For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
On August 15, 2010 The Reagan Wing published an open letter from State Senator Val Stevens that took “Pastor” Joe Fuiten to task for his email attempt to shore up Dino Rossi’s shrinking pro-life support by obscuring the truth.
Val pointed out numerous misleading statements and falsehoods Fuiten had made, on Rossi’s behalf, to cover up Dino’s vote to force hospitals—private hospitals, Catholic hospitals, ALL hospitals in Washington, in fact—to dispense abortifacient drugs to rape victims under the demonstrably false claim, implicit in the bill itself (SB 6537), that they only act as contraceptives.
Now Fuiten has fired back with “Joe Fuiten Sets the Record Straight” and this 2400+ word article is a doozie. It contains 47 blatant lies, two unsubstantiated and very questionable allegations of fact we believe to be fabrications, and one obvious distortion.
He lies about Val, he lies about the bill, he lies about the Catholic church, and he lies about lying.
The only conceivably plausible defense would be for “honest Joe” to try to claim he had no idea what he was talking about and feign temporary insanity.
More than 900 words of “Fuiten Sets the Record Straight” are total falsehoods. (No, this is not hyperbole. I’m going to show it to you.)
We are not surprised. The Reagan Wing’s history with Joe Fuiten goes back to the spring of 2004 and every bit of it has been negative. Every bit of it exposed Fuiten working against conservatives for the unprincipled Republican Left. Every bit of it revealed the political pastor infiltrating Christian Conservative movements, skillfully subverting their work and leading them in the wrong direction. Every bit of it exposed his methods as unethical and showed his statements to be, um, snaky. I mean slithery, slimy, sneaky, sly and self-serving. And we are not alone in that experience.
Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
I know others in the movement have called me and wondered what The Reagan Wing was going to do about his most recent attempt at mass deception. I knew other authors would also be writing responses correcting the record he has misrepresented and twisted. All of us waited on Val Stevens, the central target of his slanders, for it was her right, if she chose to do so, to take center stage. But I found that she had left on vacation to a secluded location without phone or email. (It explains why Fuiten got no response when he tried to contact her.) So we will proceed…
Let me begin with his latest assault on truth, the “Fuiten Sets the Record” attack on Val Stevens. Fuiten begins with the central deception of the piece, his claim that the issue of the bill was actually whether or not hospital personnel would be ALLOWED to inform rape victims about “morning after” drugs. This is a complete fabrication and a slander of not only Val and every pro-life Senator (all of whom voted AGAINST the bill), but every informed supporter of the right to life (or even just personal freedom of conscience) who rightly opposed and continue to oppose fascist legislation like 6537.
Here’s what the bill actually does: it forces every hospital that treats a rape victim within 72 hours of the rape to offer the victim “morning after” pills regardless of their medical or ethical judgement. And forces them to provide them to a woman who wants them, even if she can’t pay for them, using TAX DOLLARS to finance the transaction as necessary. It infringes on hospitals’ rights as medical professionals and as business owners; it violates the right of conscience to any personnel who object to the “morning after” pill, and particularly to dispensing it on moral grounds, and it violates the right of every taxpayer in Washington not to be involved in abortion or coercion or the abrogation of American freedom.
ELEVEN TIMES in “Fuiten Sets the Record” he says, in complete reversal of the facts, that Val Stevens’ issue, since she voted against the bill, was that Val, “…does not want the raped woman lying in the Emergency Room to be told that she can receive medication to prevent her from becoming pregnant.” But Mr. Fuiten knows that is not the case. Val was clear. The bill is clear. ONLY THE BILL, ITSELF, COERCES WHAT A WOMAN CAN BE TOLD. Voting against it was voting AGAINST anti-American, anti-freedom coercion. In voting against the bill, the pro-life legislators (which clearly did not include Dino Rossi) voted, not to restrict anything, but to allow hospitals to act according to their professional principles, medical training and conscience. Only the bill, itself, took away their freedoms. Further, it is clear from everything written about opposition to this bill, that the objection from the pro-life movement (that, again, clearly did not include Dino Rossi) was that the primary reason they opposed it was not what it forced hospitals to say, but what it forced hospitals to do: to dispense, on demand, abortifacient drugs, without exception for conscience (not that fascism is acceptable even WITH a conscience clause). Joe Fuiten knew the truth. He just didn’t tell it. Fuiten repeated this central lie eleven times.
His next most important deception was obscuring medical facts to whitewash the bill, misstate its purposes and impugn the knowledge and motivation of the pro-life legislators. He says SB 6537 was all about “preventing pregnancy,” about the administration of a “contraceptive.” He openly says this or slickly implies this EIGHT TIMES in “Fuiten Sets the Record.”
