“I fear I’ll be going to
jail "again" because I’m not a Christian”
American reporters and Government officials constantly trot
around the globe and bring to light the persecution of Christians by
non-christians but here in America
they make all kinds of excuse’s not to report persecution by Christians.
I’ve been a repeat victim of Christian persecution here in New
Jersey for years and rarely will a reporter
report on this persecution for what it is. STATE SANCTIONED
Historically the press was given the right to “freedom
of the press” by this nations founders so it could report the abuse’s
of the Government to “we the people” without Government
interference. Today newspapers and reporters have agreed not
to report on the abuse's of Government in family court.
I am proudly not a Christian.
As far as I'm concerned slavery ended over 140 years ago, why must I follow
master's faith? Am I free to choose my own? Although we are taught here in
we have the right to “FREEDOM of RELIGION” what is generally not known
or talked about is certain religions are illegal
here in America.
I belong to one such illegal religion RASTAFARI. Rastafari was made illegal
thru our nations drug laws. You see
in Rastafari the herb “marijuana” is the sacrament instead of
the grape which is used by our Government endorsed religion: Christianity.
I've constantly been arrested for espousing my views. Fired from jobs and
even have had one of my children taken from me. Because I openly espouse
my faiths belief’s! My "public veiws" are what Linda calls them.
Christian followers espouse
their belief’s publicly all the time, Christians
put on TV ad’s and run for office as “good Christians”. (Comcast refuses to
allow me to run political ad's) Christians protest
certain laws and advocate changing certain laws (ABORTION) that
they feel are unchristian. I've been jailed for advocating the legalization
of the "sacrament" of my faith in TV ad’s. Even during the prohibition of
alcohol 1919-1931 wine the sacrament of Christian were exempted from the
Volstead Act, why can't I champion the cause to exempt "marijuana" from
the Controlled Substance Act? - CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION is the answer. Our
Christian Judge's/state officials refuse to accept any other "religious concept"
other than those endorded by "CHRISTIANITY". In family court it has been
a "crime" for me to talk about "marijuana reform". Nigga ain't allowed to talk about political shit I guess.
Nothing has been more
egregious and personally hurtful than the FACT that the Judge’s on the Burlington
County Court have repeatedly taken one
of my children from me because I’m not a CHRISTIAN. I have not had my
child visitation since July of 05. I’ve had my child taken from me repeatedly
over the years because my “born-again Christian” ex regards me as a heathen
and doesn’t want me around my child. She is embaressed that she had
a child with me and claims that my child is harmed by me and my "public veiws".
( I saved my child's life, when she wanted to "murder her". I begged her
not to abort.)
She has cited my “religion and public belief’s” as reasons
not to allow me visitation. For over 10 years she has repeatedly prevented
me from having a normal relationship with my child. Whenever I do get a
visitation order she openly violates it and refuse’s to comply. All the
Judge's have issued her idle threats but none has even punished her for violating
the visitation orders. Judge "shithead" Sweeney even changed my daughters
last name because of my public views. The Christian Judge’s on the bench
don’t punish her for violating their order’s so they ineffect reward her violating visitation order’s.
It is her most succesfful tactic. Just stop visitation for as long as possible.
The press knows about this case but has a “rule” not to report on it. I’ve
made it a point to constantly inform my local paper the
Burlington County times .
(Mike Mathis and John Reitmeyer as well
as others.) I walk into thier offices everytime I come to the courthouse!
I rarely every go to the burlington courthouse for anything but family court.
I have every right to
espouse my belief’s publicly. Christian state
officials have tried in the past to shut me up in the past and even jailed
me for 5 moths for espousing my views. The Federal courts ruled: The First Amendment exists so as to
promote debate on issues of public importance. In this case, the advocacy
of the legalization of marijuana is a legitimate political position in
this country. The Libertarian Party, whose presidential candidate received
over 380,000 votes in the 2000 election, advocates the legalization of
drugs. Libertarian Party website at http://www.lp.org/issues/relegalize.html
and http://www.lp.org/campaigns/pres/. Many elected public
officials have called for a liberalization of the nation's drug laws.
