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Wives! Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can Kill ‘Em, According to Charismatic ‘Ex’-Gay Christian-Orgy Cult Leader

That is a dead lady you guys. We are sad now.Tyler Deaton is a handsome young man. He met his wife, Bethany, in prayer group at college. He was so charismatic that by his senior year, he’d convinced a bunch of hot dudes to leave the school-sanctioned Christian fellowship at Southwestern in Texas, and join him in Kansas City instead, so they could be close to the International House of Prayer, which had a kickin’ youth fellowship, mega-awesome Christian jamz, and the kind of “gays-are-demons” stances that appeal to young “ex”-gays. Once in Kansas City, they started meeting for Wednesday night prayer meetings and (ALLEGED) hot gay “spiritual” sex parties and (ALLEGED) Bethany-drugging, -raping, and -beating.

“He believed God could fix things,” a student said.

That included, Deaton told people, fixing himself.

One of his group’s stark positions on Scripture was that homosexuality was wrong. Deaton’s stance against it weighed heavily because members said he had “struggled with being gay.”

“He struggled with it, but he overcame it,” a member of his group at Southwestern said. “It was a victory.”

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Her husband having overcome his homosexuality (except for the part where being ex-gay means you can’t bone dudes), in October, Bethany unaccountably killed herself. Or did she? (Hint: She probably did not?)

Three days after her funeral, a 23-year-old man came forward to say he had murdered the 27-year-old Bethany, placing a plastic bag over her head, at her husband, Tyler’s, request.

Witnesses told of a clan of young adults making sex part of their religious experience, of men in the group sexually assaulting Bethany over months, and of Deaton’s role as their “spiritual leader.”

But Moore’s darkest admission, according to court records, was that Deaton feared Bethany was about to reveal the group’s secrets.

Moore confessed that he had murdered Bethany and tried to make it look like suicide, and, according to court documents, he said Deaton told him to do it.

Moore alone has been charged, with first-degree murder. Deaton and others in the group are under investigation, prosecutors said.

[...]

Bethany was sexually assaulted over a period of months while drugged with someone else’s prescription anti-psychotic, witnesses in the house told authorities. This was happening, the witnesses alleged, in a period of time that male members in the house were involved in sexual relationships with Deaton, one saying it was part of a “religious experience.”

The statements unfolded with Moore allegedly saying that people in the group feared Bethany was about to tell her therapist about the assaults, and that he killed her with the plastic bag over her head at Longview Lake.

He did it, his statement to detectives said, because Deaton told him he knew Moore “had it in him to do it.”

That is the kind of supportiveness you should always look for in a cult leader, one who helps you be everything God wants you to be: a drugging, raping, beating, other-guy’s-wife murderer. (“ALLEGEDLY.”) The megachurchy International House of Prayer is all nuh uh, never heard of him, really.

[KansasCityStar, via EdgeontheNet]

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218 comments

      1. NorthStarSpanx

        This righteous moral values crowd (Bush, Mitt, etc.) sure have a strange idea of what victory means.

  1. skoalrebel

    International House of Pancakes? [spit] Makes sense that it would be a cult, bein' all "International" and stuff. [spit!] I bet that's where the Trotskyites hang out, loading up on real American food as they plot the downfall of the capitalist order. [spit!]

    Oh… International House of Prayer

    Probably still commies, though.

    1. pdiddycornchips

      They are one and the same! Boysenberry Syrup doesn't even exist. It's actually grape soda and lube left over from the ghey orgies,

      1. tessiee

        'Boysenberry Syrup doesn't even exist. It's actually grape soda and lube left over from the ghey orgies"

        why do you think they call it BOYSenberry?

      1. skoalrebel

        Вставай, проклятьем заклеймённый,
        Весь мир голодных и рабов!

    1. oldedinvn

      It could br worse. Imagine people asking if you want to eat fur. Here spelled Pho. Traditional breakfast here in the north.
      How to feel stupid. Ask what she looks like.

