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UPDATE: Dorr Makes Corrections To Press Release

Ocheyedan, Iowa — The Ocheyedan man who is facing charges after allegedly burning books belonging to the Orange City Public Library last year has made a correction to the Press Release he sent out this past Friday.

In an email Dorr sent to KIWA, he said there were a couple of inaccuracies in his original release. Dorr wrote that he has come to understand that the Christian Reformed Church, and local Christian High School use the term homosexualism different from the way Dorr understands it, and therefore it is not the same as “homosexual orientation” from their perspective, according to Dorr. Dorr went on to point out a correction in the second paragraph of his release, as well. Below is the corrected News Release from Paul Dorr, as it was received by KIWA.

Paul R. Dorr filed his memorandum and motion yesterday (and amended/clarified today) asking Magistrate Judge Lisa Mazurek  to Dismiss the 5th Degree Criminal Mischief charge against me brought by the city of Orange City, Iowa.

The city fathers have sat silent, the college and “Christian” High school sit silent, or worse.  And the pulpits and elders of Reformed Christian churches in Orange City, particularly one that holds itself out to be one of the most conservative churches in the city being formed in the mid-1990s, have all been indifferent in the public square while the God they say they worship is being blasphemed.  As David proclaimed in 1 Samuel 17: 29, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?”   There is a cause and I cannot sit silent while many in the filthy homosexual movement work to destroy the lives of little Christian children in Orange City by pushing such books in front of them.  These are little children who have no ability to discern the evil teaching in the books.

Those promoting the trans-gender agenda are bigoted and intolerant and wish to pass their worldview and filthy practices on to the local children of what had been known to be a religiously ‘conservative’ community.  I used to live in Orange City and I graduated from Unity Christian High School there in the community.   One can safely conclude from the findings of the American College of Pediatricians, that the city officials of Orange City (particularly those serving on the Library Board) are promoting child abuse.

The Orange City Library Board should be ashamed of themselves.  The City Council should be ashamed of themselves.  And the board of my Alma’ Mater, Unity Christian High School, should all resign after they adopted a very tolerant view of the myth of ‘homosexualism’, aka homosexual orientation for their student policy handbook.  But mostly, the elders and pastors of local churches should be ashamed of themselves for their silence, or worse!

Those who claim to be Christians should heed the warning of Psalm 32:3-4, “When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long.  For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;  My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.”  These God-ordained office-holders need to repent.  Failing that, they need to be replaced with men who will fight with the heart/faith of David against the Goliath of our day – that is, the sexual revolutionaries bent on destroying our civilization.  I’ve been saying this for 30 years and they’ve always come up with an excuse for their sinful silence.  And it gets worse by the year.  Though God is long-suffering  the Bible and church history are replete with examples of when His patience runs out.  I fear we are close. Yet, silence still sacrifices up the next generation of young to this sexual tyranny.

Meanwhile, see some quotes from the closing narrative from my Memorandum filed in court yesterday.

“Dorr was charged with criminal mischief in the fifth degree because of his protest and because he published the protest. He filmed himself burning the books, and then posted the video to the internet and Facebook to publish his message, to encourage public discourse in the marketplace of ideas.  In his effort to raise awareness on his side of an issue, the Library ignored its procedural policies and the police responded to the public outcry for prosecution by criminally charging Mr. Dorr. Likewise, Orange City ignored Iowa Code § 714.5, which allows for “arrangements [to] be made to make a monetary settlement.”

Instead, Mr. Dorr was treated unlike other library patrons who had not returned books, and but for his public protest, Mr. Dorr literally had “the book thrown at him” to teach him a lesson. But, what lesson? That the Library can avoid its procedural policy in lieu of protected First Amendment rights? That people can be treated unequally for non-returned books?

As noted before, if Mr. Dorr had protested in silence and destroyed the books yet the, books had been paid for, would he have been prosecuted? He still would be exercising his First Amendment rights. Regardless, the answer would be “no.” The only interceding fact in this case was his published protest. The Library ignored its policies and the police charge was selectively based upon nothing more than an act of protected First Amendment activities.”

