Author/Actor Raymond E. Lumsden Gets Thumbs Up From Hollywood

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Minneapolis

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Mar 28, 2009
I have known Raymond Lumsden for many years. This is an outstanding individual who has done a tremendous amount of good deeds in his time. He has suffered many hardships, and has overcome them. He is a successful author, and in his first book, "Stronger by the Day," he tells of the incident which led him to turn himself in to the Minnesota authorities to clear up the issues once and for all. His book still successfully sells and is hard to find on any bookshelf in any store at any given time, as it continues to be sold out. To date, it has sold over 5 million copies. His next book is due out soon, and I have no doubt it will surpass the success of his first book. Any person who cannot write a positive comment about such an inspirational person, such as Raymond, obviously has too much time on their hands and should focus on how they can improve their own life. Credit is due to Mr. Lumsden for his hard work, his courage, and his continued successes!
A Loyal Fan and Friend

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 31, 2009
It's amazing to see how one can attack a truly wonderful person. There aren't many out there who have gone through such a horrific childhood and have survived strong enough to write about it and put it out therefor all the public to read. This takes courage. One can sense the jealousy and pitiful life this person leads to write such vicious comments about this man. He is to be commended, not condemned.
A Loyal Fan and Friend

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 31, 2009
It's amazing to see how one can attack a truly wonderful person. There aren't many out there who have gone through such a horrific childhood and have survived strong enough to write about it and put it out there for all the public to read. This takes courage. One can sense the jealousy and pitiful life this person leads to write such vicious comments about this man. He is to be commended, not condemned.
concerned citizen

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#6 Apr 2, 2009
Yeah right. That's why this "truly wonderful person" is incarcerated once again.
A Loyal Fan and Friend

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 2, 2009
Apparently this person did not read Mr. Lumsden's book which explains why he is incarcerated in the first place.

Since: Apr 09

Washington D.C

#8 Apr 2, 2009
Wow.. Raymond Lumsden is far from a good person. He's in prison because he had felony stalking charges in Minnesota that he fled from. He's in prison because he smacked his wife around, had fake federal documents,and was then extradited to MN to face his charges. He had the false federal documents made because TX laws were changing and he would no longer be eligible to work in financial positions as he was a convicted felon. Raymond is a liar and a con man. Reading the truth, looking past the surface and seeing what is real rather than the facade will enlighten you. MNDOC, DENTON COUNTY TX COURTS, DENTON COUNTY PROPERTY RECORDS, MINNESOTA JUDICAL BRANCH all of these web sites will show the truth. Read the truth, not a con mans version of it. One might ask themselves.. how does a man in prison have a facebook page, a myspace page, and make press releases? "Publishing GIANT Lighthouse publishing" is listed to a SPRINT cell phone # out of Faribault MN... I did not know Faribault had PUBLISHING GIANTS in it... I thought it had a prison....
I choose facts

Whiteville, NC

#9 Apr 3, 2009
When I researched Raymond Lumsden, the "Real Publisher" person and the "Public Servant" are right on. I looked at the websites and found all of the info listed by them to be factual. Raymond Lumsden is a career criminal and appears to be continuing that life under the guise of a "pastor". I researched how hard it was to become a "pastor", it's not hard and has no requirements. A "title" does not justify anything about who you are as a person. Raymond by all accounts (he is in prison after all) seems to be forgetting that he victimized and impacted many people and that does not mean he should be able to profit from it. Raymond is not a victim here, Raymond is the perpetrator of continued lies and deception. I know that in the literary world and the publishing world the name Raymond Lumsden will not go with out a stigma, the kind that is placed on a liar and poser.
A Loyal Fan and Friend

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 4, 2009
This will be my last posting. Amongst the many issues that this person has with Mr. Lumsden, I believe this is a person scorned, and has nothing better to do with his or her life than to post negative comments about such an accomplished man. Raymond addresses these issues in his first book, "Stronger by the Day," and has nothing to hide. His story continues to receive rave reviews, and his second book, "Stronger Than Ever," will soon be released. I am one of the few privileged people who has both read and critiqued it, and can tell you that Mr. Lumsden explains in great length and detail in this seguel, regarding the events in his life with his first book. As for owning his own publishing company? This was a savvy move, as he can financially benefit from this. And at $16.95 a copy, you do the math! Although Mr. Lumsden has no access to computers at this time, he does have publicists, agents, and laywers who assist and update him on a regular basis. I was in touch with Raymond earlier, and we spoke of the recently posted comments. He and I both had a good laugh! He told me to tell this person that any comments, good or bad, can only whet the appetites of the people who read them, and will only want to purchase his book(s). It's when people STOP commenting, then the curiosity diminishes. Also, the more this person comments, the easier it is for Mr. Lumsden's lawyers to track this person who is responsible, as he is working with his attorneys to pursue a lawsuit for defamation and slander. So keep posting! He can only benefit from this as well!
get over it

United States

#11 Apr 5, 2009
i grew up with ray and have known him probablly longer than anyone one this site. and all i can say is i read his book and i don't recall 95% of the stuff he wrote. his mom and dad wernt that bad of people. his brother bill was also a friend and they have always sought out trouble. raymond has a boy who lives in the worthington area call him and ask him what he thinks of this whole deal. facts speak for them self and anyone who thinks that you know the real raymond good luck with that. and do your research with the internet it wont take you long to see a clear and present danger.
Lies_Lies

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Apr 5, 2009
Minneapolis wrote:
I have known Raymond Lumsden for many years. This is an outstanding individual who has done a tremendous amount of good deeds in his time. He has suffered many hardships, and has overcome them. He is a successful author, and in his first book, "Stronger by the Day," he tells of the incident which led him to turn himself in to the Minnesota authorities to clear up the issues once and for all. His book still successfully sells and is hard to find on any bookshelf in any store at any given time, as it continues to be sold out. To date, it has sold over 5 million copies. His next book is due out soon, and I have no doubt it will surpass the success of his first book. Any person who cannot write a positive comment about such an inspirational person, such as Raymond, obviously has too much time on their hands and should focus on how they can improve their own life. Credit is due to Mr. Lumsden for his hard work, his courage, and his continued successes!
~Obviously written by Ray himself, or someone listening to his dictation. Because anyone that has ever met him knows what a douchebag he really is.
Lies_Lies

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Apr 5, 2009
A Loyal Fan and Friend wrote:
This will be my last posting. Amongst the many issues that this person has with Mr. Lumsden, I believe this is a person scorned, and has nothing better to do with his or her life than to post negative comments about such an accomplished man. Raymond addresses these issues in his first book, "Stronger by the Day," and has nothing to hide. His story continues to receive rave reviews, and his second book, "Stronger Than Ever," will soon be released. I am one of the few privileged people who has both read and critiqued it, and can tell you that Mr. Lumsden explains in great length and detail in this seguel, regarding the events in his life with his first book. As for owning his own publishing company? This was a savvy move, as he can financially benefit from this. And at $16.95 a copy, you do the math! Although Mr. Lumsden has no access to computers at this time, he does have publicists, agents, and laywers who assist and update him on a regular basis. I was in touch with Raymond earlier, and we spoke of the recently posted comments. He and I both had a good laugh! He told me to tell this person that any comments, good or bad, can only whet the appetites of the people who read them, and will only want to purchase his book(s). It's when people STOP commenting, then the curiosity diminishes. Also, the more this person comments, the easier it is for Mr. Lumsden's lawyers to track this person who is responsible, as he is working with his attorneys to pursue a lawsuit for defamation and slander. So keep posting! He can only benefit from this as well!
Wow, you've been duped too. You'll learn the hard way. Believe me.
He makes my stomach turn

Saint Joseph, MN

#14 Apr 16, 2009
Reading anything about this jerk truly makes my stomach turn. I had the unfortunate priveledge to know Ray in the early 90's when he was dating my sister. Coincidentally not long after they started dating my sister ended up with black eyes and bruises all over. She used the excuse of falling, etc. but the truth is Ray would beat the shit out of her.
One night after the bar he went to kick my sister's ass and I tried to stop him. That steroid head knocked me down and I dislocated my clavicle.
This man is truly a liar and manipulator. He cons people into believing he is something that he is not. He has a way of manipulating people out of their money or anything else he can get.
I can only hope he would remain incarcerated for the rest of his life because he is truly a danger to the general public.
concerned citizen

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#15 Apr 17, 2009
I hear that Minnesota is now going to use prisoners to pick up roadside litter. Those of you in the Faribault area may catch a glimpse of this "really nice person" picking up trash in the ditces. Will he be part of a Chain Gang? Keep this loser locked up for ever!
Stephanie - Dallas

