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An attorney for the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) is facing some very serious charges. ADF is a "Christian" consortium of attorneys dedicated to "transforming the legal system and advocating for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family." They do this mostly by filing lawsuits to undermine any progress the LGBT community makes in the pursuit of equality.
A 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.
Outside, Biron ducked her head below the backseat window of a white vehicle as it was driven away from the courthouse.
A few hours later in U.S. District Court in Concord, Biron, who is associated with a national coalition of Christian lawyers, was formally told of the federal charges against her: transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children.
Judge Landya McCafferty decided to detain Biron yesterday, largely, she said, because she is believed to have broken most of the bail conditions imposed on the district-level pornography charges.
A judge there ordered Biron last month to use her computer only for work, not possess weapons and have no contact with the teenage girl in the five videos and two pictures found on her computer.
Among the 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.
Biron's employer, The Alliance Defense Fund, made news this week by distributing a memo to county clerks in Maryland, Maine and Washington encouraging them not to issue same-sex marriage certificates to couples wishing to wed in those states. “Religious freedom is paramount to every American, including those issuing marriage licenses. They can perform their job without violating their conscience,” the Christian Taliban Mullahs advised.
It isn't known if Biron was among the attorneys that encouraged clerks to stand their ground on their deeply held religious beliefs.