message dated 8/21/03 10:25:59 AM Central Daylight Time, HPCMEMBER writes:
<< Subj: MY QUESTIONS
Date: 8/21/03 10:25:59 AM Central Daylight Time
To: John WorldPeace
Before I begin, there are a few things you should know about me.
I am a college graduate and completed college while working full time and
raising a family. I have owned several businesses. I am not a
CPA/Attorney/Carpenter. Having said that, there will be no reason for yor to
insult me as you have so many others. With the qualification questions out
of the way, lets "Cut to the chase".
> I think if you will read all the documents for the last sixteen months you
will see that the insulting discourse is directed at those who have demonstrated
that that is all they understand. John Blanco has called my mother a
"bitch" in front of Evelyn Churchill. Hillary, daughter of Patty
Ellis, called my mother a "bitch" at the quilting gathering two months
ago, and this was heard my Ms. Nickerson a member of the Administrative
Commission. And yesterday an email was received which called LeAnne a
"dike". And that is just the surface of what has gone on.
Reggarding your allegations that there is money missing from the Fakes' bequest.
When we received the money, part of it was put into a Money Market account and
the remainder was put into an investment account.
> I am aware of that. I am also aware that the money came in
installments. And I am also aware that the market was moving up at that
time. So there was not only interest but also an increase in market
value which put the bequest above $ 1 million.
We used the earned interest (only) to supplement the shortfall in our monthly
> Now this is one of the biggest problems I have. Why was there a
monthly deficit? There was no deficit before Joe came to Heights.
> And why does Joe draw $62,000 after six years when the pledges and
contribution are less than $45,000? The budget deficit is almost $150,000
this year. This is insane. And no one questions the fact that Joe
refuses to build the church membership.
> You do not have to be an accountant or an attorney to figure this out.
This worked well until the market decline. We, along with many others, saw our
investment greatly reduced.
> Yes and no one in charge had enough common sense to diversify the portfolio
to reduce the effects of a bear market. In the beginning, David Northcut
wanted to invest in the Presbytery's fund which is now bankrupt. So before
Joe, Presbytery was already eyeing the Fakes money. When Joe came, they
had someone who would work with them. David Northcutt wanted his friend to
make a commission on churning the Fakes bequest. I was looking into this
matter from the sidelines even then. I gave my mother some advice and I
think she along with a few others saved the money from some of the more risky
investments and more shady money managers.
> Again though, the reality is that there is obviously no one that has the
backgroud to even offer any valid advice as to how to invest. It is really
Your rmother was trustee and session member at the time. Certinly she knew
about this decline, or should have.
> Sure she did. But she is no more qualified to invest a million
dollars than anyone else who has been in charge for the last six years.
And as a result of that ignorance, and the corrupt nature of Delgatto, bolstered
by Walter and Patty Ellis, along with Charlie Windham, money was bled out of the
bequest. Then Delgatto and Lord decided that the congregation and the
session members were so ignorant that they could make one final pass before Joe
retired and take the rest of the money via the Independence Heights Project.
> Per the Administrative Commissions own interim report of March 24,
2003, they clearly state that St. Andrews got out of the project because of the
October 31, 2001 HUD Fund Reservation Notification which stated:
"Therefore, based on HUD's review of the firm commitment application, the
Sponsor will be libel for the cost of any front-end cash requirement
should the cost to develop the project exceed the Fund Reservation Amount"
of $3,980,300" per page 12 of the interim report.
> Now this did not change until the Administrative Commission got
involved in February 2003. The problem is that Slum Lord and Delgatto,
Ellis, McClain and others denied for the whole time that Heights was obligated
for the building deficit. This was just a pure unadulterated lie.
And no one seems to get it.
> The problem with the interim report is that it ignores the other problem
which is the monthly operating deficit obligation which lasts for forty years.
> The real problem here is that the congregation and the session do not have
the knowledge, education or experience to understand the lies that are being
told by Delgatto and others. This is why they did not want me at any session
meetings or any congregational meetings. This is why after the judge said
they must allow me to attend any congregational meetings on the IHP they went to
Presbytery to handle the project behind everyone's back.
