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Public outcry shifted the Penn State case to focus on the victims. That is what needs to happen in the church and for some reason, people look to their church leaders in how they respond. The church leaders have remained silent. The noise must come from people. I recently posted CJ’s speaking schedule and encouraged my blog readers to blow the horn on this nonsense by contacting people hosting the conferences. JeffB compiled all of the contact information and I sent it to Dee/Deb and it was included in their post. A funny thing happened. Now SGM has removed CJ’s public speaking schedule from the SGM website. They are watching. They are not talking about it, but they are surely watching the blogs.
Yesterday I tweeted and linked @TGC (The Gospel Coalition) on a tweet. Someone responded directly to me asking what this was all about. I responded back with key links exposing the SGM/lawsuit/survivors. He had no clue. People are being kept in the dark because these key leaders remain silent. Twitter is an excellent public platform to get the word out. My lawsuit went viral in hours partly due to Twitter.
If you’d like to give Twitter a try, here are some helps:
You are only allotted 140 characters per tweet. When you RT (retweet), it will include the person you are communicating with. You might need to use texting lingo to shorten your words: U R going 2 have 2B Cre8tive
Be sure to tag key names you are talking about so that they can see your tweet and all of their followers can see the tweet. Ie, when I’m talking about The Gospel Coalition remaining silent about abuse, I include The Gospel Coalition’s Twitter name in the tweet: Why does @TGC give @CJMahaney a speaking platform while @Sovereign Grace churches are imploding?
If you have a link you want to include, shorten it first by going here: http://tinyurl.com/ All you do is enter the long link and then click “makeTinyURL”. Copy this new shortened URL into your tweet. This will allow you to have more characters for your Twitter message.
BTW, Google also has an URL shortener. You may need have a Google account, but I prefer it over TinyURL because it keeps track of how many people click on your new shortened link. I find that interesting. http://goo.gl/
Follow and feel free to retweet our tweets:
@DefendTheSheep (Julie Anne)
Here are some names of people/groups who have remained silent:
Church Leaders, “Movers and Shakers”
- @TGC (The Gospel Coalition)
- @between2worlds (Justin Taylor)
- @Challies (Tim Challies)
TAKE A SCREENSHOT. That way you have a permanent record of the response, in case someone chooses to delete it later.
If you don’t know how to, don’t worry. It’s easy:
* How to take a screenshot on a Mac:http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X
* How to take a screenshot on a PC:http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/general/ht/winscreenshot.htm
* Using Snipper tool on Windows 8.1: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/use-snipping-tool-capture-screen-shots#1TC=windows-8