    1. Pat_Pending

      Someday I shall kill using nothing but some Aunt Jemima Syrup, some Kaiser Broiler Foil, and a pair of blunt scissors.

    1. Lascauxcaveman

      Now don't say that. I know some totally gay guys and they hardly ever brutalize and murder their wives. Or go to church, for that matter.

      1. Jus_Wonderin

        I shouldn't have used that phrase as I know it is a pejorative when used. The entire situation is deeply saddening.

  2. An Asexual Ungulate

    Aw man, Orgy Cult Leader was my dream job as a kid! My guidance counsellor insisted I should do something useful, though.

    Be an engineer! he said. You'll get a good job! he said.

    …I coulda been an orgy cult leader. Harumph.

    1. Chichikovovich

      Do you mean the guy who had a long-time associate and henchman killed, along with many others, in the Night of the Long Knives, and then announced that he was shocked, shocked to find Gayness going on there?

    2. BaldarTFlagass

      Chevy Chase as Ty Webb?

      Lacey Underall: You were in the war?
      Ty Webb: [limping and patting his thigh] No… Homo. I'm much better now, though.

  3. Blueb4sinrise

    Going to Kansas City.
    Kansas City here I come.
    They got some drugged, abused, murdered women there,
    and I'm gonna get me some.

  4. Lizzietish81

    First, disturbing and anger inducing at the assholes who push this gay cure bullshit.

    now for the snark

    International House of Payer, and Pancakes.

    Also, when I did clinic escorting in Boston one of the protesters was a "recovered gay".

    Everyone agreed he was not recovered.

  5. Buzz Feedback

    All religious cults are about getting laid: Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Koresh, Catholic Church.

    You are a child of God. Now take off your pants

    1. Pithaughn

      Well to be fair, all of your major religions are about who get's to have sex with whom. My pet theory is that controlling and channeling male sexual desire is the root source of their power. That is why the elites throughout history have championed religion for the masses but not for themselves. This arrangement reinforces the concept that some, a very few, among us deserve to have obscene wealth and power, which really makes no sense at all to me.

      1. Biel_ze_Bubba

        There are only two ways to hang on to obscene wealth and power:
        (1) maintain a monopoly on organized violence, or
        (2) convince the sheeple that God intended it.
        The former seems to work for a bit longer than the latter.

  6. Loch_Nessosaur

    The first rule of International House of Buttfuck Club: You don't talk about International House of Buttfuck Club.

  7. memzilla

    International House of Prayer's (NB: Acronym FAIL. Plz to be repeating Communications 101) weak-ass denials and equivocations have about as much credibility as the GOP's current "Sorry 'Bout The Raceful Dog-Whistles, Can We Be Friennz Nao?" position.

    Not a word, not a f**king word about "We as a university are examining ourselves to make sure our teachings did not contribute to this tragedy."

    I would actually be OK with Jeebus riding a dinosaur if He would fly over and cover these sycophants with ptero-dung votes.

  8. PsycWench

    That poor, brainwashed woman. I can't summon up snark just yet. Ex-gay stuff is awful but not an excuse.

    1. bearperney

      She was home schooled and taught to be "subject to her husband" regardless of anything. Then the "cult leader" takes her and the boys away from their home turf up to Grandview, MO where IHOP U. resides, puts them all in one house (three blocks from where we live).

      The poor woman was a victim of home schooled naive and, likewise, of "your husband is God" indoctrination.

  9. vulpes82

    If this were another story, I'd want to hear more about this gay sex cult thing, but as it stands, I find myself just sad. That poor woman. A victim of other people's self-hatred.

  10. Oblios_Cap

    "Bethany was sexually assaulted over a period of months while drugged with someone else’s prescription anti-psychotic, witnesses in the house told authorities. This was happening, the witnesses alleged, in a period of time that male members in the house were involved in sexual relationships with Deaton, one saying it was part of a “religious experience.”

    Oh, My!

      1. BerkeleyBear

        Anyone got a copy of the Inferno handy? Because I'm guessing there's a few choice descriptions in there that might work.

