Pat Robertson’s Christian Legal Group Canned Attorney After Gay Accusations

An attorney with a conservative Christian legal group founded by televangelist Pat Robertson was fired after his superiors discovered evidence he had affairs with younger men, reports Metro Weekly.

James Henderson, Sr, a senior counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), was terminated on September 25, the day after blogs began reporting the married father of eight had relationships with two men who were possibly under 21.

According to reports, Henderson communicated with the men via Facebook, and plied them with alcohol and marijuana. Henderson denied Metro Weekly‘s request for an interview, but a spokesman for the ACLJ confirmed “he is no longer affiliated with any ACLJ entity.”

Henderson’s ACLJ profile, since scrubbed from the group’s site, indicates he is a graduate from St. Louis University who specialized in First Amendment rights relating to freedom of religion and speech, and argued before the Supreme Court several times. The site referred to him “one of the best appellate lawyers in the country.”

The ACLJ, now run by Jay Sekulow, was founded by Robertson in 1990 as a countermeasure to the ACLU. It’s casework includes fighting for prayer in school and defending abortion-clinic demonstrators.

Photo: ACLJ

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  • Gigi Gee

    Same old story. Closeted homophobe works tirelessly to vilify The Gays so he can cover his tracks. There’s a special place in hell for these douchebags.

  • CeeCee

    As a close friend of the family I’m just glad they’re doing well through all of this. The best anyone can do is pray for them, and just be happy they’re able to work through it with each other like a real loving family should be doing. I hope they continue to find strength through adversity. Remember not to pay attention to snarky media, there will be more people rooting for your failures than there will be praying for your successes and happiness. Trust in God and each other and ignore the ones who don’t support you and your family. God bless you guys!

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