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Ultra-Right Legal Group Allegedly Fires Married Lawyer for Gay Affairs

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Thursday Oct 11, 2012
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Several media outlets have reported that officials from Pat Robertson’s American Center for Law and Justice has fired a senior attorney after rumors surfaced on the Internet that he was involved in gay relationships with younger men, despite being married and a father of eight, according to the New Civil Rights Movement.

Officials from ACLJ, which was founded by the anti-gay televangelist Robertson, did confirm to Metro Weekly that they let James Henderson, a senior attorney with the group, go.

"He is no longer affiliated with any ACLJ entity," Ronn Torossian of 5W Public Relations told Metro Weekly in an email. "ACLJ will not comment further on this personnel matter."

But as New Civil Rights Movement points out, Henderson was let go from ACLJ on Sept. 25 - one day after blogs reported that he may be gay.

Two blogs, Exposed Politics and The Patriot-Ombudsman, published information about Henderson being romantically linked with younger men and that he used a Facebook account to talk with them. The account, however, has been deleted. Also deleted is Henderson’s biography and his articles on ACLJ’s website.

"Based on that anonymous tip we were directed to the Facebook page of Mr. Kyle Johnson a possible alter ego/identity of Mr. James M. Henderson," Exposed Politics writes. "As Kyle Johnson, is a nickname he may have used when a locksmith truck that drove by him had on its door panel ’Kyle Johnson Locksmith.’"

Robertson founded Washington, D.C.-based ACLJ in 1990. He strongly opposes same-sex marriage and LGBT rights and has made several anti-gay comments on his daily talk show, "The 700 Club."

In 1998, Robertson said that the acceptance of homosexuality would cause natural disasters, including hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados. He also partly blamed the Sept. 11 attacks on the LGBT community.

Comments

  • cc, 2012-10-11 11:56:27

    Not only is Robertson looney but paranoid also. Does he dream of Gays chasing him?


  • Anonymous, 2012-10-11 16:13:23

    Perfect from the 700 ways to be hypocritical club.


  • gdhamf, 2012-10-12 06:26:07

    we all know the 700club line of Satan worship and if religious freedom includes them it sure as hell includes real actual charitable 24/7 Christians who do not subscribe to the judgemantal ramblings of any Robertson followers( ya know sheep)


  • Wayne M., 2012-10-12 22:49:28

    If Mr. Henderson is a qualified lawyer, he is sure to find work in a position where he can uphold justice rather than injustice. As for Pat Robertson, has anyone considered the erratic and irrational extremism of so many of his comments could suggest he has some kind of mental illness?


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