From the Desk of Pastor Dave: Letter to the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago
Before the trial this Tues. Aug. 24 of Videographer Gregory Koger (who is facing 3 years in jail for videotaping Sunsara Taylor at the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago on Nov. 1, 2009), be sure to read "Pastor" Dave Shepherd's August 4th letter to the Ethical (sic) Humanist Society of Chicago.
Thank you Pastor Dave!
This originally appeared in the August 5th "The Weekly Word" - Bi-Weekly newsletter from:
FROM THE DESK OF PASTOR DAVE
August 4th, 2010
Dear Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago,
Greetings, unbelievers! My name is Pastor Dave Shepherd, from the only Church God goes to, The Best Church of God. Welcome to the family. Due to your recent scandals, cover-ups, and lapses in morality, your “Ethical Humanism” has joined the world of organized religion. You may not believe in God, but you don’t need God to have a religion. Look at Islam, for example. In addition to welcoming you, I’d also like to offer you some fatherly advice as you’re new to the whole “religion game”.
First of all, great work on un-inviting the dirty communist Sunsara Taylor from giving a speech at your place of un-worship last fall. You’re beginning to learn that it’s good to promise things to people and then un-promise them. But don’t waste this complex system of promises (or as God calls them “covenants”) on commie hippies like Sin-sara. Use them on your flock!
Finally, let’s look at the whole “pressing charges” and “Court” part of this dirty commie mess. You should never bring your private matters into the courtroom. Look what happened to Warren Jeffs. Settle out of court. Start soliciting money from your flock. Money and the threat of eternal damnation are powerful tools for sweeping unsightly scandals under the rug—again, see the history of the Church for guidance. Unfortunately, you’ll have to rely solely on money since the threat of Hell will be lost on your non-congregation.
If you ever need to talk, man to Pastor, feel free to stop by the Best Church of God. God’s door is always open. If not, the janitor will let you in.
Yours in whatever it is you believe in,
Pastor Dave Shepherd
If you are in the Chicago area, Gregory Koger will be facing trial on three serious charges on August 24 at 9:30am at the Cook County Courthouse, 5600 W. Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL. Your attendance at the trial will be an important statement of support for Gregory, and opposition to this outrageous prosecution.
Funds are urgently needed for Gregory’s defense and medical bills. Any amount you can contribute will be a real help. Please send contributions to:
Mr. Scott Frankel
Frankel & Cohen
77 W. Washington, Suite 1720
Chicago, IL 60602