Julie Anne Smith’s Destructive Cyberbully/Slander-blogging Movement

Julie Anne Smith is at the helm of a new, incredibly destructive, well-coordinated, cyberbully/slander-blogging movement. With every passing week these slander-bloggers (spiritualsoundingboard.com, thewartburgwatch.com, fbcjaxwatchdog.blogspot.com, calvarychapelabuse.com, etc.) are more organized and united in their reviling assault of Biblical churches and pastors everywhere. They have wielded their “abuse” slander against many of the well-known pastoral luminaries of the conservative Christian world. There is no ministry or pastor that they will not take on with their “abuse” slander. It clearly is a growing movement. Growing larger, bolder, and more brazen with each success. They are actively raising up, training up, and coming alongside of rebel slanderers against Christ’s Church everywhere. Julie Anne Smith has emerged as a chief prophetess, voice, and visionary of the cyberbullying group. She is charting out a grassroots plan to unleash destruction everywhere.

The cyberbully/slander-blogging methodology is to attack pastors and churches across America by finding “abuse” here, finding “abuse” there, and finding “abuse” everywhere. “ABUSE,” defined as broadly as possible, is their term, their rally cry, and their weapon. Julie Anne and her antinomian, egalitarian, liberal, pseudo-christian friends declare Biblical pastoral authority to be intolerable “spiritual abuse” (See Pastors Who Behave Like They Are Your Boss, by Julie Anne Smith). To disagree with them theologically is “spiritual abuse.” Teaching a literal account of Genesis (Young Earth Creationism) is “intellectual/spiritual abuse.” Tithing is “financial/spiritual abuse.” Church discipline is “spiritual rape.” Biblical parenting (loving corporal discipline) is “emotional/physical/spiritual abuse.” Expressing concerns (wrong or right) about the pill causing abortions is “spiritual abuse.” The concept of a loving father giving his daughter a purity ring is attacked as “spiritual incest.” Julie Anne and her friends accuse the loving, African-American father, who gave his daughter a purity ring (from the popular Gospel proclaiming movie, Courageous) of displaying and encouraging “SPIRITUAL INCEST.” That is the nature and method of master slanderers; take something beautiful and make it a disgusting, perverse accusation.

 

Julie Anne Smith and her cyberbully/slander-blogging friends are actively recruiting people for class action lawsuits against pastors and ministries, yet when a pastor or ministry utilizes the same legal system to protect themselves and their families from vicious life destroying slander, they are hypocritically railed against with slogans like, “Who would Jesus sue?” Julie Anne gives instruction to women on how to contact the press with catchy, slanderous, destructive phrases that the press will grab a hold of and run with. She pleads for her readers to send in fresh stories of “abuse” to be used as her blog fodder, and every life destroying story, family destroying story, church destroying story, and/or pastor destroying story she receives is accepted as absolute truth without question and then it is thrown onto the World Wide Web to reap a whirl wind of destruction upon families, churches, and pastors. Any genuine abuse that these slanderers may happen to report is used to give legitimacy to the plethora of hearsay, gossip, and reviling accusations meant to destroy pastors and churches everywhere.

 

Julie Anne is lead out an unprecedented media blitz designed to destroy a man and his wife globally. She is encouraged people to get their “rage” up and to act upon it (Take a look at #WHOWOULDJESUSSUE: A CALL TO ACTION). This is lynch mob mentality. The fundamental American legal principle of being “innocent until proven guilty” is being turned on its head by slander-bloggers while they hide behind the abuse of the fundamental American right to Free Speech. Global internet “abuse” defamation is not Free Speech. These slander-bloggers have pronounced a man and his wife “GUILTY” and they are telling the entire world. That is called global slander. It is a full-scale, life destroying, ministry destroying cyberbully (twitter, facebook, blog, email, text, etc.) assault upon a man and wife based upon hearsay. Any church, any pastor, or ANYONE this slander-blogging movement picks out as their next target will be pronounced “GUILTY” and then virtually slain before the watching eyes of the world. Julie Anne drives her victims toward their destruction in her VIRTUAL ELECTRIC CHAIR (twitter, facebook, blogs, emails, texts, etc.) with her “abuse” sword firmly stuck in their backs.

 

Genuine abuse is terrible. Being falsely accused of abuse is also terrible. Genuine abuse harms women, children, and sometimes even men. False accusations of abuse also harm women, children, and are often used to ruin men. The families, churches, and pastors that Julie Anne and her lynch mob attack are forced to live under the crushing weight of being found “GUILTY” of abuse in the court of public opinion on the World Wide Web, without the benefit of a defense attorney, judge, jury, or an appeal process. The cyberbully/slander-bloggers are not satisfied to allow the real court system to decide guilt and deliver a verdict. They solicit and receive accusations of abuse on the internet that they can’t possibly know the validity of. They then pass their “GUILTY” verdict globally on the internet. Next, they cry out for the world to rise up in a “rage” to destroy the “GUILTY ABUSER/S” in their church, circle of friends, denomination, community, and in the press. Finally, they demand that the “GUILTY ABUSER/S” friends and associations join the cyberbully attack or they begin their assault upon the friends and associations connected to the ”GUILTY ABUSER/S.” It is an amazingly effective and destructive form of vicious slander. Just ask my wife, my children, and the families of Beaverton Grace Bible Church (See the videos/blogs The Heroine of Victims and Champion of Truth Victimizes and Lies Again, Leave Our Children Alone! -Matt & Dawn Confront Their Accuser, Julie Anne Smith LIED to the Press).

 

Cyberbullying is real. Slander-blogging is real. The destruction they reap is real. Men and women are being destroyed. Families are being destroyed. Churches and ministries are being destroyed. The day of “innocent until proven guilty” is seemingly over. Julie Anne’s new world of “guilty because I say so on my blog, tweets, and facebook” has arrived. America needs new court precedence and new legislation that will put a stop to the lawless, wild west of cyberbully, slander-blogging lynch mobs.

 

*Julie Anne’s spiritualsoundingboard.com slander-blog and her recent “#WHOWOULDJESUSSUE: A CALL TO ACTION” media blitz is a radical, unprecedented case of cyberbullying. Check out Wikipedia’s legal definition of cyberbullying:

 

Cyberbullying is defined in legal glossaries as

  • actions that use information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm another or others.
  • use of communication technologies for the intention of harming another person
  • use of internet service and mobile technologies such as web pages and discussion groups as well as instant messaging or SMS text messaging with the intention of harming another person.

Examples of what constitutes cyberbullying include communications that seek to intimidate, control, manipulate, put down, falsely discredit, or humiliate the recipient. The actions are deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior intended to harm another. Cyberbullying has been defined by The National Crime Prevention Council: “When the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person.”[1][2]

A cyberbully may be a person whom the target knows or an online stranger. A cyberbully may be anonymous and may solicit involvement of other people online who do not even know the target. This is known as a ‘digital pile-on.’[3]

Cyberbullying vs. cyberstalking

Further information: Cyberstalking

The practice of cyberbullying is not limited to children and, while the behavior is identified by the same definition when practiced by adults, the distinction in age groups sometimes refers to the abuse as cyberstalking or cyberharassment when perpetrated by adults toward adults. Common tactics used by cyberstalkers are performed in public forums, social media or online information sites and are intended to threaten a victim’s earnings, employment, reputation, or safety. Behaviors may include encouraging others to harass the victim and trying to affect a victim’s online participation. Many cyberstalkers try to damage the reputation of their victim and turn other people against them.

Cyberstalking may include false accusations, monitoring, making threats, identity theft, damage to data or equipment, the solicitation of minors for sex, or gathering information in order to harass. A repeated pattern of such actions and harassment against a target by an adult constitutes cyberstalking.Cyberstalking often features linked patterns of online and offline behavior. There are consequences of law in offline stalking and online stalking, and cyber-stalkers can be put in jail.[4] Cyberstalking is a form of cyberbullying.[citation needed]

Methods used

Manuals to educate the public, teachers and parents summarize, “Cyberbullying is being cruel to others by sending or posting harmful material using a cell phone or the internet.” Research, legislation and education in the field are ongoing. Basic definitions and guidelines to help recognize and cope with what is regarded as abuse of electronic communications have been identified.

  • Cyberbullying involves repeated behavior with intent to harm and repeated nature
  • Cyberbullying is perpetrated through Harassment, Cyberstalking, Denigration (sending or posting cruel rumors and falsehoods to damage reputation and friendships), Impersonation, Exclusion (intentionally and cruelly excluding someone from an online group)[5]

Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mails or text messages harassing someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender. It may also include public actions such as repeated threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech) or defamatory false accusations), ganging up on a victim by making the person the subject of ridicule in online forums, hacking into or vandalizing sites about a person, and posting false statements as fact aimed a discrediting or humiliating a targeted person. Cyberbullying could be limited to posting rumors about a person on the internet with the intention of bringing about hatred in others’ minds or convincing others to dislike or participate in online denigration of a target. It may go to the extent of personally identifying victims of crime and publishing materials severely defaming or humiliating them.[1]

Cyberbullies may disclose victims’ personal data (e.g. real name, home address, or workplace/schools) at websites or forums or may use impersonation, creating fake accounts, comments or sites posing as their target for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames, discredits or ridicules them. This can leave the cyberbully anonymous which can make it difficult for the offender to be caught or punished for their behavior. Though, not all cyberbullies use anonymity. Text or instant messages and emails between friends can also be cyberbullying if what is said or displayed is hurtful to the participants.

Some cyberbullies may also send threatening and harassing emails, instant messages or texts to the victims. Others post rumors or gossip and instigate others to dislike and gang up on the target.

 

*This statement reflects the opinions of the author based upon the facts as understood by the author.

10 Responses to Julie Anne Smith’s Destructive Cyberbully/Slander-blogging Movement

  1. Patty says:

    I am utterly appalled at the lengths this woman, Julieann Smith, will go to try and destroy pastors and churches. Julieann did her best to try and destroy my church with a four year Internet smear campaign of vile lies, criminal in nature – which were COMPLETELY UNFOUNDED. As soon as we (BGBC) push back with our own blog to shed some light and truth on her lies, Julieann immediately changed the name of her blog from our church’s name to spiritual sounding board. Amazing what the truth will do!

