Ronald F. Avery

1955 Mt. Vernon

Seguin, Texas 78155

830/660-6055

 

November 13, 2008

 

Session Members and

Rev. Dr. Carl McCauley Pastor

Rev. Bob Sebesta ret. Pastor

First Presbyterian Church Seguin

305 North King Street

Seguin, Texas 78155

830/379-5421

 

RE:       Censorship of Avery regarding 9/11/01 evidence contradictory to government conspiracy theories.

 

Dear Session Members,

 

I am in receipt of a letter from Pastor Carl McCauley informing me of the decision made on October 19, 2008 at the Session meeting denying my request for permission to show the 9/11 Blueprint for Truth – Architecture of Destruction DVD to the whole congregation (prayer 6.7). I have attached a copy of the letter hereto for reference.

The denial letter only answers one item of my prayer for lifting of censorship against me regarding 9/11 information, namely, permission to allow me to show the DVD to the whole congregation in Karrick Hall is denied. The second paragraph of the denial letter indicates that the Session viewed prayer 6.7 (request to show DVD to the whole congregation) as the most important prayer for lift of censorship against me regarding 9/11 information. However, I was not censored for showing the DVD to the whole congregation but rather I was censored for distributing the DVD to members of my Sunday school class only; and I was censored from ever mentioning “conspiracy theories” not approved by government; and I was censored from ever distributing any more documentation regarding the events of 9/11/01. Since item 6.7 was the only prayer answered under Section 6, I am still censored from mentioning any position contrary to the government approved conspiracy theories and distributing any documentation that would support my statements. Therefore, in my view the following prayers under Section 6 are much more important to the continuance of my fellowship at First Presbyterian, Seguin for which I now again pray to be answered by the Session:

 

6.4   It is clear that the only real sustainable claim against me is that I have been tardy to Sunday school and disruptive in some degree in the manner in which information was delivered for which I am still asking for forgiveness. Therefore I submit that in the future I will:

6.4.1          Be on time in Sunday school.

6.4.2          Hand out material only right before Sunday school begins when all are seated or after Sunday school is over before all leave.

6.5   I pray that the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Seguin, Texas lift the censorship of 9/11 evidence contrary to the Government conspiracy theory against me under the following provisions:

6.5.2          I am permitted to distribute information in the form of DVDs and papers or books.

6.5.1          I am given equal opportunity to present evidence contrary to the government conspiracy theory when others speak out and bring up or repeat the government conspiracy theory.

6.5.2          I am given opportunity to object to material written in our Sunday school literature that presumes the government conspiracy theory is correct and I am allowed to submit evidence to the contrary.

 

It is clear from my prayer that I have requested that censorship be lifted from me in Sunday school and other church settings concerning the distribution and discussion of information regarding the events of 9/11/01 which the denial letter of 11/5/08 does not address. The letter merely denies permission to show the said DVD to the whole congregation gathered in Karrick Hall, a church facility. But it is much more important for me to be able to open my mouth in Sunday school when one of our Sunday school books makes unfounded, groundless assumptions and remarks about government hypotheses that have never been proven which are also “political” under the broad and loose definition implied in the denial letter. It is certainly “political” for the government to bind the churches in mythology to neutralize their power to impact government. And it is also political for the church to go along with it even when it knows better.

The last paragraph of the denial letter indicates that First Presbyterian Church, Seguin has had a long standing policy of not permitting use of its facilities for “political purposes.” If that be the case, why do we hear incendiary sermons from the pulpit advocating that we become the “conscience of the nation” to tell the government that “its policies are all messed up” just as the prophets of old told the kings that they were “lost and in need of repentance.”[1] So now we have an admission by the Session and the Pastor that First Presbyterian Church, Seguin has a long standing policy against any activity on the church property that could be construed as political while the pulpit continues to advocate political activity and involvement to be the “conscience of the nation and government” to tell it to repent of its policies. The American Heritage Dictionary defines hypocrisy as “the professing of beliefs and virtues that one does not possess.” Does this apply here? Certainly! Is hypocrisy a sin? Most definitely!

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,[2]

Does this sound like our church? It preaches from the pulpit the greatness of John Calvin, St. Augustine, and that the founders of our nation were great men defending the liberties and rights of American Christians and that the Presbyterian John Witherspoon signed the Declaration of Independence and was president of Princeton and his students served as representatives, senators, Supreme Court justices and presidents[3] of this new nation grown out of resistance and revolution to an old perverted and fraudulent government based upon false doctrines. All of this is political activity. Is this not the building of the tombs of the prophets and garnishing the sepulchers of the righteous forefathers? Most certainly it is. Does this church encourage its members to be defenders of the rights of citizens and to be as patriots like our founders and like unto the prophets of old? But then when one takes these messages to heart and begins to act upon them he finds that; “across the years the Session has had a policy of” not permitting such activities that would defend the rights and liberties of American Christians on the property of First Presbyterian Church, Seguin.

