Trial against Fr. Lingen because of
"sedevacantism" - New penal procedure
- Mail to several sedevacantists, 2 September 2012 -
(Kirche zum Mitreden, 02.09.2012)
Hintergrund - Deutsch
and many thanks for all support in the trial against me because of
Now to the bad news.
I informed a few justice offices in Germany about some the various
supporting activities. I have sent prints of some supporting texts
to seven (iirc) justice offices. One print was of the article
"Nazism still lives in Germany"
And this print includes a cartoon with Hitler.
There is a law that prohibits the distribution of National Socialist
propaganda. Admittedly, the punishability depends on the actual
tendency. Therefore, obvious critique (including cartoons) cannot be
punished. E.g. while pictures of swastikas are generally prohibited,
pictures of a swastika thrown into a bin are allowed.
However, Germany does not care what is right or wrong. Therefore, a
new penal procedure has now started against me, i.e. of spreading
National Socialist propaganda.
The tendency of the cartoon does not count.
The fact, that I did not spread propaganda but informed some justice
offices, does not count.
In short: For German Justice, justice does not count at all.
Every single justice office who has been informed by me about the
dailycatholic.org-article can sentence me to three years in jail.
That would be 21 years more in jail, added to the conviction as a
You could argue that, if I get a lifetime conviction for being
sedevacantist, it would not hurt that much to get 21 years more in
jail. However, there is something noteworthy: In itself,
sedevacantism in itself is only punishable with four years in jail.
Basically, the conviction can only be renewed as long as I stay
catholic. If I publicly abjure the catholic faith, a new conviction
would not be so easy. So in case I should apostasize, maybe my time
in jail could end four years after my apostasy. But as a "convicted
Nazi", I would still have to stay in jail for 21 years more.
But in any case, apostasy of not, both justice and media could
openly declare that I am not only a sedevacantist, but also a
convicted Nazi. Probably the media would further declare that
"traditionalists" in general are Nazis.
I will keep you abreast.
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