I was browsing through a large number of internet comments on the Nathan Leal/Ted Broer story last night. Almost all of the commenters had enjoyed Nathan Leal’s past interviews on the Hagmann and Hagmann radio show. Almost all were polite, sincere, thoughtful in their use of the Scriptures, and desirous of Christian reconciliation and repentance.
One person had noted that Donna Leal had said in late December that they had been threatened with a lawsuit over “fair use” . In general, Fair Use has to do with the rules which define the use of copyrighted material for commentary purposes. In such situations it is not legally required to ask the copyright holder for specific written permission, but the source must be properly credited. An example of this is the case of Nathan Leal’s audio, where he critiqued Dr. Ted Broer’s words on the Dave Hodges’ Commonsense Show and on the Hagmann Report. Portions of actual audio clips were played so that his listeners could understand what was really said, and the tone of the discourse.
All main stream and alternative media news and commentary sites make frequent use of the Fair Use rules, in order to flesh out their articles. Both the Hagmann Report and The Common Sense Show also highly depend on Fair Use privileges, so it is a wonder that any legal threat against Leal would involve this particular issue.
Two other commenters in the Nathan Leal discussion made mention of Steve Quayle’s January 29th post in his Dreams and Visions section of his website. This involved a dream of snakes, which Pastor David Lankford had related to him. Having lived in Texas and Mississippi since 1983, I have seen many snakes in my yard; most were harmless, some were six footers with a body having an eight inch circumference, some were pit vipers, rattlers, or coral snakes. In a few instances, my husband was forced to kill a snake for safety’s sake, by directing a sharp shovel downward to cut off its head. Once or twice we had a snake in the house, because one of our kittens had carried it inside to proudly show it to us. After reading the dream below, my guess is that we are dealing with a City Slicker who had a nightmare.
It was interesting to me that a number of the polite supporters of Nathan Leal thought that Lankford and Quayle’s negative use of the term “snakes” was meant as a reference to them. Lankford says initially that these snakes were friendly to them, so that “you can even pet them”. Many of these Leal supporters had been regular listeners of the Hagmann Report, until the Leal/Broer controversy forced them to take sides.
Lankford says that these snakes were all the same, but different sizes. This he interprets to mean that the snakes were the same, but had “different platforms”. He tells Quayle that “we were going to kill them”. Different platforms? You mean that some made comments via the chat rooms of Blog Talk or You Tube, or via forums or blogs? I gave a sigh of relief when Lankford had said that some were friendly to them-that would certainly rule me out as a target of this dream. Then he infers that these snakes, which were in the House of the body of Christ, were playing on Little League Teams and causing a mess. And Steve Quayle thought that this strange quagmire of anxieties was something that needed to be shared with millions of people?
According to Lankford this mess is about to come to an end soon, through the use of ammunition of a lesser caliber, once he is done preaching on Jonah. Steve Quayle has the last word as always. He warns, APPLY THIS TO LATEST ATTACK ON DAVID AND I- TAKE IT TO THE LORD IN PRAYER! “SLANDER TO THE HEART” IS WHAT A BULLET TO THE HEAD IS LIKE- YOU CAN’T RECALL YOUR BULLET (SLANDER) ONCE THE HAMMER DROPS! This comment by Quayle is not part of the dream (we hope).
So what was the latest attack prior to this particular dream? Was it John Little discussing Nathan Leal’s experience with the Hear the Watchmen conference? Was it Tracking the Leopard Meroz, who the day of the dream posted Cloven Tongues of Strange Fire: The Continuing Controversy of The Hear the Watchmen Conference, which made mention of both Steve Quayle and Pastor David Lankford? Was it someone who had sent them an email, asking them to repent?
Let us finish this post with a link to Rebel Planet Dispatch’s Marcel Cousineau, who wrote an excellent commentary on January 30, 2016 called Simple Biblical Insight Into David Lankford’s Dream. This post displays interesting insights, and is written with a heart of brotherly love. I hope that no one would classify Cousineau as a snake in the house of the Lord, deserving of gunfire from those anointed Watchmen, Lankford and Quayle. Maybe we should all just slither away, as the low caliber bullets start to bounce off the walls.