I am a new member on this list. I am 24 and living in East Texas aka
the basin of hell. I am a follower of the Asatru/Odinist religion
and promote religious freedom/tolerance anywhere I can. I have been
following this case since the 1st Paradise Lost film came out when I
was rather young. It was appalling for me to see that three young
men can be absolutely railroaded because of their religious beliefs.
I was raised in a neo-pagan/wiccan home. Both of my parents are
devout in their beliefs. Upon entering college I changed my faith
path to the one of the Northmen and am ridiculed by almost everyone I
know. Well, enough about me. I am familiar with the WM3 appellate
cases and the 'new' evidence that proves beyond a shadow of a doubt
that these three men are wrongly accused. But, can anyone here tell
me a little bit about the conditions on the Arkansas Death Row? Here
in Texas conditions are absolutely pernicious. I hope that our
southern neighbors are a bit kinder to these men incarcerated (sp?)
Also, and please forgive me if this offends anyone; that is surely
not my intention. The fact that Mark Byers is a member of the
Freemasons has always struck me as odd. In the old order of the
Freemasons there is a right of passage that deals with the mutilation
of the penis (amongst other things). That stuck with me, due to the
fact that his son was the only one with genital mutilations. I am
not saying that Freemasons are killers or sadists. However, in the
Baldwin/Echols trials that(beady eyed, fast talking, sniveling)
prosecutor made references to the writings of Aleister
Crowley which deal with Quabalic/Hermetic magik(sic). It was funny
to me, that the defense did not mention the Freemasons ties to
Quabalism and the fact that Byers himself was a mason.
Anyway, to everyone fightng for religious freedom and safty from
injust imprisonment I salute you!
FREEDOM OF RELIGION MEANS ANY RELIGION!!!