Monday, June 09, 2008


Father's Day, 2008

Rollen is going to pray out loud without ceasing during Father's Day Week, June 9 - 15, 2008. He says that he has been persecuted in the past for doing this, and that he has been put on Paxil. He thinks something serious will happen to him because of this.

Sunday, October 07, 2007


Rollen Update (About Time!)

Rollen is still in jail. He has recently had a hearing to determine if he should be released, but he figures there's not much chance.

He spends his days writing to news organizations, trying to get his story out. Unfortunately, the longer that he's locked up, the more likely it is that people will forget about him. The young generation would only know of him if they saw old sports videos or the ESPN clip about him that came out a few years ago.

When I write to or speak with him (he's allowed to call out), I'm unable to convince him to do more for himself. He's determined that his mission from God is to preach to the inmates. This gets him in trouble - with both staff and the other inmates, who just want to serve their time and be left alone.

Meanwhile, the years go by.

Saturday, June 04, 2005


"100 Days Left"

Last night I received a phone call from Rollen, after not hearing from him for quite a few months.

He was distressed that everyone had cast him aside - most particularly his daughter and David, the fellow who was going to make up a website for him. When I mentioned that I thought that David was becoming apprehensive because of the kinds of things that Rollen was saying in his letters, Rollen said the following: All the years that he had been talking about John 3:16, he had been preaching the love. Now it was time to pay the reaper. There were 100 days left. Accountability was at hand.

Rollen seemed frustrated that there was no chance of getting out of prison. Even though his next appeal was next month, he had already received a copy of the psychiatrist's report - and it was the same report. "He just photocopied it," Rollen said.

"Prophets have been prosecuted throughout history," Rollen continued. It would be no different with him, he seemed to be intimating.

Saturday, February 12, 2005


After the Super Bowl

I know that I have become a disappointment to Rollen. He was so enthusiastic about getting back in contact with me, but I quickly realized that his joy was at reaching anyone in the world outside his cell.

Rollen wanted (and still wants) someone to spread his message of the upcoming Rapture. It's coming on Rosh Hashanah in October, 2005. That someone isn't me, however. It wasn't in 1980, when we first met, and it isn't now in 2005.

Rollen phoned and wrote constantly around the New Year, wanting someone to go to the NFL games to send the message. He wants a John 3:16 website. He's convinced that people will send tens of thousands of dollars to that website to carry on this campaign.

Like many who believe that the Rapture is nigh, Rollen has found plenty of "proof" in current world events. Yet he was also certain of Rosh Hashanah, 1980 and Rosh Hashanah, 1981 and Rosh Hashanah, 1982 and especially Rosh Hashanah, 1992 when he was found guilty of taking three hostages in a Los Angeles airport hotel.

Rollen's views are becoming extreme. (Maybe they have been all along, but either I brushed them off or they are evolving). He has to become careful that the state of California doesn't decide that Rainbow Man is where he needs to be. Prison.

Saturday, January 08, 2005


Rollen Describes His Life

The story of Rock'n Rollen Stewart is the story of the average, regular guy who is striving for the same goals as everyone else, but is given an opportunity by the grace and mercy of God to see the light.

God lets us go to the pit. So many people who don't experience some sort of disaster in their lives will never be drawn to God because their pride and ego won't allow them. God won't reveal Himself to someone who won't humble himself before God.

Saturday, January 01, 2005


From Rollen's Christmas Letter, 2004

As of January 1st, 2005:

Conceived 5-20-44
22,141 days
431,384 hours
25,883,040 minutes
1,552,982,400 seconds

Born Again 1-20-80
4,481 days
107,544 hours
6,452,640 minutes
387,158,400 seconds

Went to Prison 9-22-92
9,106 days
218,544 hours
13,112,640 minutes
786,758,400 seconds

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


The Limitations of a Blog

It should have been apparent to me earlier that a blog has some limitations that a regular website doesn't.
  1. Because each new blog message appears right at the beginning of the site, anything really important that you posted earlier gets pushed further back.
  2. The address: is difficult to remember/find/put on a banner, etc.

These are important to me because:

  1. People need to know right away that the website is about Rollen Stewart, the Rainbow Man, who they probably remember from years ago.
  2. An address like generates fewer visitors, which I need both to learn of Rollen's attempts to start up his campaign and to donate toward that campaign.
  3. An address like is hard to put on a banner which Rollen would like to have displayed at events. A banner would help, obviously, with informing people of the above two points.

I need a regular website, one that is short and easy to remember. Until I get one, please continue scrolling down this website to get more of the story.

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