Legal Action Threatened against Blogger Reporting on Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Jamin Wight and Steven Sitler Pedophile Cases

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Legal Action Threatened against Blogger, Moscowid.net, Doug Wilson, Steven Sitler, Daniel Foucachon, Christ Church, Steven Sitler, Pedophile, Jamin Wight, Copyright

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The new website, Moscowid.net, which hosts primary source documents related to Doug Wilson, Christ Church, and the ongoing sex abuse cases, has run into legal issues.  No surprises here. This is a common tactic used by those who want to shut bloggers down for exposing pastors who do not behave well. There is a concerted effort to shut down, malign, or ruin the reputation of anyone who challenges these spiritual bullies.

A word to the wise to Doug Wilson et al:  we know we’re on the right track when we get legal threats, when our blogs are mysteriously knocked offline (The Wartburg Watch has had “tech” issues for the last 2 days).  It only compels us to keep going.  

Another word to the wise:  I won my defamation lawsuit and my former pastor had to pay his attorney fees, my attorney fees, and court costs.  I know that my words are not defamatory because I understand this law.  Don’t try it with me. 

I have been given permission to cross-post the article from Moscowid.net explaining what has happened there. It’s very important that the public understand what is going on behind the scenes in an effort to shut bloggers down.


The Christ Church Playbook, page 1: Quash the Message

“Unmarketable Positions”

Moscowid.net may go dark for a few days, but not for long. We have received legal notice that Daniel Foucachon, who owns Foucachon Media, LLC, and Roman Roads Media, LLC, claims copyright ownership of screenshots from videos that he placed in the public domain; he claims copyright ownership of a video on which he enabled a “download” button after he uploaded it to the web; he claims that moscowid.net profits from these things; he claims defamation, though he has not identified any defamatory content; and he makes these claims “under the perjury laws of the United States of America.” This complaint, like all his others, has no merit, but that doesn’t matter. As long as he submits the complaint according to federal guidelines, Team Truth must remove the content or the host must shut us down. And Daniel Foucachon submitted his correctly.

The legal department wrote,

Unfortunately, we are not able to make determinations as to the validity of a DMCA notice. If the notice is properly submitted, we are required by US Federal law to take action. The notice was properly submitted.

Daniel Foucachon games the system just like Steven Sitler games the system. Foucachon knows a simple complaint with the correct language will shut us down, even though he must lie to achieve his goal. Ditto for Sitler. The state wires him to the polygraph and as long as his answers don’t self-incriminate, he knows the law cannot touch him. “Have you molested your son?” “No.” Needle shreds paper.

How appropriate that they attend the same church.

This is page 1 of Pastor Doug Wilson’s playbook. Stop the message at all costs. He loves publicity as long as he controls the message. Then he can congratulate himself, as he did with Christianity Today:

I decided that if fire fell on Moscow, as upon Elijah’s altar, I wanted it to fall on an altar doused with water. I made a point of adopting certain unmarketable positions. I’m a televangelist with a blacked-out tooth — so if something happens, it’s God’s work.

Pastor Douglas Wilson of Christ Church, Moscow, doesn’t point to the altar where he officiated the marriage of a serial pedophile to a profoundly naïve student from New Saint Andrews College. He points to an imaginary altar that doesn’t exist. And he stomps when we point to the real altar where he performed the abomination.

Therefore, in order to comply with US law, we have removed our images that we own according to the FAIR USE Act. But not for long.

47 comments on “Legal Action Threatened against Blogger Reporting on Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Jamin Wight and Steven Sitler Pedophile Cases

  1. The bloggers need to contact the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
    https://www.eff.org/ (They also need to notify the company’s legal department that sent them the notice of the 9th Circuit’s ruling this week on take downs and Fair Use.)

    The federal appellate court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, published an opinion on September 14, 2015, in a case of a take down notice and “Fair Use”. The blogger won. The importance of this decision is that it is binding on all of the federal trial courts within the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ legal jurisdiction, which includes Idaho. (Copyright law is covered under federal law, not state law.)

    https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/09/takedown-senders-must-consider-fair-use-ninth-circuit-rules

    http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/content/view.php?pk_id=0000000135

    Here is the 9th Circuit’s published opinion on 9/14/15 in the Lenz case re take downs:
    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2015/09/14/13-16106.pdf

    The bloggers should also file the take down notice with Harvard University’s Chilling Effects, here, which a group of law schools across the United States work on along with Harvard: https://cyber.law.harvard.edu/research/chillingeffects

    https://chillingeffects.org/notices/new

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    Finally, thanks to the bloggers in Moscow, Idaho, for protecting children! You have done a wonderful service and hard work at presenting the evidence.