For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.[4]

Is this not an accurate picture of the proclamations and actions of First Presbyterian Church, Seguin? It makes the demands of the gospel and the defense of the nation and the mandate to challenge the government on its policies upon the members and listeners but when the members and listeners act upon what is proclaimed they find a long standing policy of no support or help or assistance because the action specified when taken suddenly becomes political rather than rhetorical. How serious is this situation to Christ Jesus?

And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”[5]

How serious is this to our city and our nation? Those in the seats of government today have lost their ordination from God because they reward the evil and punish the good. They cook up conspiracies and kill the citizens to orchestrate their global designs of world domination and wicked banking and corporate mercantile schemes and false doctrines of a “borderless world,” and “global economics, global terror, global warming” all supposedly requiring a “global solution” to bring all nations under their power:

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.[6]

How has all this happened? It has happened because the church went to sleep and prefers to be left asleep:

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.[7]

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;[8]

How do we fix this situation? Is there a solution to the sleeping church that hides its light in a well or under a bushel from political activity and lets the government run unchecked into anything it desires while it preaches that it is the “conscience of the nation?”

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.[9]

And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father. And I will give him the morning star. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.[10]

There are many more such promises of power over the world for Christians and the church that overcomes and keeps the works of Christ in the book of Revelation. Obviously, the answer is to first repent and to appropriate the works of Christ which are his life, death, resurrection and ascension for ourselves and to keep them. Anyone that has died with Christ, been resurrected with Christ and has ascended with Christ has obtained the “rod of iron” to dash the nations to shivers as Christ did and has received the “morning star” which is the new day and the future. This promise is not conditional upon any so-called dispensation or period of time but is unconditional to those who keep the works of Christ. If we do this we will indeed save this nation and the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and be the kind of people we are called to be from the pulpit.

Having said all this, I must also point out that it is very impossible for any church to be apolitical. Obviously, “across the years the Session of First Presbyterian Church, Seguin has had a policy of” supporting “advocacy” of government “political purposes” like the unlawful wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the unlawful “global war on terror” and the pursuit of so-called radical Muslims as the unproven enemy of Christians spoken from the pulpit and other members of the congregation without censorship. So, it is simply not true that First Presbyterian Church, Seguin is not political, but rather, that First Presbyterian Church, Seguin seldom, if ever, takes a political posture contrary to what ever the government says and that this is mistakenly perceived as being apolitical rather than politically obedient and compliant with the government regardless of the truth and correctness of the government action.

Also, I have done a study of the 501 c3 provisions of the Internal Revenue Code[11] and found that there is no such provision that would cause the loss of the tax exempt status of any church that educates members and/or the society at large on the morality of a “public policy” where there are no candidates running for office that can be distinguished by their positions on the events of 9/11 or where there is no attempt to “influence a vote on pending legislation.” Therefore, First Presbyterian Church, Seguin cannot hide behind its 501 c3 tax exempt status as an excuse to censor me and deny the distribution of DVDs showing the falsehood of the government conspiracy theories or showing the same to the whole congregation or inviting the public to the same.

Contrary to Carl’s presumption, the true “heart” of my prayer was to have the censorship lifted from me in Sunday school and church settings such as during Sunday school class and at the refreshment table after church and at dinners or other social gatherings where 9/11 topics and the resultant fraudulent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the coming war in Iran, and the war on domestic terror at home on citizens may casually or otherwise surface. Any of you that know me, also know that I don’t continually talk about the 9/11 issue nor initiate such discussion. But if someone else brings it up or it is in the literature we are studying, I usually respond with what I know. But, as it stands now, I cannot reply or support any statement I could make with any data whatsoever regarding the events of 9/11 which come up in Sunday school literature or statements made by members in Sunday school or at other church events in one-on-one or group conversation.

Therefore, I ask again that the censorship against me be lifted whereupon if someone or some Sunday school material brings up the issues of 9/11/01 and the direct results that I can speak in Sunday school class about facts that have surfaced that contradict the government approved “radical, extremist, Islamo-fascist, terrorists” conspiracy theories. I also ask that the censorship be lifted against me regarding presentation and distribution of documents and DVDs that support my statements in Sunday school class immediately before and after Pastor McCauley’s lesson in Sunday school class.

