“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”
– W. C. Fields
Before the plaintiff went into the district court in Warminster, PA recently, a representative from the Redeemer Lutheran church, one of the defendants, remarked to the plaintiff “I just wish we could drop the whole thing”.
The expectation was for the plaintiff to just go with the flow, just as a dead fish can do. The mores in Bucks County, PA, as in Washington DC under the progressives, are that there is one standard for the August institutions such as the Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need (AHTN) and the Redeemer Lutheran church, and another for regular people, including the homeless.
The so-called justice postured himself to look like he was seeking justice, but in reality just wanted to dispose of the case without even listening. He said there was not enough information to create a defense. In other words, he didn’t want to hear it. Evidently he views AHTN and Redeemer as pillars of society and beyond reproach.
It’s ironic that a Lutheran church acts as if it is infallible, not subject to question. Founder Martin Luther swam upstream and challenged the Catholic church, where he was a priest. He started a movement where anyone from any walk of life could challenge the clergy. Martin Luther tacked his 95 Theses, his arguments against church abuses, on the Wittenberg Door. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninety-five_Theses
If being asked by police to leave the community meal at Redeemer was the only thing, the plaintiff told the church representative who asked him to drop the manner, he would have. The victim of false accusations challenged the church and AHTN after he was told, after driving to the next community meal at the church, that he was not allowed at the meal. Initially, a church representative didn’t give him a reason, but once pressed, he said the plaintiff was not allowed to the meal because he was saying bad things about the homeless.
I don’t know exactly what Christine Jandovitz, from AHTN, told the hosts when she and the homeless drunk who verbally assaulted the plaintiff and others, and tried to beat him up but was physically restrained, went to the other side of the room, but it seems Kafkaesque that someone was banned from a community meal just for saying things people don’t like. There was false witness, vicious gossip that many members of the homeless community parroted, and they became hostile and ready to attack a scapegoat. There were lies circulating that the plaintiff was a sexual predator and a pedophile.
Neither AHTN nor people from Redeemer Lutheran talked with the plaintiff to get both sides of the story in an attempt to find the truth (which will set you free).
The homeless drunk who created the problem and disturbed the meal was allowed to come back to the meal at Redeemer as well as ride the AHTN bus. It wasn’t until he created a problem at another meal that he was banned from the bus – for just two weeks. In time, he created problems at other meals, culminating where he knocked the plaintiff down, cutting his head. The drunk fled the scene but after a few weeks was captured. He’s now in the Bucks County jail.
You don’t resolve problems by ignoring them, pretending everything is alright. This way you are living a life of quiet desperation.
The representative from Redeemer who asked the plaintiff to drop the case, asked him if he plans to sue the whole church. “The church is a building; you can’t sue a building,” the plaintiff explained.
The church, established by Jesus, is a place to worship God and his commands. The 9th commandment: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” -Exodus 20:16
Nobody is beyond reproach. Just ask the judge, public safety director and Langhorne deputy constable recently charged by the feds!