JD Hall and his Bully Behavior on Twitter
It seems Jordan (JD) Hall is showing his true colors today.
He got all worked up after someone appropriately gave him some corrective criticism. Apparently, from the Twitter conversation that I read, JD Hall did not clearly cite an author’s works on his recent blog article . . or at least it was not clear to all. Even someone on JD Hall’s Facebook page responded directly to Hall as if he wrote the article. You can click on the link and see that he did not correct this woman’s wrong conclusion.
I don’t get the beef. I have no problem whatsoever when people send me a note telling me about a typo or citation error, etc. It doesn’t offend me in the least. But JD Hall showed no grace in his response to his critic. He showed anger and rudeness. There was nothing pastoral in his response. He interpreted the suggestion as an attack and responded with Twitter cannons.
Oh . . . . but there’s one thing I left out. The person who corrected JD hall was . . . .
It would be one thing for a man to correct him, . . . but a woman? Oh my, my, my!
Have a look at the tweets that set him off. Put on your seat belt. They are sooooooooo mean and threatening to his personhood:
It appears from the wording that the top two tweets are not even talking directly to Hall, even though he is tagged (@PulpitAndPen is his Twitter handle). I’m pretty sure the last tweet is directed to @CalvinistJohn, because his Twitter handle is first in the tweet. So, if I’m interpreting the tweets correctly, JD Hall was only tagged in these. Lisa did not tweet directly to Hall.
I noticed on Lisa’s Twitter profile that she’s an editor. So, of course she would take special notice of something important like a citation.
Remember, this is JD Hall who had a conference in his home state of Montana with the likes of Phil Johnson, Voddie Baucham, Paul Washer, etc. Here was the lineup from last summer’s conference:
In the following tweet, once again, Lisa is responding to @CalvinistJohn. I have yet to find one tweet where Lisa is in direct conversation with Hall (evidently @CalvinistJohn tagged Hall in his original tweet, so if you reply to the tweet, it retains all the people tagged unless you physically delete the names).
JD Hall jumps in on the conversation here:
Now Lisa Cooper’s husband, Jordan, who happens to be a pastor, chimes in the conversation to defend his wife. (Jordan, good for you!)
Here, Jordan is responding to @GSethDunn, and JD Hall responds back to Jordan.
JD Hall believes that a husband should rule over wives. He is publicly rebuking a pastor for not controlling his wife’s behavior. Isn’t it interesting that JD Hall is going after this woman and her behavior and she did NOTHING wrong, yet who is the one with the behavioral issues?
Ceaseless berating? That is more projection, folks:
Psychological projection is a defense mechanism people subconsciously employ in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions.Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings. Source
If anyone is a ceaseless berator (I made up that word), it would be JD Hall. Just ask Ergun Caner. You can’t ask Ergun Caner’s son, Braxton, he’s dead. JD Hall tweeted a few times to Braxton in a condescending fashion, which then brought a group of tweeters who ganged up on Braxton. Braxton clearly indicated he was done, but men continued hounding him about his lifestyle as a teenager, the way his girlfriend dressed, etc. Within weeks of this Twitter incident, Braxton committed suicide.
Back to Lisa, Jordan and JD Hall, if you’d like to skim through tweets for yourself, here are JD Hall’s recent conversations. Here are Lisa’s recent Twitter conversations. You can see if I missed any tweets directed to JD.
Is there a reason why I posted the photo of the Reformation Montana conference? You bet. It is commonly known that JD Hall behaves like a bully on Twitter, yet those public Christian leaders don’t seem to have a problem associating with him and speaking at his events.
JD Hall is pastor of an independent church with no one over him. (The elders whom he claimed were going to hold him accountable after the last public fiasco on Twitter have obviously failed.) These men, if they cared about Christ’s reputation, would have nothing to do with JD Hall. Remaining silent is being complicit.
JD Hall needs to knock it off, and those who claim to be Christian leaders need to put their big boy pants on, give up the Montana Reformation conference, and stop patting their bro on the back, for Christ’s sake.
Good grief. Enough already!