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Source: Jason Russell broke down cause he’s closet gay!
It seems the depths of film maker Jason Russell’s public meltdown has hit new lows with the revelation that the film maker alongside been caught running around naked on the street and masturbating was also pounding his fists on the sidewalk over and over screaming audibly to passing traffic; ‘You’re the devil, you’re the devil!’
Reports the dailymail.co.uk: New footage has emerged of one of the directors of the Kony 2012 video running along a busy street naked while cursing and ranting about the devil.
Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was taken away by San Diego police responding to complaints about him cursing, potentially masturbating and hitting the pavement while naked at an intersection.
After fighting off criticism of the Kony 2012 video following its instant popularity- 82 million people have watched the film about the Ugandan war criminal – Mr Russell’s public breakdown will likely cause more problems for the controversial charity.
At present close associates of Russell are claiming that his breakdown is precipitated due to mental exhaustion, malnutrition and inertia as a result of his sudden fame due to the release of his 30 minute activist piece Kony 2012, a documentary that explores the exploitation of children at the hands of Ugandan war criminal Joseph Kony.
But according to one source close to the inner circle we received the following statement:
“…..meaning one of the board members is so in denial they all are standing by the dehydration & stress story…. she actually suggested it was “sick” for saying it could be anything more… i told her out of compassion that if they continue to treat him with gatoraid lol & prayer hes likely to end up in a bad situation… as in he needs mental health care & or drug intervention because lets fact it that was no act of dehydration malnutrition and stress… i was diagnosed when i came back from xxxxxx dehydrated & mal nurished i had enlarged liver because of this & my mind was in no way altered like his was in the video… i honestly believe hes closet gay & its that secret thats eating him up & i truly fear for his life… mental or drugs whatever mixed with that kind of inner turmoil is a recipe for suicide or other harmful behavior.’
And our source goes on to say the following:
Jason CAN’T be gay as he was raised by parents who ran a Christian theater group and has spoken before Rev. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University (see you tube link below) along with Alex Harris who along with his twin brother Brett supposedly convinced Chuck Norris to become a big Mike Huckabee supporter in the 2008 Republican primaries. BTW, Harris attends Patrick Henry College, a relatively new “christian” college whose main purpose is for training the christian right to take over our government, helping the USA to become an evangelical theocracy.
Invisible Children works with such anti-gay groups as National Christian Foundation, Focus on the Family, and American Research Council. The Fellowship Foundation works in conjunction with the fundamentalist shadow organization known as “The Fellowship AKA The Family” lists as members, political lawmakers like Senators Inhofe, DeMint, Coburn, Ensign, Grassley, Thurmond, etc. The Family has largely pushed Christian Ugandan lawmakers to propose a “kill the gays” bill, which would make homosexuality punishable by death.
Rachel Maddow has revealed this group on several of her programs. They also helped direct millions in US aid to Uganda from family planning and contraception to an “abstinence only” program. Jason Russell’s family says he doesn’t use drugs or alcohol so he evidently flipped out. In the video Jason says when he was 16 he wanted to “kill himself” (19 minutes in). Was he gay then and hated himself? Most disturbing in the video below is that Jason admits that Invisible Children is thought of as a NON-profit but it is a BUSINESS (4:48 minutes), so what is it???!
My GAYDAR has been pretty accurate over the years and Jason flipping his wrists about makes my needle blip. Plus KONY has to be bad as he was CATHOLIC! (10:33)
theres video here where he says outright IC is a business.. and liberty U is so fucking right wing anti gay its disgusting!
Me: So he’s closet gay then? I’m not going to disclose your identity you know that- top secret.
Source: yep & ether mental disorder or was on something… in all honesty if he came out i would totally back him up & if he came out about having a chemical imbalance i would as well… as it would save lives…but so far his camp has said hes rehydrating & better. In addition said board member & IC are under IRS investigation dating back 2005… & yes PLEASE DONT USE MY NAME OR ORG… they are the mafia version of not for profit.
(continues our source)
you know part of my venom on right wing anti gay, I have never been anti LGBT but these people make me SICK & sadly i think hes making himself sick in denial & for that i do hope he gets better & has the courage to come out or at MINIMUM not take money from anti gay groups.
And offers one commentator from a similarly related article:
Scallywag, I have some email threads on the subject of their funding with an IC “supporter” that soon deleted his profile and all comments from an article. It seems that they are not prepared for the questions of their funding and affiliate organisations.
