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#tenthpresbyterianchurchtoo

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Raised by 5 people in 5 months
Created August 19, 2018
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In 2001, the music minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, was alleged to have engaged in naked spankings/beatings of students.  The senior minister, Phil Ryken, now the president of Wheaton College, failed to call the police and covered the incident up, allowing the music minister to be in a position of power and influence over young men for another thirteen years.  In 2014, the music minister was finally fired.  However, the new senior minister, Liam Goligher, did not inform the congregation of this.  Instead, the congregation was told that the music minister was leaving to pursue new opportunities.  In fact, on his last Sunday, on 02/02/14, there was exceptional music, including the concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Kim.  The music minister received a standing ovation.  Also, there was a reception given in honor of the music minister.  On 03/16/14, deacon Phil Snyder spoke out at a congregational meeting, which forced the elders to hold another congregational meeting on 03/30/14, where the congregation was finally told the real reason the music minister left.
     In addition to the naked spanking incidents, there was an alleged rape/false imprisonment which occured at a pastor's house.  The police were not called.  Mr.  Snyder requested to meet with the elders with the victim, witnesses, and someone from the Special Victims Unit, but his request was denied.
     On 01/13/13, a woman was allegedly sexually assualted in the catacombs (basement) of the church.  The police were not called and the congregation was not informed of the incident.  The senior minister, Liam Goligher, committed perjury at the injunction hearing on 10/10/17, denying he had knowledge of the incident or when it occurred.  
     Beginning on 01/18/16, Mr. Snyder sent out letters to the congregation detailing these and other incidents.  The elders responded by saying the Mr. Snyder's letters were "horrible slander" and "utterly false".  The elders subsequently retracted their false statements.
     On 10/23/16, the elders excommunicated Mr. Snyder, filed a no trespassing order against him, and threatened to arrest him within 1,000 feet of the church.  Because of this unlawful, possibly criminal threat (per 18 USC 241 and 242), to arrest him within 1,000 feet of the church, Mr. Snyder filed a lawsuit against the senior minister, Liam Goligher, and the Clerk of Session, George McFarland.  This lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, case number 170102293.  The trial is scheduled for 02/19.
     On 09/10/17, in response to the elders' threat to sue him for libel, and in defiance of their threat to arrest him within 1,000 feet of the church, a violation of his constitutional right to free speech, Mr. Snyder went to Tenth Presbyterian Church and handed out letters from a public sidewalk.  The elders responded by filing an injunction against him to stop him from coming within 1,000 feet of the church or communicating with the congregation.  Unfortunately for them, Mr. Snyder was wearing a body camera which proved that their assertions that he was "harassing, threatening, and disruptive" were slanderous and false, i.e. they committed perjury.
     Mr. Snyder is requesting financial assistance to help him defend his right to free speech, in particular in regard to alleged crimes, and to enable him to pursue truth and justice in the face of lies and threats from powerful men who abuse their power in an attempt to intimidate him into not exposing their failure to report alleged crimes and their attempts to cover up alleged crimes, in order to protect their reputation and that of their institution, at the expense of victims. 
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Update 6
Posted by Philip Snyder
1 month ago
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Liam Goligher's attempt to suppress the truth by having my lawsuit thrown out has failed. The projected trial date is 02/02/19.
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Update 5
Posted by Philip Snyder
2 months ago
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The coward Liam Goligher is trying to have my lawsuit thrown out, because he is afraid of facing me in court.
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Update 4
Posted by Philip Snyder
4 months ago
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Directions for Accessing Court Documents:

1) Type in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas
2) Go to Search Court Records
3) Click on Search Trial Division--Civil Dockets**
4) Click on Accept (Disclaimer)
5) Click on Display Civil Docket Report
6) Enter Case ID Number 170102293
7) Enter Pass Code (This may take several attempts)
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Update 3
Posted by Philip Snyder
4 months ago
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Here are projected upcoming expenses.
1) Deposition
2) Deposition Transcript
3) Hiring Private Investigators to track down people of interest.
4) Adding additional legal personel to handle the thousands of pages of emails and documents and hundreds of people involved.
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