Religious right lawyer Lisa Biron arrested by FBI on child sex charges

Her name is Lisa Biron.

Lisa Biron was just arrested by the FBI on federal child pornography and sexual exploitation of children charges. Basically, she’s accused of going on CraigsList and offering up a minor child for sex with grown men.

Lisa Biron is a lawyer.

Lisa Biron is a Christian lawyer.

Lisa Biron is a very very Christian lawyer.

Lisa Biron is so Christian a lawyer that the people she worked for include the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization created by the worst of the worst of the Bible-thumping family values crowd.

Per the Concord Monitor,

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.

Lisa Biron

Source: WMUR

Let me walk you through just how big the Alliance Defending Freedom is.  It was founded by religious right leaders D. James Kennedy of the Coral Ridge Ministries and James Dobson of Focus on the Family (and a few others), and who sits on its board, Tom Minnery, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Policy of Focus on the Family.

It doesn’t get any bigger on the religious right than Focus on the Family.

Wow.  Focus on the Family sitting on the board of an organization with ties to a woman accused of putting children up for sex with adult men on CraigsList.

That’s new.

And in fact, through a little more Googling, I found out that this organization is really the “Alliance Defense Fund,” a HUGE religious right legal group, infamous for its anti-gay “family values” advocacy. They simply changed their name recently.

They might want to change it again soon.

So I did a little Google search to find out more about Biron’s association with the Alliance Defending Marriage – since the articles in the media aren’t terribly clear about it – and amazingly, all the Google links pointing to her name on the Alliance Defending Marriage’s Web site end up on error pages. I.e., the Alliance Defending Marriage used to mention Lisa Biron on their Web site, and now they don’t.  Imagine that.

But fret not, I found the smoking gun anyway.  Read on.

As an example of the sudden memory hole that was Lisa Biron and the Alliance Defending Freedom, there’s this in Google when you search for Lisa Biron and Alliance Defending Freedom:

Alliance Defending Freedom and Lisa Biron

Google results for Alliance Defending Freedom and Lisa Biron.

Did the Alliance Defending Freedom “honor” a woman accused of aiding and abetting pedophilia?  Hmm, let’s click on that link and see.

But when you go to any page that used to involve Lisa Biron and the Alliance Defending Freedom you get the Internet version of “what you talking about, Willis?”

Alliance Defending Freedom and Lisa Biron

Alliance Defending Freedom and Lisa Biron google search landing page.

Oh, honey, you don’t know “embarrassing.”

What’s really “embarrassing” is what used to be on those Web pages.

You see, just last year, it appears that the Alliance Defending Freedom honored accused aider and abetter of pedophilia, Lisa Biron.

Alliance Defending Freedom and Lisa Biron

Alliance Defending Freedom “honors” woman accused of aiding and abetting pedophilia, Lisa Biron.

Here’s what they had to say:

ADF Allied Attorney Success Stories: March 2011
By ADF Alliance Alert

Congratulations to allied attorneys Geoffrey Westmoreland, Kevin Snider, Mike Tierney, Rick Macias, Steve Sanders, Stephen Casey, Greg Terra, Steve Whiting, Steve Amjad, Steve Fitschen, Tim Swickard, as well as new Honor Corps members, Albertos Polizogopoulos and Lisa Biron, for their recent accomplishments and successes listed below. Please take time to congratulate them!

Wow, the alleged woman accused of aiding and abetting pedophilia even merited an exclamation point!

And just to confirm which ADF this is, the link at the bottom of the post, that says “read more,” takes you here, back to “embarrassing”-land on the Alliance Defending Freedom Web site:

Lisa Biron Alliance Defending Freedom

Back to the Web page I saved from the memory hole.  Note that Lisa Biron is not just an allied attorney, she’s a “new” member of the Alliance Defending Freedom’s “Honor Corps.”  So I Googled the “honor corps” – and here is where things get really interesting, per the ADF’s own Web site:

Alliance Defending Freedom has created the Honor Corps to recognize those allied attorneys who have completed 450 hours of pro bono service, and offers special awards in recognition of significant milestones in reported service.

So you join the “honor” corps if you donate more than 450 hours of pro bono service to the ADF.  In other words, woman accused of aiding and abetting pedophilia, Lisa Biron, worked for the Alliance Defending Freedom on 450 hours or more worth of legal cases.  So she worked for them.  That’s her tie to them.  The accused woman aiding and abetting pedophilia, Lisa Biron, worked for the lead religious right family values legal group with ties to the biggest family group out there, Focus on the Family.

To be precise, it’s pro bono work, so she didn’t get any money for it.  But she still “worked” for them, was employed by them, they and their clients were her clients.  Even if it was free work.

