More Great Moments in City of San Bernardino Mayor and Common Council Meeting History: More Anti-Christ Spiritual Leader of the House of Ying

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law

Yesterday, I posted this appearance by “the Sword” on August 21, 1989 at the Mayor and Common Council hearing:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD
A citizen identifying himself as the Anti- Christ Spiritual
Leader of the House of Ying, also known as the Sword, appeared
before the Council with a mask. He stated that the mask is to
prevent a robbery, not to commit one. He spoke regarding time
allotted at Council Meetings for public comments.

City Attorney Penman stated that under the Brown Act, public
comments can be heard any time of the day.
The Sword requested an opportunity to give the Invocation at
the next Council Meeting.

What more could I learn of this enigmatic speaker from the late 1980s, no one in particular asked?

From the October 24, 1988 Council Meeting, apparently no mask, also known as “Roger”:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD
A citizen, identifying himself as Roger, also known
as the Sword, Commander- in- Chief of the House of Ying
during the battle of Armegeddon, stated his true identify
is that of the Anti- Christ.

He next shows up at the February 6, 1989 San Bernardino Mayor and Common Council Meeting (from the minutes:)

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD

A citizen, identifying himself as the Anti-Christ, also known as the Sword, Commander-in-Chief of the House of Ying during the battle of Armageddon, stated that the taping of all meetings of the Mayor and Common Council is [sic] required to be announced according to the Supreme Court decision of Davis v. Mississippi.

He requested an opportunity to give the Invocation at the next Council Meeting, or that cause be shown why he cannot do so.

The very next speaker said the following:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – SUSAN L. ROGERS – AKA SUSAN HARTMANN

Susan L. Rogers, a citizen identifying herself as a member of the House of Wrath, requested that the Mayor and Common Council present the agenda items in a professional manner.

The Sword next appears at the February 20, 1989 Mayor and Common Council Meeting:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD

A citizen identifying himself as the “Anti-Christ” True Lord  and Scripture, spoke concerning the Holy Scriptures.

The Sword finally got to give his invocation on March 13, 1989:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD

A citizen identifying himself as The Sword, Sweetpea, The Anti-Christ and True Lord of Scripture, requested to use his alloted [sic] five minutes provided each public speaker to give an invocation.

City Attorney Penman answered questions, stating that a member of the public is allowed five minutes at the beginning of Council Meetings in order to speak.

The Sword gave his Invocation.

The Sword gives a little more information about his identity on May 1, 1989:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD

Roger Dumas, a citizen who identified himself as the Anti-Christ of Revelations True Lord of Scripture, defined the three beasts of scripture. He stated that he has begun the restoration of the Garden of Eden by recycling approximately 30 to 40 thousand pounds of debris into two gardens at 231 E. 9th Street and 1182 7th Street.

All the previous appearances (except that discussed yesterday) had been during the Wilcox Administration.  Mayor Holcomb was sworn in (again) on Monday, June 5, 1989.  Soon after the swearing in, The Sword spoke again:

PUBLIC COMMENTS – THE SWORD

Roger Dumas, who identified himself as “The Anti-Christ of Revelations, True Lord of Scripture,” asked that a resolution be passed recognizing him as the City of San Bernardino’s mascot.

The Sword did not make public comments again until August 21, 1989, the appearance listed yesterday.  That was his last known appearance.

I was unable to find any mention of him in Google’s News archives, and there does not appear to be any other internet mention of The Sword, except, yesterday’s post.

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