  11. snowpointsecret

    … Yeah I've been trying to come up with snark for this for a good five minutes. I can't, I'm just too disgusted right now. Seriously, fuck anyone who does anything like this, they're disgusting people that don't even deserve to be called part of the human race.

      1. miss_grundy

        Even if a passage doesn't exist, it probably doesn't stop these rat bastards from turning the words around to provide justification. And to think people like these asshats could have won on election day and put Mittens in the Oval Office.

  12. Goonemeritus

    I like my religion and my sex life to remain completely separate. As I get older though I find I have little time for either one.

    1. Pithaughn

      Here's what we do, we alternate not going to each others church. For instance this week we will not be going to my church and at Xmas we will not go to my wife's church.
      Frees up all sundays and one can avoid all those other churchy events like choir practice, pot lucks and committee meetings.

    2. sewollef

      Sorry I left my snark in my other coat pocket this morning:

      I dunno…. was it only yesterday that we had an asshole religious lawyer taking an underage kid across borders for the purpose of porn? And wasn't she involved in running guns and drugs too?

      Man, fucking fundamentalist christian taliban: they have absolutely zero morals and are overflowing with breathtaking hypocrisy. Given half a chance, they would impose a theocratic dictatorship in this country and a xtian form of sharia law for all us non-believers. Damn it.

  13. BaldarTFlagass

    I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

    —some famous dude.

    1. One_who_wanders

      Actually this is one of the few times I am 100% for some beheading. And if you give me six weeks for some conditioning I'll wield the axe.

    1. Lot_49

      How many Republicans can dance on the head of a pin named "Creationism vs Science"? Feets, don't fail me now!

    2. SayItWithWookies

      The big problem with the Republican Party is that it's for manipulators and by manipulators — but they can't tell the gullible that, and then the gullible end up running for office. This is why the work of evil geniuses like Lee Atwater and Karl Rove produces the utterly stupid field of candidates like Allen West and Michele Bachmann.

    3. Chichikovovich

      This isn't a creationism issue. You can believe God created the universe and even that he directed evolution through local miracles at key moments, while still believing that the universe is around 13 – 18 billion years old.

      Giving up natural selection would overthrow contemporary biology. Believing the earth is only 10,000 years old would give up contemporary everything.

      Even most creationists think the young earth creationists are loons.

      1. SorosBot

        Uh, but creationism is young earth creationism; that's what the word means, they believe the Bible is literal truth and the Earth is only about six thousand years old. And yes, creationists are loons; but there is no non-lunatic category of creationist morons, if someone accepts that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old then they are not creationists.

      2. weejee

        Chick, we must clearly have different definitions of creationists. To me, a creationist is one who holds tightly a literal belief in everything that is in the bible and is not someone who believes in God and science. I see the 'new' intelligent design of the Discovery Institute and being the same Scopes Trial creationist nonsense writ new. Though the Catholic Church still has a lot of baggage, they have stopped trying to sustain a pissing contest with science. Some evangelicals perhaps not so much.

        I think of myself as a spiritual agnostic who is quite happy to be living in a very physical world. I'd like to think there is more to the observable universe than just physics and matter, but to date science has not found the right microscope to see it. Maybe sometime down the road there will be something kinda like Maxwell's silver hammer and the Michelson and Morley ether wind experiment making Einstein see the light that Newton's fizzics needed a relative tweak that will show a metaphysical fingerprint in creation. But if this, the physical world, is all there is, I'm cool with that.

          1. Biel_ze_Bubba

            There's an entire two books of Genesis from which to choose "things to interpret" (because metaphorical) and "things to believe" (because God). A single word, "creationist", can't possibly cover the whole range; even the old earth/young earth dichotomy won't do. (Are you a "creationist" if you believe God did the Big Bang, and is just watching things play out?)

    4. oldedinvn

      Both sides are rite.
      The god thing is cool But I love a big bang & not in theory which we all not is not fact.
      just a theory a theory. or a falsehood. Bang (consensual) is so cool. So I have been told.

