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Custody Kidnapping #536461

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 12, 1984
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Denver, Colorado) Sentence given Betty Lou Batey for refusing to reveal location of son, whom she kidnapped from father Frank Batey on religious grounds. Betty Batey, fundamental Pentecostalist, said objecting to former husband's homosexuality. Fervor of Pentecostal worship and their attitude toward homosexuality described; films of church service shown. [Betty Lou BATEY - claims son has chosen God's way with her.] [Reverend Maurice GORDON - claims no child is safe in gay home.] [Frank BATEY - doesn't believe son's love for him has been destroyed by church.]
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger

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