Hey folks, we took a trip for a few days and have been chill-axin’ a bit after a 10-hour-drive in adverse road conditions yesterday, but this needs to be addressed. During my time away, I became aware that Ken Silva of Apprising Ministries wrote an article announcing that my former pastor, Chuck O’Neal, had his minister’s license revoked. I’m not sure when this took place, but you can read about it in the link below. Most of the article is old news to most of my regular readers, the new info is at the bottom of the article.
Wayback Machine link of the article is here.
A friend alerted me to this comment left at The Wartburg Blog today:
Here was the response I left for Melissa at The Wartburg Blog site:
Wow, Melissa. I guess nothing surprises me anymore. Do you live in Beaverton? One would wonder why he would think someone who most likely doesn’t live anywhere near Beaverton would care about his links. How did he get your e-mail address?
Even though he got his degree in psychology, he won’t be seeking therapy. And since no one goes outside the church for counseling and he thinks he is the only one qualified to counsel, that’s out of the question. Maybe his wife would submit to his counseling.
I notice he doesn’t come to TWW anymore, however, he seems to have time to keep up with comments here (adding one this afternoon): http://toddrhoades.com/pastor-starts-website-to-attack-churchs-attackers/
Notice how he corrects a pastor who called him out. Also notice how he refers to my mentioning of the word “mediation”, but doesn’t say anything beyond that. And he does not say a thing about his recently revoked minister’s license. Wonder why?
After typing that response, I notice “Melissa” posted a comment here on my blog. I’ve taken a screen shot of the comment and my response:
Here is Melissa’s response to me. She mentions Huffington post and this is the article Melissa is referring to: Huffington Post.
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:30pm
What an embarrassment you are chuck o’neil. I didn’t know about you until you decided to file a lawsuit. I guess that debunks your lawsuit. You have effectively destroyed your reputation with me (and many other complete strangers) by your public filing of action against a member of your church. Perhaps, you should have just ignored the criticism, then people like me would have never known about you! And FTR, pastors who sue church members generally have something to hide. Of course that’s complete opinion and should never be construed as chuck truth.
Have a great mothers day from a very cool mommy,
Melissa Fletcher, RN,BSN,MSN and a real doctoral candidate (as opposed to the faux version you right wingers prefer)
Sent from my iPhone
On May 15, 2012, at 9:59 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Things are not always what they first seem to be. Here is the rest of the story.
BEAVERTON GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
There is another side to the story. Beaverton Grace Bible Church wants to present its side of the story
****************deleted most of this email because I stopped reading about 4 lines in when my mind started substituting words with “blah blah blah”***********
We thank you for your prayers.
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 1:06am
Subject: Re: RE:
Your Hardly blameless, and your loose use of scripture to prove your position speaks volumes. Sorry “pastor” O’neill, you have no excuse.
Sent from my iPhone
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2012 8:01 AM
Subject: Re: RE:
I hope you had a Merry Christmas! No excuses, just the truth of why we attempted to use legal means to defend our families. Just wanted to let you know that we have finally gotten the antidote to our revilers’ poison up on the internet at **********.org or you can click on the following links:
Thank you for your kind email and prayers!
For Christ and His Church,
Chuck O’Neal, Pastor BGBC
wow, now your bonified obsessed. I had all but forgotten you completely. Congratulations on taking your misogyny to the next level. I’m giving you some free press, just like you like it. I’ve posted your blog on my IFB cult survivors page on facebook so everyone can see how far an abuser will go to harass others and defend himself. I’m sure you’ll get a few comments on your new blog from our members, so good thing you have the “moderation” option on. You would think that after your first decision to make a buffoon of yourself, getting national press coverage, and then LOSING, you would learn. But oh well! Being smart about handling people speaking against you definitely isn’t your strong suit. Free advice for the new year: you did good cleaning up the comments on google. Most people forgot who you were including me. Take down your blog and it will stay that way. The more you fight, the guiltier you look, and right now you are looking pretty guilty. May your 2013 be filled with peace….your not starting strong but I have hope.
Anyway, I was pretty surprised to see him make the effort to respond to me months and months after our last contact. It actually set off all my triggers. I didn’t think I was particularly kind….or even feigned more than bystander interest, but apparently he feels he can prove something. He’s sick and he needs help. When I looked up his website today and saw he is bragging that he has a blog to defend himself, I thought my my my….the lengths this man will go. He’s stereotypical cult leader. Essentially he’s destroying himself, and that’s always sad to watch, although I can’t fake sympathy. The pews of that church serve better empty. There are better places to worship and more loving versions of Christianity out there.
I wholeheartedly agree with Melissa’s words above. I am very disappointed that Chuck has decided to contact people like this and need to issue this disclaimer: