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Phillip Fisher Jr. is a pastor and Republican ward leader who coordinates faith-based outreach for Philadelphia’s Moms for Liberty chapter.

He’s also a registered sex offender, due to a 2012 felony conviction for aggravated sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy when Fisher was 25.

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[-] [email protected] 93 points 2 weeks ago

This person doesnt look like a drag queen.

[-] [email protected] 46 points 2 weeks ago

He doesn't look like a mom either.

[-] [email protected] 15 points 2 weeks ago

Oh, he looks like a mother... Nevermind.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago

Technically it would be a son... Nevermind.

[-] [email protected] 77 points 2 weeks ago

i like how moms for liberty's whole thing is that trans women are taking away opportunities from cis women and yet the leader of moms for liberty is a cis man.

[-] [email protected] 30 points 2 weeks ago

I would never cease to point out to them how liberal it is that they don't discriminate by gender for the leader of Mom's for Liberty.

[-] [email protected] 55 points 2 weeks ago

Fenerty said he was unaware of Fisher’s conviction until asked about it by The Inquirer last week.

Are they not doing background checks on these idiots before hiring them?

[-] [email protected] 33 points 2 weeks ago

And spend money?

Perish the thought.

[-] nova_ad_vitum 8 points 2 weeks ago

You're talking about a group that doesn't even read the books they want to ban.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 46 points 2 weeks ago

It’s almost like they recruit them.

[-] [email protected] 39 points 2 weeks ago

There's an obligatory reminder that he is not a drag queen that should go here. Since conservatives keep insisting that drag queens are all (or mostly) pedophiles.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

Not a drag queen, but a Republican grifter, again.

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[-] [email protected] 43 points 2 weeks ago

I love how there's one pissed off pedo/Republican down voting everyone in here.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago

If Republicans had an ounce of good faith I might wag a finger at conflating then with pedos. However they do not so I find this fucking hilarious

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[-] [email protected] 39 points 2 weeks ago

I gotta hand it to ya, Philly, you don't act predictable. This Mom for Liberty is a black man Republican, checkmate, atheists.

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[-] [email protected] 32 points 2 weeks ago

The national Moms for Liberty organization held a summit in Philadelphia this past summer, where denying transgender identity for children and removing books from school libraries were major themes.

Meanwhile, back at his church:

Fisher has supported Trump’s campaigns; a 2020 report by WHYY included a mural in support of Trump that Fisher said was painted on an exterior wall of his church by children he worked with in his congregation.

The charging documents allege that Fisher had oral and anal sex with the 14-year-old boy in January 2011

Fisher said he took the plea bargain to get out of the county jail, where he said he experienced violence from other prisoners.

Wew. That was a wild ride.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

Yeah that’s enough internet for the day..

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 weeks ago

Anybody really surprised by such a relevation?

[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

I'm sure some are, but they shouldn't be. Meanwhile, the MFL assholes are probably claiming it's all just a smear campaign.

[-] [email protected] 14 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Yeah, those pesky lefties and their time machines going back in time to frame good people years before they joined MFL. When will they learn that neo-cons are smarter than them and will quickly figure out their conspiracy while failing to provide any evidence every single time.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 2 weeks ago

The dude running my local M4L has strong pedo vibes.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Any time another dude is more interested in someone's kids than their parents are? Alarm bells.

I get it, there are lots of well meaning men who care about kids. Unfortunately they present the same way as predators, and I err on the side of caution.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago

Men are not the only ones who can sexually abuse children.

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

It's a numbers game. I have to deal with the same thing in my field- men are not allowed to provide one-on-one hygiene care (bathing, toileting, cleaning waste) for female adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Since we're talking about children instead of my field, 96% of people who sexually abuse children are male. Even factoring in that female perpetrators might be underreported, that is a stark number, so when people say they err on the side of caution, I'm sure you can see why only using female staff for this job would seem safer.

Are there perfectly healthy, nurturing men who pay the price? Of course. But not as many of them as potential sexual predators it seems.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

Fuck me sideways, I've never seen such a perfect response to essentially a 'not all men' comment (granted this is the more unusual flavor of 'not just men's but still)

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

Thank you!

It's a response I developed explaining to people why men aren't allowed to work alone with women in my field. I often throw in, "If you were a predator, what kind of job would you look for?"

People with developmental and intellectual disabilities are five times as likely to face this abuse as their neurologically typical peers, because many of them can't report that abuse as effectively.

It's my experience that the few men of the world who find this stricture upsetting do so because either they are pretending to be one of the "good" ones in order to get close enough to abuse someone, or because they believe themselves incapable of abuse and chafe at being paint with the same brush. To them I always ask; which is more important to you, that you aren't being seen as a potential predator, or that we have a system designed to keep as many people as possible, as safe as possible? Because we can't have both.

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Obviously but statistics exist and you know who MOST offenders are? Men.

[-] [email protected] 13 points 2 weeks ago

Moms For Liberty, more like Assholes with Casseroles.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

Karens with Time

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

At this point, I think I'm more surprised when the Republicans have an upstanding patron that isn't a pedophile, rapist, or crazy religious figure.

You seriously can't make this up any more.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 weeks ago

It's usually all three at once

[-] [email protected] 12 points 2 weeks ago

Fisher said he took the plea bargain to get out of the county jail, where he said he experienced violence from other prisoners.

So he used his position as a pastor in the African American community to advocate for prison reform, right? That seems like it'd be a pretty popular position in that community.

You say he instead decided to demonize trans kids? Well, ok, then.

[-] [email protected] 10 points 2 weeks ago
[-] [email protected] 9 points 2 weeks ago

Hearing this kind of thing is becoming less and less surprising

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[-] [email protected] 7 points 2 weeks ago

Gosh, it's almost like pedophilia and sexual abuse is a solid Republican value at this point.

[-] WashedOver 7 points 2 weeks ago

The call is coming from inside the house...

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago
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[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 weeks ago

It's ok, everybody. He said that he was "railroaded." Everything's fine. /s

These stories still make me laugh, but I've stopped being the least bit surprised.

"I hate queers!" Oh, you're gay. Or attracted to trans women. Or whatever the fuck else makes you afraid.

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