Just when I thought I had seen it all, there is a new twist in the Beaverton Grace Bible Church (BGBC) saga with Pastor Chuck O’Neal – you remember, the pastor who sued me and 4 others for $500K for defamation. Ya know, us moms always know when our kids are up to no good when things are too quiet around the house. Well, things have been a little too quiet around here and the kids have been caught. The kids aka Pastor Chuck O’Neal and “those with him” have created a blog using the domain name bgbcsurvivors.org. They are calling themselves True BGBC Survivors. Who or what have they survived? Us – the ones they sued. HAHAHAHAHA I’m sorry, I can’t help myself sometimes and I must find some humor in this somewhere.
How did I find out about this new blog? This morning, I received an e-mail from a reader mentioning “scripted videos”. I asked for clarification and was told about the comment from Anonymous. Here are the screenshots:
Beyond the initial laugh about the idea of a man who calls himself a pastor and church members being afraid of two moms and beginning an impostor blog, the reality is that spiritual abuse still continues. I’ve spent a long time on this blog talking about signs of spiritual abuse. When (if) you go to the impostor site, I think my brilliant readers will be able to spot some clear signs.
I’m sure you’ve seen children’s coloring books with hidden pictures, right?
I thought it might be a good test of our spiritual abuse detective skills to use that same concept and attempt to “find the wolf” or signs of spiritual abuse on the Impostor Blog. But wait!!! Let me give you some clues: a master manipulator will suck people in emotionally – they do that by providing information that invokes an emotional response. If you are able to separate yourself from that emotional tug, you will be able to more clearly see behavioral issues abusers use – the same behavioral issues that identify a:
I need to cut this short. Tonight I’ll be singing at a Christmas performance. I am praising God that He has revealed His truth to me, that His love never fails, that God does not bully us around, but his slow to anger and rich in love.
* * * * Update 12/14/12: Deb of The Wartburg Watch blog has done an article on this recent BGBC situation here: (click on title)