In a move reminiscent of Grace Episcopal Church, Dysfunctional Bob Malm, and Sugarland Chiow, Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia allegedly has attempted to ban a protester in front of the church by claiming that he has threatened and harassed people. The protester, Phillip Snyder, asserts that he is protesting the coverup of sexual abuse by the church’s former music minister.
As part of its efforts, the church allegedly excommunicated Snyder, threatened to arrest him if he entered the property, and obtained an injunction ordering him to remain 1,000 feet from he church. (Guess folks there share Sugarland’s fixation with the magic 1,000 feet!)
In response, Mr. Snyder has filed a federal civil rights suit under 18 USC 241, alleging that church officials committed perjury by claiming he was threatening. He appears to have video cam evidence to support his claim.
In the meantime, I am in touch with Mr. Snyder and hope to talk with his attorney later this week.
To read the full story, visit the Wartburg Watch at http://thewartburgwatch.com/2018/12/31/what-in-the-world-is-going-with-the-lawsuit-at-10th-presbyterian-church-philadelphia
To support Mr. Snyder’s legal efforts, click here https://www.gofundme.com/tenthpresbyterianchurchtoo