secrets-emerge.html

  7. voet says

    You can’t make this stuff up. Truth IS stranger that fiction. If a novelist included a storyline like this, everyone would say it was unbelievable.

  8. Mike says

    conservativebabylon.com has more:

    Lisa Biron, graduate of bible thumping Pat Robertson’s Regent Univ, holds bigot board memberships, and is also a member of the gay-bashing Christian Legal Society and the radical right-wing Federalist Society…was arrested for PRODUCING child porn and sexual assault of minor children. Biron is associated with rabid bigots: Alliance Defending Freedom, lawyers who 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.”

  9. Chuck Mielke says

    First, let’s point out that this person has only been arrested. Not indicted; not convicted. All statements in the article about why she was arrested are allegations, not facts. Second, let’s note that she seems to be a member of two groups we like to hate: christian and anti-gay (some of us might include the third group, lawyers;->). Third, let’s acknowledge the fact that, if we claim unalterable nature as a “reason” for being gay, we must acknowledge the same for people attracted to children. (Yes: I know and agree that sex between consenting adults is different from sexual exploitation by those who harm others in pursuit of their intimacy or control needs.) “Human nature” includes exploiters, too; while I’m not religious, I think it’s important to recall that, save for a fluke of genetic endowment, any one of us could find ourselves in Biron’s shoes. I’m asking a bit of unbiased compassion for another human driven by needs not unlike those that drive ourselves.

  10. Sooz says

    Really Chuck? Any one of us could be in her shoes for producing child porn & advertising for kids online to take to Canada to film her rape? “Any one of us” !!!?!!!

    Any one of us made succinct choices not be be like her…victimizing people in both her private & public life . . . and we chose not to be like her rabid bigot ilk. Hate to think what your life is behind closed doors. Sheesh!

  11. Paul says

    The truth always comes out and in this case it is the anti-gay Christians who are the real pedophiles who rape and abuse children, time and again it is the Catholic Priest who are pedophiles and then the Boy Scouts who are anti-gay Christians who are pedophiles and now this anti-gay Christian fanatic who also is a pedophile, the FBI has her on video having sex with a child.

  12. jomicur says

    @Chuck: You seriously believe that child molestation is “not unlike” gayness? Dear me, I think I smell a right-wing Christian troll.

    And you also seriously believe that child molesters, if their sexuality is genetically determined, as you claim, should get a complete pass for tearing down other people’s sexuality? If this woman’s sexual behavior is in fact genetically determined and unalterable, she ought to be MORE compassionate and understanding about gay people’s sexuality, not less.

    Are you by any chance a priest?

  13. voet says

    Chuck,

    Your first point is valid. Perhaps we all should have begun by saying “If these allegations prove to be true…”

    Regarding your second point, I think it would be more accurate to say that most people (not just LGBT folks) hate hypocrites–people who excoriate certain behavior, while engaging in it themselves.

    On your third point, while social scientists are in general agreement that sexual orientation is “unalterable nature,” as you put it, I am not aware of the same claim being made for people who are attracted to children. However, even if that is the case, it does not, imho, excuse the behavior that Lisa Biron is alleged to have engaged in.

  14. Caliban says

    It’s long been believed by mental health experts and law enforcement that you can’t “cure” pedophilia. The recidivism rate is astronomical. So in that way, pedophilia IS a “sexual orientation.”

    We as a society have (rightly) established age of consent laws, drawing a line before which sexual contact is a crime, where consent cannot be given. There may be some debate over exactly WHERE that line should be drawn (age of consent varies by locale) but it’s unanimous that there should be one.

    But all that aside, porn is made for personal gain (money), not personal pleasure. She did this for greed.

    Her hypocrisy is galling for sure, but without know the actual age of the “teenage girl” it’s hard to know just how bad it is. They might be treated the same way by the law, but whether she was 13 or 17 makes a big difference.

  15. says

    These ‘people’ who have a problem with the sexuality of others remind me of animals who attack their own reflection in a mirror. But the animals do it because they don’t understand reflections; the humans — because they do.

  16. andrew says

    It happens so often that homophobic preachers and anti-gay activists are sexually twisted humann beings, that it is hardly news anymore.