Plymouth, MN

#16 Apr 17, 2009
Okay seriously, are people really bringing up stuff that happened in the early 90's?
Almost 20 years ago? Get over it, people! I have known Ray now for about 7 years, and know pretty much everything there is to know about him. He doesn't hide the fact that he used to take steroids, and raised a lot of hell when he was younger. In fact, he will tell you to your face if you ask him. As far as him being in jail right now? He gets out in just a few months. He turned himself in on a warrant from 1992 for telephone harrassment. I believe in 1992 he was 18 years old. There isn't a person out there, that doesn't have dirty laundry somewhere in their past, and certainly they wouldn't want it aired for the world to see. I have been to Ray's magnificent home, and have experienced first hand his wealth and accomplishment. Ray is one of the most generous people that I have ever known. I have first hand knowledge of numerous gifts of charity presented by him. Furthermore, in my opinion, anyone who sells 5 million copies of a publishing is a great success. It seems to me there are some jealous people out there that surely need to find a life of their own. Ray is a wonderful man, and he himself speaks truthfully about his past issues. He will tell you first hand how things truly were.
Angela

Plymouth, MN

#17 Apr 17, 2009
I agree with Stephanie. I met Ray in 1993 when he was actually dating a girl named Donna. I do believe this is the girl whose sister wrote the previous statement about Ray. From what I rememeber, Donna was pretty aggressive, and even slapped Ray in front of me once. She got what she had coming. I find it amusing that each and every one of these postings are done by a woman! Everyone who knows Ray, knows that he is a ladies man. Women love him, and go out of their way to be close to him. Sounds to me like some of you need to move on with your lives, and quit being haters. When I needed $25,000 to get married in 2007, Ray did not hesitate to borrow the money to me. He has continued to be one of the best friends I have ever known. Say what you want about him, he has accomplished more than any of you could ever dream of! While in Dallas a few years back, I also had dinner at his home, which is larger than most museums. Leave him alone, and get on with your own miserable lives. Ray will be free again in a few short months, and society will be better off with him.
Richard - Dallas

Plymouth, MN

#18 Apr 17, 2009
I think Ray is an awesome dude! He has always done right by me, and has taught me many things. He has had a hell of a hard life, and isn't proud of some things in his past. But he's turned his life around, and has accomplished things that people can only dream about. How dare any of you point the finger at someone else when none of your slates are clean? It all amounts to jealousy and envy. Ray may not be Brad Pitt yet, but I assure you that within 5 years he will be a household name. Bottom line is that he is chasing his dream and is happy with life. If you don't have anything good to say, then don't say anything at all. Besides, none of you even know what the hell you are talking about. One thing I know about Ray is that if you ask him something, he will give you an honest answer. He doesn't hide anything! I'm proud to call Ray my friend.
Melanie - Florida

Plymouth, MN

#19 Apr 17, 2009
I only have this to offer....
Just the fact that these people take the time out of their daily lives to worry about Raymond, and to do their best to defamate his character, speaks of two things. First, it shows just how important and successful Raymond is, because they can't help but to talk about him. Second, it shows that they themselves have no lives, and have nothing better to do than focus on somebody else's success in an attempt to make them feel better about themselves. Whether you are talking good about Raymond, or talking bad about him, you are still talking about him, and that means he has accomplished what he set out to do. Make people talk and think about him. It's called being a celebrity, and clearly he has succeeded in doing so. Without even knowing it, he has used his magnificent personality to weigh heavily on your minds. Isn't he awesome?
Brittany - Minneapolis

Plymouth, MN

#20 Apr 17, 2009
Some of these people need help!! Ray in my opinion is one heck of a guy. In the time that I have known him, there have been some good times, and also some bad times. But he's not perfect, but then again none of us are. He takes responsibility for his past and has worked hard to make ammends. It is sad that some people just can't let go of their grudges against him. But I know Ray could care less about what they think. I love you Ray and will always have your back! I'm smiling just thinking of you!
John - New York

Plymouth, MN

#21 Apr 17, 2009
Keep doing what you do, Ray. Who cares what everyone else thinks?
Christina - Phoenix

Plymouth, MN

#22 Apr 17, 2009
Isn't it amazing that so many people have nothing better to do than think and talk about Ray? He certainly touched a lot of lives. In my own opinion, he's a good friend, and someone I am proud to know. I tried buying a copy of his book for the past 3 weeks, but they are always sold out and have to order new ones. I am looking forward to reading it. Everyone should just worry about themselves and leave Ray alone.

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