Gowlings Media Lawyer Mark Bantey And The Unitarian Universalist Holiday Of Chalica - What's The Connection?
Re: Sue Montgomery vs. Yours Truly aka Robin Edgar
National Day Of Remembrance and Action To End Violence Against Women
Dear Mr. Bantey,
Thank you SO much for hiring Montreal bailiff Hugo Doucet to so very publicly serve me with your rather questionable cease and desist demand letter dated December 4th, 2014, (Your File No. L16321352) as I was very publicly observing the 4th Day of the Unitarian Universalist holiday Chalica by providing people attending the fundraising event arising from The Gazette "Justice Reporter" Sue Montgomery's recent #BeenRapedNeverReported initiative with the opportunity to engage in a free and responsible search for the Truth and meaning of my picket sign slogans exposing the Unitarian Universalist Association's attempted misuse of Canada's archaic blasphemy law in Bill Cosby style legal bullying that was quite obviously intended to intimidate me into "memory holing" The Emerson Avenger blog posts about Unitarian Universalists who not only "engage in such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape", but have even been convicted of committing "such despicable crimes", and protesting against the fact that both Sue Montgomery and The Gazette #NeverReported this newsworthy story about the UUA's immoral and unethical misuse of Canadian blasphemy law to try to cover-up and deny the fact that children have #BeenRaped by Unitarian Universalist clergy, to say nothing of UU Sunday school teachers and lay people.
As a non-U*U you may be unfamiliar with Chalica, but it is essentially a U*U cultural appropriation of Chanukkah and Kwanzaa that is a week-long celebration of the Seven Purported Principles of the tiny, declining, fringe religion known as Unitarian*Universalism aka The U*U Movement which begins on the first Monday in December. Last Thursday aka Thor's Day was dedicated to celebrating the 4th Principle of Unitarian Universalism which calls upon Unitarian*Universalists aka U*Us to affirm and promote "a free and responsible search for Truth and meaning." I can't think of a better day for Yours Truly to be served with a highly questionable cease and desist demand letter that provides me and The Court Of Public Opinion, to say nothing of a court of law. . . with a wonderful opportunity to engage in a genuinely free and genuinely responsible search for the Truth and meaning of the questionable accusations made in it, or glaring dearth thereof. . .
One sentence in particular in your questionable cease and desist demand letter that more than a little bit questionably accuses me of making defamatory statements about your client Sue Montgomery practically leaps off the page. After listing 4 examples of what you claim to be defamatory statements about The Gazette's "Justice Reporter" Ms. Sue Montgomery you quite authoritatively, but more than a little bit questionably, I even dare to say brazenly. . . assert:
"You are well aware that these libellous statements have no basis in fact."
I would appreciate it very much if you would deign to explain to me how you quite mistakenly believe that you are capable of reading my mind Mr. Bantey. Do you have a foggy and cracked crystal ball sitting on your desk at Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP's offices that you believe allows you to probe people's minds? Do you provide work to self-proclaimed psychics aka clairvoyants who have bamboozled you into believing that they can read people's minds prior to your drafting of dubious cease and desist demand letters and hiring bailiffs to serve them to people? Do you believe that you are in contact with highly advanced space aliens who have convinced you that they have telepathic mind-reading abilities? Do you believe that the omniscient and omnipresent Creator of the Universe aka God sent you an angel with a golden scroll revealing my innermost thoughts to you?
I regret to have to inform you that if you *really* believe any of the aforementioned hypothetical scenarios you are badly mistaken, because I can assure you that I am anything but "well aware" that my allegedly defamatory statements about Sue Montgomery are "libellous statements" that "have no basis in fact". Au contraire, I firmly believe that the four statements that you have listed, as well as various other similar statements about your client Sue Montgomery that you have not yet listed, are very Truthful and have plenty of basis in fact. I dare say that your brazen assertion that I am "well aware" that my allegedly "libellous statements" about your client Sue Montgomery "have no basis in fact" itself has no basis in fact. In my opinion (it) is a delusion aka self-deception aka Ignus FatU*Us if you *really* do believe it, or just puffed-up legalistic bullshit aka a Big Fat U*U Lie if you do not *really* believe what you ass*erted above.