I think it is pretty obvious that this is a repressed gay man who has suddenly been confronted with a lot of questions, luckily he is attempting to deal with the issue. How the PR/spin plays out of the next few days is key.
Lets just remember that we have 32 high profile people supporting this campaign along with President Obama, would they not have checked for the real agenda behind this video before putting their names to it? A known anti-gay linked charity pushing for action in a country the US just sent 100 troops to, who are effectively going to supporting a Government that wants to push through the death penalty for homosexual behaviour.
I haven’t seen the Maddow reports so I will have a look for them.
Oh, btw, in the video above it is Jacob who mentions killing himself, not Jason Russell, might be worth amending that for clarity.
Which elicits the following interesting comment:
Let me be clear: I’m in no way a spokesperson for IC, simply a longtime supporter. That’s why I directly quoted Jason Russell and have only used statements like “they are proud of their model” that I have heard stated directly by them.
So I have no official statements or anything of the sort. But in my personal opinion, the statement about running like a business is because most non-profits/charities simply don’t raise money the way IC does. It’s obvious there’s something different about the way they run, it’s why they’ve gotten so much backlash for breaking the mold, and also why they’re arguably the only non-profit that have been able to harness the energy and excitement of young people the way they do. In my opinion, they don’t seem to think about how to pity or sadden people into donating, such as say, St. Jude’s, or how to bully them into doing so, such as (imo) Greenpeace. They make it exciting, they have fun, captivating videos that make you cry but also make you laugh and smile, they have shirts that are visually appealing. All of these are successful business tactics, that I view as working great for them in their non-profit venture.
And again, this is in no way an official statement of any kind, but I personally know of multiple openly gay people who work with and for IC and are as loved and accepted as anyone else there. It’s (appeared to me) a non-issue.
and furter there is a charity star review & FIONA WOLF gave me 4 of 5 stars
who is exactly investigating not the IRS who i file even though not required for donations under $25,000 but I believe if one googles IC is being investigated by them… all funds ive raised are online on croudrise & kickstarter plus $35 bucks from a friend & then another friend paid for the web hosting…and in 09 before my tax status women at a church YES dont have to be in your churches to be a believer lol anyhow one woman donated about $200 i forget & it was for tools that I tend purchased from Harbor Freight & you can go look at the photos or whatever you need however it was GIVEN as they respect me & my mission so its not even a part of any tax write off… and since you know fiona ask her what IC said when she wanted to fund her health clinic…they said NO their focus is education…so with all their money fiona had to raise the paltry sum in relation to what IC has to do it herself…so now again i ask you show your face go to my FB get my info drive on over get in front of a camera & lets clear this up
Invisible Children works with such anti-gay groups as National
Christian Foundation, Focus on the Family, and American Research
Council. The Fellowship Foundation works in conjunction with the
fundamentalist shadow organization known as “The Fellowship AKA The
Family” lists as members, political lawmakers like Senators Inhofe,
DeMint, Coburn, Ensign, Grassley, Thurmond, etc. The Family has largely
pushed Christian Ugandan lawmakers to propose a “kill the gays” bill,
which would make homosexuality punishable by death.
Rachel Maddow has revealed this group on several of her programs.
They also helped direct millions in US aid to Uganda from family
planning and contraception to an “abstinence only” program. Jason
Russell’s family says he doesn’t use drugs or alcohol so he evidently
flipped out. In the video Jason says when he was 16 he wanted to “kill
himself” (19 minutes in). Was he gay then and hated himself? Most
disturbing in the video below is that Jason admits that Invisible
Children is thought of as a NON-profit but it is a BUSINESS (4:48
minutes), so what is it???!
SO WHAT PART OF ANY OF THIS IS NOT TRUE????
