Category Archives: Children

Prominent homosexual rights activist and democratic fundraiser Terry Bean indicted in 2013 case involving a 15-year-old boy

Bean and Obama

Bean and Obama

Oregon Live: Detectives from the Portland police Sex Crimes Unit arrested Portland developer Terrence Patrick Bean on Wednesday on a Lane County indictment stemming from alleged sex abuse involving a teenage boy in 2013.

Bean, 66, a prominent gay rights activist and major Democratic Party fundraiser, was arrested at his home in Southwest Portland and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center at 10:12 a.m. The indictment charges Bean with two counts of third-degree sodomy, a felony, and one count of third-degree sex abuse, a misdemeanor, police said. Bean, who bailed out of jail by late Wednesday afternoon, will be arraigned on the indictment in Lane County.

Detectives in Portland’s Sex Crime Unit are the lead investigators in the case and have been working closely with the Clackamas County and Lane County district attorneys’ offices.

The alleged incident involved a sexual encounter in Eugene with a 15-year-old boy. Another person alleged to have been involved in that encounter is also expected to face arrest as part of the indictment.

“The investigation began in Portland, but the criminal episode occurred in Lane County,” said police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson. Lane County Chief Deputy District Attorney Patricia Perlow declined to release any information about the case or the indictment.

Bean (c) with prominent sodomite Dan Savage (l)

Bean (c) with prominent sodomite Dan Savage (l)

Bean has been one of the state’s biggest Democratic donors and an influential figure in gay rights circles in the state. He helped found two major national political groups, the Human Rights Campaign and the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, and has been a major contributor for several Democratic presidential candidates, including Barack Obama. He’s also a close friend of former Gov. Barbara Roberts.

Bean’s lawyer, Kristen Winemiller, said in a statement that Bean has cooperated with the investigation, adding that it’s her client who was the “victim of an extortion ring” by several men. Winemiller released this statement: “Terry Bean is a highly respected community leader who has devoted his life to bettering our community. Over the course of several months in 2013-2014 Terry was the victim of an extortion ring led by several men known to law enforcement. This current arrest is connected to the ongoing investigation of that case in which Mr. Bean has fully cooperated. No allegations against Terry Bean should be taken at face value. We look forward to the opportunity to clear his name.”

The Willamette Week did a cover story in June on Bean about a “love affair gone wrong,” and allegations that he had videotaped his encounters with former boyfriends.

Bean’s Flickr account shows him talking with Obama at several events, posing with first lady Michelle Obama and numerous other political figures, including former President Bill Clinton.  A blog post from his sister, Sue Surdam Bean, detailed her brother’s work on a July 24, 2012 Obama fundraiser in PortlandShe included three photos of Terry Bean’s ride on Air Force One with Obama to a subsequent event in Seattle.

Bean (l) with Barney Frank (r) and his homosexual lover Ready (c)

Bean (l) with Barney Frank (r) and his homosexual lover Ready (c)

At 4:22 p.m., Bean bailed out of the downtown Portland jail, posting 10 percent, or $5,000 of his $50,000 bail, according to jail records.

Turns out that Bean’s (age 66) former boyfriend (age 25) was also arrested:

Bean (l) and former boyfriend Lawson (r)

Bean (l) and former boyfriend Lawson (r)

The former boyfriend of Terrence P. Bean was arrested early Thursday on sex abuse charges stemming from the same alleged 2013 encounter with a 15-year-old boy at a hotel in Eugene.

Kiah Loy Lawson, 25, was arrested at 1:15 a.m. at the Portland Police Bureau’s Central Precinct and booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center shortly after 2 a.m. He’s accused of third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse.

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5th-grader suspended for pointing imaginary gun

Daily News Staff Photo

Daily News Staff Photo

WCVB: Milford (MA) parent is questioning the two-day suspension of his 10-year-old son from Stacy Middle School, our news partners at the Milford Daily News reported.