> Well the missing Fakes money and the IHP corruption will begin to come out
next month after the judge restarts the lawsuit.
Did she fail to tell you this, or are you conveniently ignoring the true facts?
> No. Like I said, I was involved all the way back to the beginning.
But from what I could tell the problem was under control. I did not know
there was a problem until April 2002, when my mother brought up the IHP and
asked me to look into that. When I began to look into that and was lied to
by Delgatto, Lord, and Windham, I found that there was the Fakes problem as
In regards to the November 2000 (actually it was 2002) session meeting:
At the beginning of the meeting the session voted that NO recording devices be
used in this meeting.
> Well unfortunately that was done so that more lies could be told and
denied. One has already come up: that Diane Feiler was going to work
for free when Delgatto definitely stated that she would charge $200 per hour at
Your mother was then asked if she had a recording device, to which she responded
no, although several members saw her turn on the rocorded in her purse.
> Well I can tell you absolutely that she did not turn on any recording
device and the people who said that are simply lying or mistaken.
Several days later, you wrote "I have a recording of the November Session
Now who is lying?
> Well first of all, you have to realize and acknowledge that my mother is
not the only one fighting the corruption. Did you ever think that maybe
while everyone was watching my mother, someone else was doing the recording.
You do not say that anyone else was asked if they were recording the
conversation did you?
> This is why I say over and over that I am playing chess and my opponets are
playing checkers. I make my living thinking things out way ahead of what is
actually going on. No one that you know can play on my level even if they
were playing chess. Did you ever consider what kind of lawyer it takes to
beat the State Bar of Texas? You need to do your research on some of the
bigger cases that I have worked on. Just because I do not charge people
ridiculous amounts of money and because I do a lot of free work and because
"I have chosen not to own a house'" it doesn't mean that I am stupid.
> You know Casper, there have been so many lies told that I am sure that it
is hard for you to know what the truth is. But let me tell you this, over
half the congregation has known me since childhood. And when I returned to
the church last year, I received information from a lot of sources. I
doubt that very little has happened that I am not aware of. I doubt anyone
knows as much about this as I do because even the people who are on different
sides of these issues still communicate with each other. People who are
against me talk to people who are with me because of decades of associating with
each other in the church. And few people can keep their mouths shut.
> It is sort of like the Blacks and Hispanics thinking that because
there is less open racial slurs than in the past, that Texas is liberal.
When old White boys get together, all those slurs still come out. In an
old White boys gathering, it is assumed that because you are an old White guy,
you are prejudiced.
>Well the same thing exists at Heights. People who are against me have
assumed that everyone is against me. Also, I have lived in and around the
Heights for a very long time and those who are against me talk to other non
church members who know me and tell me things.
> It is a small world and you never know who knows who. If you
want to keep a secret, keep it to yourself. And then you must remember
that I did run for governor and will sign up to run for Mayor on Monday, August
25. Do you really think I have no connections in this city and in this
state? This is what is funny about the carpetbagger Delgatto and the
arrogant Ellis's. They ain't from around here.
> I have a lot of people that owe me for things that I never charged them
for. I have a lot of people of all stripes, criminal and spiritual and
everything in between. I used to do 1200 tax returns a year and have had
my hands on over 500 separate sets of business books as well as almost a
thousand legal files. I have never had trouble getting business.
People have trusted me all my life. It is just something I was born with.
This is not to say that a lot of people do not hate me because those people are
out there. I am just saying that there are a lot more for me than against
> Why do you think that there was so much effort to keep me away from Tony
Sanchez in the governor's race. It is for the same reason the Presbytery
is trying to keep me from having a platform in the IHP matter. They know I
am not stupid, and they know I am credible and they know I am not a liar and
they know that I have the facts that will put some of them in jail. But
most importantly, they know that I have no fear and that I am unconcerned about
speaking up on any subject.
> Hope this answered your questions. If not, send me another email.
In the end,
How can we manifest peace on
earth if we do not include everyone (all races, all nations, all religions, both
sexes) in our vision of Peace?
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