Simply put, Plaintiff's place in this debate will do nothing to harm a
public that is already itself debating the current state of our nation's
Yet, in family court Judge Bell has said in open court
"I don’t care about your first amendment rights". Judge Almeida has said,
"because of my beliefs I would not get visitation". Judge Lihotz ordered me not to "talk about my beliefs to
my child". Judge Sweeney changed my daughters last name from mine FORCHION
to my ex’s HOLDEN because of "my public views". In Dec. 2005 Judge Morley
ruled that no "irreparable harm would come to the child if visitation
wasn’t resumed" and refused to ebforce my child visitation order.
On Jan 23, 2006 Judge Morley once
again took my visitation which made my born again Christian ex happy
but left me and my daughter punished (loss of father) for my beliefs.
In the past I’ve tried to sue these Judge’s for violating my rights but
of course they hide behind Judicial immunity and had my case dismissed.
CASE AGAINST BURLINGTON COUNTY JUDGE'S)
Since I have not had my
visitation order’s enforced “because I espouse belief’s that
aren’t acceptable to the State Christian Judge’s”. I’ve refused to
comply with “support order’s”. My ex was never
punished for repeatedly violating my visitation order’s.
Now she wants me punished for complying with a court order. I’m positive that on Tuesday March 28th, 2006 I will
be jailed for refusing to comply with the support order. This has happened
in the past. ( 2000 - JAILED FOR NOT PAYING
CHILD SUPPORT ) So I will be taken from my other children who live with
me and depend on me.
"WEEDMAN DIDN'T GO TO JAIL ON MARCH 28th
NJWEEDMAN ASK'S: PLEASE CALL JUDGE 'moron' MORLEY’S
him how this is a "free country" when a man has his visitation/custody taken
from him for publicly questioning our nations drug policies? Ask Judge
Morley if you have to be a Christian to have a kid in Burlington county?
Judge Morley and the rest of the DO-GOODERS
on the bench know they
are violating the principals of the Constitution but have they also nothing
to fear. They hide behind Judicial immunity and the fact that none of the
local newspapers will "report the abuse's of Government" when it comes to
family Court just emboldens them to flaunt my rights.
203) of the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects against Religious Persecution.
Even the NAACP refuse's to help me because of my choice in religions. The
NAACP should be called the NAACCP: The National Association of Christian
Recent family photo: Robbie, Deaja Maria (step daughter) Chanel, Me and Janice
In the Afghan case as in my case the (family
members) turned to the respective courts for officially sanctioned persecution.
In my case Linda Holden the mother of my child has used the courts bigotry
and religious intolerance against me to keep my child from me. She has come
to an American court argueing against allowing me visitation and custody
based on my faith. In Afghan case his family also turned him in to the Afghan
court for his beliefs when he attempted to take custody of his daughters.
Both actions were designed to keep the children from thier faiths faith.
Niether court has ever found that we actually harmed our children.
The Afghan Christian: Freed but Not Free
Analysis: Abdul Rahman's
case is dismissed, but Afghan laws on religious conversion may mean
a showdown with the U.S.
is simply postponed
By TONY KARON
Related: A Convert's Plight
Sunday, Mar. 26, 2006
The dismissal of a case against an Afghan citizen for converting
from Islam to Christianity has saved Afghanistan's
government a damaging showdown with its primary patron, the United
States. Under mounting pressure
and other Western backers, President Hamid
Karzai is reported to have intervened
personally to have the case of Abdul Rahman,
41, who converted to Christianity 16 years ago, dismissed. But the
grounds on which the case was thrown out — insufficient evidence and
other technicalities, as well as questions over the sanity of the accused
— do not change the basic problem that had put both Karzai and his Western backers in a tight spot.
