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Chip Pickering’s infidelity allegations make him third anti-gay politican to give “C Street” church reputation as hangout for family-values hypocrites

”After Pickering’s rejection of Governor Haley Barbour’s offer to the vacant Lott position, and because Pickering did not want to lose the love and affection of his paramour, Creekmore-Byrd, Pikering made the decision to leave his wife and five children to be with Creekmore-Byrd.’‘ — (Jackson Free Press)

”Unbeknown to plaintiff, Creekmore-Byrd for a number of years met and rekindled her relationship from college with Pickering. Said illicit relationship continued through her getting a divorce from her husband…in October, 2007, and causing Pickering to file for his divorce against Leisha Pickering in 2008. Said relationship continues through the filing of this complaint.” — (Madison County Herald)

Outtakes from the “alienation of affection” lawsuit being filed by Leisha Pickering, the former wife of Chip Pickering, who was until recently a leading Republican Member of Congress who was once offered the vacant seat of Trent Lott. According to On The Issues, while Pickering was in office, he voted for a Constitutional ban of same-sex marriages, and also to ban the ability of gay people to adopt here in the District of Columbia. Chip Pickering is reported to have been living at the mysterious “C Street” Christian ministry at the time of the alleged affair, which makes him the third such socially-conservative politician to be recently affiliated with that ministry and allegedly engaging in extra-marital activity. ( (Associated Press)

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