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baffled

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Jan 17, 2011
 

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Many of you have heard about how big, out of control government has set out to destroy Rev. Mark Griggs, a devout Presbyterian minister. What you may not know is that donations can be sent to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to help with Mark's defense. I am very much against pornography all kinds. It demeans women. It is a sin because human beings, instead of being seen as God's image-bearing creatures, are viewed as objects. However, I am also against government entrapment. It appears now that that this trash was coming into Mark's computer unbeknownst to him. He is a victim; so, let's all get behind him and do what we can to ensure his good name is cleared and that nothing like this ever happens again. REMEMBER: Government is the problem, not the solution.

Donations may be sent to: Defense Fund, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,23114 West Rd.,Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

Notes of encouragement might also be helpful. Let's build up the body of Christ, not tear one another down. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one for another."

Compassionate

Waunakee, WI

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Jan 17, 2011
 
Question: If the check for Mark's legal defence fund is made to the St. Andrew's, is it tax deductable? Regardless, I think it is a great idea, I hope many will respond with generosity. End government opppression-- NOW.
Presbyterian

Blue Ridge, GA

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Feb 7, 2011
 
Many thanks to those who have helped so for. Please continue to do what you can.
Who

Walnut Creek, CA

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Aug 26, 2011
 
Government Entrapment?! Are you looney?
Operation Lake Effect

North Royalton, OH

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Aug 30, 2011
 

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He traded videos of two year olds being raped!

Burn in hell, all of you cultists who dare to help this creep!

Show the world that Presbyterian doesn't mean pedophile anymore.

Thank you Bill Mason for finally doing at least one righteous thing with your life.

Keep children away from churches!

Predators hide behind uniforms and target the innocent.

Especially in churches, hospitals, and government.

Stop forcing sex, vaccines, and religious brainwashing on children, you despicable creeps!

If it was an "accident" it wouldn't of happened over 100 times.

He didn't trade child porn with other scum-bags on "accident".

Do you take a dump in your neighbor's mailbox on "accident"?

This man has been pimping your superstitions AND your children for years.

Shame on you if you help him continue his reign of filth.

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PEDOPHILES ARE NOT WELCOME IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY!

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Pastor Mark Griggs, 48, of Berea
Andrew Hudson, 19, of North Olmsted
Andrew Logan, 25, of Cleveland
Christopher Cavna, 24, of Shaker Heights
Delmonte Davis, 41, of Cleveland
Edward Schallon, 51, of Cleveland
Eric Nguyen, 24, of Parma
Gareth Schakel, 20, of Lakewood
Gregory Gaebelein, 59, of North Royalton
Jacob Reese, 22, of Olmsted Falls
James Golak, 51, of Bratenahl
Joseph Hinton, 22, of Warrensville Heights
Kevin Morris, 35, of Cleveland
Kyle Cordell, 19, of North Royalton
Leonard Miller, 42, of Cleveland
Michael Hennel, 49, of Broadview Heights
Michael Kemble, 37, of South Euclid
Michael Neel, 40, of Cleveland
Nicholas Dore, 58, of Lakewood
Randy Street, 22, of Mayfield Heights
Robert Stein, 36, of Strongsville
Robert Watson, 26, of Lakewood
Shakita Adams, 26, of Cleveland
Shaun Starr, 29, of North Royalton
Stephen Siford, 46, of Garfield Heights
Troy Scott, 55, of Maple Heights
Wael Kash, 24, of North Olmsted

Who

Copperopolis, CA

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Aug 30, 2011
 
Yes! That's the spirit!
Carey

Cleveland, OH

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Sep 1, 2011
 

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SCREW HIM. He deserves JAIL and lots of it. Perverted Prick!
Who

Santa Monica, CA

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Sep 1, 2011
 
The following is how some Ohioans defend a convicted and sentenced pastor.
baffled wrote:
Many of you have heard about how big, out of control government has set out to destroy Rev. Mark Griggs, a devout Presbyterian minister. What you may not know is that donations can be sent to St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church to help with Mark's defense. I am very much against pornography all kinds. Let's all get behind him and do what we can to ensure his good name is cleared and that nothing like this ever happens again. REMEMBER: Government is the problem, not the solution.
Donations may be sent to: Defense Fund, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,23114 West Rd.,Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.
JNG

Davis, CA

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Nov 12, 2011
 

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He hasn't been convicted or sentenced - only accused.
James L Sullivan

Atlanta, GA

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Nov 13, 2011
 
JNG wrote:
He hasn't been convicted or sentenced - only accused.
Exactly, some people seem to rejoice in evil. They are eager to believe the worse. They delight in hearing stories about someone -- especially a Christian -- who has had a moral failure. In the case of Mark, he has been convicted of nothing. In fact, those who know something about the case on the inside seem to believe that he will be found NOT GUILTY. I am glad a legal defense fund has been set up, and I hope many will be moved to contribute.
John Jarvis

Pleasanton, CA

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Nov 24, 2011
 
I only learned of the allegations against Mark Griggs this morning. I worked with Mark for 9 months at a California church and always thought there was something very odd about this guy. I have to say that I had no indication of this type of behaviour but am not surprised to learn of skeletons in his closet. He had the least amount to sensitivity to others of any pastor I have ever know.