Nickolas Taylor, a fifth-grader, was suspended after pointing an imaginary ray gun – his finger – and mouthing laser sounds in the school’s cafeteria last Friday, said Brian Taylor, Nickolas’ father.

“I think this is very slanderous toward Nickolas and his character,” said Taylor. “It was non-threatening. He’s just a typical boy with an imagination.”

A conduct slip, written by Assistant Principal Noah Collins, lists the offense as a threat. Collins could not be reached for comment despite numerous phone calls and emails seeking comment – nor could Stacy Principal Nancy Angelini. Superintendent Robert Tremblay also did not return phone calls and emails.

In the school’s 88-page handbook, threats are listed as an offense punishable by detention, suspension, or even expulsion based on the severity. The level of severity is often at the discretion of the administrator tasked to reprimand the student, said School Committee Chairperson Scott Harrison.

Policies against threats and guns have been implemented in the district for decades, he said. The School Committee has made no recent revisions to the policy. Though the handbook explicitly lists toy weapons as items banned from school grounds, there is no clause that specifically addresses imaginary weapons.

In the report provided by Brian Taylor, Collins writes two girls came to him saying that Nickolas cut the lunch line and, when confronted, pointed the imaginary gun at them while mouthing the shooting sounds.

In an interview with the Daily News, Nickolas said he was standing behind the girls and was shooting his imaginary gun in no particular direction. Nickolas has no history of discipline outside detentions for incomplete school work, said Brian Taylor.

Nickolas has been diagnosed with ADHD and sometimes is disciplined because he is hyperactive and fails to focus, Brian Taylor said. “He’s confused as to why he got suspended,” said Brian Taylor. “He doesn’t realize he did something wrong.”

On Monday, Taylor said he had a half-hour conversation with Collins but the assistant principal did not lift the suspension. “There’s a complete disconnect between policy and reality,” said Taylor.

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Florida school board moves to change policy to keep Satanist coloring book out of schools

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WPTV: Worried about facing national ridicule if a Satanic group is allowed to give out coloring books to children, the Orange County School Board moved Thursday toward preventing any outside group from distributing religious materials on campus.

The current policy has allowed groups to distribute Bibles and even atheist materials at district high schools in recent years.

The board discussed the issue during a workshop Thursday. The earliest it could vote to change the policy would be late January or early February, officials said.

“This really has, frankly, gotten out of hand,” said chairman Bill Sublette. “I think we’ve seen a group or groups take advantage of the open forum we’ve had.”

satanic2But a spokesman for The Satanic Temple, the group the group that wants to give out coloring books featuring cartoon children performing Satanic rituals and drawing pentagrams in school, said it is the School Board that is acting in bad faith.

“It strongly implies they never intended to have a plurality of voices,” said Doug Mesner, co-founder and spokesman for The Satanic Temple, who also goes by the pseudonym Lucien Greaves.

An evangelical group called World Changers of Florida has given out Bibles in Orange schools three times. “We’re looking forward to doing it again,” said World Changers Vice President Greg Harper. The group has purchased materials and is gathering volunteers to give out the New International Version in 18 district high schools on Jan. 16, he said.

However, district counsel Woody Rodriguez said the Satanists are the only group to have submitted a request.

Harper said he considers the possible policy change an attack on Christians. “They seem to be moving against the interests of a large part of the community,” he said, likening it to the district’s August decision to ban football chaplains at schools. “The Bible will open somebody’s heart, somebody’s mind, and cause them to pursue answers.”

Board member Christine Moore also seemed to struggle with the effect of a policy change on Christian groups. “Everyone’s upset about the Satanists and the atheists coming,” she said.

But another group involved in the debate sees an upside. “It’s a bit of a relief,” said David Williamson of the Central Florida Freethought Community. His group distributed atheist materials in 2013 as a protest against Bible distributions.

Rodriguez said the district was bound by the terms of a federal consent decree that required Collier County schools to allow the same group to give out Bibles.

