For twenty years Father Gordon MacRae has been imprisoned for a crime he never committed. His accuser has retracted and admitted he lied to several people. The trial was a gross miscarriage of justice.
Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist, Dorothy Rabinowitz. was interviewed in a compelling video on this case which I urge readers not to miss. One phrase in her WSJ article provides a conscience-stirring summation:
Three months after the above article was published, a superior court judge in New Hampshire dismissed this appeal without hearing any testimony on its merits or evidence. More recently, an expensive but necessary appeal to the New Hampshire Supreme Court met, in late September, with yet another refusal by state courts to hear this case.
A perversion of justice is an apt description. To correct this gross miscarriage of justice help is needed. The appeal process is now in Superior Court. I hope you can find it in your heart to help Father MacRae.
LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: A legal fund has been established to accept gifts applied directly to legal costs that are ongoing in this case. As we now begin the process of preparing appeals to the federal courts, available funds have been seriously depleted, and continuance of this effort depends on assistance. Checks in any amount to this fund should be made out to Fr. Gordon MacRae and mailed as follows:
Friends of Fr. Gordon MacRae
P. 0. Box 863
Hampton, NH 03842-0863
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS: The National Center for Reason & Justice (www.ncrj.org) has fully examined the case of Fr. Gordon MacRae. Its Board of Directors and wrongful conviction specialists voted unanimously to provide fiscal sponsorship of his ongoing legal defense. What this means is that this fine organization lends its name to this appeal for funds, and will accept tax deductible contributions earmarked for legal expenses in this appeal if they meet the criteria.
Please consult www.ncrj.org/donate/ for instructions on how to make a tax deductible donation earmarked for the Fr. Gordon MacRae case. If you wish to donate to the NCRJ, please indicate in the “memo” line on your check that you wish to apply the funds to the Fr. Gordon MacRae case. If you also wish to apply for a tax deduction, you should indicate so in a cover letter. That address is:
National Center for Reason & Justice Re: Fr. Gordon MacRae Defense P.O. Box 191101 Roxbury, MA 02119-1101 Website: (www.ncrj.org)