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Documentaries are meant to document. This one claims to document the street plan of Washington, DC and uncover its secret meaning. It doesn't. What in fact it does document is the unverified opinions and assertions of a narrow group of stakeholders with an interest in promoting one interpretation of the street plan.
[Christian J. Pinto]
Christian J. Pinto
THE DIRECTOR and writer of this video believes, or claims to believe, that he has compiled a fair and balance report that asks the "hard-hitting questions", presents the evidence and allows the viewers to reach their own conclusions. What though is Christian J. Pinto's background that entitles him to claim objectivity?
Pinto first came to the public's attention in 2003 with the production of Megiddo: The March to Armageddon. In his own words, "Meggido reveals how God uses prophecy to prove His existence and to separate Himself from all others that claim His authority." This video was produced by Adullam Films, a Christian Film Ministry marketing videos on such topics as End Times, Creation vs Evolution, the New Age, Israel, "Catholicism and Cults". They might be considered to represent a certain perspective that is not entirely objective, but Pinto may have simply been an employee, so we should look at what he has written elsewhere:
"...the Roman Church is the fulfillment of the harlot who rides the beast in the Book of Revelation? There is little doubt." "...THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. The more I have studied Roman Catholicism, the more that title makes sense."
"...a perfect description of the battle of Armageddon, when all the nations of the world gather together against Israel under the leadership of the Beast (who many new agers call Lord Maitreya, Avatar, or Cosmic Christ), right before the return of Jesus Christ. This is what will happen...."
"If you keep searching, you will find such new age gurus as Alice Bailey and David Spangler are the forthright worshipers of darkness -- despite all their pretense about "the light." Satan transforms himself into an angel of light, and so it is no wonder that his ministers transform themselves in like manner."
www.amazon.com [accessed 2007/05/18]
One must conclude that Pinto holds strong opinions of his own on the topic of prophesy and end-time millennialism. He doesn't mention Freemasonry specifically, although his definition of "light" appears to broach no discussion. His next major production was Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings. He wrote and directed both it and Riddles in Stone. And the Executive Producer for both these videos was David E. Bay.
David Bay
David E. Bay
David E. Bay (b 1946/08/05) is a director and registered contact for Cutting Edge Ministry. Their website—registered in Associate Producer Jim Hedgepath's name—makes it very clear that they believe Freemasonry is satanic. Online since 30 May 1996, their early webpages featured transcripts from David E. Bay's Cutting Edge, a radio program of Grace Baptist Church and Old Paths Ministries, filled with such sentiments as : "...secret societies generally, and Free-masonry in particular, have conspired for centuries to establish the Satanic New World Order." One page is basicly the proto-script for Riddles in Stone.
Since the completion of Riddles in Stone in the late summer of 2006, Pinto has entered into an extended promotional campaign. Entering the earlier videos in The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) on September 15, 2006 and the Tahoe/Reno International Film Festival in August, 2006 is reasonable and to be expected. And, also understandably, he has made the rounds of the political spectrum of radio talk shows. Two appearances do stand out: the East Coast Prophecy & Bible Conference, September 7-9, 2006 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and an earlier appearance in July of 2005 on the radio talk show, World Independent News Group, a group that promotes such books as Synagogue of Satan, the secret history of Jewish world domination, William Guy Carr's Pawns in the Game and Milton William Cooper's Behold a Pale Horse.
An anonymous poster into amazon.com claims that "Christian J. Pinto, is a strong supporter of the King James translation" of the Christian Bible, but this has not been confirmed. Regardless, his association with pronounced anti-masonic viewpoints, an email address with Cutting Edge Ministry, and the endorsement by numerous Christian anti-masonic websites raises serious concerns about his claims to be an objective reporter.
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Riddles in Stone The Secret Architecture of Washington D.C. Secret Mysteries of America's Beginnings Volume II. An Antiquities Research Films Production. Executive Producer David E. Bay, Associate Producers, Jim Hedgepath, Mary Bay, Meg A. Pinto, Clark Aliano. Written, directed and produced by Christian J. Pinto. Research compiled by David E. Bay, Glenn Beckham, Tony Noel, Mike Noe, Christian J. Pinto.

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