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‘Ex-gay’ leader accused of orchestrating wife’s murder
A leader of an anti-gay Christian group in the Kansas City, Mo., area is suspected of orchestrating the murder of his wife, whose death was first thought to be a suicide, the Kansas City Star reports. The group, which is connected to the International House of Prayer, is virulently anti-gay. And its leader, Tyler Deaton, was against homosexuality because he was gay, the Star reports.
“He struggled with it, but he overcame it,” a member of the group told the Star. “It was a victory.”
Deaton is suspected of being behind the murder of his wife, Bethany Deaton, 27, whose body was found in the back of her van. After her death, Micah Moore, a member of the group, turned himself in and told authorities he was forced into committing the murder. He also shared details of the acts that allegedly happened in the prayer group.
Lawyer with anti-gay group arrested on child pornography charges
A lawyer with the anti-gay Alliance Defending Freedom was arrested on child pornography charges. Lisa Biron, a New Hampshire lawyer associated with the ADF, also known as the Alliance Defense Fund, is charged with taking a teenage girl to Canada and filming their sexual encounter. Federal prosecutors allege the following charges: 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.