Christian Periodical Defames Son of Alabama Judge for Being Gay…
The Christian Examiner, a California based Christian periodical published by the Christian Media Corporation International Group, just filed a report attacking the son of Alabama District Court Judge Callie Granade. Granade has risen to prominence recently due to her ruling that struck down Alabama’s Gay marriage ban, and her rulings to county clerks and probate judges enjoining them to follow the Court’s decision.
The report, based off an unverified Facebook post, attempts to attack the Judge through her son, who may or may not be gay:
…at least one Facebook poster is questioning whether Judge Granade had a conflict of interest in making her ruling.
A person who self-identified as Ashton Harrington—with a profile description of “studied at the University of Alabama”—posted a screen capture with the note “Judge Ginny Granade appears to approve of her son Milton Granade’s Facebook profile picture.
Judge Granade expresses “Great photo of you two!” in the comment stream.
“I would like to know if her decision was based on law or family preference,” he asked, suggesting her son may be gay
None of the public postings on Facebook indicate her son Milton Grenade has children or is seeking them.
There is no evidence her son is a public figure, nor any evidence he is gay, beyond this Facebook post. The question of her son’s sexuality is irrelevant - judges are expected to rule dispassionately per the constitution and judicial precedent. She would be just the most recent in a line of judges across the country to strike down gay marriage bans, following precedent and using the constitution’s supremacy and equal protections provisions.
Lamar Keener, publisher at Selah Media Group, when contacted for comment informed me Selah sold The Christian Examiner to CMCI Group last year. Neither CMCI nor Christian Examiner have returned requests for comments at posting time.
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