Upon visiting Hal Turner's Turner Radio Network blog on June 3rd, 2009, I discovered a post in which Hal Turner reported himself arrested on a Connecticut warrant for publishing "harassing communications". Because Turner has posted hoary stories about burying bodies in the continental shelf and planting dynamite in earthquake faults in Peru, I decided to ignore it until I got independent substantiation.
Unfortunately, that independent substantiation has now been published in the Hartford Courant. The Courant reports that State Capitol police obtained an arrest warrant for radio host Hal Turner on June 3rd for inciting readers of his blog to "take up arms" against two Connecticut lawmakers and an official with the Office of State Ethics. Last week, he published a post that promised to release the home addresses of State Rep. Michael Lawlor, State Sen. Andrew McDonald and Thomas Jones of the ethics office.
"Mr. Turner's comments are above and beyond the threshold of free speech", Capitol Police Chief Michael J. Fallon said in an e-mail announcing the warrant. "He is inciting others through his website to commit acts of violence and has created fear and alarm. He should be held accountable for his conduct".
The story has also been picked up by the Connecticut Post, WTIC 1080AM and WWLP Channel 22. Discussion on the Vanguard News Network Forum and Stormfront.
The post in question, entitled "State Restricts Catholics From Politics", was published on June 2nd, 2009. Turner believes a bill being considered by the Connecticut State Legislature could force the Roman Catholic Church to change itself internally and allow another state agency to force the church to register as a lobbying group. The bill, which Turner identifies as SB1098, is proposed by the co-chairmen of the Legislature's Judiciary Committee, Rep. Michael Lawlor (D-East Haven), and Sen. Andrew McDonald (D-Stamford), would reorganize the internal structure of local parishes to remove priests and bishops from financial oversight to replace them with boards of laypeople. Adding insult to injury is the fact that both Lawlor and McDonald are adamant advocates of same-sex marriage legislation and appear to be trying to legislatively punish the church for standing against their agenda.
Turner goes on to say that when the Archbishop of Bridgeport found out about this effort, he wrote about it on his blog and shortly thereafter, Catholics began exercising their right to petition representatives for redress of this grievance. As a result, six weeks ago, 4,000 Catholics arrived at the State House to protest the Bill and that's when things got worse. The state of Connecticut didn't like having such a protest turnout, so they got another agency of government, the Office of State Ethics (OSE), to open an investigation of the church. The Diocese of Bridgeport received a letter from OSE informing it that an investigation was underway to ascertain if the diocese had violated state law by failing to register as a lobbyist organization. This is an act of bureaucratic terrorism by the state as far as I'm concerned.
Further research reveals that the impetus behind the bill is an apostate Catholic organization called "Voice of the Faithful", who want to accomplish a lay takeover of the local Catholic hierarchy under the guise of SB1098. But veteran Rep. Christopher L. Caruso (D-Bridgeport), a Catholic who has made ethics reforms a key portion of his legislative agenda, said Wednesday it's clear that the Bridgeport Diocese should have registered as a lobbyist for the March 11th event under dispute, since Bishop William E. Lori set up the bus caravans from southwestern Connecticut. "The law is the law and if an organization expends more than $2,000 then it must register as a lobbyist," Caruso said in an interview. Caruso also explained that the law was created to provide full public disclosure on how money is being spent to lobby the Legislature. He said the bishop took it upon himself to spend diocesan money and it's simply a matter of filing a disclosure.
Here's the pertinent part of Turner's post from the TRN blog, in case for some reason the post is taken down in the future:
This is a direct government assault upon the Catholic Church, in absolute violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution for the United States.
It is very clear to us at the Turner Radio Network that the state of Connecticut has become tyrannical and abusive. It is actively and aggressively attempting to directly interfere with the internal governance of a church and the free exercise of religion. It is retaliating against citizens for exercising their right to petition for redress of grievances. This is tyranny and it must be put down.
While filing a lawsuit is quaint and the "decent" way to handle things, we at TRN believe that being decent to a group of tyrannical scumbags is the wrong approach. It's too soft.
Thankfully, the Founding Fathers gave us the tools necessary to resolve tyranny: The Second Amendment.
TRN advocates Catholics in Connecticut take up arms and put down this tyranny by force. To that end, THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT ON "THE HAL TURNER SHOW" we will be releasing the home addresses of the Senator and Assemblyman who introduced SB1098 as well as the home address of Thomas K. Jones from the OSE.
After all, if they are so proud of what they're doing, they shouldn't mind if everyone knows where they live.
It is our intent to foment direct action against these individuals personally. These beastly government officials should be made an example of as a warning to others in government: Obey the Constitution or die.
If any state attorney, police department or court thinks they're going to get uppity with us about this; I suspect we have enough bullets to put them down too.
The state pushed; it is about to get pushed back. Elected and other government officials sometimes need to be put in their place. They serve; they do not rule. They need to learn their place or be put there by force.
Ironically, it was back in October 2008 when Hal Turner celebrated the arrest and incarceration of ANSWP Commander Bill White for similar offenses. Since that time, I've looked upon Turner as little more than a front-running, opportunistic, back-stabbing money-grubbing son-of-a-bitch who is just one step above certified lunatic Martin Lindstedt and confessed murderer Hardy Lloyd.
However, there is one difference between Turner and the other two. Turner has worked productively for the Cause in the past. He led three pro-White rallies in Kingston, Knoxville, and Kalamazoo. His radio show and website in the past provided inspiration to hundreds of White activists. In addition, Turner is a racially-conscious White man being railroaded by the law.
That's why I set my differences with Turner aside at this point and take up for him. While it's far too early to confer "POW" status upon him, it is not too early to let the world know that we've noticed the judicial terrorism being directed at him from Connecticut, and that there is a resistance. How would Connecticut's Capitol Police react if 50 pro-White blogs were to obtain and publish the desired addresses? It could happen.
If the fag-lovers continue their war on people of faith in this country, we will fight back. We will speak out boldly about the evils of faggotry, and no one will silence us.