  14. fawkedifiknow

    It'll come to me in a moment why this is the fault of Obama, in particular, and the secular humanists in general. I'll let you know when it does.

  15. awwalk56

    What are they going to do with all the hot-cock-sandwiches they planned to serve at the December prayer meeting? Will they spoil?

  16. oenspiek

    So, the International House of Prayer, miraculously, had never really committed to this Deaton creature. It was all a mistake by a volunteer.

    I'd like a side of sausage with that, please.

      1. oenspiek

        Yuk hardly begins to cover it.

        I haven't had breakfast, but just can't. This story left me both angry and nauseated.

    1. vulpes82

      It's disgusting and sad. And even sadder is that these men can't see that they're degrading themselves almost as much.

  17. BaldarTFlagass

    So, these people left fancy private college in Georgetown TX to move to KC for a fucking prayer group? Guess the Logic 101 course was not part of the required curriculum.

  18. SorosBot

    So have the fundamentalists started claiming this murderous creep was somehow "not a real Christian" and disavowing the fucker who was completely one of them and a product of their hate-filled vile ideology?

  19. FlyingSpagMnstr

    Tyler Durden? Anyone? The first rule of International House of Prayer is don't talk about International House of Prayer.

  20. HistoriCat

    Shit – I'm going to have to go read some boring-ass TPM or Daily Kos stuff to wash out the bitter sadness from this story. That poor woman…

    1. JohnnyQuick

      Yeah, this was like a fucking gut-punch. Normally we don't see the humans that get damaged by the villains of Wonkette pieces, we get to see a funny picture instead.

      Because it's a totally adequate reaction to the events described above, I'm going to post this :(

  21. Lizzietish81

    " The megachurchy International House of Prayer is all nuh uh, never heard of him, really. "

    Wait, this sounds familiar…

    Oh right, its the standard line from Rescue America (formerly known as Operation Rescue before they changed their name to avoid federal prosecution) whenever someone on their list is killed by an activist who received support and help from them.

  22. BaldarTFlagass

    With all those ex-gays in attendance, I would imagine that the prayer meetings were quite, what's the word I need here? Ah yes. Fraught.

  23. Terry

    "One of his group’s stark positions on Scripture was that homosexuality was wrong. Deaton’s stance against it weighed heavily because members said he had “struggled with being gay.”"

    This sort of thing is way, way too predictable. Self-hating evangelical decides to hate everyone else who has the same orientation he's trying to deny.

  24. actor212

    He did it, his statement to detectives said, because Deaton told him he knew Moore “had it in him to do it.”

    P-E-N-I-S goes in the asshole…

    1. Kate_fate

      Zomb, if you get tired of your day job, Fox will pay you millions. That is exactly what will probably be said. Damn, you're good!

  25. Oblios_Cap

    From the article:

    Tyler Deaton had the looks.
    His senior portrait in the 2005 yearbook for Corpus Christi’s Calallen High School captured his arresting eyes and easy smile wrapped by his soft cheeks and a strong chin.
    And a spunky arrogance.

    Spunky, indeed.

  26. Monsieur_Grumpe

    “Knowing what we know now, we deeply regret our failure to discern the nature of Deaton’s alleged secretive, perverse, cultic practices. We further regret his admission to IHOPU four years ago and all connection he had with our organization.”

    4 years and no one knew anything? Yeah. Right.

    1. pdiddycornchips

      Well, to be fair, my church doesn't know about our Wednesday night bukkaki pot lucks. Or if they do, they've never mentioned it.

  27. Noah_Hegemon

    Having never attended a Wednesday night churchy meeting, I was unaware this sort of stuff was going on. Someone should report it to the churchy authorities.

    Oh, yeah, the churchy authorities deny knowing them?

  28. Eve8Apples

    Wonkette has launched the first rocket in the war on raping, drugging, gaying, murdering Christmas orgies. I bet that cult puts on one hell of a Christmas pageant. If I was the pageant donkey, I'd be very afraid.