An awful lot of trust the Alliance Defending Freedom put in the accused pedophile enabler.

I told you it was worth reading on.

I think the Alliance Defending Freedom put it best: “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?”

Oh, but we’re not done yet.

Let’s walk through a little more of what this lead religious right lawyer, Lisa Biron, working for “the” religious right legal organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, is accused of having done:

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.

The Concord Monitor, in classic New Hampshire dead-pan, concludes the article thusly:

On Biron’s Facebook page, which was taken down in recent weeks, she had listed the Bible as her favorite book.

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63 Responses to “Religious right lawyer Lisa Biron arrested by FBI on child sex charges”

  1. karmanot says:

    “Even monsters deserve fair trials,” Absolutely so.

  2. 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.

  3. James Knauer says:

    Once she is convicted and has served 20 years, this can then begin. Maybe. But I doubt it.

  4. MyrddinWilt says:

    Nope, the details emerging are worse.

    Biron is alleged to have got the girl to Canada and filmed her having sex. Which means that if she ever gets out of federal prison in the US she will be facing charges in Canada.

    I still think that she got the idea of doing this from the wingnut propaganda she used to spread. But instead of running into an FBI team when she was trying to set up the filming, she must have been caught while trying to sell the pictures.

    I guess we are going to have to wait on how she got caught.

    Reports still make it sound as if she was a kiddie porn wannabe who got caught at her first attempt. But they may be wrong.

  5. rere says:

    Is she wrong ? Yes! Did she sin? YES! does she need Gods grace YES YES!!!! will he forgive her ? Yes she must repent. We all fall short of the glory and we all need grace. True believers understand love …we don’t stand on corners with lying signs that say god hates you because he doesnt. He is love. Pray for her pray for child she wronged….quit casting stones.

  6. lonnie93041 says:

    This is great.

  7. you did a very good job, researching this. It’s nice to see facts, instead of bitter, editorial venom. Thanks.

  8. cole3244 says:

    the more i see i’m even more convinced my decision to be an atheist 50 years ago was a decision way beyond my years of 17 at the time, and i have never regretted or pulled the praying to god in a foxhole act, and i was in a similar situation in vn so i have been there done that. religions are a way to control the masses or for the charlatans to sell their snake oil, so to speak. be safe.

  9. judybrowni says:

    Yup, knew a musician whose day job was for a video porn distribution company.

    Where did they sell the most porn videos? Utah.

  10. judybrowni says:

    Family values! Addams family values.

  11. MrBlifil says:

    Good job, Americablog. This reminds me of the old days, this does.

  12. Stev84 says:

    Also a very high anti-depressant use

  13. wmforr says:

    Her misfortune is that the Catholic Church doesn’t ordain female priests. Otherwise, she would just have been transferred to another parish and put in charge of teenage girls there.

  14. samiinh says:

    I believe I once read that it is Utah that uses the most internet porn of any state.

  15. karmanot says:

    The Else Koch of the religious right.

  16. karmanot says:

    Goes by ‘Tor’ too I think.

  17. BeccaM says:

    Yeah, me too, assuming she’s guilty. I happen to believe yet in the rule of law and the presumption of innocence. Even monsters deserve fair trials, so that we’re positive we’re locking away people for good, proven reason.

  18. karmanot says:

    Don’t worry she scratched your name out of the blue book before the bust.

  19. Ned_Flaherty says:

    Lisa Biron did not work for ADF “for free” or “without compensation”. In exchange for her 450 hours, she was admitted to the ADF Honor Corps, a very valuable credential in the narrow circles in which she and her colleagues traveled. That was her compensation, and it was originally worth a great deal. Of course, today’s it’s worthless.

  20. karmanot says:

    Pedophilia is not curable. I hope she’s locked away for good.

  21. karmanot says:

    My Schadenkarma is spinning off the dial!

  22. FunMe says:

    What the ****! They really are demented are HORRIBLE human beings. Hope she rots in jail!

  23. FunMe says:

    I miss the old system. Just saying …

    But I’m not leaving my AB community. I love it here especially seeing the familiar names.

  24. FunMe says:

    Now the female religous FANATICS are joining their male counterparts with their hypocrisy? What a**hat she is! They prove more than ever than when we call them LUNATICS and CRAZIES … it’s not a put down. We’re being truthful!

  25. Tor says:

    Yeah?? So what’s the problem, Libtards???

    Snark, snark

    And it is Obama’s fault.

  26. Jim Olson says:

    These people make my job just so much harder *sigh*.

  27. Phil says:

    Wow. I’m shocked, just shocked, I tell you!…… HAHAHAHAHAHA! (except there’s nothing funny about it)

    This is just the tip of the iceberg about these “mavens of upright christian morality.”

