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So far three friends have contributed much needed finds to my legal costs.

The spiritual boost from your generosity is enormous. It far outweighs the money you gave for you have lifted my flagging spirits at a moment when they needed lifting

I am not naming names because to do so can make you targets of the person who has been smearing myself and others for the last twenty years.

This person had filed a Criminal Peace Bond against me. When I first went to court with this Duty Counsel said, “Most people sign these as they do not intend to bring harm to the person.”

At that time I did not sign but after several months of this I reflected on Thursday, November 14 as I took the TTC to court, my body wracked with pain from a bout of food poisoning, that we are called to forgive that we ourselves may be forgiven. I also reflected on: Matthew 5:25-27 `If someone wants to take you to court, make an agreement with him quickly on the way,” and Matthew 5:40: “And if any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.”

Bottom line it comes down to Faith.

We have it or we do not.

I signed THE PEACE BOND.

Despite everything that has been done, is being done, has been said and is being said I have never wanted this person harmed and have asked those who have offered to harm him over the years (as has another of his targets, Daniel Goggin) not to harm him.

This morning the food poisoning has passed.

Forgiveness itself is its own reward. It does nothing for those we forgive. It does everything for we who forgive.

The desire for punishment and revenge rots the soul.

Now I am free to focus on the main thread which is to take care of my lawyer while he takes care of me.

One of the people who helped is a fellow I met purely by chance. He called. We talked. Then he said, “You helped me when I needed help.”

I don’t frankly remember doing that.

Glad I did as I never thought it would mean so much to me so many years later.

Thanks again, all of you.

Those of you who wish to help can drop by THE CINEFORUM, 463 Bathurst, in Toronto, M5T 2S9 or you can send funds to reghartt@gmail.com.

The trial is December 16, 17, 18.

–Reg Hartt

Acclaimed Toronto film archivist faces child porn charges

“His home is open as it shows films in the 40-seat Cineforum theatre and the rest of the house is available,” said (lawyer Mitch) Engel. “His home was open to the public. There are defences available to him in this case. He’s pleading not guilty and contesting these allegations.”

https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/acclaimed-toronto-film-archivist-faces-child-porn-charges

Toronto vintage film expert denying child-pornography charges

“Hartt’s lawyer, Mitch Engel, says his client has a strong defence.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/01/26/toronto-vintage-film-expert-denying-child-pornography-charges.html

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/toronto-alternative-theatre-founder-stands-up-to-bullying-threats/article549053/

As everyone who follows my work should be aware from THE GLOBE AND MAIL I have been at the center of a vicious attack for nearly twenty years.

Just before Christmas 2017 a street person I had helped told me he had been offered $75 a week to tear down my street posters, $100 to break my legs and $1,000 to kill me. He said, “If I have been offered this others have.”

I shut down my programs for January and February due not wanting to bike around in the cold. I began them again March 17 & 18, 2018.

On Sunday March 18 a man who came asked to access the internet.

I began the into to the program at 7pm. When I finished at 7:30 pm I walked out of the screening area to see him coming down the stairs. When I spoke with the audience after the program he was not there.

Then, towards the end of May 2018 the police arrived with a warrant that stated on or about March 18, 2018 someone had downloaded child porn to my web address.

When I was taken into custody I learned that the chief witness against me was the person behind the smear campaign.

This has certainly been the most difficult period of my life.

My family taught me to stand up for myself.

This I am doing.

Thanks again for the support I have been receiving.–Reg Hartt

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+6&version=NIRV

We either live our faith or we do not.

Christians who take anyone to court be they Christian or not are not living the faith.

 

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