Now, the medical facts: At any time within the period during which the male’s sperm stays alive inside the female (more than the entire 72 hours covered by Senate Bill 6537) fertilization may occur if ovulation has occurred. A child could have been created within mere minutes of the rape if the woman had ovulated, but not if she had not. If the woman takes the “morning after” pill but has NOT ovulated, the pill can prevent ovulation or slow the progress of the sperm if she does, but if the sperm reaches the ovum, fertilization occurs, creating an individual, completely separate from both parents and endowed by their Creator with the Inalienable right to Life. When that happens, the pill kills the child by physically stopping its ability to stay in its mother’s uterus.
If the woman is not in a time period where ovulation will naturally occur, the “morning after” pill accomplishes NOTHING and the woman would not have become pregnant in any case, but if ovulation has or would naturally occur, whether or not the pill prevents ovulation or kills a living person depends, entirely, on WHEN the ovulation occurs. If ovulation occurred any time prior to taking the pill, but before the woman sought medical attention—or before she was talked into seeking medical attention—anytime, in fact within the 72 hours of SB 6537 but before the pill is given, the pill cannot work except by killing the baby. Only if it is given BEFORE ovulation is it “contraception.” Look at the odds mathematically. Any ovulation, before, during or after the rape that occurs before the hospitalization AND administration of the drug can only be prevented from becoming a pregnancy by aborting the baby, but only ovulation that would have occurred AFTER hospitalization and AFTER counseling and AFTER the drug is requested and acquired and AFTER the drug is digested in whatever is left of the 72 hours is prevented like a contraceptive. I have heard it calculated as an 80% abortion 20% contraceptive ratio. That is only rational.
NARAL, Planned Parenthood, The National Organization for Women, the Liberal Dominated State Legislature, and Joe Fuiten lie about this. One of their means of deception is to claim that before it implants, a baby is not “a pregnancy” so killing it is “not an abortion.” The Bill itself repeats this lie and Fuiten repeats it in his “Fuiten sets the record straight” at least three times in service to his “Establishment Annointed One” candidate, Rossi. Some pro-life leader.
In the balance of his 47 lies, Fuiten:
- Five times says or implies that Sen. Stevens and the pro-life legislators that all voted against the bill (obviously without the help of Dino Rossi), were attempting to use the legislature to force their religion on the general population. This reprises the false campaign of religious bigtotry used against Bob Williams and Ellen Craswell and Linda Smith and repeated, by Fuiten, directly, in correspondence with me 2005-2006.
- Seven times accuses Sen. Stevens of lying or dishonesty or implies such. Every claim is false. Every one is based on a misrepresentation of fact by Fuiten.
- Eight times, in numerous ways, claims “Val Stevens is quite adamant that the woman in the emergency room is already pregnant,” despite her direct contradiction of that notion in the very letter he is criticizing.
- Three times asserts that SB 6537 does not expand abortion even though his own logic conclusively disproves that.
- Five times says Sen. Stevens disrespected the Catholic Church and its teaching on this issue, when, in fact it is Dino Rossi and Fuiten, himself who blatantly do that. We can find NO EVIDENCE that any Catholic Bishop ever encouraged the violation of Catholic teaching by endorsing this bill, and NO EVIDENCE that Rossi personally consulted with any Bishop on this bill.
Val Stevens, Joe Fuiten and everyone else who has spent any time at all looking into the matter all know that “morning after” pills might either ”prevent” conception, OR kill an already conceived human being. The Catholic teaching is clear. Fuiten quoted it himself. The drug may ONLY be given 1. in response to rape AND 2. if ovulation is determined, by testing, NOT to have occurred. But SB 6537 makes no exception: even if, in accordance with Catholic teaching, a Catholic hospital does the test and finds that ovulation has occurred, that conception is likely or has already occurred, THEY MUST, BY THIS LAW, give the woman drugs that will kill the child, against their conscience, against the Church’s teaching, against American Freedom and, in the case of financial need, against the conscience of the taxpayers whose involuntarily assessed money will pay for it against their will.
The bill was five ways evil: (1) violating the free will of the hospitals, (2) their personnel, (3) of pro-life taxpayers, (4) killing innocent human beings and (5) deceiving women about the nature of the “morning after” pill. It obviously, however, did not violate the conscience of Fuiten or Rossi.
And because he has persisted, even after being corrected, to justify this evil, while condemning the just, and because he continues presume to lead a Christian congregation, Joe Fuiten must be brought before the Church, the whole Church, to answer for his words and conduct.
Joe Fuiten is not pro-life.
Joe Fuiten is not a fiscal conservative.
Joe Fuiten is not a Constitutional conservative.
Joe Fuiten, with all his cozy relationships with the Republican Left, is not, philosophically, Republican and
Joe Fuiten’s political positions are not Christian.
In 2006 I published a three-part series that only began to open up Fuiten’s words and behavior to scrutiny at the time he was attacking Tim Eyman, by similar, dishonest tactics. Overwhelmed with a constant flow of more work and opportunity than we could handle, I did not finish that series. Now it is time.
The 2006 series:
The 2010 documents: