On September 27th, 2022, a Washington, D.C. jury declared me guilty of all five J6 charges brought against me by the federal government.
I will appeal every charge.
I am completely innocent of these charges, both as a legal matter and as a moral matter before God.
I know this with absolutely certainty, because the law requires mens rea to convict a person of these charges; I alone know my true intent and my state of mind during the events of January 6th, and they were never inappropriate or criminal. As I testified at my trial, my sole purpose for being in D.C. that week and in the vicinity of the Capitol that day was to protect and support my employer in fulfilling her prearranged and permitted speaking obligations.
I did not condone or encourage any of the violent or criminal activities at the time, and now that I have learned much more specifically of the trauma and damages inflicted on brave officers and other innocent persons, I am even more deeply grieved and angered by the terrible actions of some that caused so much pain and destruction for so many. This unlawful and inexcusable behavior greatly undermined the noble pursuit of upholding the rule of law, which was the primary purpose of many prior protests in 2020 leading up to January 6, and of the protest scheduled on that day as well.
I am grateful to the judge presiding over my case for handling the courtroom in a fair and reasonable manner, and for kindly permitting me to remain on pre-trial release conditions pending my sentencing.
It is with immense gratitude that I acknowledge the Herculean efforts of Mr. Stephen Brennwald and my entire legal defense team, as well as the fervent prayers and support of my family and many American citizens across the nation. I humbly request your continued prayers as I follow God’s calling in my life to stand for truth and pursue justice, both on my own behalf and for every American.
To God be the glory.
🇺🇸 #WeAreJ6SUPPORT JOHN STRAND
John Strand is a grateful and enthusiastic member of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in the greater Los Angeles area, and of Grow Church Naples in southern Florida, also known as FreedomTown USA. He is unashamedly proud of the courage and service of President Trump, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Florida Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo, and will continue supporting those citizens of character who contend for truth and justice in all corners of society and culture.
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