I don’t understand how a big State can get something so wrong. My faith in our System is at an all-time low.
From Courthouse News Article: “In order to make that reach, Pastor Bob would have had to actively inject himself into a public controversy over the things Alex and Taylor accuse him of – child abuse and molestation, tax evasion and theft – something he has apparently never done, the panel found.”
Yes, Bob Grenier has done that, Bob led a Public Campaign against Phil Aguilar of Set Free Ministries in 1993 in the greater Tulare County and even Fresno area in which Bob actively circulated press releases and a letter to area churches warning them about what Bob called Phil Aguilar’s “SEXUAL MISCONDUCT” and financial abuses among many other accusations.
Here is the document that has been on THIS BLOG for many years now. I have emails documenting that I sent this document and information to our Attorneys and I believe our Attorneys entered this into the Court record. How does this get missed?
“They told us of arranged marriages, drug use, SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, financial mismanagement, lies and exaggerations from the pulpit, dividing church members from their families and creating an atmosphere of total dependence on Phil Aguilar.”–Bob Grenier, Immanuel Christian Fellowship (He had left Calvary Chapel briefly and changed the name of his church at that time).
“This is made all the more urgent by the access Set Free Fellowship has been given to CHILDREN in this community and throughout the valley by way of their anti-drug assemblies in public schools and their involvement in community center activities. WE REALIZE THIS CORRESPONDENCE IS AN EXTREME ACT and it is taken only after intense prayer and with the overwhelming conviction that it is the church’s responsibility to CLEAN UP ITS OWN LAUNDRY.”–Bob Grenier, 1993.
“We write because we are concerned for the welfare of our community AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.”–Bob Grenier, 1993.
The whole Campaign, of which Bob was their most vocal leader, accused Aguilar of very similar things as what Bob is accused of. Aguilar wouldn’t meet with Bob and his posse to confront the issues…and Bob and his Calvary Chapel Visalia Board and Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa wouldn’t meet with all the people who had accusations against Bob.
Why is Bob Grenier treated so differently by the State of California? Why is he so special? This is upsetting to me and very confusing. Am I crazy or is this not the same thing!? When Bob does his “Campaign” against Phil Aguilar and ran Aguilar out of town…Bob was praised as a “hero” looking out for the Church. When we do it, we’re evil villains to be sued.
First the Court includes an online comment in their published opinion that WE DIDN’T MAKE…and then they either miss or ignore the fact that Bob Grenier led this public Campaign against Phil Aguilar. I don’t understand. It is very upsetting and disappointing.
Click on the link below to view the Press Release/Letter that Bob Grenier sent out broadly in his Public Campaign against Phil Aguilar:
You know what though? Maybe, oddly, it’s God’s way of saying we need to do the painful ugly and expensive work of dragging this thing all the way through the lower court process and exposing the truth and finishing this thing once and for all. If so, so be it. We’ll need you out there in cyber-land to do more than comment on a blog. We’ll need your financial support and volunteer efforts to take this the distance.