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Lawyer With Anti-Gay Alliance Defending Freedom Arrested On Child-Porn Charges

A lawyer working with an anti-gay legal fund has been arrested on federal child-pornography charges.

Manchester, New Hampshire lawyer Lisa Biron is associated with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group of reactionary Christian attorneys lawyers pressing litigation to curb reproductive rights and block the freedom to marry, reports the Concord Monitor.

Biron was arrested by the FBI on Friday for taking a teenage girl to Canada and coercing her to engage in sex on camera. She faces charges of transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children.

ADF was founded in 1994 by, among others, Focus on the Family’s James Dobson and American Family Association’s Donald Wildmon—so it should be no surprise that fighting gay rights is one of the bedrocks of its mission: The organization opposes same-sex marriage, civil unions, and gay adoptions; represented a litigant in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger; and established the Day of Truth, a counterpoint to the LGBT-inclusive Day of Silence.

Biron was originally charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography on October 9. It appears she was picked up by the FBI on Friday because she broke the conditions of her bail—including by possessing rounds of ammo in her home.

Seriously?

According to the Monitor, prosecutors argued Biron needed to be held without bond, because:

* 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.

Biron is scheduled to stand trial in January, when she faces up to a decade in prison if found guilty on the transportation charge, and 15 years to life on each of the exploitation of children charges.

We always said those people shouldn’t be allowed near children.

(Yes, we know judging an entire group by the actions of one wingnut is unfair. But since the anti-gay right jumped on the Family Research Council shooting as proof we’re all crazy assassins, it’s fair game.)