  28. News Nag says:

    Oh my I enjoyed how much fun you had with this story, John.

  29. A reader in Colorado says:


    Here is the very simple thing that people against the religious right will not say:

    The religious right is sick.

    The religious right is against joy. They are against humanity, they are against love, they are against joining. They fool people by insisting they are pro purity by being anti GAY. But gay people are mostly about love. In this regard, the religoius right is against understanding.

    They are against beauty, and truth, and children and animals and music and art.

    They are for abuse, and use, and CONSUMING.;

    What the Christian (not “Christianist”, CHRISTIAN) religious right is about, is CONSUMING.

    The religious right is about eating your children. They are demons (I was raised as a baptist, am an athiest) who advocate EATING YOUR CHILDREN.

    They PREY on you, and your children, and everyone for whom same sex love is the same as heterosexual love.

  30. silas1898 says:

    From the Concord Monitor comments:

    “I find it hard to believe that the left in this country have any
    integrity or genuineness when it comes to the problem of sexual abuse.
    They dont want to solve the problem, which is a human problem, they want
    to gather up a mob, in true democrat fashion, and burn churches down.
    Their true colors always show.”

    A couple of hardcore wingnuts posting their insanity.

    Did you know the Girl Scouts are a double secret lesbian indoctrination cult? Me neither!!

  31. MyrddinWilt says:

    Totally evil, but the real gangs who do this stuff don’t use Craigslist to recruit talent.

    [This is not exactly my area, I work on stopping financial crimes but I do work with FBI, Secret Service, Postal etc. and I follow the busts for cyber crimes. BTW Law enforcement as us to use the term child abuse for this, not ‘child pornography’. ]

    Right now child abuse is just about the only cyber crime that there is good international cooperation to stop. Even the big Russian gangs won’t touch it (usually) because they know that their own government protectors might not protect them. Those gangs are allowed to get away with murders but the authorities draw the line at child abuse.

    I think that we will find that this is a drug fueled crime of ideology.

    The FBI report mentions drugs, sounds like she was feeding a habit. Desperate to pay for her next fix she decides to turn to a scheme she remembers from some wingnut fund raising scam. The sort of fund raiser that claims ONE IN TEN US CHILDREN WORKING IN PROSTITUTION UNLESS YOU GIVE US MONEY TO STOP IT NOW NOW NOW.

    Of course that type of group is only interested in taking money from the rubes, they don’t do a thing to protect children. Its all about exploiting fears to unlock people’s wallets and then taking the money to buy yachts.

    So having been told how easy it is to do this and make money from it, she decides to try it. Then runs straight into an FBI cyberteam that monitors for that type of abuse.

  32. josephebacon says:

    Let me guess! She’s going to say it’s Obama’s fault…

  33. BeccaM says:

    Assuming the charges stand — and it sounds like the investigators have way more than a few pictures and videos — that is some wicked depraved mental pathology going on. And to be fair, it’s ridiculously commonplace for those who commit acts of child sexual abuse to have been themselves victims as children. Take that damage and bury it under a layer of far-right religiosity, either absorbed as childhood indoctrination or adopted later to try to cope with the trauma…

    I’ll be charitable enough to hope this woman — if found guilty and convicted — not only spends many, many years in prison and is kept away from children for the rest of her life, but she gets the psychological treatment she clearly seems to need.

    It will be fascinating to learn if anybody in the ADF knew about Biron, or might’ve even been one of her clients. It’s possible they didn’t. Predators of children, while sometimes sloppy when indulging their sick proclivities (really — Craigslist, text messages, and transit into Canada to commit crimes? Wow), nevertheless are often seen as fine, upstanding and morally straight by the people with whom they associate. Just consider the life of John Wayne Gacy, for instance.

  34. RepubAnon says:

    Maybe she’s one of those “a woman should do what a man tells her to do” kind of Christians.

    Given that the Alliance Defending Freedom is one of the first ones out of the gate to claim that one gay pedophile means that all gays are pedophiles – it’s perfectly fair to ask them whether one heterosexual religious bigot pedophile means that all heterosexual religious bigots are pedophiles. After all, it’s their logic.

  35. BeccaM says:

    Only if she thought to find some airtight way of keeping any such list out of the hands of investigators and the Feds.

    Thing is, most of these monsters are sloppy and dim when it comes to not having incriminating evidence all over the place. If such a list exists, it’s probably already been seized.

  36. BeccaM says:

    And amazingly evil.

    Naja’s right: This goes way beyond just one monster of a woman.