and others like him still face the possibility of being charged with
apostasy for converting out of Islam, an offense that carries a penalty
of death unless they renounce their new faith. While Afghanistan's
constitution embraces international human rights conventions that
guarantee freedom of worship, it also codifies the role of Islamic
Sharia law — under which Abdul Rahman was charged. And even while Washington and
NATO governments whose troops help provide security for Karzai's government had urged Kabul to drop the
charges, public opinion on the streets of Afghanistan — recently inflamed
by episodes such as the furor over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
— showed strong support for legal action against the convert. But Karzai, whose government's security position remains
as precarious as ever, was in no position to resist Washington's
demands. As President Bush put it, "We have got influence in Afghanistan,
and we are going to use it to remind them that there are universal
But it was not in recognition
of "universal values" that Abdul Rahman
was released. Instead, authorities cited insufficient evidence, insinuations
about his mental state and even questions raised by the authorities
over his citizenship. The legal basis for charging someone for converting
from Islam to Christianity has not, thus far, been altered — the political
confict that from having U.S.
troops trying to protect a government that can't guarantee the right
of its citizens to choose the same faith as the President of the United
States has simply been kicked down
the road. Not only that, the Abdul Rahman
case has alerted the Evangelical Christian base of the Republican Party
to the need to press the Bush Administration on the issue, and at the
same time mobilized the conservative Muslim clerical establishment and
the powerful Islamist politicians in Afghanistan's coalition government
to defend their Sharia code. Not surprisingly,
there is speculation that Abdul Rahman may
once he's out of jail.
NO to BLACK RELIGIONS
By Ed Forchion
There is a perception in America that America is free, that Americans who choose
to worship are free to do so. Americans have been programmed to believe
we are free when infact many aren’t. A glaring
exception is non-Christian African American men. From the very beginnings
of America this has been so. The very institution
of Slavery dictated that Africans be “Christianized”, it was a goal.
From 1619 thru 1865 African Americans weren’t free to practice their
traditional African faiths; instead they were forced to be Christians. The
Christianization of Africans was given as
a positive justification for the true holocaust that American slavery
It was an accepted training method
to force Africans to be Christians. Slaves that refused to practice
Christianity weren’t allowed to raise their own children. Their children
were taken from them and given or sold to others who would “Christianize”
them. The key to Christianizing the Africans in mass was to prevent
old world Africans from instilling in “slave born Africans”
the religions and practices of old world Africa. Successfully Christianized slaves
would routinely inform their masters when a non-Christian African taught
his faith to slaves. Rules were established and punishment given for
teaching “African religions”.
As a result even today 141 years
after slavery ended over 70 percent of African Americans still practice
“masters(') faith”. Still today Africans are strongly encouraged to
practice the faith of “master”. I myself stopped thinking of myself as a
Christian at 12 and consider it an insult to be called a Christian, no
differently than I would imagine a Jew would be offended at being called
a NAZI. Many African American men find once they’ve been forced out of
“Christian society” thru imprisonment they seek out African faiths. Many
convert inside the concrete plantation.
While most Christian Americans
think of America as religiously free, African American
men who reject Christianity know the truth. As a result of my choice
in religions I’ve been “publicly persecuted” and denied basic rights
that most in a “free society” would think not possible. For instance
I openly proselytize about my faiths (RASTAFARI) beliefs
and practices and have been jailed for it.
Rastafarianism uses the herb marijuana as a sacrament instead of
the Christian faiths use of the grape (wine). Christian state officials
didn’t like how I choose to exercise my first amendment rights and had
In family court just as during
the institution of slavery; I’ve
had my child taken from me because I don’t believe in "master’s
faith". My ex-fiancé the mother of my daughter and more importantly
a born again Christian has gone to (master) “family court” and argued
to master that because of my faith I shouldn’t be allowed to have visitation
or custody of our daughter. "Master" the court not only agreed but has
my daughter’s last name and took away my visitation. "Religious
freedom" where? Rastafari and other African
religion based faiths have been made illegal via our drug laws. Rastafari is as illegal in America today as Quakerism was in England in 1679. How is this black history
when it’s still going on?
