Backstory: “EEOC Sues Tulsa Lighting Supplier for Religious Discrimination,” June 22, 2012
Voss Lighting to Pay $82,500 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Qualified Applicant Denied Job Because His Religious Beliefs Differed From the Company’s, Federal Agency Charged
TULSA, Okla. — Voss Electric Co., doing business as Voss Lighting, will pay $82,500 and furnish company-wide injunctive relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that the Lincoln, Neb.-based supplier of replacement lighting products violated federal law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant at its Tulsa location because of his religious beliefs. (more…)
Claims to fame: Attorney; 19-year city council member & sometimes-mayor, Lake Forest, California; charter member, Lake Forest Kiwanis Club; longtime Republican donor (El Toro; Lake Forest); endorser of fellow Conservative Babylonian Mike Carona; endorser of endless stream of other forgettable, expendable and/or useless Orange County Republicans; accused drunk driver
Moral apex: Busted on a DUI after reportedly blowing a whopping (more…)
Church Accused of Trafficking in Abuse
By Iulia Filip, Courthouse News Service
LOS ANGELES (CN) — Catholic bishops “facilitated the sexual molestation of children by engaging in the international trafficking of known child molesting priests,” alleged victims of clerical abuse claim in court. (more…)
On March 5th, we wrote about William Steven “Bill” Albaugh (left), the Maryland Roman Catholic deacon allegedly stupid enough to store child porn on his Verizon cloud account. Now ABC2 reports discovering that Albaugh’s son-in-law, 31-year-old Daniel William Garrett (right) — “who angrily defended” Albaugh — is himself a convicted sex offender. Sheesh!
Joseph “JoJo” Giorgianni — the “Quarter-Ton Sex-Offender” who was elected three times as Republican Committeeman for New Jersey’s North Ward after being convicted of sexually molesting a 14-year-old girl he got liquored up in the back room of his Trenton restaurant — is one of those Conservative Babylonians whose story just plain sticks in our collective craw: He was sentenced to 15 years in prison but served only a measly three.
Thus, certainly unfairly but most unashamedly, we’re happy to see him up on charges of anything else — that’s how bugged we are that he’s been allowed to walk around free all these years (since 1985, when he was paroled, having nearly avoided prison altogether; his lawyer argued that his massive, and asthmatic, 565-pound bulk should amount to a get-out-of-jail-free card). (more…)
Courtesy of the Wisconsin Gazette:
March 14, 2013 — The former pastor of a northwest Indiana megachurch is scheduled for sentencing today for persuading a 16-year-old girl to engage in a sexual affair with him by telling her that Jesus desired it.
Jennifer Carroll, the lieutenant governor of Florida who shot back at rumors she was a lesbian by implying that she’s not ugly enough to be a black lesbian, is no longer lieutenant governor of Florida, having “abruptly resigned on Tuesday, the result of a criminal investigation into an Internet sweepstakes company for which she once served as a consultant,” according to the New York Times, which notes: (more…)
It’s been a while since we looked under Larry Craig‘s stall, and it’s still full of exactly what you’d expect to find in an airport toilet. Only there’s even more of it, and it really stinks.
As you may recall, the FEC sued ol’ Water-Closet-Case last year, claiming he “converted more than $200,000 of campaign contributions to his (more…)
Well, at least we can’t call the Catholic cardinals a bunch of hypocrites today — the guy they picked as the new Pope is just as misogynistic and vilely homophobic as the last one.
Actually, we may be wrong about that — this guy might even be worse. While Ratzinger said gays were mental cases (“intrinsically disordered”), we don’t recall him ever saying marriage equality was the domain of Neanderthals. No matter; essentially branding gays children of the devil puts Ratso and this new guy on equal footing. In any case… (more…)
Claims to fame: 65-year-old founder and former pastor, Living Word Fellowship of Santa Clara, St. George, Utah; right-wing extremist; one-time Republican candidate for Utah’s 2nd District; repeat GOP delegate; ex-U.S. Marine; Vietnam veteran; husband; father of five; grandfather of 18; convicted child molester
Moral apex: Sexually molested at least four young girls as young as ten years old, all relatives, under the guise of having them to his home to give them a “Godly upbringing.” (Family members (more…)
Guilty pleas: Wesley Joseph “Joe” Wingo and his wife, Linda Wingo, founders, now-defunct Angel Food Ministries, and pastors, Emmanuel Praise Church (a.k.a. Emmanuel Praise Global Ministries), Good Hope, Georgia; and their son, Andy Wingo, the church’s associate pastor and chief operating officer and AFM’s Director of Pastoral Relations; to 40 out (more…)
We are so repulsed by this story, we can’t even comment. All we can do is give you our transcript of the audio interview with Erica Moore provided by CBSDFW.com (and warn abuse survivors to turn away now — major triggers ahead):
“My cousin at the time, he was 18, my son was 15, and I had walked in the room (more…)
Backstory: “Proud Patriot Franklin Sain: ‘Hopefully Somebody Gifords [sic] Both of Your Asses With a Gun’,” February 26, 2013
March 4, 2013 — Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a man accused of sending threatening emails and a voice mail to a state representative. (more…)
“Projection is the psychological phenomenon where someone denies some aspect of their behavior or attitudes and assumes instead that everyone else is doing or thinking so instead. It is usually seen as the externalisation of a person’s negative traits, placing blame on an outside force such as the environment, a government, a society or other people. …”
Backstory: “Anti-Gay Cardinal Keith O’Brien Quits Following Allegations He Tried to Fool Around with Other Priests,” February 25, 2013
Boy, if only things moved so quickly in the Catholic church in the U.S. as they do in Scotland, we might not have so many pervy priests running around loose — or pedo-protecting cardinals running off to Rome to elect a new Pope: (more…)
Charles Agbu • Mary Ann Aten • Caesar Belchez • Edward Belczak • Julius C. Blackwelder
Isaac Brooks • Romey Coles, Jr. • Archie Larue Evans • Peter Hesketh • Rose Hinson
Paul Haskell Lane / Katherine Hope Lane • Peter Nitschke • Demario Thomas
Sonya “Cheri” Tucker • Pam West • Paul Wolfe
Guilty plea: Charles Agbu, 58, pastor, Pilgrim Congregational Church, Carson, California, “to conspiring with doctors, the operators of fraudulent medical clinics, street-level patient recruiters, and others to defraud Medicare of more than $11 million,” according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Copping to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of money laundering, Agbu “faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine” at his scheduled sentencing on May 16, 2013. Co-conspirator Dr. Juan Tomas Van Putten is scheduled for (more…)