As a victim of child abuse myself, I say lock him away in jail for the rest of his life.
Zeno Wall

Atlanta, GA

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Nov 25, 2011
 
John Jarvis wrote:
I only learned of the allegations against Mark Griggs this morning. I worked with Mark for 9 months at a California church and always thought there was something very odd about this guy. I have to say that I had no indication of this type of behaviour but am not surprised to learn of skeletons in his closet. He had the least amount to sensitivity to others of any pastor I have ever know.
As a victim of child abuse myself, I say lock him away in jail for the rest of his life.
Mark has not be convicted of anything. Odd or not, on this charge there is good evidence that he is innocent. Apparently the people of Olmsted think he is a great guy inasmuch as they have set up a legal defense fund in his name. Can you not be a little more generous and resist making hasty judgments? How would you feel if allegations were made against you? How would it affect your family. "Be ye kind one to another."

I challenge you to pray for Mark and his family and write them a letter of encouragement in these difficult times.
Peter

Westlake, OH

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Nov 30, 2011
 

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First of all, to anyone with any knowledge of how computers work, and with any experience with networking, the following statement should provoke a chuckle followed by a facepalm

"It appears now that that this trash was coming into Mark's computer unbeknownst to him."

He was arrested as part of "Operation Lake Effect" which was a joint effort by Ohio law enforcement to crack down on those that were trading child pornography on P2P networks (An example of a P2P network would be gnutella, limewire, kazaa, bearshare, etc..)

The downloading of child pornography from such a network requires an overt act, and cannot simply happen by itself. The search warrants used in these cases were obtained after law enforcement was able to download child pornography that was being offered for download from the suspect's houses. This means the pornography had to have been specifically downloaded, and then was either purposefully placed in the "Share" folder, or the program itself automatically places all downloaded files in the "Share" folder for others to download.

Although he hasn't been convicted (Yet), I personally would not donate any money to that legal defense fund. I wouldn't buy any of the lies about the porn "coming into his computer unbeknownst to him" as anyone with an 8th grade education and 10 minutes with an internet enabled computer would be able to debunk such a lie almost immediately.

The federal prosecutors typically call this type of defense "SODDI" or "Some other dude did it". Also, most people don't realize that he can also be tried in Federal court for these crimes if the state is unsuccessful in their efforts to convict him. "Double Jeopardy" wouldn't apply because the Fed's and the State are two different sovereigns. So he could technically be convicted in state court, then tried again and get a separate sentence in federal court, where the punishments are much more severe.

Personally, I wish they would have brought this case in the Federal District Court, however, even in the extremely unlikely event he's found not guilty in Ohio State court, he will almost invariably be indicted by the federal government. Nobody takes the fed's to court and wins, except maybe Ian Friedman.
Rich Spinner

Cleveland, OH

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Dec 31, 2011
 
Mark Griggs has resigned from St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church and the church was never accepting donations for his defense fund.
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Feb 23, 2012
 
Pleads GUILTY!!! February 22, 2012. GUILTY! I hope those that paid money to Griggs have your eyes opened.
Mr Me Too

Dowagiac, MI

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Feb 23, 2012
 
Way to go christians using your blind faith in god to defend a sick fuck who likes to diddle little kids you should all be ashamed and pray there is a god because judgement is coming for us all. He will get his in prison. All pedophiles need to be put in an island and blown up.
tky

Marion, OH

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Feb 28, 2012
 
as of feb 22 he plead guilty because he IS GUILTY!!!! do not send wasted money
Zeno Wall

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Jan 12, 2013
 
An appeal has been filed in Rev. Mark's case. Dontations are still being received. Let's stand up for a good man falsely accused.

Donations may be sent to: Defense Fund, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,23114 West Rd.,Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.
John Smith

Princeton, NJ

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Jan 13, 2013
 
Operation Lake Effect wrote:
He traded videos of two year olds being raped!
Burn in hell, all of you cultists who dare to help this creep!
Show the world that Presbyterian doesn't mean pedophile anymore.
Thank you Bill Mason for finally doing at least one righteous thing with your life.
Keep children away from churches!
Predators hide behind uniforms and target the innocent.
Especially in churches, hospitals, and government.
Stop forcing sex, vaccines, and religious brainwashing on children, you despicable creeps!
If it was an "accident" it wouldn't of happened over 100 times.
He didn't trade child porn with other scum-bags on "accident".
Do you take a dump in your neighbor's mailbox on "accident"?
This man has been pimping your superstitions AND your children for years.
Shame on you if you help him continue his reign of filth.
Copy and paste this comment everywhere these demonic enablers try to hustle the public for money.
PEDOPHILES ARE NOT WELCOME IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY!
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
Pastor Mark Griggs, 48, of Berea
Andrew Hudson, 19, of North Olmsted
Andrew Logan, 25, of Cleveland
Christopher Cavna, 24, of Shaker Heights
Delmonte Davis, 41, of Cleveland
Edward Schallon, 51, of Cleveland
Eric Nguyen, 24, of Parma
Gareth Schakel, 20, of Lakewood
Gregory Gaebelein, 59, of North Royalton
Jacob Reese, 22, of Olmsted Falls
James Golak, 51, of Bratenahl
Joseph Hinton, 22, of Warrensville Heights
Kevin Morris, 35, of Cleveland
Kyle Cordell, 19, of North Royalton
Leonard Miller, 42, of Cleveland
Michael Hennel, 49, of Broadview Heights
Michael Kemble, 37, of South Euclid
Michael Neel, 40, of Cleveland
Nicholas Dore, 58, of Lakewood
Randy Street, 22, of Mayfield Heights
Robert Stein, 36, of Strongsville
Robert Watson, 26, of Lakewood
Shakita Adams, 26, of Cleveland
Shaun Starr, 29, of North Royalton
Stephen Siford, 46, of Garfield Heights
Troy Scott, 55, of Maple Heights
Wael Kash, 24, of North Olmsted
Michael Jackson's Ghost, 55, 69 Magma Avenue, Hell

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