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  3. Since this entire discussion, including the blog in Idaho, is about child sexual abuse I wanted to share this 2-hour workshop on child sexual abuse in the church and its prevention done by Pastor Jimmy Hinton. (Jimmy turned in his pastor/father for sexually abusing children at the church they have both pastored. Their church is in the Church of Christ denomination and was started about 100 years ago in PA. Jimmy’s father is now serving a life sentence in prison for sexually abusing some 23 known victims. He and his mother Clara Hinton, the Finding a Healing Place blog, have become advocates for victims. I have also posted the video at the top of the page here on the Off Topic Discussion tab.)

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  4. Some other helpful resources dealing with child sexual abuse and prevention in the church:

    *Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s organization (the guy who did the video in the above post)
    http://www.churchprotect.org/

    *Pastor Les Ferguson’s blog about his painful journey of having his disabled son sexually abused by a church member and that church member murdering Les’ wife and disabled son. All of the things that Les has learned about abusers and his tough journey of healing (and struggles with faith).
    http://lesfergusonjr.com/

    *Pastor Jimmy Hinton’s mom Clara Hinton’s blog called Finding a Healing Place.
    http://www.findingahealingplace.com/

    [Thanks to Brenda R. who posts on this blog who told me about Clara Hinton’s blog after I found the story of son Jimmy Hinton.]

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  5. Michael, I thought about the same exact thing enough to check the registered sex offender list for Doug Wilson.

    I do know that mega church pastor from Richmond, Virginia Geronimo Aguilar (who was a very vocal defender of Jack Schaap when he was arrested / convicted for sex with a 16 year old girl after transporting her across state lines committing MANN Act violation / Federal crime) was himself convicted in July. Aguilar who annually for 15 years attended Schaaps pastor’s conference was convicted of aggravated sex of a minor, 3 counts of sex with girls under the age of 17 ( started when they were 11 & 13). He faces multiple life sentences and will probably never be a free man again.

    Another baptist preacher was arrested after being contacted by a undercover sheriff deputies who responded to his Craig’slist ad seeking a dog whose owner would allow him to have sex with it. The deputies claimed to have a dog and interest in the same type of perversion. The pastor showed up ready to pay for sex with the dog and was arrested.

    That’s just three Pastor Pervert cases and there are many others. As my best bud, Brenda say, ” Patriarchy is a hiding place for demented PERVs and very weak men that hide behind titles and perceived authority” . She also calls them a bunch of limp ________ bastards, but I don’t want to embarrass her if she reads this as she can probably beat me up. I love kidding her about her days as a Bill GothardITE by asking if Bill liked her feet.

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  6. I concur Michael and Scott: Birds of a feather flock together. All of these big name proponents in patriarchy are being felled by sexual abuse scandals. Why are the churches shoving these doctrines of men, and more importantly the doctrines of boundary-less sex offenders, on Christians? Do we look to other messed up, shady criminals for *guidance* in how to lead our lives????

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  7. There is no depth of evil that this man won’t find himself. Or those that associate with him, enable him, or commit sins in the vacuum of his tolerance for such horrific crimes.

    He has sided with pedophiles (note the plural).

    No other evil deed in addition to this should come as a surprise.

    If the only thing I had to understand Christianity were these critters that falsely take on the moniker “Christian”, I would stay away from it like the plague because of these egocentric jerks. I would warn people against the evil of Christianity with its abuse of children, disrespect of women and the worshiping of the penis (or is it the Y chromosome?)

    Thank God I know Jesus and make the distinction between Him and the bags of rotting feces that profit by peddling a nightmare existence they consider a model of Christianity.

    Whatever price these bags ‘o’ feces pay for their deeds is insufficient. (apologies to actual pieces of feces for being compared to these jerks.)

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  8. Anyone who has information about criminal activity or accessory to criminal activity by Doug Wilson should contact the DOJ and the FBI.

    This should be our message and we should spread it as far as we can. The time is now for victims to come forward.

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  9. @Julie Anne,

    I hope you will report Daniel’s *take down* notice that you received to the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the website I posted above and Chilling Effects.

    Daniel can be sued for infringing on the legal rights of others for Fair Use and their First Amendment rights. People are permitted to blog and comment about pedophile Sitler’s wedding to Katie. It can be used for *news*.

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  10. You are correct Velour, it’s just a scare tactic.

    Definition of scare tactic from the Encyclopedia of patriarchal nonsense: any action by a patriarch whether violent or not that is design to cause fear and thus manipulate the recipient into capitulation (this is not to be confused with copulation which some patriarchs also seek to manipulate young children into) .

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  11. “They need to contact Tom Rich at FBC Jax Blogspot. He has successfully turned aside such legal actions as well.”

    This blogger is going to be fine. The ducks are all in a row and the blogger knows how DW works.

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  12. Hi Julie Anne,

    I am booked for this evening, but you know my confidential email. I’d be happy to help with the Electronic Frontier Foundation submissions regarding the *take down* notices from Daniel if you’d like. Ditto for drafting a letter to the legal department of whomever sent you the *take down*. They need to know the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ published ruling on Sept 14, 2015, in the Lenz *take down*/*Fair Use* case and that this is BINDING legal authority on ALL federal trial courts within the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, which includes Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, etc. (I put the 9th Circuit’s jurisdictional map in my earlier post today at 10:49 a.m..)

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ Lenz ruling is persuasive authority in other federal appellate courts and federal trial courts.

    Here is the New York Times’ article regarding the Lenz ruling:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/15/business/media/youtube-dancing-baby-copyright-ruling-sets-fair-use-guideline.html?_r=0

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  13. Clone ? Great, now the patriarchs will be claiming ” THAT red head WOMAN is now into cloning so she can have even more blogs. This could be bad, what if it spreads. We better call Scott Brown so he can organize an seminar on the evils of blogging.” 💁🙎🙎🙋🙍🙋🙋🙋🙍🙅🙅💁🙍🙍🙍🙍🙍🙍🙍🙍🙎🙎🙎🙎🙋🙋🙋💁💁🙅🙅🙅💁🙎🙍🙍🙎🙎🙋💁🙅🙎🙋🙅🙋💁🙅🙎🙍🙋🙍🙅💁🙋🙎🙍🙎🙋💁🙍🙍🙎🙋🙅🙎🙍🙍🙎🙅🙍

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  14. That’s awesome, Velour. I’m really busy this weekend and then start back up at school on Monday, so if you’d like to do this, I’ll send you what I have. Thanks much!

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  15. Hi Julie Anne,

    Will do. I will spend some time on it this weekend since I am in California, in the backyard of the Electronic Frontier Foundation!

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  16. @Scott,

    GovPappy has a great tweet with a picture of an “Elder Board” that Miss Julie Anne and other blog queens, such as Dee and Deb at The Wartburg Watch, should submit to. Yes, Scott, it’s real bona-fide wood!

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  17. I know I am a very stupid and spiritually dead piece of human trash, not like Mr. Wilson and all those folks, I would have just admitted I was wrong, apologized, never married the two, sat on the victims side of the court, prayed for all involved and contacted professionals to help. Then I would have just shut up about it. But what do I know I am lost and a reprobate. I got that part of their “good news” real clear.

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  18. @Scott:

    Another baptist preacher was arrested after being contacted by a undercover sheriff deputies who responded to his Craig’slist ad seeking a dog whose owner would allow him to have sex with it. The deputies claimed to have a dog and interest in the same type of perversion. The pastor showed up ready to pay for sex with the dog and was arrested.

    “Bait a trap with pussy and you’ll catch a preacher every time.”
    — One of JMJ/Christian Monist’s uncles, as cited by him

    P.S. At least it wasn’t a horse this time.

    P.P.S. If you’re into that sort of thing, YOU SURE AS HELL DON’T ADVERTISE IT ON THE INTERNET! Maybe on the Deep/Dark Web, but not Craigslist, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, public blogs, regular “Social Media(TM)”…

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  19. @Dash:

    Anyone who has information about criminal activity or accessory to criminal activity by Doug Wilson should contact the DOJ and the FBI.

    Especially when you don’t know if local and/or state authorities have been compromised. (Remember Bob Griener and Visalia PD?)

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  20. Scott said:

    Another baptist preacher was arrested after being contacted by a undercover sheriff deputies who responded to his Craig’slist ad seeking a dog whose owner would allow him to have sex with it. The deputies claimed to have a dog and interest in the same type of perversion. The pastor showed up ready to pay for sex with the dog and was arrested.

