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Neil Riser campaign worker linked to defunct church girls’ home, accusations of sexual abuse..
Louisiana Voice ^ | tomaswell

Posted on 09/17/2013 11:40:34 AM PDT by Morgana

FULL TITLE: Neil Riser campaign worker linked to defunct church girls’ home, accusations of sexual abuse by father-in-law minister

Two men with ties to a defunct church-operated home for girls and boys in Bienville Parish—and to the Baptist minister and accused sexual predator who ran the facility—currently are actively involved in the congressional campaign of State Sen. Neil Riser (R-Columbia), LouisianaVoice has learned.

Timothy Johnson of Choudrant in Lincoln Parish, who was fired earlier this year as a vice president at Louisiana College after leading an unsuccessful coup against President Joe Aguillard, is married to the daughter of Rev. Mack Ford who ran New Bethany Home for Girls and Boys south of Arcadia in Bienville Parish for several decades.

Timothy Johnson performs work on behalf of the Riser campaign, Riser’s campaign headquarters confirmed on Monday. His son, Jonathan Johnson, Ford’s grandson, worked for about a decade as State Director for retiring 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander at $75,000 per year and is currently a paid employee of the Riser campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at louisianavoice.com ...


TOPICS: Evangelical Christian; General Discusssion; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: childabuse; louisiana; newbethany
Any Louisiana FReepers know anything about this campaign worker? Sorry he does not make my radar.
1 posted on 09/17/2013 11:40:34 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Any Louisiana FReepers know anything about this campaign worker? Sorry he does not make my radar.

I don't know about this campaign worker, but I could guess without looking that Neil Riser is a Republican.

There's no way the media would go combing through the backgrounds of each of his campaign workers if he was a Democrat.

Besides, child abuse is just fine for Democrats. A resume enhancer, if anything.

2 posted on 09/17/2013 11:51:27 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Tom this school, New Bethany Home for Girls has had lots of problems. We need to find out all we can now about the people involved before the press does and blasts it everywhere. Yes I noticed he was working for a republican but when I worked at the republican office most others were also republicans as well. I just can’t imagine a democrat working to help get a republican elected.


3 posted on 09/17/2013 11:55:31 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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I didn't say that I thought the campaign worker was actually a Democrat. I didn't think that either.

All I was pointing out is that a child abuser who can be tied to a Republican candidate for public office - especially a Conservative Republican - will produce news stories in the MSM. Doesn't matter how tenuous the connection.

The MSM's diligence about ties between Democrats and shady characters is not on anywhere near the same level.

If Mr. Riser knowingly hired a sexual abuser into his campaign, I guess he deserves what he gets. I would think that candidates would only be hiring people who were well known to them, or well known to people whom they trust completely.

I'm not saying that the fact that one is a child abuser has to mean that one must also be a Democrat. I'm sure that's not the case. I'm sure John Wayne Gacy was only an aberration.


4 posted on 09/17/2013 12:04:07 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Neil Riser is one of the 14 candidates running to fill the quickly-vacated seat of Congressman Rodney Alexander, 5th District, LA. Two days before he announced his retirement, he voted for MORE funding of the NSA.

Neil Riser is reported to have the blessing of Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jin-Dal, Rodney Alexander, and a few organizations, right from the starting gate. He is already a political hack, looking to get a different job.

I don’t want to vote for a political hack, after just another job. I want someone that would represent ME. But I, also, do NOT want some mindless Democrat, either.

The 5th District is one of the districts that were re-apportioned, just a year or two ago, and the CENLA area, is “the adopted bastard split by Solomon”. The largest city in the district is MONROE, and the district stretches southwest from there. MONROE has their own troubles, and their own corrupted politicians, including the mayor, who is also a candidate for this vacancy.


5 posted on 09/17/2013 2:49:54 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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“Neil Riser is reported to have the blessing of Piyush ‘Bobby’ Jin-Dal, Rodney Alexander, and a few organizations, right from the starting gate. He is already a political hack, looking to get a different job.

I don’t want to vote for a political hack, after just another job. I want someone that would represent ME. But I, also, do NOT want some mindless Democrat, either.”

Thanks Terry.

You said he was one of 14? Maybe this will be the reason one of the other 14 win? Who knows?


6 posted on 09/17/2013 3:01:44 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Steely Tom

” All I was pointing out is that a child abuser who can be tied to a Republican candidate for public office - especially a Conservative Republican - will produce news stories in the MSM. Doesn’t matter how tenuous the connection.

The MSM’s diligence about ties between Democrats and shady characters is not on anywhere near the same level. “
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You are preaching to the choir on that one! That is why I am trying to find out all I can on this candidate and his worker!

Like I said this school has had A TON of problems in the past.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 3:16:11 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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Dear Morgana,

Yes, I said FOURTEEN!!

Oi, the radio ads! Yet NOBODY will state what party they are! Isn’t that amazing? I did hear somebody use the term “corporate welfare”!

The vote is in mid-October, so it will be fun!


8 posted on 09/18/2013 2:51:52 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Morgana

I found this. A staff list from that school. Looks like it needs to be updated:

http://www.heal-online.org/newbeth.htm


9 posted on 09/18/2013 5:31:10 PM PDT by 20ozsundrop
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