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Tea Party Patriot arrested for swapping child porn using ‘h*rnypastor’ email account

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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By David Ferguson
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:57 EST
Brian Schwanke via Facebook

A 46-year-old Michigan member of the group Tea Party Patriots was named Tuesday in a criminal complaint on charges of distributing and receiving illicit photos and video of children. According to The Smoking Gun, Brian Schwanke is accused of using the email account “h*rnypastor@outlook.com” to send and receive hundreds of provocative images of underage children.

TSG detailed how as recently as last week, Schwanke was ranting on his Facebook page about President Barack Obama’s behavior during a portion of the funeral for South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.

The image of Obama posing for a “selfie” next to the Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt seemed to particularly rile Schwanke.

“What a classy president we have,” he wrote. “His wife has to sit between him to make ‘lil Barry’ behave.”

Schwanke’s profile — which has now been either deleted or made private — proclaimed that the U.S. “WAS founded on a CHRISTIAN foundation, and the progressive, atheist left is running us into the ground to create a Socialist country that will fall like all the others.”

In spite of his straitlaced, conservative public persona, however, Schwanke was posing online as a pastor and youth minister with less-than-holy intentions toward the young girls of his flock.

In the persona of “h*rnypastor,” Schwanke claimed to have been a youth minister for 20 years, telling one correspondent, “with my pool at my house I find lots of chances to ‘counsel’ the girls.”

He was netted by Australian undercover police conducting an online sting. The Australian authorities reported Schwanke to U.S. officials, who raided his home in August.

Schwanke was in possession of a vast trove of illegal images. According to court documents, nearly every email in the “h*rnypastor” account contained images or accounts of child exploitation and abuse.

TSG said that no evidence exists to support Schwanke’s claims of being a pastor. His LinkedIn page identified him as an emergency medical services worker. He is an avid Civil War re-enactor, who, when he isn’t online railing against “feminazis,” enjoys giving “talks to school groups about the American Civil War.”

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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quickbooksworm
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:13 PM
There are nut jobs in every group.
waldorfmom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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um ... WHY is this person being identified as a "Tea Party Patriot" ?

If the agenda were to vilify men, then the headline would have read "Man"

If the agenda were to vilify people from Michigan, then that would have been in the headline.

... how about highlighting his Civil War fandom ... or his anti-feminist position.

No, using those for the headline would not have been useful for smearing all the rest of us Tea Party people.

OBVIOUSLY, I am also a degenerate hypocrite because I agree with the Tea Party goals of smaller government and more responsible government.



UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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You dont think there is any significance in finger wagging most of the country about thier misled values while abusing children by the thousands?

Quoting waldorfmom:

um ... WHY is this person being identified as a "Tea Party Patriot" ?

If the agenda were to vilify men, then the headline would have read "Man"

If the agenda were to vilify people from Michigan, then that would have been in the headline.

... how about highlighting his Civil War fandom ... or his anti-feminist position.

No, using those for the headline would not have been useful for smearing all the rest of us Tea Party people.

OBVIOUSLY, I am also a degenerate hypocrite because I agree with the Tea Party goals of smaller government and more responsible government.



jllcali
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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How did the Australian police find out about this fucking disgusting POS and not the American authorities?
Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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Personally, I think he should be taken out behind the jail and shot ~ which is what I think should be done to all pedophiles.

On the other hand, I am left questioning if you (or the writer of the OP) are more offended by his taste in small children, or the Tea Party ...

lga1965
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:37 PM
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I see so many examples of people bashing others for their mistakes but they make worse mistakes when the truth comes out. Tea Party members have such high standards and they're usually Bible thumping conservative haters of Democrats and,"Liberals" and gays. Then the truth about their hidden lifestyles comes out. This pedophile is a horrible example of the hypocrisy that we see too often.
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fireangel5
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM

And yet when a post was made and the headline identified the person as a liberal editor, people were up in arms that her political affiliation was included. I guess it's only okay when we want to display idiocy by republicans but not dems. Okay. 

Quoting UpSheRises: You dont think there is any significance in finger wagging most of the country about thier misled values while abusing children by the thousands?

Quoting waldorfmom:

um ... WHY is this person being identified as a "Tea Party Patriot" ?

If the agenda were to vilify men, then the headline would have read "Man"

If the agenda were to vilify people from Michigan, then that would have been in the headline.

... how about highlighting his Civil War fandom ... or his anti-feminist position.

No, using those for the headline would not have been useful for smearing all the rest of us Tea Party people.

OBVIOUSLY, I am also a degenerate hypocrite because I agree with the Tea Party goals of smaller government and more responsible government.




babie113
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:25 PM
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I cant help but agree with you

Quoting lga1965: I see so many examples of people bashing others for their mistakes but they make worse mistakes when the truth comes out. Tea Party members have such high standards and they're usually Bible thumping conservative haters of Democrats and,"Liberals" and gays. Then the truth about their hidden lifestyles comes out. This pedophile is a horrible example of the hypocrisy that we see too often.
sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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Ew - just everything about that
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Aestas
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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Nice Christian values there, Schwanke.

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