By meek restraint, is that in referrance to my request that Brian stop harrassing my 87yo mother, or is that your restraint from hating me simply because I am related to David?
I am familiar with the examples you list, but I feel you will still consider me a gullible dunce (again, guilt by blood relation)
I have no office within The Salvation Army, nor have I ever, and even if I did, I'm not sure why I should feel any more obligated to put in time or effort on this forum than any other Christian venture in this world. In many of your own words, you have acknowledged that David is small time compared to other cult leaders, yet you feel I am a hypocrite because I do not dedicate time to this forum instead of any other worthwhile venture. Is that because you erroneously believe I hold an office in The Salvation Army, or because you feel I should feel guilt for being related to David?
Paul felt no guilt for being a Roman, I feel no guilt for being David's brother. Your attempt to shame me based upon who I am related to is not worthy of a response.
I have done NOTHING here either in support or defense of my brother, I have only asked that Brian stop stalking and harassing my mother (AS MANY OTHERS HAVE ON THIS FORUM). It seems my pleas for compassion for her also fall on deaf ears, because alas, she also is related to David, and therefore should suffer humiliation from this forum IYO.
Back when Brian first started his attack on my mother, I saw many of the posters here make comments that it was not the "Christian" way to take up arms against David. But now I see no disparaging comments whatsoever, so I can only assume those posting here have changed their opinion as to what is and what is not acceptable in your campaign.
I am not stalking not harassing anybody. We called her (DM's dear old mama) that one time, six months back. Later I obtained a copy of a letter that was purportedly written from her to DM over twenty years ago. This letter corroborated everything we were told in our phone interviews.
Look, when I did call her I was 100% up front about who I was and why I was calling. I was not the only person to speak with her that day; another person involved here called A even before I did and we were both given roughly the same account. I did not call pretending to be David's friend, and I did not deceive anybody. Nor did my partner that afternoon. I merely told her that I was interested in learning about her son's background, that I was a researcher. All true.
A was very frank and forthcoming in sharing her memories of DM and expressed shame over his behavior. It seemed that she was just waiting for somebody to call her up and start asking about David; he's been up to no good for years and his mother knows this better than anybody.
I am not lying about a single thing here. Nor am I sorry that I called her. This does not constitute and attack nor any type of harassment.
It was done in the name of research, not malice.
DM is a very bad guy and needs to be stopped from hurting more children and families, by whatever legal and ethical means at our disposal. To me, the matter is that simple.
I have taken this campaign upon myself as a matter of conscience. Somebody had to do it, and it just happened to be us.
Further, I can understand how you'd feel some consternation, sir. If somebody called my Mama checking up on me I'd be concerned too, to say the least. Have you given much thought, however, to all of the people that have been hurt due to your brother's malignant influence? What about the way that your brother treats other people and their mothers?
"Two wrongs don't make a right."
"Fight fire with fire."
That's also true.
I do not apologize for what I did. I am not sorry that I called her, and I do not regret having called her. I do, however, regret reporting on it so impetuously. The encounter would have made its way onto the JC forum first anyway, and with DM's spin on it, as soon as DM heard about it from his mom. At least I got to present the "no spin" version.
Come on, it's amazing to me that nobody's done that yet, try and interview DM's family members after all these years. Give me a break.
Whatever distress anybody in the McKay family might have experienced over this episode pales in comparison to the ongoing distress inflicted by DM upon the families of his group members.
I have always aimed to portray myself with absolute transparency here.
I did what I did with the blessing and under the counsel of other concerned mothers, and was not acting as a "Lone Ranger" on that operation.
Sic semper tyrannus, McKay. You can dish it out, but you can't take it. Turnabout is fair play, huh?
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 06/05/2008 03:44AM by zeuszor.