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FatherJohn Posted 1 week, 4 days ago.   Favorite
Dear Nate,

This is great news. Whether justice might be done is still an unknown, but at least one judge has taken your allegations of abuse as credible. This in and of itself is a cause for celebration.

Prepare yourself mentally Nate, to accept any and all outcomes of taking a stand for humanity. Not just for yourself, but for John Doe. This is not a road easily traveled. It is stony and uphill. But grace and mercy and justice flow from God and I think you got this.

Even though we snail mail. I wanted these sentiments heard.

I will pray for you on my side Nate. I promise.

I remain,
John Pfister
Indiana
June 8, 2019

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Hey, I love this, its great to see you are still being creative. You have such depth, hope you are well Josie x

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FatherJohn Posted 2 weeks, 2 days ago.   Favorite
Harland,

I found the site to be interesting...like a snap shot of witness...a testimonial of the indomitable nature of the human spirit in the face of bias, bigotry, prejudice, cruelty, illogical, long-lasting bad effects of "so-called" restitution that leads to rehabilitation. Really?

All the pain and suffering there..it's pretty hard to take...but there is also humor and hope.

What is needed is for more open-minded Americans to read a few of these essays. Some are no less than outrageous. They are one-sided...of this I know...but when twenty guys say the same thing...can there be any doubt there is truth in their claims of inhumane treatment? Hardly.

Prison Reform...Sentencing reform......separate mental health incarcerations for treatment...force the supreme court to say long term segregation for any reason is unconstitutional...reduce time for non-violent drug offenses. Provide trades to learn...college like California.

We are the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Don't let your heart not HEAR the voices of the MANY seen by the system as a potential revenue stream...decrease expense...increase revenue.

This is why a great number of the in's call it "the belly of the beast." INDEED.

I too hope...in people like you...to care.

John Pfister
June 2, 2019

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FatherJohn Posted 2 weeks, 3 days ago.   Favorite
Nate, Embracing your humanity is an exercise in humility. I found this post after your most recent snail mail as I was researching your legal journey. You state truth as if under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

I have known numerous Christians not related to my Tradition. Not to say any sect is right or wrong, or any view of a transcendent being is the "most correct" or "closest" or "better" or "worse." If your mother is in my Tradition, how did your family not come from the same?

I find a cultural viewpoint of: "my God is bette than your God," morally and ethically deficient and unhealthy to a good healthy spiritual life.

Secondly, I find shame in the hate your own brother showed you, if indeed it was your brother Tom (as it could be someone posing as him). I forgive him, of course, but what brother would choose to inflict pain on blood? I have to doubt that was your brother. If it was -- he should have identified himself with information known only to you. I tell you this to caution you against "assuming" the name on the post is the author of the same. This is the internet where cat-fishing is rampant and suspect around every corner.

I have snail mail coming your way. I am not sure you will get this but I wanted others to see it. There were more replies to your post than any other post I ever saw on BTB

I remain,
John Pfister
June 1, 2019

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