Monday, November 12, 2012

Ron Weinland: "Has Suffered from Highly Public Destruction and Ridicule"

The is reporting that Ron Weinland is two days away from finding his sorry ass sitting jail for up to five years.  Weinland's own attorneys say  Weinland's reputation has been permanently damaged.  Because he has been publicly ridiculed he only deserves to serve 2 1/2 years instead of 5.

“No one who has witnessed the highly public destruction and ridicule visited upon Mr. Weinland and his family will be tempted to engage in similar conduct,” Coffman wrote in his argument for a lesser sentence. “The indictment in 2011 brought increased media scrutiny and public contempt and significantly damaged his reputation.”

200 of his brainwashed followers have written to the judge asking for leniency.  Weinerdude supposedly has helped them recover from drug addiction and has helped them financially.

Nearly 200 followers from as far away as Australia, South Africa and Canada have written U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves asking for leniency for their spiritual leader. While the names of letter-writers were redacted, many wrote that Weinland helped them overcome drug additions or provided them with financial assistance.

Weinerdude wants all of us who have ridiculed him and mocked him to know he prays for us.

Weinland also addressed his conviction on the website. “We are to pray for those who have engaged in activities against us, who have participated in ridicule and shown disdain toward us,” he wrote. “We are to be of a forgiving attitude and remember we were once in those shoes and God has forgiven us.”

Weinerdude claimed religious persecution while the court trial was going on.  The prosecution called him a liar and said this was never about religious persecution.  It was all about his lying and embezzlement. 

At trial, Weinland’s defense team implied the church leader was prosecuted for his religious beliefs. It is a claim McBride denies.

“His assertion is baseless,” McBride wrote.

“It was Weinland at trial who invoked his religious beliefs as justification for his actions. His false claim of religious bias is, however, consistent with his practice of hiding his misconduct under the cloak of religion.”
 You can read the entire article here: Doomsday 'prophet' awaits sentence: Weinland faces up to 5 years in prison for federal tax evasion


Douglas Becker said...

I've got to be there in the morning,
Spruced up and lookeeng in me prime,
Feather and tar me,
call out the army,
But get me to the court,
get me to the court,
Be sure and get me to the court on time.

Byker Bob said...

This is someone who deserved to suffer from highly public destruction and ridicule! He brought this all on himself, we should in no way feel sorry for him, and he should not have his sentence commuted based on the fact that cause and effect actually work.


Douglas Becker said...

The Great Tribulation of three and one half years begins for Ronald Weinland January 2nd, 2013 where he will be in his very own place of safety, having also to pay $7,000 for the privilege (along with some back taxes).

Unfortunately, it does not look like he'll be doing much witnessing in Jerusalem.

Perhaps the slack will be taken up by his wife Laura, the Silent Witness, but for the life of me, I can't actually figure out what good a silent witness could do.