I have NEVER ASKED FOR DONATIONS I have distanced myself from IC years ago when as you named names Fiona told me how wonderful Nick Cage donated 1 million & how great that kids will be put through school.. and she gave me a number but honestly i got get but it was in the less than 100 kids & I said what thats a lot of money for that few kids & her reply was because we see them through to college…
oh and this quote was 5 years or more old when i did not have my 501c3 may i add fully up to date & not under IRS investigation as IC has been since i believe 2005…my original dream was clear as a jewelry designer we all have odds & ends & personally i have been donating jewelry for charity auction for over 15 years & yes I have the letters to document… so I thought hey what if i donated and a few of my other designer friends…that we did & to Drop in the Bucket I had ALL donations shipped directly to them with the exception a few gave me to ship for them… they wrote the designers tax id letters & we got a playpump installed for a school in uganda with that money…if im late on editing my fb page or website its because UNLIKE IC I do everything myself plus work and am a mother so yeah i have my hands full… but I ask you to come forward prove your identity & once again i have also proof by facebook of my computer was hacked when this was originally published & from the area of IC original offices & of one of the persons you name here… and this is interesting you comment this article in march NOW oh yeah after my posting HARSH commentary & outside sources on the links between IC & the people behind the KILL GAY BILL!!!!
dont you think the org should have protected him putting him out alone is too much for anyone and fyi being called gay isnt an insult its the religious right that keeps that crap
well Diana let me respond FULLY after i have my coffee & get my child off to school…However I am not being investigated by anyone except possibly IC as they have so much to hide & as I have had Fiona Wolfe in my home as well as Jolly Okot their country director who by the way was shocked at the condition of my house after staying with various IC people mine is small & in a not great part of town lol First because I have NEVER taken a penny for my own use/salary/big NYC pr firms etc like IC…
i NEVER used IC name only posted photos of Jolly in my jewelry because she loves it but check your facts google I have not been a fan of IC or any orgs like them EVER!
Drop in the Bucket all they ever got from my was donations of art & jewelry for their auctions & when they needed a person from South Sudan to speak at an event they contacted me & I brought up my friend who is part of his own non profit & the SPLM
bottom line Im a parent of a transgender child & from my personal not through any org experience my politics much less support of LGBTQ has always been very un welcomed to these people…. but I dont hide & not sure if your real but I sure as hell am & after I type everything ive known & heard I challenge YOU to meet me face to face perhaps you can borrow some of the expensive video equipment your buddies at IC have purchased with donated money or we can just go on a local news i have some friends may be interested or even better as you & IC are so pro LGBTQ lets do this at the LGBTQ community center & have a public forum /audience …please contact me your buddy fiona has all my info & been to my home many times so come on over!
The source of this piece is obviously April Star Davis who is under investigation concerning fraud and slander. Davis turned against Russell shortly after Fiona Wolfe found out Davis was using the IC name to collect money. Also Drop in the Bucket and her so called good friend John Prendergast have turned there back to Davis and refuse to give comment on the Davis case.
“As a group we can make a huge difference for non profit organizations like The Invisible Children (Scott & Fiona Wolfe clinic fund for Gulu) & Drop in the Bucket (building wells in Uganda) Both working in Uganda which has been in the midst of the most horrendous humanitarian atrocities known!”
PS People can’t imagine him getting over this because of the shame, but if the causes can be fully understood and learnt from then there is nothing to be ashamed of really. I can’t imagine it would be a fast process though, but ultimately he has to bite the bullet and be candid. Ultimately it is only shameful if you allow yourself to be dominated by fear, and it is just about possible to recover from almost anything if you stand your ground and show good reasons. Max Moseley seems to be doing ok these days, for example.
Of course, if there were some real improprieties in the charity finances for example then one might say some kind of downfall is deserved; but no improprieties have been proven as yet.
I think Russell should do an interview with a selected, thoughtful, interviewer some time in a couple of months in order to address this episode.
He seems like a very sensitive individual, a performer, dreamer, and a genuine nice guy. Whether or not being in touch with his feelings is a sign of being gay, well it’s possible, and if that’s the case, then i feel pretty sorry for the guy that perhaps it made him contemplate suicide because of the conflict with his religion and the exclusion in school; throwing himself into all the charity work and a family could have been a way to escape dealing with it.
Even if he isn’t gay, i think his hopes are kind of fragile, well-meaning dreams, and the criticisms coming thick and fast just made him break down…very sensitive man.
Almost a Peter Pan syndrome type of thing, bit like Jacko.
He could get over it if he can figure enough of himself out in order to be honest about everything which caused this, and then give a sincere thoughtful intervierw some time. It must be draining putting on such a performance 24/7, the brain does have a breaking point, and many ambitious people had nervous breakdowns, from all walks of life.
Wow… do you ever read past the headlines?
