Letter from the Publisher-in-Chief

We here at Katy Christian Magazine hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! This issue, I decided to do something a little different in my letter from the publisher. One of our dear readers sent me a letter, and upon reading it I felt compelled to share it, along with my response, with you all.


Dear Mr. Menslage,

After reading your October/November 2014 magazine with the list of so-called Christians, I was surprised to see Judge Jeff McMeans, Judge of County Court at Law #2 listed with the others. Scripture tells us to judge a tree by the fruit it bears.

During my assisting my daughter to get her from under the umbrella of the guardianship program, I observed many things that appeared not to be coming from a Christian.

My daughter, Linda Rodgers, was in her third bout of cancer and was in the process of taking chemo therapy when this happened. Judge McMeans appointed an attorney, Alicia D. Klosowsky to our case. She came to our home twice and maybe spent five minutes each time.

Linda was beginning to have frequent falls, so I put our home up for sale. The house was sold but the closing had not yet been finalized. The above mentioned attorney attached a lien to our home and the sale was canceled. I personally owed her nothing as the home was in my name, not my daughters!

But the kind of Judge we have in this County Court at Law #2, Jeff McMeans, approved everything this attorney put in front of him!

Freddie Mae Rodgers

Dear Ms. Rodgers,

I am very sorry to hear about your experience, and that your daughter has been suffering so much in her fight with cancer. However, while I personally do not know Judge McMeans, I have had the opportunity to meet many Harris County judges, and I do believe they try to make just decisions. Judges are simply humans, like you and I, and are continuously forced to make difficult choices that will gain favor with some, and lose it with others. While it’s true that sometimes judges don’t make the “right” decisions, I’m not familiar enough about your particular case to make a judgment here.

I also know that most judges have a tremendous amount of cases before their bench with a limited support staff. They do not always have a lot of time to study each and every claim or fact in the case and adjudicate many cases in an ordinary week.

Our sister publication, Katy Christian Magazine, has been putting out Christian Voters guides for almost 10 years, and since this is our first year to publish Fort Bend Christian Magazine, our August/September insertion contained our first one for Fort Bend County. Our magazine always tries to make the right endorsements and for the most part, I believe we have. I rely on several people that are very familiar with Fort Bend politics and not everyone we endorse is a Christian. We try to pick the best candidates that reflect our views. Two issues that are very important to us are pro-life and pro-family values. Those issues greatly narrow the field of candidates we endorse.

I am sorry that I cannot address this issue any further as space permits. I hope this has helped and your family is in our prayers.

Joseph R. Menslage
Katy Christian Magazine

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.