Well, since I'm in the pool, I might as well keep swimming.
Julie Anne Smith was sued. By her church, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, where the pastor is Chuck O'Neal. For $500,000.
Why? She had been shunned by the church for some issue that they called church discipline. She wrote a blog about it. They called it defamatory. The lawsuit was summarily rejected and the church had to pay Mrs. Smith's legal fees. Booyah.
Can someone please explain to me how a pastor should sue a former church member for an opinion? Just at what point did that seem like a good idea? A biblical idea?
I have no clue as to how people get into situations like this, but someone needs to look at a Bible and at a Throne every so often and remember that you will stand before the latter and be judged by the standard of the former.
Chuck O'Neal, you have to stand for that one. And your elders along with you.
But that's just me thinking thoughts...