Just Who is William Baptiste SFO Who Founded Donum Veritatis – The Gift of Truth Ministries (which include The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth), Who Co-Founded the Baptiste Family Ministries and recently Founded the new Non-Profit Educational Organization Human Rights and Freedoms Forever! and Started the Worldwide Movement to Make Sure Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms Last Forever on their Firm Traditional, Historical, Scientific and Logical Foundations (By Ending All Threats of ‘Creeping Totalitarianism’ Using the Educational Tool of The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy / Democracy 101 as Part of the “Winning Strategy for the ‘Culture of Life’ to WIN the ‘Cultural War’ with the ‘Culture of Death,’ to Save Humanity Forever from ‘Creeping Totalitarianism’ ”)?
He is a Regular Human Just Like YOU and Every Other Human (with Intrinsic Human Rights); Like Every Other Human, He has a “Mixed Bag” of Strengths and Weaknesses; and (Like YOU?) He Works to Make the World a Better Place for ALL HUMANS for the Long-Term Using Whatever Strengths He Has Despite His Weaknesses
William Baptiste SFO ‘Complete’ BIO (Strengths AND Weaknesses):
PART I: Strengths
Before his Ph.D. studies and being a professor, William Baptiste SFO got his Master’s Degree with Honors at Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS), where the Philosophy Chair Dr. James Harold testified in writing to the University President of “his tremendous academic talent” and “considerable power of mind;” a genius IQ which William has since used to discern and lay out clearly from the tangled fibers of historical details the “golden threads” woven consistently throughout history that give us all our Human Rights and democratic freedoms. Dr. Harold also wrote of his “considerable power of mind” that “It is very difficult to conquer certain ideas, especially in a discipline that is not one’s own, and yet he did that in a seemingly easy and effortless way. He was able to master the ideas and “clothe” them in his own words with nothing lost in the translation. It is an extremely rare kind of student who can make a difficult discipline one’s own in the space of a semester.”
Using this intellectual gift to translate difficult concepts into his own words without losing anything, in his treatise The Education Necessary to Preserve Democracy Now Under Attack and Democracy 101 & The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy, citing undisputed historical and scientific facts and connecting them with clear, sound logic, he has developed a new clear language for talking and thinking about Human Rights and democratic freedoms from their historical and logical First Principles in order to make sure they last, including the now-clearly-defined Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy and Core Principles of Lasting Democracy, a language which keeps the key facts underlying Human Rights and freedoms in one’s mental view to prevent “Creeping Totalitarianism.” Also using this gift, in his older educational websites and his (as yet incomplete) doctoral work in service of helping heal the first “Great Schism” of Christianity, he has similarly developed a new way of talking and thinking about the Undivided Early Christian Church based on its lived First Millennium unity in diversity, a language which is rooted in the common Christian tradition and so should be accessible to all today’s divided Christians, to facilitate their communication and working together as one Christian Family (which is important for long-lasting Human Rights and democratic freedoms which depend historically and logically upon the traditional Western values which Christianity introduced into the West in the 4th Century).
At Franciscan University of Steubenville he also studied under famous Biblical Theologian Dr. Scott Hahn (who wrote William’s work introducing his “Covenant Family Theology” framework built on Dr. Hahn’s Biblical Covenant Theology was “outstanding,” “excellent,” “clear, thoughtful and thorough”); and FUS’s long-time Theology Chair Dr. Alan Schreck endorsed William’s Donum Veritatis – The Gift of Truth Ministries as “teaching the true meaning and proper implementation of the [Christian unity-oriented] Second Vatican Council” and “as an effective and important means to spread the faith and to promote Christian unity… It really is a ‘gift’ to the ‘Internet Generation.’ ” For Donum Veritatis’ ecumenical educational websites (Christian Unity in Diversity Central: Teaching Today’s Divided Christians How to Think About Christian Unity Like the Undivided Early Church Lived It “So That the World May Believe” and The Institute for Promoting the Gift of Truth), which use his “Covenant Family Theology” approach for understanding the single beautiful overarching story of the Judeo-Christian Bible which has tremendous implications for healing past divisions in the worldwide Christian Church Family adopted by God, he was invited three times to the ecumenical Springtime of Faith Rome Summits (Evangelical and Catholic Christian leaders meeting with Vatican Officials) for being considered “one of the dynamic leaders building the New Springtime [of Faith].”
He did doctoral (Ph.D.) studies at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies (MASI) in Ottawa, where he has also been a professor at Dominican University College (now informally starting his “life’s work” as a “Professor of Human Rights” in order to ensure lasting Democracy worldwide by re-teaching the West the forgotten Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy as well as the Core Principles of Lasting Democracy). During his Ph.D. studies, MASI Director the Very Reverend Stephen Wojcichowsky wrote that “the professors and staff of the Sheptytsky Institute are pleased that William has chosen to pursue this important [doctoral ecumenical] work at our Institute, which shares his ecumenical spirit and prays with him that Christ’s disciples may indeed ‘be one … so that the world may believe’ ” (John 17:21), adding that “He has an indomitable determination to use his many gifts to serve God by working towards the reunification of the Church and bringing the Good News of salvation to the world . . . William has infectious confidence in the love and power of the Holy Trinity and he manages to exude the joy of the Holy Spirit even when facing challenging difficulties.”
In this joyful spirit he is convinced that God allowed the referred-to difficulties of lack of student funding and whole-family-of-eight automobile accident which eventually forced the interruption of his doctorate in 2015 (after passing Ph.D. Comprehensive Final Exams but before registering his Thesis) specifically in order to free him to respond to four massive assaults on HUMAN LIFE, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, and DEMOCRACY ITSELF in 2015 alone where he lives (which are part of a current major trend of such attacks worldwide, including new major attacks where he lives in 2017). He has since been developing a range of powerful new educational resources to combat these threats to freedom including the treatise The Education Necessary to Preserve Democracy Now Under Attack; Democracy 101 & The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy: What Every World Citizen Needs to Know to Make Sure Human Rights, Religious Freedom, and Democracy Itself Survive “Creeping Totalitarianism” and Last Forever on Their Firm Foundations (with the supplemental New Abolitionist Manifesto of Solidarity); and the short pamphlet “Top 6 Historical Facts Few Know that Should Turn THINKING People from “Pro-Choice” to “Pro-Human-Rights” (and from “Pro-Life” to Human Rights Champions and Democracy’s Best Defenders): History and Logic Prove Pro-Life= Pro-Democracy;” all to be used in implementing what he calls “The Winning Strategy for ‘The Culture of Life’ to WIN the ‘Cultural War’ with ‘The Culture of Death,’ to Save Humanity Forever from ‘Creeping Totalitarianism.’ ” This is a proven strategy of educating the electorate gradually from the grassroots up in what he has identified from history, science and logic as the implicit underlying Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy, which include the EQUAL PRECIOUSNESS OF EVERY HUMAN WITHOUT EXCEPTION, which is why the strategy is a “proven” one – the (Christian) Abolitionists gradually educated the electorate from the grassroots up in this very same (Christian) principle in order to eventually convince their governments to end legal slavery which like legal abortion denies Human Rights to some humans, and which thus is just as fundamentally anti-human and fundamentally anti-democratic as legal abortion is because BOTH deny this democracy-grounding principle that every human is equally precious (which is the reason every human deserves a vote – note the ancient Greeks who are credited with inventing democracy only invented the notion of a group of people voting instead of a monarch deciding – but this “group” included very few people – upper-class (land-owning) Athenian men who could own slaves, which is more like an oligarchy. Modern democracy depends on the Christian principles of HUMAN EQUALITY and HUMAN PRECIOUSNESS).
Having already co-founded the supporting “Pro-Life 2.0” Baptiste Family Ministries with his “dear Bride Lorelle,” he recently founded the new non-profit educational organization Human Rights and Freedoms Forever! to implement the “winning strategy” and spread these educational resources which help equip ALL (not just Christians) who still believe in the traditional Western values which all human rights and democratic freedoms were historically and logically built on (which are Christian values, although one does not have to be Christian to hold them) to effectively and collectively (in Solidarity) respond to the current worldwide trend of “Creeping Totalitarianism” which is increasingly degrading the value of human life, seriously compromising genuine human rights and eroding away Western democratic freedoms (particularly religious freedom) which are built on the human rights Christianity introduced into Western Civilization starting in the 4th Century.
