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Anti-Gay Pastor Grant Storms Arrested for Masturbating in Public Park in Front of Children

The Reverend Grant Storms, a Christian fundamentalist pastor known for his campaigns against New Orleans' gay Southern Decadence festival, has been arrested for masturbating in a public park in front of children.

The Times-Picayune reports: Storms

Storms, 53, 2304 Green Acres Road, Metairie, was booked with obscenity, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report said.

Storms told deputies that he was merely having lunch at Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., in his van when he decided to relieve himself using a bottle instead of using the restroom, an incident report said.

But two witnesses said they say Storms through the open windows of his van masturbating himself while watching children on the playground, the report said.

The two women flagged down a park employee who notified the Sheriff's Office. The employee also detained Storms until deputies arrived.

Bond for Storms was orginially set at $5000 but he was released early because of overcrowding at the jail.

The Times-Picayune adds:

"Armed with bullhorns, Bibles and picket signs, Storms and a group of followers in 2003 protested against Southern Decadence, the gay three-day festival held over Labor Day weekend in the French Quarter. Storms' efforts prompted the New Orleans City Council to ban megaphones and other amplification devices."

Here's the article from 2003 about Storms' campaigns to end Southern Decadence, which included a Christian parade and 'purity' rally decrying the depravity:

Last year, Storms videotaped public sex acts on Bourbon Street and made the tape available to state legislators, hoping to bring an end to the celebration.

"There's no economic gain that justifies an orgy in the streets," Storms said. "That's all it is -- a three-day orgy in the streets."

In 2005 Storms sued gay rights group Action Wisconsin, claiming the group defamed him by saying that he advocated the murder of gays. He lost the lawsuit, a decision that was upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Storms was then ordered to repay the group $87,000 in court costs.

The AP reported:

In 2003, Wisconsin Christians United invited him to speak at the International Conference on Homo-Fascism in Milwaukee.

Action Wisconsin obtained an audio recording of his speech and publicized remarks it said incited violence against gays. The group issued a press release saying Storms made sounds like gunfire, as if he were shooting gay people, and said, "God has delivered them into our hands. Boom boom boom ... there's twenty! Ca-ching! Glory, glory to god."

The press release also admonished a state senator for attending "a speech apparently advocating the murder of his own constituents."

[Storms' attorney] Donohoo claimed statements in the press release were false and defamatory.

Southern Decadence protest leader booked with masturbating at Metairie park [times-picayune]

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  1. You can really set your watch to these guys.

    Posted by: Xtab | Feb 28, 2011 5:01:03 PM

  2. The most galling thing about this hypocrit is: He'll offer up a tearful repentance in front of his congregation and all will be forgiven. You see, Christians can sin in the most egregious manners possible, over and over again, and as long as they claim they "repent" they can claim JAY-sus! "forgives" them.

    Fundamentalist RIght-Wing Christianists are so stupid and psychotic that they'll eat it up.

    And the fact that these people are running things is the main reason this country is sliding into fascist third-world status.

    Posted by: One of the CA 36,000 | Feb 28, 2011 5:09:07 PM

  3. Boehner says he will demand support for DOMA...will he be next?

    Me thinks so.

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Feb 28, 2011 5:11:12 PM

  4. YES! This is awesome news. I love it when someone who puts themselves on a pedestal gets caught doing something they've been speaking out against. Ah, satisfaction.

    Posted by: RP | Feb 28, 2011 5:13:31 PM

  5. He didn't try to put himself on a pedestal, RP. He tried to put himself in a bottle. Don't you believe him? Look at that face.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Feb 28, 2011 5:18:35 PM

  6. wicked comment xtab.. lol

    Posted by: yadda yadda | Feb 28, 2011 5:19:42 PM

  7. Et tu, Grant?


    Posted by: pejsek | Feb 28, 2011 5:24:54 PM

  8. Shocking just shocking!

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 28, 2011 5:36:57 PM

  9. Should we be surprised anymore? When a person is obsessed with gay people or accusing people left and right of being pedophiles.....they're either a homo or a pedophile. I wouldn't even let them near my cats.

    Posted by: Scott | Feb 28, 2011 5:37:39 PM

  10. Holy Jebezuzz -a little lamb has lost his way.
    Perhaps any of the cast of thousands wayward "pastor" can counsel him back into the fold of
    non-sinners? Me thinks -NOT.
    And the hits keep coming..... (poor choice of words)

    Posted by: Nick | Feb 28, 2011 5:40:42 PM

  11. It just gets more and more ridiculous.

    International Conference of Homo-Fascism? WOW. Some people really have nothing better to do with their lives, do they? Craaaaaazyyyyyy...!

    "He lost the lawsuit, a decision that was upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Storms was then ordered to repay the group $87,000 in court costs".

    LOL. As he should. Wasting not only his own time, but eeeveryone else's. Along with taxpayer money.

    Posted by: HOCKEYJOCK | Feb 28, 2011 5:51:52 PM

  12. Yukkk and double Yuuuuuuuukkkkk

    Posted by: tim | Feb 28, 2011 6:00:01 PM

  13. file under:Can I get this image erased from my brain, please.

    Posted by: richard s | Feb 28, 2011 6:12:12 PM

  14. They're ALL perverts; EACH and EVERY one of them!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 28, 2011 6:17:23 PM

  15. And the beat goes on...

    Posted by: mytwocents | Feb 28, 2011 6:29:47 PM

  16. You guys are so harsh. I often find myself in public without anywhere to pee so I pull over in the vicinity of small children and whip out my cock. Come on! It's as American as Apple Pie.

    You're all total haters. ;-)

    Posted by: JP | Feb 28, 2011 6:58:12 PM


    Posted by: sal | Feb 28, 2011 7:14:14 PM

  18. Hahahahahahahahahahahahah! Hypocrite bastard! Public humiliation and outcry please! Roast'em!

    Posted by: nikko | Feb 28, 2011 7:15:10 PM

  19. It's just a matter of time. All these crazy homophobes are harboring some sexual fantasy, and hating the gays is some kind of twisted turn-on. Talking against it is still talking about it.

    Before long, we'll be "Americans learning the Truth About:" Peter LaBarbara, Tony Perkins, Matt Barber, etc...

    Posted by: castaway | Feb 28, 2011 7:27:42 PM

  20. Let ye who is without sin, "Reverend" Storms, cast........

    Family values lowlife hypocrite!

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Feb 28, 2011 7:28:21 PM

  21. I really want to go to the International Conference on Homo-Fascism in Milwaukee. That sounds awesome.

    Posted by: Xtab | Feb 28, 2011 8:01:00 PM

  22. I agree with Xtab. I want in this conference. I want to know how to be a better homo-fascist!

    Posted by: lessthan | Feb 28, 2011 8:36:56 PM

  23. Just when I was having a bad day, this news came along and cheered me up! Yet one more nail in the coffin PROVING that rabid anti-gay crusaders are mentally twisted and ALL have something to hide...

    Posted by: Robert In WeHo | Feb 28, 2011 8:40:00 PM

  24. sing it with me now

    further proof being in the closet is a mental illness... fundies do the same thing [decrying gay sex in public and gettin it behind closed doors] while expecting different results [not getting caught]

    Posted by: MadM@ | Feb 28, 2011 8:45:44 PM

  25. Come on. Give the guy a break. He was just trying to protect his precious bodily fluids from sneaky preverts.* He knew they were somewhere close by because "everyone" knows they hang around the kiddies.

    */Dr. Strangelove

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Feb 28, 2011 8:53:18 PM

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