but the Lord examines their motives.
I have been notified of even more updates at the Beaverton Grace Bible Church website which “coincidentally” occurred less than 2 days after the post on Damage Control – How Do I Look – discussing their preoccupation with “image” over important matters.
I mentioned the church’s summer car washes in the post and how it was used as an evangelical outreach and coincidentally there is a new webpage describing the car wash outreach with a cutesy picture.
I mentioned “Bonnet Brigade” the new club for girls (including a photo showing young girls wearing bonnets working together on projects) – and now the picture has been changed to a young girl sitting behind a sewing machine (wearing no bonnet).
I mentioned that there had been no new sermons posted in eight months. A couple new ones were added from (preached seven months ago). Oops – I just checked the website to double-check my facts again and a new sermon was posted within the time I have been working on this post, this one is dated six months ago. So a total of three new sermons were added since my post of two days ago.
So . . once again, while they have been busy in an attempt to clean up their public image, doing “damage control”, the church and Chuck O’Neal leave a path of destruction among former members: shunning, broken relationships, fear, emotional trauma, broken families, and so many hurt feelings.
I do not see any effort to reach out and restore relationships while this “damage control” is going on. As a responsible shepherd, the ball is in his/their court to seek out those who have been hurt. The website makeover only reveals what he and “those around him” have been doing to busy themselves while avoiding their responsibility of cleaning up their fallout.
Disclaimer: the phrase “the church and Chuck O’Neal leave a path of destruction among former members” – – – – this is the type of phrase that has been used in the defamation lawsuit against me. When I am posting on this blog, I am keenly aware that anything I post might be used against me. I am not afraid to post this phrase. It is the truth as I see it. It is my opinion, but I also have plenty of documentation and witnesses to back it up. Give the poor (poor meaning “unfortunate”, not “penniless”) attorneys a break.
One final note regarding the BGBC website specifically directed to the web designer: once again, I am in an awkward position, but am compelled in the spirit of “do unto others”. A reader informed me of this: evidently if you click on “Blog” on the home page and then click on any blog post, there is a small icon just to the left of the title which enables anyone to edit the blog. Some unscrupulous people might take advantage of that situation. I’m sure none of my readers would stoop to that level. Chuck’s posts speak for himself. But hopefully the “Webmistress” will take care of that oversight.