  17. ratbastard says

    What a effed up chick. Why isn’t she being prosecuted by the Canadians if the crime was committed in Canada? I don’t know what the age of consent between a grown adult and a teenager in Canada are, maybe it wasn’t a crime there. In the U.S. the age of consent for NH is I think 16, but there can’t be more than a 2 year age difference. Otherwise, it’s 18 to be considered consenting adults.

  18. says

    Age of consent in Canada is 16 across the board. The problem is the pornography charge for which you still have to be 18, regardless of consent laws.

    Not a peep so far from our main news networks about this. If this is already being handled by the FBI, I doubt Canadian law and immigration will have much to do with it unless it becomes obvious that this is more widespread.

  19. Diogenes Arktos says

    Given her overall behavior, she must have gone to the law school at Regent U (just like Bachmann): threats, lies, flight, whatever. (I’d love to know how they have accreditation.) I shouldn’t have been surprised that she wanted to flee to CUBA given her drug problems, but I was.

  20. Stacy says

    Please don’t blame this on Christianity. Bad people come in many disguises regardless of their religion, ethnicity, culture or sexual preference, etc… Sad but true. Be better than that; don’t let your self sink.

  21. Aulton says

    Yet more proof that the religious are nothing more than rabid animals, preying on anyone to sate their sick lust for power. They are a plague on society. How many more innocent lives must be shattered before vermin like this Christian face justice? I tire of those who make excuses for them as well.

  22. Bill says

    It may be a bit unusual given that something like 90% of pedophiles are male, but technically pedophilia refers to an attraction to prepubescent children, and she was abusing teenagers, so the statistics could be different in her case. Didn’t have much luck finding anything via a google search for demographic data regarding the gender of ephebophiles. Regardless, let’s hope she gets locked up for a good long time.

  23. Bill says

    It may be a bit unusual given that something like 90% of pedophiles are male, but technically pedophilia refers to an attraction to prepubescent children, and she was abusing teenagers, so the statistics could be different in her case. Didn’t have much luck finding anything via a google search for demographic data regarding the gender of ephebophiles. Regardless, let’s hope she gets locked up for a good long time.

  24. Ted says

    The truth will set you free, there are many more of these anti-gay Christians out there doing the same thing, we just have to expose them for the criminals they really are.

  25. Adam says

    I wrote a neuroscience thesis on neurobiological substrates of human sexual attraction. There’s actually a fair amount of (relatively recent) scientific evidence in the literature refuting the idea that pedophilic attraction is comparable to adult sexual attraction — whether homo- or heterosexual. In fact, from a biological perspective, pedophilia looks quite similar to obsessive compulsive and impulse control disorders, and these and other psychological diagnoses or personality disorders are often seen in conjunction with pedophilia. That isn’t true for adult sexual attraction, whether gay or straight, aside from higher rates of stress-induced conditions (depression, anxiety, and drug/alcohol abuse mainly) attributed to social stigma in the homosexual population. It may seem intuitive to well-functioning adults that attraction to minors could represent an inborn mode of sexual expression that cannot be altered — just like homosexuality, or heterosexuality, for that matter — but our best science is proving that to be quite untrue. Just thought some of you would like to know, since I see this argument pop up on this site every now and then.

    As for the story and this woman… yeah, just… terribly sad and pathetic.

  26. millerbeach1964 says

    Just plain sick. Driving a teen over the boarder to film porn? Unimaginable. Shame on you, you sick, twisted pig. To think you and your type feel entitled to put down my way of life…just look at yourselves in a mirror if you want to see the REAL freak show.

  27. C. Canales says

    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/

  28. Dan B says

    @Diogenes Arktos:

    Schools like Bob Jones, Regent, Liberty, etc. generally “accredit” each other but are not accredited by any legally recognized or chartered accreditation organization with established standards. They operate the same way groups like NARTH and Exodus International do, by donning the disguise of respectable social institutions (in the former case, higher ed, and in the latter, counseling and therapy) and then casting aspersions on those same institutions in their “mainstream” form. This allows them all to escape being held to any kind of professional standards, which would inevitably unmask their unethical practices.