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Doug Phillips Releases Statement Attempting to Appear Innocent of All Sexual Allegations Against Him after Lawsuit Settlement

Doug Phillips, Vision Forum, Sex Abuse Lawsuit, Lourdes Torres, Clergy Sex Abuse, David C. Gibbs III On October 30, 2013, Doug Phillips, President of Vision Forum Ministries, stepped down from his position and issued this public statement: In June of 2016, I posted about the conclusion of the lawsuit: it was dismissed and settled: Doug Phillips:… Continue reading Doug Phillips Releases Statement Attempting to Appear Innocent of All Sexual Allegations Against Him after Lawsuit Settlement

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Legal Action Threatened against Blogger Reporting on Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Jamin Wight and Steven Sitler Pedophile Cases

*** Legal Action Threatened against Blogger, Moscowid.net, Doug Wilson, Steven Sitler, Daniel Foucachon, Christ Church, Steven Sitler, Pedophile, Jamin Wight, Copyright *** The new website, Moscowid.net, which hosts primary source documents related to Doug Wilson, Christ Church, and the ongoing sex abuse cases, has run into legal issues.  No surprises here. This is a common tactic… Continue reading Legal Action Threatened against Blogger Reporting on Doug Wilson, Christ Church, Jamin Wight and Steven Sitler Pedophile Cases

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Flashback: This Week At the Shepherds’ Conference with Pastor Chuck O’Neal Three Years Ago

*** Three years ago, I was sued by my ex-pastor, Chuck O'Neal, pastor of Beaverton Grace Bible Church, for speaking out on social media about the abuse we and other families incurred. ***   The Shepherds' Conference is going on right now in Southern California, and as I see tweets using the hashtags #shepconf and #shepconf2015,… Continue reading Flashback: This Week At the Shepherds’ Conference with Pastor Chuck O’Neal Three Years Ago

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Court Ruling on Calvary Chapel Pastor Bob Grenier’s Lawsuit against His Son and Former Member

*** Court Ruling on Calvary Chapel Pastor Bob Grenier against his step-son, Alex Grenier and Tim Taylor *** *** With Alex Grenier's permission, I am cross-posting the entire article he published yesterday. Since hearing this news, I have found myself in tears, angry, and shocked at this ruling and the implications. I can't believe Tim and Alex have had… Continue reading Court Ruling on Calvary Chapel Pastor Bob Grenier’s Lawsuit against His Son and Former Member

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Facebook Comments Removed from Tony Miano’s Facebook Page When Commenter Asks About Donation $$

*     *     * Tony Miano put out a plea for donations on his Facebook page,  however, Tony's admin guy, Chris H. deleted comments made by someone questioning about the money.  The commenter was accused of slander, defamation, and threatened to ban from posting on the Facebook page.  Bully, much? *  … Continue reading Facebook Comments Removed from Tony Miano’s Facebook Page When Commenter Asks About Donation $$

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#WHOWOULDJESUSSUE: A CALL TO ACTION

********************  CALL TO ACTION: Bringing Awareness to Pastor Bob Grenier’s Lawsuit Against His Son The following is a call to action. It details a very specific plan to bring awareness to the Calvary Chapel pastor Bob Grenier’s lawsuit against his son. This awareness will be created through a social media blitz. This blitz will begin on… Continue reading #WHOWOULDJESUSSUE: A CALL TO ACTION

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Freedom of Speech, Tactics Spiritual Abusers Use to Silence Bloggers, and Help for Bloggers

Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.  Eph 5:11-12 Ever since being sued by my former pastor for speaking out against spiritual abuse, my dander gets up when I hear of someone trying to interfere with another person's right… Continue reading Freedom of Speech, Tactics Spiritual Abusers Use to Silence Bloggers, and Help for Bloggers

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Are Bloggers & the Internet Having a Direct Effect on Churches and Their Policies?

Before I get to the subject of this article, I wanted to give a brief update on my court case:  I've had a few people asking me on the blog and privately if my former pastor has paid the attorney's fees.  He and/or the church did pay the attorney fees for the two defendants who… Continue reading Are Bloggers & the Internet Having a Direct Effect on Churches and Their Policies?

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Dr. Mo Saleh Sues Former Patient for Negative Review

I simply must take a diversion from spiritual abuse topics to share this news story from my hometown area.  You will also see clips from our story in this video as they referred to our defamation case: Brief summary:  Spencer Bailey did not care for the dental service provided Dr. Mo Saleh and left a… Continue reading Dr. Mo Saleh Sues Former Patient for Negative Review

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Chuck O’Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church Issues Press Release

Sheep-Dog, a regular reader here, wanted to see the original press release from our former pastor.  The link to the original "press release" is no longer working at The Wartburg Watch and the document was apparently removed from the BGBC website.  A reader sent O'Neal an e-mail and this press release was included in O'Neal's… Continue reading Chuck O’Neal of Beaverton Grace Bible Church Issues Press Release

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A Few Notes from Julie Anne

*** Countdown:  5 days till court date,  drawn by JA's 9-yr old *** Just a few things to share before a "regular" blog post coming up as my 9-yr old is busy with his drawing for the post. Phil Johnson from Grace Community Church (John MacArthur's church) reached out to me yesterday and we had… Continue reading A Few Notes from Julie Anne

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Anticipation

Six More Days Until Court Hearing There are a number of Christian bloggers keeping up with our story.  Yesterday, two popular bloggers posted articles about our situation and I wanted to give more information so you can see how things fit together. I'll give a little background.  This is the original Google review that was… Continue reading Anticipation

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Manipulating Reviews Yet Again

*     *     * Look how fast the BGBC elves went to work.  It was brought to my attention that a new review up at the DexKnows review site, but it was shoved down so far that you have to click on "See All Reviews" in order to see it.  They appear… Continue reading Manipulating Reviews Yet Again

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Guest Poster: The Whole Bible . . . really?

** I've copied two excellent comments from Friday's post here.  Looking at the posting time, it's likely they are from the same anonymous commenter.  My comments are in blue.  Thank you, Anonymous, this is good stuff! Beaverton Grace Bible Church Motto: Our Motto is the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible! (Isa.… Continue reading Guest Poster: The Whole Bible . . . really?

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Lawsuit Update!!

** I was notified by my (our) attorney that the motion has been filed with the court and is public.  I guess anyone can get a copy.  I'm not sure how one goes about that.  It's a 54-page honkin' document.  Whoa.  I just got my copy.   Check out how thick it is. 54-page motion Normally,… Continue reading Lawsuit Update!!

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For Real?

**   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… Continue reading For Real?

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Weapons of Battle

** Those of us who attended Beaverton Grace Bible Church certainly know how much the pastor admired and respected John MacArthur.  I have heard first-hand from a pastor at Grace Community that Chuck O'Neal and others went to the Shepherd's Conference this year as they have gone many years past. I'd like to remind my… Continue reading Weapons of Battle

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One Month and I Feel Good

** It's been one month since this blog was created.  After noticing my Google reviews on Beaverton Grace Bible Church were being removed from the Google review website without any explanation, I began this blog to share my story because I felt my voice was being taken from me.  I don't get this idea of… Continue reading One Month and I Feel Good

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Chuck’s Reviews of Me on Google and Threat of Lawsuit for Defamation

*     *     * Somehow, the powers that be at Google have removed my legitimate reviews of Beaverton Grace Bible Church, yet have allowed Chuck O'Neal's reviews of me on the Google review site of the church.  I wasn't aware that if you search Beaverton Grace Bible Church on Google, that my… Continue reading Chuck’s Reviews of Me on Google and Threat of Lawsuit for Defamation