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The Need for Sua Sponte Judicial Review Laws For Pro Se Litigants’ Lawsuits

“This website addresses the problem of meritless, abusive lawsuits filed by self-represented / pro se litigants and calls for legislative action that requires judges to practice sua sponte judicial review of all pro se litigants’ lawsuits.

This website also addresses the problem of religious frauds and various disturbing and harmful tactics that religious frauds use against their victims – including filing meritless, abusive lawsuits.

The matters discussed in this website involve subjects which merit constitutionally protected public scrutiny, and this website provides documentation, commentary and opinion on matters of public concern.”

Paulette Buchanan, M.A.

Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ Bankruptcy Tactic & Deceptive Hypocrisy

Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ Bankruptcy Tactic & Deceptive Hypocrisy

In response to our judgment collection efforts from the 2018 Tennessee judgment my husband and I won against my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks, he filed for bankruptcy on April 22, 2019 – federal case number 19-56235-SMS.  We are not my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ only creditors – there are eight other creditors he listed in his bankruptcy petition.  Filing for bankruptcy is another common tactic used by those with monetary judgments against them to avoid paying their victims’ court ordered judgments.  There are several very questionable and verifiably false statements in my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks’ bankruptcy petition.

 

Just in case clarification is needed due to the possibility of any false statement published or spoken publicly or privately by my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks, my husband and I have never filed for bankruptcy either singly or as a couple.

Two days after my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks filed for bankruptcy, in an apparent brazenly hypocritical attempt to deceive people, he published on his public Facebook account a post stating “personal bankruptcy is not an option for Christians” and “true salvation involves paying back everything you owe.” 

My brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks has since around 1975 claimed to be a very religious Christian and since the early 2000s he has claimed he’s a “ministries” leader.  Since 2017 he’s been claiming he’s an “ordained pastor.”  Anyone reading his public social media posts since the early 2000s can easily take note of his deluge of scathing attacks on Christian individuals, Christian pastors, and churches, making such claims, for example, that people are “fake Christians” and that he receives special dreams and visions from his god.  My husband and I therefore very reasonably believe that my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks publicly published his statement claiming that “personal bankruptcy is not an option for Christians” – which he posted a mere two days after he filed for bankruptcy – as a deliberate act of outright lying to the public and to his followers about who he really is and all the damage he’s done to innocent people.  We also have every reason to believe that my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks finds perverse pleasure in targeting especially religious people and financially damaging people in general (starting with his own family) and that duping anyone in the public by using religious jargon to portray himself as a morally upright, even morally superior, public religious figure is an amusing con game for him.

Ken Parks

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. (Proverbs 22:7)

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Ken Parks Money is power. Those who have it, rule. Those who do not have it, serve. Solomon saw this fact by observing human society (Eccl. 1:12-18). The proverb is an observation: you are to find the lessons. Solomon did not teach the rich to oppress, nor did he teach the poor to revolt. The Bible condemns both errors. God made the rich and poor, for each other (Proverbs 22:2). The financial wisdom of this proverb is slightly hid for the diligent to find (Proverbs 1:6).

