Father threatens custody suit after ex-wife befriends “known homosexual”

21 Mar

Here’s one for the books…

Lawyer Paul C. Sullivan penned homophobic letter

Lawyer Paul C. Sullivan penned homophobic letter

A Roman Catholic father in Maryland has asked his lawyer, Paul C. Sullivan to pen one of the most horrific pieces of undeniable bigotry I have seen in recent years.

Ed and Kelly were married, had two children and then divorced (as has been known to happen). Kelly was awarded custody of the children with visitation from Ed. Since then, it seems Kelly has become friends with a gay man – Chris. Kelly has since re-married and she sometimes asks Chris to babysit her kids (as has been known to happen).

Apparently, that’s not okay with Ultra-Catholic Ed. The following letter was sent to Kelly with regards to her parenting. In it, Paul Sullivan engages in a homophobic tirade ignorantly linking being gay to being a child predator, claiming that by having a gay person around the house, Kelly is “encouraging a homosexual lifestyle” and threatens investigations and custody trials should Kelly not reverse the child’s dangerous course.

Additionally, the lawyer and father have been in communication with the Sheriff, the county commissioners, the vice principal and the guidance counselor of the middle school Kelly’s son attends.

Kelly’s friend Chris has no record of being a child predator or really any criminal record whatsoever, but the lawyer’s letter also threatens to pursue criminal proceedings against him – merely for babysitting Kelly’s son.

Some further research and a conversation with Kelly has brought some more information to light. It turns out Ed has released some videos about his wife, “The Drug Slut,” and it turns out their son’s behavior problems include getting detention for talking in class and simply not wanting to participate in the extreme dogma his father tries to force upon him.

Ed’s organization, Maryland’s Fathers Rights League is also known for lobbying against the Violence Against Women Act

If this were 1950, I might understand some of the homophobic and vitriolic things being claimed here by Paul Sullivan, but it’s 2013. Here is the full text of the letter followed by images (emphasis is mine).

Dear Mrs. XXXXXX

I have been retained by Mr. XXX again to address parenting issues related to your two (2) sons. As you know, there has been considerable difficulty recently related to your refusal to support and encourage the children’s Roman Catholic faith and certain biblical precepts related to lifestyle choices. It appears as if you are encouraging a homosexual lifestyle for the children and allowing your eldest, XXXX at age 13 to be placed in an environment where he could, and likely would, be exposed to a child predator.

As you know this case was previously assigned to Judge Kenneth long who is currently the administrative judge for the Washington County Circuit Court in Hagerstown. In the event you continue the destructive parenting that encourages XXXX’ exploration of decadent choices in behavior, we will have no alternative but to file to obtain sole legal custody and sole physical custody of both children. We have been in communication with Sheriff XXXX, the vice principal of XXXX Middle School, the guidance counselor at XXXX Middle School and the president of the XXXX County Commissioners, seeking their assistance and support in helping XXXX change the path which you seem to be encouraging.

It may be necessary for us to file a CINA petition, because the actions taken at his school related to detention do not seem to be having any corrective effect. This child appears to be out of control because of your refusal to co-parent with Mr. XXXX on Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 PM as ordered by the court. It is our understanding that you allowed XXXX to stay overnight at the home of a known homosexual whose probable intentions related to XXXX are suspect. Further investigation may lead to the request for criminal charges against that individual due to XXXX minority.

We’re attempting to obtain additional assistance to help XXXX abate the current course you have encouraged him to travel. You seem not to understand the eventual adverse consequences that may occur for XXXX and which could adversely affect him for a lifetime.

If, however, you would be taking the position in court that you are not encouraging XXXX in the way it is believed you are, and are in fact unable to adequately discipline XXXX or institute and enforce parental boundaries that are needed, you certainly have the option to enter into a consent decree allowing Mr. XXXX to have sole legal and sole physical custody of the children so that he will have the authority, within the bounds of law, to take the corrective action needed to safeguard the best interests of the children.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions concerning this matter. If you are agreeable to the entry of a consent order as suggested above, please call me at your earliest convenience and I will prepare it for your review and signature.

Thank you and kindest regards,

Very truly yours,

Paul C. Sullivan



10 Responses to “Father threatens custody suit after ex-wife befriends “known homosexual””

  1. BD March 21, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    I’m the original poster, and am so very happy you picked this up. Thanks for posting this! It’s shameful, and our hope is that he will be held accountable for his actions- not only in a court of law, but more importantly before a society sick and tired of hate and manipulation. Thank you so much for standing with my friend!!

  2. Lloyd Lepley March 21, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    I know the Mother and the Babysitter in this case and these allegations are absurd and what the letter leaves out is that the child in question has an older brother who also lives in the same residence of the accused babysitter, and I am informed the child was actually spending the night at his brothers place ( as brothers do)

  3. Paula March 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    Absolute insanity! This is what divorcing a sociopath looks like folks. They will point fingers and place blame on flying unicorns if someone said there was a possibility of their existence. Ed Taylor needs a lobotomy and his lawyer needs disbarred or sanctioned. I have been waiting for proof of true evil among non-murderous sociopaths to surface. This is the closest I’ve found to date. Evil, evil, evil!

  4. candidkay March 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Wow. I always find it hard to believe so much ignorance still exists in supposedly educated people.

  5. Michael Robinson March 22, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Wasn’t it HETEROSEXUALS IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH who molested many many children? Din’t this country just go through several court cases where this was proven, and they were found guilty!!!

  6. Angela Grahame March 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    This man is not really thinking about his sons welfare. Putting his children through this is child abuse! He needs to get a life and get educated!

  7. gnaddrig March 22, 2013 at 5:36 pm #

    This is horrible and depressing! I guess asking the children who they prefer as custodian or simply leaving them and their mother alone is out of the question. Hope the court doesn’t let him destroy their lives!

  8. Melissa March 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    I hope she has a lawyer. Then she just needs to tell them to bring it on. The judge will laugh that whole ‘gay predator’ and ‘encouraging an unhealthy lifestyle’ garbage right out of court. Been there, my spouse pulled the same crap more than 12 years ago, the judge said to sit down and be quiet. That was the last time it was ever brought up. The point of this letter is purely to intimidate her into giving up without a fight. If she takes on the fight, with a decent lawyer, she’ll win.

  9. Carolyn Weigle March 25, 2013 at 5:53 pm #

    I know Chris and have worked with him in the past. In my opinion I think Chris should sue both Paul Sullivan and the father of the baby. Chris is very trustworthy and excellent with children. My son is gay and his sister nor I would ever think of him as a child predator for goodness sake. He watches his nephews often. When I was seven one of my father’s army friends molested me and he was not gay. When I was 22 I was drugged and raped by two men who were not gay. Get the picture! Chris,if you need character witnesses you know how to reach me. Carolyn Weigle


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