November 17, 2005
A number of changes have taken place in my life
during the last several months that necessitate
I forgo my continuing defense of Abdul-Baha's
respect for free speech and conscience, at least
as an active online participant on talk.religion.bahai,
BeliefNet, talisman9, and elsewhere.
Since many might
imagine the rumors and libel that would circulate,
should I just disappear from cyberspace,
I feel it necessary to post this farewell note.
Having witnessed and suffered Baha'i tyranny and
slander, on and offline since 1996, I little
expect it to diminish with my withdrawal to literary
pursuits and other responsibilities. However, I leave
heartened by the knowledge that so many thousands
of people now know the truth about the fundamentalists
among my fellow bahais and their many shameful acts
of tyranny, oppression, disinformation, and injustice.
Equally encouraging are the many voices of conscience,
throughout bahai cyberspace, that have arisen to
champion the sanctity of the individual soul.
The Bahai Faith & Religious Freedom of Conscience
will remain online for those who find it a useful
resource and archive. Should any major document
or incident take place or come to light, I would
be happy to make it available and preserve it for
the benefit of my fellow bahais, who follow
Abdul-Baha's clear and unequivocal Teaching, and
for my fellow citizens, lest they be further deceived
Those who have stood and fought for the rights
of the individual, in the face of a corrupted
administration, have my undying respect.
May God grant you the inner strength and resources
to carry on for the sake of what is human and eternal....
I may be reached at the email address
via the Contact link on my homepage.
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