Are you sitting down?
The leader of Trans Bathroom Charge in Charlotte has Sex Offender status.
— Asonjay Inchclay (@Clinchah) March 7, 2016
Err… wait, what?!
The homosexual leader of efforts in North Carolina to allow men to use women’s bathrooms is a convicted and registered sex offender, according to documents made available to Breitbart News.
Chad Sevearance is president of the Charlotte Business Guild, which describes itself as “a network of LGBT professionals, business owners, employees and individuals in the Charlotte area who meet to nurture a network of business contacts; encourage fellowship and support among community business, professional and charitable pursuits; and provide and promote positive role models in the LGBT community.”
Sevearance and his group have taken a lead role in the right to allow males to use the restrooms and showers of females, including those of little girls, described by advocates as no more than non-discrimination measures. Sevearance was quoted in the Charlotte Observer saying that because the bathroom bill did not pass, “It’s a fact that someone can ask me to leave a restaurant because I’m presumed to be gay or transgender…”
In 1998, Sevearance worked as a youth minister and in that capacity allegedly lured younger men to his apartment to spend the night where Severance showed them pornography and tried to talk them into sex. One boy testified that he woke up to find Severance “fondling him.” Severance was convicted on one charge of sexual molestation of a minor.
Good grief. Do as I say, not as I do… or something.
My GOD, our NC media are so lazy! This guy is cited all over the place by the Charlotte Observer and others.
According to the NC SBI, Sevearance’s registration was the results of being convicted in another state, yet he was also apparently charged in 2000 while living in Bessemer City, NC, for “three counts of lewd acts with a minor”?
He has a host of aliases:
Don’t Do It Charlotte uncovered that this guy is a registered sex offender and this video they posted on their Facebook page has Sevearance going by the name ‘Chad Turner’ now. That’s apparently his married name. I guess the SBI needs to add that one to the list too.
Wonder if Pat Cotham knew?
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) March 7, 2016
Elliot Engstrom at Civitas calls out the Charlotte Observer, who knew about Sevearance’s status and didn’t report it.
The Charlotte Observer knew that Sevearance was a convicted sex offender, and yet never mentioned it once in its reporting. The newspaper certainly knew about this since at least February 18, when DontDoItCharlotte.com put out a report. (Though, considering that this information is discoverable with a quick google search, the paper likely knew about it before then, not to mention that his advocacy group also knew he was a convicted child molester and defended him by calling reports of his convictions “mudslinging.”)
In this context, The Charlotte Observer‘s failure to disclose these facts in its reporting is inexcusable. It constitutes clear advocacy masked as journalism.
Carolina Plotthound’s leading headlines have been all over this story today:
Chad Sevearance helped propose bathroom ordinance to open legal doors for predators…
Convicted in 2000 for molestation of a minor when working as youth minister…
Chad’s offender info; exposed by NC Values Coalition…
Chad was Charlotte gay publication’s ‘2015 Person of the Year’…
Why hasn’t the Charlotte Observer ever mentioned Chad’s background??
After all, he has been quoted by them MANY TIMES…
Newspaper reportedly was given info about Chad on Feb. 8; they withheld it…
FEB. 24: Chad tells Observer that bathroom scare tactics ‘take focus off real issues…’
Would have been good (but late) time to let readers know Chad’s convicted pervert history…
Observer’s/McClatchy’s credibility totally, completely shot (if they weren’t already)…
Ann Caulkins, President/Publisher, firstname.lastname@example.org…
Rick Thames, editor/VP, email@example.com…
ENGSTROM: Advocacy more important than journalism…
What Roy Cooper did NOT say when he dismissed the transgender bathroom issue…
Dan Forest wants special session on transgender bathroom ordinance…
LET’S ALL SAY IT TOGETHER: ‘If Chad had been a conservative…’
On Twitter, Plotthound calls out the editors at Charlotte Observer:
— Carolina Plott Hound (@NCPlottHound) March 8, 2016