I have to agree with you Mary...Mark didn't help the prosecutiion in the OJ trial but he certainly didn't blow the whole case. And because he told one lie that the world knows about doesn't make him a "liar" in every situation. I can't say I have "never" lied about something.
He lives in Sandpoint which is predominantly Caucasian but it is also a very beautiful area which is why most people live there. Spokane is also predominantly Caucasian and I doubt that most people live here because they are racist. Whatever faults he may have, as we all do, we have to remember that he is the one that was able to get the Micheal Skagel (sp) case reopened resulting in his conviction after 25 yrs. of the case being closed.
For the past few months he has been exposing the Catholic priest issue on his talk show. A few weeks ago I wrote to him about the JW child abuse issue and then he called Bill and Erica and set the show up. I don't think he has any ulterior motives. Probably if you heard the show, you would have a clearer picture.
He has had Bill and Erica on his show and now an attorney who is handling MANY JW abuse cases in Washinton state as well as abuse issues of other religions. I personally know JW's who listen to his show and the facts that are being brought out are irrefutable. My hope is that it will help to open the eyes of some. Erica's case was held close to here but most JW's believe that was an isolated case. Now, on a local radio show, the extent of the problem is being exposed, not just by Fuhrman but by others who know about the policies of the WT.
Erica told me that he talked to her after the first show, giving her praise and encouragement for her courage. Altho, he can be intimidating and actually irritating at times in his demeanor, he seems to have a sensitive and caring side, especially when it comes to the abuse of children.
So IMHO I see it as nothing but good. I CAN tell you that Mark F. will never look at JW's the same again. He even had Elder Mike back on the show to let him prove his points. However, Mike still stumbled and stammered when Mark would ask him questions on WT policy. So I see Mark as being fair to both sides of the issue but the facts stand for themselves.
So that's my story...and I'm stickin' to it.