Money corrupts. Those with it are often blind to wisdom (Proverbs 18:11; 28:11), to religion (Proverbs 30:9; Matt 19:24), and to others (Proverbs 18:23). Those wanting it are blind to its vanity (Proverbs 23:5; Eccl. 5:10), temptation (Pr 28:20,22), and danger (I Tim 6:9-10). Money itself is no measure of character, because God sends prosperity to fools (Proverbs 1:32; Psalm 49:6-20). It can corrupt both master and servant, but both are accountable to Christ Himself (Ephesians 6:5-9).
Money is leverage. It can buy you out of trouble (Eccl. 7:12; 10:19). It can be loaned to others, which makes them servants. God protected the poor in Israel – interest or terms favoring the creditor could not be used (Proverbs 14:31; 22:16,22; Exodus 22:25; Leviticus 25:36-37; Deut. 15:1-11). Interest was charged only to unbelievers (Deut. 23:19-20). Men who did not work were rejected, since hunger is the best teacher (Proverbs 16:26; 20:4; 2 Thes. 3:10).
God wanted Israel to be a creditor nation – loaning money (Deut. 28:12-13,43-44). Lenders are the head, and borrowers the tail. The creditor wags the debtor. If Israel obeyed Him, He promised to make them creditors; if they disobeyed Him, He promised to make them debtors. God has better things in store for His people than being servants through financial debt. You should work and save to avoid debt (Romans 13:8; 1 Cor. 7:21).
Godly ambition avoids foolish or unnecessary debt (`1 Cor .7:32). Obligations are paid on time (Proverbs 3:27-28; Romans 12:17). Personal bankruptcy is not an option for Christians (Psalm 37:21; 1 Peter 4:15). Good men pray for moderate income and wealth (Proverbs 30:7-9). Every believer should have enough for himself and also be able to help others (1 Thes. 4:11-12; Ephesians 4:28). True salvation involves paying back everything you owe (Luke 19:8-9).
Minimizing debt is a rule of Bible economics. Both nations and citizens are in debt today; advertising promotes it; easy credit funds it; tax laws encourage it; bankruptcy courts protect it. God considers it folly and servitude (Deut. 15:6; Neh. 5:1-13). America is a tail! A slave nation! Regardless of what they think! It has built a house of cards on a pyramid of debt. Zero-down mortgages and interest-only loans? God forbid! The head will soon wag the tail, and the house of cards will be swept away in financial panic and ruin.
Only fools love leverage, because it cuts both ways. Solomon warned often against financial risks (Proverbs 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18; 20:16; 22:26-27; 27:13). The poor should never borrow, because interest is higher for them, and they have no assets to pay off debts. The poor stay poor due to their foolish spending and borrowing habits. Credit cards are a curse to all but the very wise – the easier the credit, the higher the charge.
A godly man has perfect credit, because he always pays on time (Luke 16:10-12; 1 Cor. 10:32; 1 Thes. 4:12). He wants borrowing power, if he ever needs it (Proverbs 22:3). He is a lender and a giver, ready to help those in need, laying hold of eternal life (Proverbs 28:8; Psalm 112:9; 1 Timothy 6:17-19). He knows liquidity is a secret of wise men (Proverbs 21:20; Ephesians 4:28).
If you are justly poor, do not be dismayed. It is a good sign, for God’s election is stacked with the poor (Luke 1:53; 1 Cor. 1:26-29; James 2:5). You might even be the slave of a rich tyrant on earth, but you are the Lord’s freeman. And if you are a freeman on earth, you are the Lord’s servant (1 Cor. 7:22). God made both for better things (Proverbs 22:2). Rejoice!
There is a story of rich and poor that blesses saints. Jesus Christ was rich as God Himself (Phil. 2:5-6). He became the poor carpenter’s son of Nazareth and died on a cross (Phil. 2:7-8). Why? That God’s elect, who were condemned to wages of eternal torment for their sins, through His poverty would be the rich inheritors of eternal life and heaven itself (2 Cor. 8:9). How did God reward His deed? He is exalted forever (Phil. 2:9-11).

My brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks had previously filed for bankruptcy in 1985. I very clearly remember my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks boasting to me in the early 1980s that part of the apparent belief system he wholeheartedly adopted from the “health and prosperity” church he joined in Georgia was that he claimed they taught their followers to charge up as many credit cards as possible. This practice, as was claimed by my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks, was because their god wanted them to have prosperity, demonstrated by having many possessions. I was informed by my brother Ken “Pastor Max” Parks that the church he belonged to also taught their followers to refuse to pay their debts and then file for bankruptcy as a form of, as my brother claimed, “taking the spoils” from the “godless” businesses, banks and the government. Whether the church he attended at this time actually taught these things is unknown to me; I can only speak to what my brother told me his church taught.

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