“Given that there’s a potential change in the policy, we won’t be allowing distribution,” he said. “We’re going to wait.”

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Michigan school replaces Heroes mural of Einstein and Mother Teresa with Oprah and Obama

The dictionary defines a “hero” or “heroine” as “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.”

South Arbor Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving kindergarten through 8th grade in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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Todd Starnes reports for Fox News, Nov. 13, 2014, that for years, boys and girls at South Arbor Charter Academy have been inspired by Heroes Hall – a corridor featuring murals that honored a diverse group of national and global heroes – including Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and the astronauts who were killed when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded over Texas.

But many parents are furious after the principal had the murals replaced with paintings of Barack Obama, Oprah, Maya Angelou, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. (

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Parent Craig Bergman said, “This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of celebrities.” Bergman said the school’s new mural really transforms the concept of what makes a person a hero: “The mere fact that you have talent doesn’t mean you are a hero. I want someone who made a life investment – perhaps they even sacrificed their life – so that our society and so our world could be a better place.”

Parent Todd Holliday said the new mural sends the wrong message to children in the K-8 school: “My biggest concern is my kid seeing these murals for the next four years – thinking they represent what a hero is. They might be successful business people but they aren’t really heroes.”

School spokesperson Jennifer Hoff said it was part of an intentional shift from “historical heroes” to “modern-day heroes” – “Heroes Hall has been a part of the school’s fabric for years. In fact, the old mural had been on the wall for at least 11 years. As with all things over time, it was showing its age from the activities of being an active school and needed some repair.”

Hoff said the new Heroes Hall is a “tangible way for students to see that despite circumstances in life, you can achieve great things through hard work, dedication, and the moral focus virtues” – virtues that emphasize “wisdom, respect, gratitude, self-control, perseverance, courage, encouragement, compassion and integrity.”

And the new heroes, she insists, embody those virtues: Rowling shows the children wisdom, Steve Jobs shows the children integrity, Oprah represents compassion, Disney represents courage, and Maya Angelou shows the children perseverance. As for Obama – well he shows the children encouragement because “Our goal all along is to encourage our students to believe in themselves, work hard and be brave enough to dream.”

Bergman said the principal appointed a blue-ribbon panel of four staffers to select who the new heroes should be: “There was no parental involvement. The principal of the school hand-picked and self-appointed (the group). Once they gave her their final decisions, she solely approved the list. Previously, it was very well-balanced and respected a lot of different thoughts. Instead, it’s become more of a political issue. There’s definitely a certain genre of pictures here.” Bergman says the celebrities who replaced the old heroes “may be some of the most influential people in American history, but they are not heroes.”

Kim Bondy, principal

Kim Bondy, principal

The principal of South Arbor Charter Academy is Kim Bondy.

  • Address: 8200 Carpenter Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
  • Phone: 734-528-2821
  • Fax: 734-528-2829

~Eowyn

Creation: Ultrasound shows baby smiling in womb

Pro-aborts would have us think the unborn baby living and growing in a woman’s womb is merely a piece of tissue, to be disposed of as the woman sees fit.

Here’s a question for you:

When was the last time you saw a piece of bodily tissue SMILE?

The Telegraph reports, Nov. 14, 2014, that Amy Cregg and Leighton Hargreaves of Church, Accrington Lancashire in the UK, say their son Leo David Hargreaves could just be the cheeriest baby in the country because he smiles all the time since he was born on June 30.

In fact, little Leo was smiling even before he was born.

The 4D ultrasound image below is of Leo grinning in Cregg’s tummy when he was 31 weeks old.

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The 4D scan – which captured gender, growth and the weight – was taken at Babybond Ultrasound Direct clinic in Burnley. A spokesman for the clinic said: “Our sonographer who scanned Amy and her gorgeous baby was overwhelmed at her smiley baby throughout the entire scan. I think we can safely say that Amy’s baby has been the smiliest baby we’ve ever seen.”