 

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Original post 9:37pm, June 7, 2019

Ocheyedan, Iowa — An Ocheyedan man  who is accused of burning books belonging to the Orange City Public Library during an LGBTQ festival in Orange City last year has filed a motion requesting Magistrate Lisa Mazurek to dismiss the charges against him.

KIWA received an email Friday from Paul Dorr, talking about the motion he filed, as well as the case against him.

Dorr’s email asserts that, “the city fathers have sat silent, the college and “Christian” High school sit silent, or worse.  And the pulpits and elders of Reformed Christian churches in Orange City, particularly one that holds itself out to be one of the most conservative churches in the city being formed in the mid-1990s, have all been indifferent in the public square while the God they say they worship is being blasphemed.  As David proclaimed in 1 Samuel 17: 29, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?”   There is a cause and I cannot sit silent while many in the filthy homosexual movement work to destroy the lives of little Christian children in Orange City by pushing such books in front of them.  These are little children who no ability to discern the evil teaching in the books.”

Dorr’s email went on to say, “Those promoting the trans-gender agenda are bigoted and intolerant and wish to pass their worldview and filthy practices on to the local children of a what had been known to be a religiously ‘conservative’ community.  I used to live in Orange City and I graduated from Unity Christian High School in town.   One can safely conclude from the findings of the American College of Pediatricians, that the city officials of Orange City (particularly those serving on the Library Board) are promoting the abuse of children.”

Dorr wrote, “The Orange City Library Board should be ashamed of themselves.  The City Council should be ashamed of themselves.  And the board of my Alma’ Mater, Unity Christian High School should all resign after they adopted a very tolerant view on the myth of ‘homosexualism’, aka homosexual orientation, for their student policy handbook.  But mostly, the elders and pastors of local churches should be ashamed of themselves for their silence, or worse!”

Dorr’s email went on to say, “Those who claim to be Christians should heed the warning of Psalm 32:3-4, “When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long.  For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;  My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.”  These God-ordained office-holders need to repent.  Failing that, they need to be replaced with men who will fight with the heart/faith of David against the Goliath of our day – that is, the sexual revolutionaries bent on destroying our civilization.  I’ve been saying this for 30 years and they’ve always come up with an excuse for their sinful silence.  And it gets worse by the year.  Though God is a long-suffering, the Bible and church history are replete with examples of when His patience runs out.  I fear we are close. Yet, silence still sacrifices up the next generation of young to this sexual tyranny.”

In Dorr’s email he included some quotes from the closing narrative of his Memorandum filed in court earlier this week. That narratives follows, and Dorr’s words are printed in red: “Dorr was charged with criminal mischief in the fifth degree because of his protest and because he published the protest. He filmed himself burning the books, and then posted the video to the internet and Facebook to publish his message, to encourage public discourse in the marketplace of ideas.  In his effort to raise awareness on his side of an issue, the Library ignored its procedural policies and the police responded to the public outcry for prosecution by criminally charging Mr. Dorr. Likewise, Orange City ignored Iowa Code § 714.5, which allows for “arrangements [to] be made to make a monetary settlement.”

Instead, Mr. Dorr was treated unlike other library patrons who had not returned books, and but for his public protest, Mr. Dorr literally had “the book thrown at him” to teach him a lesson. But, what lesson? That the Library can avoid its procedural policy in lieu of protected First Amendment rights? That people can be treated unequally for non-returned books?

“As noted before, if Mr. Dorr had protested in silence and destroyed the books yet the, books had been paid for, would he have been prosecuted? He still would be exercising his First Amendment rights. Regardless, the answer would be “no.” The only interceding fact in this case was his published protest. The Library ignored its policies and the police charge was selectively based upon nothing more than an act of protected First Amendment activities.”

Dorr’s jury trial in the case is currently scheduled for 9:00 am on August 6th in Orange City. This is the most recent trial date, with the date having been pushed back on multiple occasions.

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