  37. BeccaM says:

    They even have helpful suggestions for how much a father can charge to sell his daughter into slavery or how many goats a rapist has to give the father before being forced to marry her.

    Pretty sure it’s dead-set clear on that poor child having to be stoned to death too for not being a virgin for her marriage.

  38. BeccaM says:

    Use the WayBack machine website to recover those missing web pages, John —

    I’m sure a lot of them can be found quite easily.

  39. nicho says:

    Why is it these conservatives whose perverted cover is blown always want to escape to a socialist country? Yeah, like Cuba wants a right-wing religious freak pervert — but I repeat myself.

  40. Naja pallida says:

    In fairness, the Bible is pretty much okay with it.

  41. Naja pallida says:

    Amazingly rare, and almost never occurs in a bubble. It was being produced for someone. It is highly unlikely she was keeping it just for personal, private consumption.

  42. cole3244 says:

    the priests must be proud.

  43. MyrddinWilt says:

    Wow, this is a completely different degree of offense to the normal child porn arrest which is for possession. Biron is accused of procuring a child to produce the stuff. That is amazingly rare.

  44. mf_roe says:

    The witness protection program ain’t that good, she’ll never turn state’s evidence.

  45. CattyNineTails says:

    Wake up, conserva-twit. “She was set up” … ??? Only in your warped, lying mind.

    According to the Concord Monitor (10/27/12), the cops were tipped off in early October, searched her house on 10/9 and found child pornography on her computer.

    Then yesterday, WHILE SHE WAS IN COURT waiting for her hearing on those charges, FBI agents walked in and arrested her for taking a teenage girl to Canada to engage in sexual activity — which Biron FILMED !

    So, in addition to the original 7 counts of possessing child pornography, the FBI is now charging her with transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children !

    Again, from the Concord Monitor, 11/17/12:

    “And when Biron was arrested yesterday, she told FBI agents who were preparing to search her home that they would find a loaded pistol under her mattress. Agents didn’t find that gun, but they did find 200 rounds of ammunition in Biron’s home . . . ”

    The judge said it appears she she broke practically every one of her original bail conditions. But far more disturbing:

    “She recently served on the board of directors at Mount Zion Christian Schools in Manchester, according to the school’s headmaster.”

    The only people lower than those who sexually exploit children are those who seek to defend them with lies like “She was set up.”

  46. Moderator4 says:

    Choose one name and one email, Riccardo Cabeza/”Guest.”

  47. usagi says:

    Well, a comment system isn’t terribly useful if it requires sign in to read the comments.

  48. nvrbl says:

    Right, she was set up. Someone put child porn on her computer and ran an ad on craigslist and took minors up to Canada, drugged them up and filmed them having sex. Someone else propositioned and threatened the young man who reported her. Someone who looks just like her, sounds just like her, and lives in the exact same place as her was actually an agent for Obama and totally set her up.

  49. Island In The Sky says:

    Fundamentalist, Christian FILTH.
    Oh, but how dare we! How dare we “oppress” them by “trampling” on their “religious freedom”!

  50. ComradeRutherford says:

    “usually if I’m not signed in”

    Well, there’s your problem…

  51. ComradeRutherford says:

    Thank, goodness, anonymous guest, that you came here to pronounce her innocence without a shred of evidence to back up your assertion. I have Faith so I simply must believe you, oh anonymous guest, implicitly and forever, because you are like the bible, inerrant and everlasting.

  52. ComradeRutherford says:

    Sounds like your typical evangelical Christian: totally depraved.

  53. Riccardo Cabeza says:

    Yea and now I feel bad for going for a bad joke. I can’t believe I can be so crass. Those poor girls :-(

  54. usagi says:

    For one thing, periodically rendering without any formatting (usually if I’m not signed in).

  55. colleen2 says:

    You misspelled ‘libtards’.

  56. colleen2 says:

    I imagine that at this very moment she’s suggesting that her client list is worth more than all those felony charges and years in prison.

    She’s probably right. Who would understand the very personal and special needs of wealthy religious right men more than one of their lawyers?

  57. And deleting her from their Web site doesn’t exactly come across as a vote of confidence.

  58. What’s disqus doing?

  59. Riccardo Cabeza says:

    Calm down libards. She was set up.

  60. Aggiecowboy says:

    Also, how about charges of child kidnapping and transport across international borders since she transported the teen to Canada? And while we’re at it, once done in the US, extradite the (alleged) whoremonger to Canada to face prosecution for her crimes there.

  61. A reader in Colorado says:

    Another day, another religious right association with child molesters.

  62. kingstonbears says:

    Hope that the main stream picks up on this. And what’s with Disqus? It really sucks!! And not in a good way.

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