Our friends over at the PhoenixPreacher.net have unknowingly illustrated a point I’ve been trying to make for a very long time…whether they realize it or not (not Michael and some others, but a big chunk of that Group).
I do not agree that discussing things from the PhxP that concern me are “bullying”…anymore than those discussing me and calling me names over there without my ability to respond is “bullying”….no matter how much some of them cry foul.
“Way Too Close”, a self-reported CC insider puts it well here:
“Way Too Closesays:
Gladly, Reuben is not the problem. I’m sorry if anyone perceives my ramblings as placing fault, blame or malice upon Reuben or Michael.
Simply: I wish to express that Michael and Reuben should act as a Judge on this matter. Our dear brother, as sad as this is… violated the trust and care for other relationships on this blog. Therefore, in order to preserve the foundational principles for which this blog exist, the brother should be banned. By all means, maintain a relationship if you already have one. But this blog will be a much safer place without him, rather than with him. Each of us weep about the turmoil that he has faced. His story has been told. We will wait for God to act upon it.
I agree…and I’ve told Michael such. Ban me. Give me justice. Kick me out of your Movement…I mean blog community. I am a bad bad boy. My words and actions “hurt” people and so many folks over there are personally offended…and I just won’t change no matter how much I deny, deflect or say I’m a “changed” man.
…sound familiar? You idiots don’t realize I’m exampling what many of you called “not abuse” and argued such many times.
Calvary Chapel Leadership TOLERATES and ENABLES abusive Leaders. Many Calvary Chapel Senior Pastors are “Abusers” by the defintion being used on the PhoenixPreacher.net by the so-called “good” CC pastors to label me.
They want blood! They want JUSTICE! BAN BAN BAN HIM! BAN THE ABUSER!
Yes. I agree.
Now go and do likewise in YOUR CALVARY CHAPEL MOVEMENT.
…or take your own advice and Chuck Smith’s advice and “don’t be bitter, forgive, let it go, move on, leave it to the Lord, let God deal with it, and GET A LIFE!”…or you could report me to CCOF and get zero response and zero recourse.