  29. BoroPrimorac

    It's 2012, gay Evangelicals. Start your own church and send those who don't approve of your gayness to go eat shit.

  30. mustangsavvy

    This is further evidence that Teh Gheys are bad for family values, right?

    (Good shit on a stick these people need to be paraded around the nation as grim reminders of how big a fucking failure is the ex-gay movement. Shut it the fuck down, idiots.)

  31. GeneralLerong

    So, Western religion is 2 for 2 when it comes to murdering women this month?

    Pretty soon we'll catch up with Pakistan and Afghanistan, eh?

  32. outragedcitizen

    Bathany should have known when she met this guy at a prayer meeting. I mean any guy who goes to prayer meetings in college is most definitely sexually repressed and probably dangerous.

    1. JohnnyQuick

      The least of God's crimes, Christian Rock, is still 1,000,000,000x worse than any tune dedicated to the devil.

  33. Baba_NinjaCat12

    Now I know why I don't go to IHOP. At first I thought the food kind of bland but the real reason is simply. THEEEEIIIIIRRRRRRRR WINGNUTTY!

  34. Smithboy

    Tyler…Jesus I have sinned
    Jesus…Well, do you repent?
    Tyler…Yes, oh dear Lord I do!
    Jesus..Then your sins are forgiven
    Tyler..of everything?
    Jesus…Yes, everything
    Tyler…(Sheepishly) Even mur-der?
    Jesus…Sure, why not
    Tyler…Gay sex?
    Jesus…You're pushing it
    Tyler….Thank you Jesus, now I can go on with my life without guilt.
    Jesus…anytime.

  35. ttommyunger

    Seems to me they were all adults of average intelligence or better. Fuck em. Fuck em all. I can't muster any sympathy for any of them.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      I'd not make the "average intelligence" assumption quite so readily. Not that it should alter your conclusion.

  36. elviouslyqueer

    Some of the staff at Southwestern grew uneasy with Deaton’s group and the pipeline it was laying to Kansas City.

    Really, Kansas City Star? Really?

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      Is that the K.Y. Pipeline that Obama is opposed to? I can see why he might want to shut that thing down.

  37. docterry6973

    I wonder how they worked all this out in their heads so that it all seemed like a good idea.

    Not really. What I wonder is how many years these people need to be in prison, and whether this poor woman will ever have peace.

    1. vulpes82

      Gee, let me see, a few drag shows and a penchant for cardigans versus religiously motivated self-hatred manifesting as misogyny and murder? How ever will I decide!

  38. sundaytrucker

    Wednesday prayer/fuck? I think they're confused on why it's called hump-day. Also, screaming Jesus Christ as your buddy fucks you in the ass, doesn't make it a religious experience….or does it?

  39. rickmaci

    "…he’d convinced a bunch of hot dudes to leave the school-sanctioned Christian fellowship at Southwestern in Texas, and join him in Kansas City instead, so they could be close to the International House of Prayer,…"

    Hey, I like going there for breakfast on occasion too, even though the syrups are all fake.

  40. decentcitizen

    Why doesn't this surprise me? Oh right, I'm from Tulsa originally (capital of repressed gay evangelicals).

  41. jello_mold

    Goddam, Wonkette. I used to be able to keep up, but the horror-to-snark ratio is too much these days.

  42. FrankFuror

    Guys, unless some hard-core proof comes out about this, I'm going to be skeptical. The whole sex-cult thing sounds too much like the reverse of the old satanic cult scare of the 80's. There's also an undercurrent of gay phobia in the whole thing that makes me reluctant to buy in to it just yet.

  43. vtxmcrider

    Tyler Deaton should have just gay-married Bradlee Dean. Then the two of them could have had all the guilt-ridden hate sex that they both crave so deeply.

  44. blueflowers

    This is pretty typical of what's going on below ground in the foul Midwest. Kansas City is a particularly disgusting place, though.

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