In our coverage of the meltdown at Tenth Presbyterian, we’ve examined issues with LIam Goligher’s adultery and perjury, and the related matter of Susan Elzey’s adultery and perjury.
But in the church’s efforts to shut down whistleblower Phil Snyder, there are several members of the Tenth Presby Perjury Club, all of whom bore false witness in court against Snyder. All should be promptly excommunicated.
Members of the perjury club include:
- Liam Goligher
- Susan Elzey
- Clerk of Session George McFarland
- Douglas Baker
Here, in his own words, is Phil’s description of the actions of Elzey, McFarland, and Baker:
Elder George McFarland
As the Clerk of Session, he was Liam’s right hand man and his co-defendant in the defamation trial, since he also signed the letter which called my letter “horrible slander” and “utterly false”. See my affidavit, specifically exhibits 1-3. He also provided the affidavit for the first injunction hearing on 10/10/17, which was denied, since I proved that their assertions, i.e. lies, i.e. perjury, that I was threatening and harassing people was false. Please see my body camera footage in the Wartburg Watch aritcle. Here is his affidavit.
Finally, at the defamation trial in 03/19, he lied and said that what was “uttelry false” in my letter was that I called the sexual harassment sexual assault, when he was not even aware of this at the time. See the documents above on the injunction and the exhibits in my affidavit, specifically exhibit 4. Notice that he either did not know or refused to tell me what was “utterly false” in my letter.
In summary, he has repeatedly lied and committed perjury, as well as been part of the threats and spiritual abuse directed toward me. An elder is to be above reproach. George McFarland fails to meet this standard. He should resign or be fired.
Administrator Douglas Baker
Douglas Baker recently was hired as church administrator after the previous elder/administrator was fired for sexual harassment in/around 01/18. I have never spoken to him and he has never spoken to me, so I had nothing against him until the lawsuit/injunction was filed in 07/19. He provided the affidavit in support of these outrageously slanderous and false documents.
In summary, in his affidavit in support of the lawsuit/injunction filed on 07/19, he has repeatedly lied and committed perjury. Douglas Baker left the church in/around 12/19. Interestingly, one of his new gigs is at the university where the naked beatings occurred.
“A Member”, aka Susan Elzey
Susan Elzey, aka “A Member” first came to my attention when she viciously attacked me online on the Wartburg Watch, calling me a liar and mentally unstable. Here is an excerpt from the article.
Notice that she seems to have a personal vendetta against me becuase I said that her husband touched a woman inappropriatley. Actually, what I said was that no one should touch a problem person, in this case a mentally disturbed woman. I recall that the Director of Mercy Ministries, Dr. David Apple, agreed with this assessment. Here is an email showing what I actually said.
As to her son’s cell phone being taken at a youth group event, she fails to mention that multiple items were taken from multiple people and that someone did call the police at a latter time form another location. It is ironic that she accuses me of half truths, distortions of truth, and lies, when she in fact is the one doing these things, not me. See my affidavit, specifically exhibit 12
Next, she accuses me of having mental issues. It is standard procedure to attack the accuser in every way, including their mental stability. If you look at my affidavit, specifically exhibit 7, you will see that I have a concealed weapons permit, which means that law enforcement has done a background investigation of me and found that I am mentally competent to carry a firearm. Also, I was a deacon and worked with children at the church for years, so if I have mental issues, the elders would be guilty of negligence and gross incompetence for allowing me to do these things. I also have a master’s degree, a credit score of around 800, worked at the same job for 8 years, lived in the same house for 11 years, and been married for 25 years. My wife and children are loved and admired wherever they go. Ask any one at Tenth and they will tell you the same. So where is the instablility? You have to look at the totality of one’s life, not at just a few emails taken out of context from years ago. I am sure we have all sent emails that we wish we could take back, but we can not.
Regarding the music director, she fails to mention that the elders lied to the congregation, telling them that he was leaving to pursue new opportunities when in fact he was fired, and only told the congregation the truth after I spoke out at a congregational meeting and forced them to. So who is leaving “lots of details conveniently left out”? See my notes on the injunction transcript and the injunction transcript.
Next, she reduces the sexual attack in the catacombs/basement of the church to “an adult person having their ankle touched as they passed by a homeless person”. See the rape/false imprisonment/sexual harassment transcript, specifically pages 17 and 18. Also, see my affidavit, specifically exhibit 10, where Executive Minister Marion Clark references the victim being repeatedly hugged to the point of pain. I know the victim, I can tell you that she was not at all happy with Susan Elzey’s belittling of what happened. Here is the rape/false imprisonment/sexual harassment transcript.
Then she refers to the alleged rape/false imprisonment this way. “The problem is, the ‘crimes’ are fiction. Rape? Come to the rail and find out what he defines as ‘rape’.” I would refer you to the rape/false imprisonment transcript above so you can read for yourself and make your own decision as to who you want to believe.
As to being banned from serving in other areas, I voluntarily resigned because I needed to focus on dealing with the elders. As to letting everyone know I carried a gun, it was not everyone, but only those people involved with the security apparatus, primarily deacons. The reason I carried a gun was because of my background in armed security and law enforcement training, to protect the congregation from the gross negligence and incompetnece ot the elders, who refused my request for a police presence on Sunday’s. See my affidavit, specifically exhibit 11.
As to Liam Goligher, if you look at what he has done to me, you will see that not only has he not worked to expose and eradicate abuse, but he is actually an abuser himself. See my headliner page
on Spritual Abuse.
Susan Elzey, aka “A Member” committed perjury at the defamation trial on 03/19, saying that I was loud and belligerant when I left the church, because I said “were oughta here”. She again committed perjury in the defamaiton lawsuit/injunction filed on 07/19, saying that I yelled at her and called her a liar in front of her children. First of all, I have never yelled at anybody when I am protesting, and secondly, her “children” per the injunction or “child and a guest” per Susan Elzey, appear to be adults in their twenties. See the body camera footage for yourself. She comes into view at 11:14:11.
Now at the hearing she testified that she said “good morning” to someone else and not “how disappointing” to me. She is hard to hear, but you hear me say “Yes, you are”. Now which of these two statements do you thing I am responding to? It is important because the question is who initiated the communication. I can tell you that my modis operandi is to wait for people to address me first. In the rare instances when I do communicate first, it is in a friendly manner. She is an accomplished liar, because when she was confronted with the body camera footage in court, she did not flinch a bit, but continued right on lying in the face of reality.
In summary, Susan Elzey, aka “A Member” is guilty of what she accuses me of, “half truths, distortions and unfounded and hyperbolic accusations at every turn.” She should be excommunictated and have a no trespassing notice issued against her. Just for good measure she should be threatened with arrest if she comes within one thousand feet of the church.
The great irony is that the reason Snyder got a copy of the GRACE report was the lies of Elzey and McFarland; GRACE rightly concluded that if they wanted to go after Snyder, he was entitled to see what they said.
Want to learn more about Tenth Presby’s appalling and abusive conduct in this matter? Below is the transcript of Snyder’s two interview sessions with GRACE.
Just in case we weren’t clear, it’s time for Tenth Presbyterian to repent and make this right. In fact, this childish, hateful nonsense is straight out of the Grace Episcopal Alexandria/Bob Malm playbook, and it doesn’t get much lower than that.