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From: Experientia_do...@excite.com (Joseph Raymond)
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Subject: Re: Christopher Parkening Video - "We Thank Thee, Lord, We Thank Thee"
Date: 12 Mar 2003 09:15:16 -0800
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ces...@qnci.net (William D Clinger) wrote in message news:<b84e9a9f.0303111404.4daa6438@posting.google.com>...
> I owe Matanya an apology!  He did not ignore the existence of
> this videotape, as I alleged in my previous message.  He did
> respond some five days later, on 21 March 1995, 07:12:10 PST.
> In that message, Matanya wrote:
> 
> > very interesting. ANy chance of getting a copy of this video? I'd 
> > love to see this for myself. Not that I doubt your word, but if 
> > indeed true, I should really apologise to the guy, shouldn't I?
> 
> I'd like to buy a video of that apology.  It is a whole lot
> harder to believe that Matanya could act like an honest man
> than to believe that Parkening could play what he recorded.
> 
> Will

Don't get your hopes up too high Will.  Even without this video the
existing evidence is compelling enough for Matanya to apologize. Btw,
he ought to apologize to Sharon for accusing her of subterfuge.  And
why does he need you to get the tape for him?  What is preventing him
from buying it himself?

In the end you will get "an apology" consisting mainly of a rant about
the fact that Parkening has made a public declaration of his Christian
beliefs in the context of music.

My interest in this thread began because I thought that perhaps Ophee
was onto something.  But the more I looked the weaker his case became.
In the end I was appalled that a music publisher would embark on such
an unfounded smear campaign.  It is now plainly evident that Matanya
Ophee is deceitful.

Joe