We therefore put *you* on notice that we most certainly are NOT "well aware that these (allegedly) libellous statements have no basis in fact." In fact we inform you that not only do our statements have considerable basis in fact, but we can in fact even provide evidence of their basis in fact. We also put you on notice that, until such a time as you provide us with some convincing evidence that our statements actually are defamatory or libellous aka libelous, we have NO intention whatsoever of removing our very Truthful statements about your client Sue Montgomery from social media "immediately" or otherwise. Au contraire, we aspire and will endeavor to have them published and*or broadcast in mainstream media.
That being said, in light of the fact that today is the 6th Day of Chalica, which is dedicated to celebrating U*Uism's 6th Principle of ostensibly striving for "the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all", even if U*Us believe that goal to be, like your highly questionable cease and desist demand letter. . . "extravagant in its hopefulness and improbable in its prospects", I will generously extent to you and your client the following peace offering which I had intended to offer to Sue Montgomery even before she saw fit to hire you to falsely accuse me of defamation and libel. If you and Sue Montgomery formally withdraw the highly questionable accusations that you have brought against me in your cease and desist demand letter, and properly and publicly apologize to me for bringing them against me; and if Sue Montgomery acknowledges that I actually do have what a lawyer might call "reasonable grounds" for making "such statements" about her, and also admits to her complicit silence re. the UUA's immoral and unethical attempted misuse of Canadian blasphemy law to hide the fact that children have #BeenRaped by Unitarian Universalists such as Rev. Mack Wallace Mitchell, Richard Buell, and Steven Craig Bulleit to name but 3 such U*U rapists that (to date) she #NeverReported in The Gazette, nor to my knowledge ever spoke out against in any way, and if Sue Montgomery acknowledges her direct involvement in some of the Unitarian Church of Montreal's attempts to suppress my ongoing peaceful public protest in front of said "church", and also agrees to research and write a series of genuinely fair and balanced news reports about UU clergy abuse and UU cover-up and denial thereof that will be published in The Gazette starting later this month, I will forgive Sue Montgomery's past sins of commission and sins of omission and provide her with a clean slate for 2015.
It is my firm belief that if in her capacity as the Montreal Gazette's "Justice Reporter" Sue Montgomery had responsibly reported the newsworthy story that I brought to her attention exactly two years ago to the day. . . on National Day Of Remembrance and Action To End Violence Against Women 2012, as may be verified in this YouTube video that your client wants to have "memory holed" -
Sue Montgomery So-Called "Justice Reporter" For The Gazette Dismisses UUA Perversion Of Justice
that UUA Moderator Jim Key would not have dared to stand up in front of thousands of Unitarian*Universalists during this year's UUA General Assembly and brazenly lie about the sexual abuse of children by UUA clergy in asserting -
"There were no incidents of abuse of children or elders in my investigations."
in what was ostensibly a second UUA "official apology" to victims of UU clergy sexual misconduct. The fact of the matter is that children have #BeenRaped by Unitarian Universalists, such as the three men that I have named in this letter, and the UUA has attemped to cover-up and deny these rapes, as well as other clergy sexual abuse of both adults and children, by falsely accusing me of the criminal act of blasphemous libel, but Sue Montgomery and other employees of The Gazette #NeverReported this newsworthy story, even though I asked on several different occasions, including earlier this year. I am telling the Truth about the fact that both Sue Montgomery and The Gazette #NeverReported that children have #BeenRaped by Unitarian Universalists and the UUA tried to conceal this by falsely accusing me of blasphemous libel. I am telling the Truth about other aspects of Sue Montgomery's involvement in attempted suppression of my whistleblowing and peaceful public protest against ALL forms of UU clergy abuse, both clergy sexual misconduct and non-sexual misconduct. If Sue Montgomery wants (me) to be less critical of her behavior she needs to acknowledge the truthfulness of my criticism and change her behavior so that it is much more in alignment with the claimed goals of her #BeenRapedNeverReported campaign.
As they say, #NoJusticeNoPeace, but if The Gazette's "Justice Reporter" Sue Montgomery comes to her senses and finally decides that she is ready, willing, and able to finally practice genuine justice, equity and compassion in her human relations with me, as per Unitarian Universalism's 2nd Principle, rather than making a mockery of this and other U*U principles and ideals, such as by having me served with your "less than honest" cease and desist demand letter. . . I will forgive her past sins of omission and sins of commission and assist her in researching and writing a series of The Gazette news reports about Unitarian Univeralist clergy abuse which includes, but is by no means limited to, what Stikeman Elliott Barristers & Solicitors litigation lawyer Maitre Marc-André Coulombe quite justifiably describes as "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape."
Please do see to it that both you and your client DO govern yourselves accordingly.