Cregg, a rehabilitation support worker, said: “Leighton and I were absolutely shocked – even the people who did my scan were amazed. I’ve been walking in the park and had people come up to me and say, ‘What a gorgeous baby!’”

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Modelling companies, and Next, the high-street fashion chain, have already been in touch with the couple to express an interest in signing-up Leo.

But Cregg and Hargreaves, a painter and decorator, say there’s no rush to put pen to paper. “I’d be interested in doing modelling, but only when Leo’s older.”

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~Eowyn

‘Deadbeat dad’ who owes support for at least 25 children is wanted in ANOTHER state on payments

A model father...

A model father…

Daily Mail: A man dubbed ‘deadbeat dad’ for owing child support on 25 children to 15 different women is now wanted in another state for owing money on three more kids he fathered.

Terry Tyrone Turnage was wanted two years ago in Memphis, Tennessee, because he owed thousands in back child support for the care of dozens of children.

Turnage, believed to be in his late thirties, has popped up again in Forrest City, Arkansas, where he owes money to at least two women, and probably a third, for children they claim were fathered by him.

The exact number of children he has fathered and the exact number of women involved remains unclear.

Paula Stewart, 22, who has a two-year-old son by Turnage, told WREG this week: ‘Everybody tells me, ”What you doing talking to him?” ”’How you didn’t know he had all these kids?” Uh duh, I’ve been in school. I wasn’t out like that.’

A second woman, Miesha Davis, found out the father of her son was ‘famous’ after a conversation with the child support office. She believed that her little boy was number 26 and that Turnage had a child by another woman between her and Miss Stewart.

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Turnage is known in Forrest City as a club owner who drives expensive cars and has the nickname TYB, which reportedly stands for ‘Take Your B*****’. He recently threw a 700-person birthday party over two days at his club where he boasted about spending hundreds of dollars on top-shelf champagne.

Both Miss Stewart and Miss Davis went to the club event saying that they just went ‘to have a good time’ and not to see Turnage.

During a recent child support hearing in Forrest City, Turnage did not show up for his appointment.

In 2012, a girlfriend, who had spent nearly eight years with Turnage, said her ‘knees buckled’ when a prosecutor at family court told her that the father of her child had 20 other children. ‘During the whole relationship, I only knew of four children,’ Latoya Shields told WREG in 2012. ‘At that time, three years ago, my child was the 21st child. Yeah, that would be overwhelming for anybody.’

In May 2012, Turnage filed a petition at Shelby County Juvenile Court to lower his child support payments for the mothers of his children – but never turned up to the hearing.

Miss Shields said the dad has shown little interest in his daughter. ‘She calls him and it’s a “hi” and “bye, see you later” type of situation,’ she said. Miss Shields has only ever received checks from him between $6 and $9 dollars. He was ordered by a judge to pay her $259 dollars a month.

A phone number linked to Turnage was disconnected on Thursday when called by MailOnline.

Guess Turnage missed the sex ed class during his education.

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Little Johnny Meets Barack The Bad.

Need I say More?

Need I say More?

Barack Obama was visiting a school in North Carolina, a fourth grade class. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.

The teacher asked the President if he would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy.’ So the president asked the class for an example of a ‘tragedy.’

One little boy stood up and offered: “If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field, and a tractor runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy.”

“No,” said Obama, “that would be an accident.”

A little girl raised her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone, that would be a tragedy.”

“I’m afraid not,” explained Obama. “That’s what we would call great loss.”

The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Obama searched the room.

“Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”

Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand.

The teacher held her breath.

In a quiet voice he said: “If the plane carrying you and Mrs. Obama was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.”

“Fantastic!” exclaimed Obama. “That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”

“Well,” says Johnny, “It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss… and you can bet your ass it wouldn’t be an accident either!

The teacher fainted…..

Obama-animated

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