    _Missouri church leader arrested for seeking sex with dog_

    Jerald Hill, 56 — the head of the Windermere Baptist Conference Center — was collared after a police officer spotted the online ad and offered to unite the man with a pooch at a Columbia park, local media reported.

    The undercover cop, an officer with the Boone County Sheriff Department’s Cyber Crimes Task Force, charged Hill with soliciting sex with an animal.

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  21. Sorry to be off topic, but I read here often and respect the posters…has anyone seen Warroom? If so pro or con? Considering seeing it tomorrow night. Thanks and sorry to distract,

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  22. Hannah, great topic. I don’t know if you noticed, but there’s an off topic area if you look at the blog tabs at the top. I have seen some reviews out there with varying reviews.

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  23. Michael said: “It almost makes one wonder what kind of skeleton is in Wilson’s closet that allows him to embrace the male criminal over the female victim?”
    Michael, thank you for saying this. I have been wondering the same thing as you. (My grandmother–who is more than familiar to JA &Co.– would have said, “Great minds run in the same direction” 🙂 ).

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  24. JA, not trying to be theatrical but know these types well. They are not as openly obnoxious as CON. They are extremely deceptive and clever so assume someone will pose as something they are not and will record your words. So preface everything as an opinion.

    In their world, they are Rahab and you are God’s enemy.

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  25. Velour, thank you. 🙂

    Some days I just don’t post as much – I get busy with other things, or get in a funk, or don’t feel I have a lot to contribute to some topics.

    I did a few posts in older threads at the other blog, though, yesterday and today.

    I get worn out talking to the people who support gender complementarianism or patriarchy and feel the need to take breaks from them.

    If I don’t, I fear I may explode and get nasty with them, which I try not to do. It’s very hard talking to them… they are so stuck in this mindset that the Bible “clearly” teaches things like no women can be teachers, women must submit to men, etc.

    They bring up the same points again and again, ones that don’t even have biblical support but they think do (like supposedly creation order proves God wants there to be a male hierarchy etc).

    I grew up in that stuff but grew out of it and can see now where it is wrong – but some of these people are still stuck in that mindset. I find talking to them so frustrating I sometimes want to bang my head against the wall.

    Lately, I have been talking to a few of them on the other blog (including this morning on the Bayly thread) but am worn out from it.

    I don’t know where Gram3 has been – she has more patience for talking to them than I do. 🙂

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  26. Hi Daisy,

    I am glad that you are ok (I was praying for you and hoping that you were doing ok) and that you were taking a needed break.

    I can definitely see why the posts are upsetting on that topic. It’s really sad that so many of these people have been sold a lie, and even sadder that they try to shackle other people to their System like it was *The Gospel*. It’s not.

    You and Gram3 do a much better job of explaining the fallacies of the comp doctrine. Gram3 and her interlinear and hermeneutic points…pretty amazing what she knows/writes.

    Have a nice weekend.

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  27. Here’s what I’m thinking about the photographs of Doug Wilson marrying Steven and Katie. What’s all the hubbub about? Why be made to take them off blogs? After all, DW has defended his role as pastor in their wedding. So if there was nothing wrong with what he did, i.e.: officiating at the Sitler wedding, then why threaten bloggers who have photos of that wedding?

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  28. @Darlene,

    Exactly!

    And for Daniel, the guy from the church demanding the *take downs* of the wedding photos he took and video images, he can be sued for infringing on bloggers’ legal rights to Fair Use of the images for discussion, comment, and criticism.

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal appellate court for the Western region of the United States’ federal trial courts (which includes the state of Idaho), gave a powerful LEGALLY BINDING opinion in the Lenz *Fair Use/Take Down* case on September 14, 2015, siding with the blogger. The 9th’s ruling in Lenz applies to all similar copyright cases in the 9th Circuit’s legal jurisdiction, including Daniel’s demands for content to be removed.

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  29. Here’s what I’m thinking about the photographs of Doug Wilson marrying Steven and Katie. What’s all the hubbub about? Why be made to take them off blogs? After all, DW has defended his role as pastor in their wedding. So if there was nothing wrong with what he did, i.e.: officiating at the Sitler wedding, then why threaten bloggers who have photos of that wedding?

    Great point. I wish I would have read this earlier. I could have asked someone about this today.

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  30. Me thinks DW is just trying to cover his tracks in as many ways as possible. I think he is a shrewd man – and I don’t mean that as a compliment.

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