A prominent figure in the Philadelphia chapter of Moms for Liberty is a registered sex offender, according to a new report report from the Philadelphia Inquirer. Phillip Fisher Jr. is a pastor at the Center for Universal Divinity and a Republican church leader responsible for coordinating the group’s faith-based outreach efforts, a well-resourced organization aimed at aligning American education with a range of far-flung Republican interests. correct ideals.
In 2012, when Fisher was living in Chicago at the age of 25, he was convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy. Fisher claims that the conviction was the result of a “railroad job” created by the political action committee Lyndon LaRouche, a regular fringe presidential candidate and known conspirator. Fisher, who once worked for LaRouche’s committee, described it as a “cult” and said he was formed by the organization as he sought to distance himself from it.
According to a file updated in July, Fisher is listed Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law website. for registered sex offenders, which is administered by the Pennsylvania State Police. Philadelphia GOP City Committee Chairman Vince Fenerty on Friday called for Fisher’s resignation as chairman of the 42nd District — which includes Olney, Feltonville and Juniata Park. Sheila Armstrong, another Republican community leader and chairwoman of the local Moms for Liberty group, expressed surprise at the news and said she had recently obtained a “certificate of child abuse” from the state Department of Human Services on Fisher’s behalf so he could attend could participate in upcoming volunteer work on vacation. The certificate said there were “no records present” in the state’s database and named Fisher “as the perpetrator of a proven or substantiated report of child abuse.”