I still support Geilenfeld, despite the facts

"As a result of the well-documented confirmation bias, we tend to undervalue evidence that contradicts our beliefs and overvalue evidence that confirms them. We filter out inconvenient truths and arguments on the opposing side. As a result, our opinions solidify, and it becomes increasingly harder to disrupt established patterns of thinking.”

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"There are a lot of psychological terms for the fact that people don't like to change their minds; "motivated reasoning", "confirmation bias", "cognitive dissonance". But you don't need academic semantics to know that trying to get somebody to see things your way is tough if they go into the argument with another point of view. You argue the facts, as thoughtfully and non-confrontationally as you can, but the facts don't seem to get you anywhere. The wall of the other person's opinion doesn't move. They don't seem to WANT it to move.”
 
 
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I hope you take time to read the affidavit.  
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On Jun 6, 2019, at 4:29 PM, Karlyne Tribble <karlyne.tribble@gmail.com> wrote:
Thank you for sending this.  I still support Michael and the foundation.

 

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019, 4:09 PM Istwa Nou <istwanou@istwanouayisyen.com> wrote:
June 6, 2019
Epiphany Lutheran Church - Church Staff
1350 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Suwanee, Georgia
30024
Adressees:  Chris Hermansen, Pastor; Steve Belfield, Minister for Worship Leadership; Tony Bullard, Minister for Worship, Music, and Youth;
                    Erin Murphy, Music Ministry Associate; Laurie Tinc, Administrator of Mission and Ministry; Loren Means, Communications Director;
                     John Murray, Treasurer
Epiphany Lutheran Church continues to support Haitian Timoun Foundation and Michael Geilenfeld,
even though you have been aware for years that Michael Geilenfeld has been accused of sexually abusing children in his care for over 30 years.  But you still don’t believe the children.  Your pastor apparently claims he has never heard of this problem.  Is this possible?  Your church has known about this for almost 10 years, probably more.  Your previous pastor, Rick Barger, continues to support Geilenfeld.  He continues to travel to Haiti in support of this alleged pedophile.
When justice is finally brought to Michael Geilenfeld and others in his sphere, one question will stand out amongst others:  why did you continue to support Michael Geilenfeld and his orphanages with thousands of dollars when you knew he has been accused of sexually abusing children in his care for over 30 years.
Read Federal Agent Rod Khattabi’s affidavit - he interviewed some of the victims.  read what the boys at St Joseph Home for Boys have experienced at the hands of Michael Geilenfeld.  I urge you to Stop supporting Geilenfeld and Haitian Timoun Foundation immediately, and start working to help the victims.
I recommend your church make a public statement that you will stop supporting Michael Geilenfeld, and that your church begin work helping the many victims at Geilenfeld’s hands, and at the hands of others in Geilenfeld’s sphere.  And reach out to all churches who have supported this organization in the past.
Read the entire affidavit attached or at any of the following links:
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Believe the children, and the children now grown to men.
Istwa Nou Ayisyen