Phillip Fisher Jr., who does religious outreach for the group in Philadelphia, abused a 14-year-old boy in 2011, Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Monday
Mothers for Freedom is a conservative parental rights group with chapters across the United States working to eradicate LGBTQ-related discussion in public schools, at least partially under the belief that educators are using it to “prepare” children for relationships sexual. The group may want to look inward first. The Philadelphia Inquisitor reported on Monday that Phillip Fisher Jr. — pastor, Republican ward leader and faith-based coordinator for Moms for Liberty in Philadelphia — is a registered sex offender.
Fisher was convicted in 2012 of aggravated sexual abuse of a 14-year-old boy, with charging documents saying Fisher, then 25, had oral and anal sex with the boy. Fisher, who pleaded guilty, said O Inquisitor that the conviction was a “railroad job” by a PAC affiliated with Lyndon LaRouche, the cult former presidential candidate whose organization Fisher worked for at the time. “It was a political situation that happened between me and Lyndon LaRouche,” Fisher said. “It was a member of your camp, of your party, who made the accusation. They forced it.”
Fisher was the leader of Philadelphia’s 42nd District until he resigned Friday after Vince Fenerty, chairman of the Philadelphia Republican City Committee, demanded he do so after being informed of his criminal history. O Inquisitor notes that Fisher supported Trump in 2020 and campaigned with Mehmet Oz in 2022. While protesting outside the Chicago City Council meeting in 2009, Fisher held up a sign of then-President Barack Obama with a Hitler mustache.
Fisher has done faith-based outreach for the Philadelphia chapter of Moms for Liberty. The organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling Stone on Monday.
Moms for Liberty’s growth has exploded since its founding in 2021, organizing to oppose LGBTQ discussion, critical race theory, and Covid-19 mandates in schools. The Associated Press observed Last week, the group reported revenue of $2.1 million in 2022, up from $370,000 in 2021.