Look past the headlines and it’s easy enough to see that Invisible Children does NOT have an anti gay agenda. Their purpose is very clear and they will work with anyone willing to help them achieve their goals. Gay people work in cooperation with the organization and they have staff who are openly gay as well. In fact, the VP of business operations, Chris Sarette, is one and he recently addressed this.
Chris gave a statement to the Daily Intel reading, “I have been a core member of the management staff at Invisible Children for five years. The fact that Invisible Children sees people as PEOPLE — whether they be family, neighbors, or children in Central Africa — is one of the reasons I finally came out as a gay man. Invisible Children’s work concerns a human rights issue, and has attracted supporters, employees, and board members who otherwise sit on different sides of the aisle on many other issues. Invisible Children is not an anti-gay organization, and has in fact publicly spoken out against acts of violence on members of the GLBT community in Uganda. Hate in any form is counterproductive to our mission.”
Whatever the reason for Jason’s breakdown, it’s disturbing and sad. But, the movement is not about him. The organization seems pretty solid and they’ll keep moving forward. I hope they are successful.
Maybe, he aligns himself w/ anti-gay movements to fight his homosexuality and thanks to his Christian upbringing, he’s going crazy trying to hid his homosexual nature and desires away.
Seriously, as soon as I saw his meltdown on TV, I didn’t even know who he was, bc my TV was on mute and I was on the phone.
My GAYDAR buzzer went on immediately. I thought, OMG a GAY GUY is having a fit in the street. He was doing the walk, and the talk, and the clapping, and the waving his arms around gesture…Oh Please!!! EXACTLY the way gay guys do, when they get upset.
I am sorry, have anyone ever seen a “dehydrated”, “exhausted.” “malnourished” person raving like that? Nah, those fierce queen snaps caught on tape, talks for it self.
I think he had some type underline mental disorder, and maybe some substance abuse, plus, the pressure of “Being In The Closet.” Just as simple as that!
He needs to come out, or that is going to have a very very very tragic ending. God Forbid!
The Truth Will Set Him Free!
So what if he is gay?! I feel so bad for him, for his kids, and family. Jesus, he is going to need to be very strong to not end his life after that exposure. It won’t go away! That will be in the internet forever. Unfortunately, his children will have to deal with it, for the rest of their lives as well. WOW! That can happen to the best of us. Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
Why does the reasoning of his manic episode have to be because he’s secretly gay? Couldn’t it just be a mental breakdown due to the immensely large unanticipated backlash of Kony 2012? Jason was trying to do a good thing, and the people on the internet totally flipped it around on him, and made him seem like the biggest scam artist on the planet. I’d be hard to keep your sanity after all that I’d think.
“My GAYDAR has been pretty accurate over the years and Jason flipping his wrists about makes my needle blip.” right on – I could have said this.
I think it is all coming to a head, so to speak and denial is not only a river in Egypt.
This is PCP. Check this out:
You will go crazy if your complete soul wants to be gay and the life you have set up demands otherwise. He seems, looks, sounds, feels, presents and speaks in a way that would have ANYONE who is gay put bets on the fact that he is gay. Take a deep breath and relax Jason– gay people are accepted and charitable too.
There is a degree of clinical psychosis here that people are either not aware of or oddly ignoring. Being stressed out or stressed by your closeted sexuality does no make you scream that people are the devil. This looks like bipolar disorder 1 or 2 at psychotic phase. It could also be paranoid schizoPhrenia or schizo affective disorder, also at psychotic phase.
Who give a shit if hes gay. Why is being gay even a topic anymore. Dont we live in the 21 st century. Im so bored of people trying to out someone or discussing their lifestyle. If thats the only gossip tabloids can come up with these days i suggest they look for a new job. Boooooooriiiing!!! And as far as his naked fiasco. More cuddos. Im a big supporter of anyone who wants to let the world they dont give a fuck what people think and bare their buns and masterbait Yay for the masterbaiters.
At 10 seconds of the TMZ video as he’s slamming down on the sidewalk, he seems to be saying, ‘DOING METH.’ For a Christian to shout that out, it seems as though he’s a closet drug user.
So the actual naked episode, I’d say was him being high on Crystal meth and or PCP, but on a background of repressed homosexuality and perhaps guilt as well.
if hes stressed from media attention he has only himself to blame hes courted media attention for years… and if its the stress of how funds are used then apparently he feels guilt …as for their approach being different yeah but that doesnt excuse profiting off the images & true horrors these children have gone throgh
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