I try to live life as normal – do the homeschool mom thing, volunteer daily at the high school as accompanist and “choir mom”, laundry, cooking, connect with my FB buddies, taxi mom – you know the busy mom gig.
Every once in a while, I get this flash in my mind: you are being sued by your former pastor, Chuck O’Neal, and church, Beaverton Grace Bible Church for $500,000.
What the heck? Could this be my imagination? Is this the most bizarre, insane, ridiculous thing ever?
And I’m reminded that there are three others who are also being sued who are most likely going through the same thing as me – being forced to “lawyer up” and spend time away from our families/lives in order to defend ourselves. This could be a long process – certainly months – it’s already been two months. And for what purpose? Was there really no other way to deal with this?
Talk about a colossal waste of money and resources from everybody involved: pastor/church, attorneys, four defendants and their families, court system, etc.
My mom always taught me that hate is such a powerful word and to use it very carefully. I’ve thought carefully: I hate waste. I hate abuse. I hate when people are deceived by people who should be trustworthy. I hate when relationships are torn apart. I hate when my friends are sad. I hate when people question their faith because of false teaching. I HATE abuse. Yes, I just yelled.
The anger I get from this situation only motivates me to keep on blogging and keep telling the truth.