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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:49 PM

’Ex-Gay’ Leader of Christian Cult Accused of Murdering Wife

’Ex-Gay’ Leader of Christian Cult Accused of Murdering Wife

The leader of a Christian prayer group in the Kansas City, Mo., area is suspected of being behind the murder of his wife, whose death was first thought to be a suicide, the Kansas City Star reports.

The newspaper reports that members of the group, which is connected to the International House of Prayer, a virulently anti-gay group, claimed that the group’s leader, Tyler Deaton, was against homosexuality because he struggled with being gay himself. "He struggled with it, but he overcame it," a member of the group told the Star. "It was a victory."

Now, some suspect that Deaton, who was regarded as the group’s "spiritual leader," may have been involved with the death of his wife, Bethany Deaton, 27, whose body was found the night before Halloween in the back of her van. Soon after she died, 23-year-old Micah Moore, a member of the prayer group, turned himself into authorities and told them that Tyler Deaton put him up to murdering his wife. He also revealed the horrific acts that allegedly went on behind the group’s doors.

According to the Star, several members of the group lived in Tyler Deaton’s home in Grandview, Mo., which is about 16 miles south of Kansas City. The Star reports that there were a number of "young adults making sex part of their religious experience" in the clan and the group’s men allegedly sexually assaulted Bethany Deaton for months.

http://www.edgeonthenet.com/news/crime//139114/’ex-gay’_leader_of_christian_cult_accused_of_murdering_wife

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freshwest Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
XemaSab Nov 2012 #3
Lint Head Nov 2012 #4
bluedigger Nov 2012 #5
Zorra Nov 2012 #6
Union Scribe Nov 2012 #7

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:53 PM

1. All of them need life in prison. Too dangerous to wander loose.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:03 AM

2. Going ex gay never works out. Just stay what you are.

God made me gay.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:04 AM

3. People were always asking me

did I know Tyler Deaton?

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:38 AM

4. There seems to be something under the surface of all virulently anti-gay groups.

There is violence there. Suppression of one's feelings coupled with the belief that it is a horrible sin and abomination is a recipe for a horribly negative outcome. For every action there is a reaction is not just a law of physics. It is a law of the mind and society.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:45 AM

5. At least they took the fast track to Crazytown.

Better than decades of ongoing abuses.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:24 AM

6. Trying to "overcome" intrinsic, inherent sexual/gender identity never works out well

for those who attempt it.

I suspect that this is a somewhat extreme example of one of these unfortunate attempts.

So very sad.

Equality and Acceptance.

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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:28 AM

7. Maybe this will serve as a warning to others

who are trying to suppress and deny themselves and hate who they are. That path can only end in ruin. Poor woman.

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