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The Dr. David Tee Saga — Part Three

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David Tee/Derrick Thomas Thiessen is the tall man in the back

Editor’s Note: Dr. David Tee is a fake name used by Derrick Thomas Thiessen, a Christian Missionary and Alliance preacher who fled the United States/Canada twenty years ago and now lives in the Philippines. Thiessen has spent the past two years ripping off my writing, hurling sermons at me, and attacking my character. He has written over one-hundred posts about me. And at times, I respond. (Search for Dr. David Tee and Derrick Thomas Thiessen.) This series will take a look at things Thiessen doesn’t want anyone to know about. Once this series is completed, Tee/Thiessen will no longer be mentioned by me in my writing. You have my word on this subject.

Guest Post by W.W. Jacobs

First, we cover what may be my single favorite exchange in the record we’ve been discussing:

“Do you vote, Mr. Thiessen?”


“Did you ever apply for voter registration?”

“It’s illegal to do so.”

“Yes, it is. Have you ever done so?”


[Ed.: let us pause here and reflect on Derrick’s recent blog post: “…this confession … destroys any credibility or authenticity (he) thought he had. Anything he has published, is publishing, or will publish is now non-credible because he willfully admits to breaking the law. Nothing he says can be taken even at face value because he thinks he is above the law.”]

“When did you do that?”

“Ten years ago, ten to fifteen years ago?”


“It was in (State 1).”

“What did you do?”

“Didn’t vote.”

“Did you apply for voter registration in the state of (State 1)?”

“Yeah, I applied, but didn’t vote, didn’t use it.”

“How did you apply?”

“Just filled out a card and sent it in.”

“What name did you use?”

“David Ford.”

“You knew you had to be a US citizen to vote?”

“Yeah. I didn’t vote.”

“Did you know it’s illegal to create an application to vote using a false name if you’re not a US citizen?”

“It didn’t say application for one was illegal. To have one or use, it’s illegal.”

“Did you get the voter registration card?”


[omitting several comments that are summarized as “you can’t prove I ever had physical possession of the voter registration card, and besides, I never used it, so no harm, no foul”]

“Did you apply for voter registration anyplace else?”


“Specifically, did you apply for one in (State 2)?”


“Did you ever use the name Peter Sullivan?”


“… Do you recognize this?”


“This is a voter registration card for (State 2). What’s the name that’s at the top?”

“Sullivan, Peter.”

“What is the address listed for Peter Sullivan applying for this registration card?”


“That’s where you lived, correct?”


“And what is the occupation listed?”


“And you are a writer, correct?”

“I was.”

“And what is the date of birth listed on this registration card?”


“That’s your date of birth, is it not?”


“… Can you tell me any reason – this thing has your address, your date of birth, your occupation. Just a coincidence?”

“No, because off and on I would help people out and have them stay with me. Some were not the most reputable people, but they needed help and this could be the way they paid me back.”

[Ed.: I don’t know about you, but whenever I’ve done someone a favor, they’ve repaid my kindness with, usually, a meal, or returning the car they borrowed with a full tank of gas, not by committing a felony on my behalf.]

“… This says, if I’m correct, ‘I’m a citizen of the United States.”


“Is that what it says?”


“And does it also say it’s a felony for someone to sign this and submit it if that information is not correct?”

“Okay. That’s what it says.”

“So your testimony is that you did something similar to this in (State 1), but you’re denying any responsibility for doing this in (State 2)?”


Incidentally, you’ve received just a taste of the mental gymnastics he’s capable of. Maybe later we’ll get to the visitation rights he demanded for his child, which he then never availed himself of because “I believe it’s my right not to do so.”

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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