As you may also know by now, I did not know the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. at the time of appealing to the Session for lift of censorship. I have since filed an “accusation” with Mission Presbytery against Pastor McCauley for censoring me without using the formal constitutional process as required in disciplinary actions. This is a different issue from the content of what I was censored for and for that which I am asking relief from the Session.

Finally, I would like to add, that it is also proven by the life of Christ that all things are political, even the love of God. There is not one thing you could mention that cannot become political. It is impossible to be a Christian or to have a church that is not political. The real question is; on what side of the principles of Christ will the political church stand? Jesus was crucified because it was alleged that he was the “king of the Jews” instead of Caesar which constituted a political challenge. St. Paul was sent to Rome in chains because he was a pestilent fellow stirring up sedition (or political activity against Rome) among the Jews throughout the world.[12] This accusation by the Jews was false but that is the political accusation for which he was sent to Rome. Therefore, all things are political whether or not one operates with a perceived political motivation - all things will be made to be political.

Therefore, I pray that the Session fully answer all of my prayer and to lift the censorship against me regarding 9/11 information in our church in Sunday school class and on church property and reconsider the magnitude of the decision it has made thus far.

In obedience to your will and decision thus far, I abandon any further attempt to obtain permission to show any DVDs or other material to the whole church at one time in Karrick Hall or on other church property. However, I believe this makes this particular church, as a whole, a servant of the so-called Federal government and a co-conspirator with the Federal government against people innocent of the crimes of 9/11 and to oppress our fellow citizens under the tyrannical “homeland security” Act and thereby become an instrument of Satan that works to tyrannize mankind. But, I will abide by your decision and participate in the activities of this church while trying to reform the whole of it, one person at a time.

Finally, I have been adjured by some of my other Christian friends who are trying to bring our governments into conformance with the Constitution of Texas and the United States of America that I should not try to reform my church but that I should “leave it as an apostate to whither until dead and start anew.” I do not choose to do that. I choose to stay and work with all of you and among you as an equal and to fulfill the roll of a family member in a family having family problems. I believe we will work out our family problems to the glory of God in Christ Jesus in our community that we are called to work in. So, “God bless us, one and all.”

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Ronald F. Avery

 

Attachments:

 

            Denial Letter from Carl W. McCauley dated 11/5/08

cc:

Rev. Dr. Carl McCauley Pastor

Rev. Bob Sebesta retired Pastor

212 Hilltop

Seguin, TX 78155

 

Sessions Members:

 

Class of 2008:

Maggie Dellinger

4814 Explorer A

Kirby, TX 78219

Mel Grones

8172 FM 466

Seguin, TX 78155

Ben Logan

P.O. Box 732

Luling, TX 78648-0732

Elsa Lopez

200 Harborth Rd.

Seguin, TX 78155

Class of 2009:

Shirley Hegwer

1010 Ilka Rd.

Seguin, TX 78155

Harold Martin

225 Lone Oak

Seguin, TX 78155

Liz Taft

1052 E. Walnut St.

Seguin, TX 78155

Charlie Willmann

P.O. Box 1033

Seguin, TX 78156-1033

Class of 2010:

Rochelle Carter

1633 Lullwood

Seguin, TX 78155

Jim Frost

113 W. Gonzales

Seguin, TX 78155

Ann Hodges

637 Running Creek

Seguin, TX 78155

Tome Walters

682 Brietzke Rd

Seguin, TX 78155

 

 



[1] Statements made from the pulpit by Pastor Carl McCauley (Exhibit B and B-2 of Prayer for Lift of Censorship.)

[2] Matthew 23:29  

[3] Statements made from the pulpit by Pastor Carl McCauley (Exhibit B-2 of Prayer for Lift of Censorship.)

[4] Matthew 23:4  

[5] Matthew 24:51  

[6] Revelation 18:3  

[7] 2 Timothy 3:1-7

[8] 2 Thessalonians 2:3

[9] 2 Chronicles 7:14  

[10] Revelation 2:26-29

[11] Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations - Benefits and Responsibilities under the federal tax law:The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offers this quick reference guide of federal tax law and procedures for churches and religious organizations to help them voluntarily comply with tax rules. The contents of this publication reflect the IRS interpretation of tax laws enacted by Congress, Treasury regulations, and court decisions. The information given is not comprehensive, however, and does not cover every situation. Thus, it is not intended to replace the law or be the sole source of information. The resolution of any particular issue may depend on the specific facts and circumstances of a given taxpayer.  Page 2 of http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf

Upon reading this guide it is clear that this case before us is not considered to be “intervention into a political campaign” or the “influence of legislation” but a matter of educating members and others about the morality of certain “public policies” which does not jeopardize tax exempt status.

[12] Acts 24:1-9

“For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:” Acts 24:5.