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William Baptiste SFO is a father of six wonderful children, and with his “dear Bride” (their mother) he considers that these children have an Inherent Human Right to Live, as does he and every human, and he has demonstrated that this recognition is the historical and logical foundation of all other Human Rights and democratic freedoms. Thus he considers that no government has legitimate authority to legally cancel the Inherent Human Right to Live by giving mothers the “licence to kill” their young human children still in the womb, through de-criminalizing the abortion-killing of young humans, which governments only do if they are either evil (like the totalitarian Soviet and Nazi governments which were the first two national governments to de-criminalize abortion), or if they are too ignorant and uneducated to even know that they were following the evil totalitarian Soviet and Nazi precedent when they de-criminalized abortion; or too ignorant and uneducated (like the Soviets and Nazis) to even know that killing humans is wrong. Governments that are not actually evil and totalitarian would surely only follow the totalitarian Soviet and Nazi precedent of de-criminalizing abortion if they are too ignorant and uneducated to know that the West took exceptional steps in 1948 to ensure Nazi-like human-killing (which included de-criminalized human-killing by abortion and euthanasia) never happened again, brilliant human-life-and-freedom-affirming steps they have overturned with their de-criminalizing abortion and euthanasia (like the Nazis did) anyway; or too ignorant and uneducated to know that modern Western Human Rights and freedoms only became possible as soon as the abortion-killing of humans was first criminalized in 318 AD specifically because at that time the West learned (from Christianity) that killing humans is wrong and since then Western governments no longer considered that human life was cheap, to serve a greater State which decided which human lives could be killed and when; but human life was equally precious (from the womb), and therefore the State was since then OBLIGATED to protect (and eventually serve) always-precious human lives. Therefore he believes such ignorant and uneducated democratic governments should never have followed the precedent of the evil Soviet and Nazi totalitarian governments by de-criminalizing the abortion-killing of young humans, which legally eliminates the Inherent Human Right to Live, the original legal recognition of which made Democracy even possible.
He Has Clarified the Essence of the Central Dispute of Our Time with the Well-Framed Questions: Where do you stand on the current Human Rights for All Humans debate? Do you believe in equal Human Rights for All Humans, or do you believe Human Rights can and should be denied to some humans? That is, are you “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” or “Pro-Choice-to-Kill-Humans” ?
Again using that testified ability “to master the ideas and “clothe” them in his own words with nothing lost in the translation,” he has both identified and redefined the central human-affecting debate of our times, coining new terms which all sides of the debate in intellectual honesty have to admit “cut to the chase” and clarify the crux of the issue, at the same time as pointing the way to the obvious solution. In order to clarify all future dialogue on human life issues in a way which keeps all the above facts of the history of Human Rights and abortion in mind, he has clarified the essence of the “Pro-Life” versus “Pro-Choice” abortion debate by re-naming it the “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” versus “Pro-Choice-to-Kill-Humans” abortion debate; or alternatively the Human Rights for All Humans debate, wherein “Pro-Lifers” believe in equal Human Rights for All Humans, but “Pro-Choicers” believe that Human Rights are NOT for all humans, but Human Rights can be denied to some humans (as “Pro-Choicers” deny equal Human Rights to young, preborn humans; as slave-owning bigots denied equal Human Rights to Black humans; as Nazi bigots denied equal Human Rights to Jewish and handicapped humans). There is no intellectually honest way for anyone to deny that these terms clearly identify the core essence of the dispute: self-described “Pro-Life” citizens are essentially motivated by the core belief that every human has an Inherent Human Right to Live (which is the core of the now-clearly-identified Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy) and since Human Rights are for All Humans (or else they are meaningless, if being human is not enough to have them), therefore the abortion-killing of humans should be banned (as it was by law or custom since 318 AD); and the key defining factor that distinguishes self-described “Pro-Choice” citizens from “Pro-Life” or “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” or Human Rights for All Humans citizens is that “Pro-Choice” citizens are instead indeed essentially “for” (Latin pro) the choice to kill young humans still in the womb by legal abortion (therefore logically denying the Inherent Human Right to Live which essentially defines the “Pro-Life” side, because “Pro-Choicers” do NOT believe in equal Human Rights for All Humans). “Pro-Choice” citizens are essentially “for” the “choice” to kill humans whose full biological, scientific humanity as unique living individual biological human organisms with absolutely unique human DNA utterly distinct from their parents at every age and stage of their human life-cycles from zygotes (fertilized eggs) to senior adults is not in dispute but is established scientific fact; “Pro-Choice” citizens are essentially “for” the “choice” to kill humans just like every one of us when the we were their age and still in the womb, logically meaning that if they and we could have been legally aborted, NONE OF US HAVE A RECOGNIZED INHERENT HUMAN RIGHT TO LIVE. He believes that these new terms “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” versus “Pro-Choice-to-Kill-Humans” which definitively clarify the true core