CALLS FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AFGHANISTAN - but say's nothing about it here in America!
I have called upon
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to urge the Government of Afghanistan to ensure the safety of Abdul
Rahman, who faced a penalty of death because he converted from Islam to Christianity.
Our forefathers escaped similar persecution;
religious tolerance remains one of America's bedrock principles.
Newly liberated Afghanistan holds its own
beliefs and should not mimic the U.S. They must, however, uphold their own constitution
and international law which guarantees freedom of worship. Islamic beliefs
should not be used to support a culture of intolerance whereby a person must
forfeit the way he worships or forfeit his life.
I have cosponsored Congressional Resolution
H.RES.736 which condemns the enforcement of laws against apostasy. We must continue
to work with our Afghan friends to expand religious freedoms while respecting
Islam. While great
challenges still exist for this fledgling government in the struggle to balance individuals'
rights with the teachings of Islam, I am heartened by the release of Mr. Rahman. I ask that President Hamid
Karzai continue to uphold Afghanistan's human rights obligations so that no
Afghan is deprived of their fundamental right of religious freedom in the
jailed by judge for not paying child support
March 24, 2000
By Mike Mathis BCT staff writer-
Burlington County Times
(MOUNT HOLLY) - Ed "njweedman"
Forchion, would-be candidate for the Burlington County Board of Freeholders,
was jailed yesterday after refusing to pay child support for his daughter.
Forchion, a Pemberton Township resident who plans to run for freeholder as a
candidate with The Father's Rights Party, was ordered to jail by state
Superior Court Judge John Almeida following a hearing in family court.
He was being held on $1,500
cash bail yesterday, county jail Warden Juel
At a previous court appearance,
Almeida threatened to jail Forchion for not paying child support to
his ex-wife for his 5-year-old daughter. Forchion said he wouldn't do
it unless he was allowed to visit the child.
The girl lives with her mother
Forchion, who could not be
reached for comment yesterday, released a statement to the press in which
he blamed his legal dilemmas on a court system that fails to accept
that smoking marijuana is an integral part of his Rastifarian
faith. Two years ago, state Superior Court Judge Marie White Bell
stripped Forchion of his custody and visitation rights after he acknowledged
that he used marijuana for religious purposes, Forchion said.
The revelation was made in
1998 when he ran unsuccessfully against U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, D-1st, of
Haddon Heights, on The Legalize Marijuana Party ticket, he said.
Forchion also ran unsuccessfully
last year for seats representing the 8th Assembly District and on the
Camden County freeholder board. "The court and its Christian
officers have consistently refused to enforce existing visitation orders
and ultimately withdrew them when I openly proclaimed my faith, my teachings,"
Forchion wrote in a letter to Almeida and released to the press.
Forchion was arrested by
New Jersey State Police last week after he lit a marijuana cigarette in the
state Assembly chambers in Trenton to protest what he called his persecution because
of his religious beliefs. A stay-at-home father to his other three children,
Forchion said he had to enroll his children in day-care centers so
his wife can continue to work while he is incarcerated.
He has experienced health
problems since an automobile accident in January 1997, he said.
"I am a good father," Forchion
wrote in the letter to Almeida. "I have participated in the every day
development of three of my four children".
"The fourth has been withheld
from me by her scorned mother," he continued. "With the protection and
support of the state of New Jersey, this unlawful act seems to have gotten the special
sanction and endorsement of the ... court system."
NOTHING HAS CHANGED SINCE 2000- LINDA REFUSES TO COMPLY
WITH THE VISITATION ORDERS AND THE JUDGES REFUSE TO PUNISH HER FOR IT. THE
JUDGE'S IDENTIFY WITH HER FAITH AND REFUSE TO ALLOW ME A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP
WITH MY CHILD BECAUSE OF THE FAITH AND BELIEFS I HAVE CHOOSEN TO FOLLOW.