June 14, 2007 ©Homer Kizer
Commentary — From the Margins
Norm, You Are a Liar!
Edwards’ Mending Fences Letter
On Thursday, 31 May 2007, Norman Scott Edwards sent an e-letter to his supporters. I am not on his mailing list; so it took more than a week for a copy of that letter to be forwarded to me with a query about Edward’s reference to me suing him. The reference is, “Homer and Carolyn Kizer (who at one time filed and lost a suit attempting to take over our campus), have been evicted from Frankford’s former property and have moved out.” And you, Norm, know that this is untrue—I have never filed a suit against anyone. You know that I haven’t sued you. If I had, I would have won as evidenced by when you as part of a water coop sued me, and your case was dismissed before I put on a defense.
I promised an occasional update of the situation here, and it is apparently past time to do so—
Williams, one of the disappearing trustees, belatedly took his claim for
damages to the Bad Axe,
August 2004, Carolyn Smith-Kizer was hired by the four trustees [Williams,
Drieman, Frankford, and Edwards] as executive bookkeeper and administrative
secretary. One of her fiduciary responsibilities to the Port Austin Sabbatarian
a conscious decision on my part, I am not a part of the
You, Norm, know that I have never sued you; you know that I am not a part of the Sabbatarian Community Church, so you are either sloppy in what you write (which I don’t believe) or you are knowingly a liar, believing that I would never see this one sentence lie that isn’t even accurate when you use the word “evicted” … in July 2005 Rick Fields agreed to sell me the building addressed 8175 Port Drive, a building that Philip Frankford was buying from Rick, but a building on which he was behind in payments. An agreement was concluded between the two Frankfords (Philip and Kristal), Rick Fields, and me. Brenda of ReMax Sunrise, Port Austin, handled the sale and arranged for a contract to be drawn up, but it seemed that Philip Frankford backed out of the agreement he made. He blamed Rick Fields for backing out; regardless, the contract was not signed.
ceased making payments entirely in November 2005. Fields had to retain legal
counsel to begin foreclosure procedures against Frankford. He had previously
sold the buildings to Eternal Life Bible Institute (ELBI) and had to repossess
these buildings in June/July 2004. So Fields was not happy with any of the
so-called Christians who were purchasing property from him. Nevertheless, in
May 2006 Fields and I reached a second agreement to purchase the property
On or about December 17th, I gave to Brenda of ReMax Sunrise a cashier’s check for down payment moneys per my May 2006 agreement with Rick Fields. In the middle of January, however, the moneys were returned. Rick Fields, on advice of his attorney, would only accept cash for the full amount of the sale price of the building. His attorney strongly advised against him carrying another sales contract—and no one can blame Fields. Edwards was/is many months in arrears on his contract with ELBI. Fields had repossessed his buildings from both ELBI and Philip Frankford, both of whom have more moneys than I have. And I began looking for another piece of property to purchase.
glitches stopped the sale on two pieces of property, I purchased property in
the Port Austin area in April, and began perhaps the most difficult move I have
ever undertaken (and this includes moving from
So, Norm, we’re still here doing a work from Port Austin; still doing a larger work than you are; still doing a work with a disproportionately large web-footprint; still making disciples for Christ Jesus—and you, Norm, are still deceitful, still a liar, still lacking in any evidence of being born of Spirit. You said in your letter that you did not want to be here if God was not in what you are doing. Well, Norm, God is not in what you are doing; God is not a partner in deceit.
And I have given your one sentence more press than it deserves. For that I apologize to my readers.
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