essence of the “Pro-Life” versus “Pro-Choice” abortion debate as the Human Rights for All Humans debate should help resolve the conflict over abortion quickly because it takes away the “Pro-Choice” side’s ability to (with intellectual dishonesty) pretend that the “bottom line” of “Pro-Choice” philosophy is anything else. Anything else such as “reproductive rights” which only sound good until one realizes these logically can only exist instead of the Human Rights which they replace. IF “women rights” somehow go beyond the equal Human Rights to safety and so on which everyone else shares, and include a right to kill humans by abortion, THEN logically humans do NOT have any Inherent Human Right to Live after all. A woman with the legal “reproductive right” to kill her own human child, herself has no legally recognized Inherent Human Right to Live since her own mother could have legally killed her when she herself was in her own mother’s womb. But the Inherent Human Right to Live, as shown in Democracy 101 & The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy, is the core of the historical and logical Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy). Since abortion is still legal only because the majority of Western citizens are not actually ardently either “Pro-Life” or “Pro-Choice,” but “in the middle” (usually leaning in one direction or the other but without serious political commitment to either changing or keeping the legal abortion status quo), he hopes that these clarifying new terms of “Pro-Human-Right-to-Live” versus “Pro-Choice-to-Kill-Humans,” which no-one can reasonably deny capture the core essence of the abortion dispute, will assist the “majority somewhere in the middle” to actually realize just what they are and are not supporting by their relative uninvolvement and inaction one way or the other in the abortion dispute, and hopes these new terms will motivate them to become educated enough to take the side of equal Human Rights for All Humans which is the only side that supports the Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy so that they can last forever.
PART II: Weaknesses
As a champion of the vast and EQUALLY PRECIOUS human dignity of every human without exception, regardless of age or differing abilities (and disabilities), and in humility, William dislikes discussing his particular human strengths without freely admitting his human weaknesses – and acknowledging that every supremely and equally precious human has a different set of specific strengths and weaknesses which God can use to make the world a better place for ALL HUMANITY (no matter the weaknesses). William is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and considers himself a weak and wounded, broken and sinful, and exceedingly imperfect human being – as everyone is to one degree or another, whether or not they have experienced such trauma. Being convinced that God does not have any perfect humans to use instead as His instruments to display God’s immense Love for broken humanity and life-giving Truth in the world through, he has made himself available to God knowing God can use him (and YOU whatever YOUR weaknesses and strengths are) to make the world a better place by spreading God’s Love and Truth (Latin: Caritas et Veritas, the motto of his Donum Veritatis — The Gift of Truth Ministries which now include Human Rights and Freedoms Forever!).
In the following words of his personal journal, Joy in the Journal, (entry for Feb. 25, 2012), he wrote:
“I am inadequate, Praise God!
This is my new motto, my life’s theme. My own behaviour constantly proves that I am wholly inadequate to love my family, to love my dear Bride self-sacrificially as Jesus loves His Bride the Church. I am wholly inadequate to image God the Father of Love to my own 6 wonderful children. I am inadequate to the task of being founder and director of a Christian ministry. I am inadequate to live my own ideal to “Rest and Rejoice Regardless” based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I have every reason to daily pray, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner” . . . BUT JESUS IS ADEQUATE, and Jesus lives in the heart of every baptized Christian, including me (Galatians 2:20), together with His Father (John 14:23) and His Holy Spirit (Galatians 4:6). The Trinity of Love who indwells every Christian, including me, is adequate. The Trinity is even “a spring of [living] water, welling up to eternal life” (John 4:14), more than adequate to empower every Christian, including me, to live in a way that makes God’s Love present and visible in the world, despite our and my many weaknesses and failures, as broken vessels carrying God’s Holy and Loving Perfection in our lives in the world . . . Yes, “I am inadequate, Praise God” – for Jesus in me is adequate.”
“For me and to all of us, in the Bible the Apostle Paul writes how God told him:”
“My Grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9–10).
Convinced that God intends to use every weak and broken, imperfect Christian, including him, as “broken vessels” which are nevertheless God’s instruments and His “hands and feet” ministering Jesus’ Love and Truth in the world in order to save it from self-destructing as the current “Creeping Totalitarianism” increasingly threatens lasting human freedom worldwide, he asks all Christians, whatever their strengths and weaknesses, “are you ready to change the world, starting in 2017?” (and he asks non-Christians who still believe in the TRADITIONAL WESTERN VALUES underlying Western Human Rights and freedoms, which Christianity taught the West, to also join in the worldwide movement to preserve Democracy on its traditional, historical, scientific and logical foundations. He has written The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy so that non-Christians too can be comfortable “taking and spreading the Pledge,” since it is not necessary to be Christian to uphold the Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy, it is only necessary to at least respect Christianity for introducing these democracy-grounding principles like HUMAN EQUALITY into the West).
His scholarly special interest is the Undivided Early Church of the First Millennium, and as a professor of the Early Church Fathers he always told his students, “The Early Christians were like us – imperfect but dedicated Christians, surrounded by a hostile pagan culture [in our case a so-called “post-Christian” or “neo-pagan” culture, which for that very reason is rapidly returning back to pagan values AND the totalitarian-style of government which always went with them, slowly losing to “Creeping Totalitarianism” the Human Rights and democratic freedoms which were built historically and logically only on Christian principles]. BUT THE EARLY CHRISTIANS UTTERLY TRANSFORMED THE SOCIETY AROUND THEM WITH THE LOVE OF JESUS [laying the foundations for all the Human Rights and democratic freedoms which developed only in Western Christian Civilization] AND WE CAN ABSOLUTELY DO IT AGAIN. THE SAME DIVINE LOVE FOR EVERY HUMAN AND UNSTOPPABLE TRUTH WHICH EMPOWERED THEM IS AVAILABLE TO US.”
William is very open and honest about being a survivor of sexual abuse in his childhood, with all the weakness and brokenness that comes with that human trauma, because he says,
“Who needs the pressure of people expecting the initiator of a worldwide movement to save democracy and Human Rights worldwide to be perfect and strong all the time, and criticizing you when you aren’t? I’m just a simple Christian (adopted by God) like any of us, asking God my loving Father to help me to use whatever gifts God gave me to make the world a better place for all humanity, as best I can within the limitations of my human weakness and brokenness, which thanks to childhood sexual abuse is very broken. It just happens that my particular gifts from God include the academic and intellectual gifts to see and logically lay out for all to easily see (using undisputed historical and scientific facts) “the golden threads” running throughout the great jungle of historical details, which historically and logically gave us all our Human Rights and democratic freedoms – and without which they cannot last. But I can’t spread this world-changing education in Human Rights from their (Christian and “Pro-Life”) First Principles to the world which forgot where its Human Rights and freedoms came from to the whole world on my own. As part of the worldwide Body of Christ the Church, I need many others within that Body (and others who still believe in traditional Western values like killing humans is wrong which Christianity introduced into the West) to realize that their imperfections, like mine, do not disqualify them from doing SOMETHING and being used powerfully of God to help end the “Creeping Totalitarianism” which has been building up for decades to this current critical “tipping point,” where those who know the lessons of history well enough can see we are on the verge of sliding all the way back into anti-human oppressive totalitarianism if we do not restore to their proper place the TRADITIONAL WESTERN (Christian) principles which historically and logically ground our whole free and democratic way of life.”
“As an ordinary human full of both strengths and weaknesses, I proclaim the following ENCOURAGING NEWS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD: We Christians (and others who still believe in traditional Western/Christian values like killing humans is wrong), by getting and spreading from the grassroots up “the education necessary to preserve democracy now under attack,” CAN IN FACT END “CREEPING TOTALITARIANISM” and end all its current threats to human life, genuine Human Rights, religious freedom, and democracy itself, and make the world safe for all humanity (infinitely loved by God). Anyone, regardless of their imperfections, can at least read and spread to others Democracy 101 & The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy, until there are enough educated voting citizens in the world to help their compromised democracies restore the forgotten Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy so that Human Rights and freedoms can last forever on their firm traditional (Christian), historical, scientific and logical foundations. WE REALLY CAN reverse all the setbacks to traditional values of the last decades, because now that the both historical and logically necessary link between traditional values and lasting democracy and Human Rights has been clearly made, using undisputed historical and scientific facts connected by sound logic, the more this education vital to lasting democracy spreads (from me to you to others), all the currently dominant forces, politicians, or persons (including many unwitting pawns) driving “Creeping Totalitarianism” will not be able to oppose the new worldwide movement to restore the Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy without looking either uneducated, illogical, unintelligent, or evil – and whether just ignorant or actually evil, either way looking like “totalitarian creeps” if they still resist getting educated in the facts underlying all Human Rights and freedoms, now laid bare, and if they try to ignorantly continue the current anti-traditional “Pro-Choice-to-Kill-Humans”/anti-democratic/“Creeping Totalitarian” policies which are now undermining everyone’s Human Rights and freedoms.”