    Julieann spends hours and hours scouring the Internet to find anyone, anywhere, who has had any type of complaint against a pastor. In her mind, every Bible believing pastor is guilty – let’s not bother with the facts in a case, that’s too boring; Julieann thrives on slander/gossip/hearsay and will stop at NOTHING to “win”.

    This is a woman who lives in Washington State, taking up a cause involving a man from Idaho, (also with a slander blog), against a pastor and his wife in California, whom she knows NOTHING about, except what she reads on slander blogs.

    I find it interesting that Julieann and her slander blogging pals NEVER attack the Catholic Church over “abuse” issues; nor do they mention a thing about Islam and the “abuse” women suffer there – only non-denominational, Bible believing, Christian churches and pastors are in her sights. Why do you suppose that is? Because Islam would NOT tolerate this…so why do we Christians turn a blind eye??

    This type of Internet slander needs to STOP. The church as a whole needs to wake up, stand up, and speak out with the truth and push back against these slander bloggers before it is too late – and they destroy your church with their lies!

    • chuckoneal says:

      Yes, she quickly changed the name of her website because the truth about who she really is and what she and her cyberbully/slander-blog friends are doing was getting out. She also changed the name so that she could launch a broader attack upon Biblical churches and Gospel preachers everywhere. Slander is her drug of choice. You can see how much fun Julie Anne is having on her twitter destroying lives with sexually explicit, perverse accusations of abuse. Accusations that she can’t possibly know to be true.

  2. Truthseeker says:

    Thanks for shining some light on this horrible new attack on the church! I believe sex abuse is the fake charge of choice that will be leveled against anyone leading a church IF he’s faithful with the Gospel. The sex abuse charge is so vile it automatically stains the “target” and separates him from friends, family and community. The Marxists/Leninists mastered these tactics years ago and this new crowd, Julieann included, follows the same playbook.

    Here’s how I see them take out a pastor/church: First, general gripes of dislike are made, usually over small things like sermon topics, music selection, etc. Then the gripes gain momentum and seriousness; this is where the “abuse” allegations will start (and ANYTHING fits this groups’ “spiritual” abuse charge – tone of voice, eye contact while teaching, being friendly, WHATEVER they dream up). Next a disgruntled individual is pushed forward to be the chief “abused”, the more sympathetic figure the better. Knowing they can’t press criminal abuse charges (since it never happened), they hit the internet with their cyberbullying.

    If the hate campaign is effective the target will lose his ministry, perhaps his family, ministry partners and his reputation. SUCCESS for the slanderbloggers! The more energetic slanders (I’ve always believed the ones with no lives, blogging from their filthy homes, neglecting any good they could be doing with their lives ), will carpet bomb the target with filthy Google reviews, survivor blogs rants, lie-laced facebook posts, nasty tweets, and endless calls to anyone related or aligned with the target. It’s persecution on steroids and an indicator of the lateness of the hour.

  3. Matt Haggerty says:

    Way to GO Pastor!
    Thank you for all your hard work on this. I didn’t realize there was such a well defined definition for Julie Ann’s slander. Everyone knows instinctively that what she is doing is rank sin but to see that the secular world sees it for what it is and that there is legislation against it, is encouraging.

    Keep up the fight we are all with you.

    God bless.

  4. Alex says:

    LOL! Chuck you are a delusional, yet funny guy ironically. Do you see the irony in your article? I’m sure you miss it entirely. #cantseeforestfromthetrees

    You don’t have to worry about the “evil cyberbullies!”…you and your pride are your own worst enemy.

  5. George says:

    I completely agree with this post. Julie Anne has got serious problems with using the internet to attack non-denominational, God-fearing and Bible-loving churches. It is absolutely ridiculous. I also agree that this should not be legally allowed. If this behavior continues, no pastor, however upright and well-intentioned, stands a chance.
    They decide who is guilty without looking at any evidence, they ignore people that disagree with their guilty verdict, and they spew their nonsense from the rooftops. Meanwhile, unbelievers laugh and believers gasp.
    Most of the tweets in her latest campaign were made by atheists. That is a fact. I checked on some of the profiles from the tweets, and there were atheists, Wicca witches and all kinds of other nonsense.
    They are a bunch of frustrated and mediocre self-indulgent writers that don’t have it in them to write a book and get it published by a respectable publishing house. No, they’d rather hate-blog instead.
    Thank you for this post. It has reminded me of who the enemy is….Julie Anne and her other ginger hate-bloggers.

  6. Alex says:

    I know you won’t let that last comment post b/c I didn’t call you a dick LOL.

    Your ‘cyberbully’ attorney is an idiot, he’s playing you the fool IMO and will take all the money you and others will send them to fight a losing battle. Unfortunate that it is other people’s money you are spending, money the gave to “the Lord” etc.

  7. Alex says:

    just go full Jim Jones already and move to Ghana, YIKES! Drop the kool aid Chuck. You’re really cracking up. You need to repent and humble yourself and drop the over-authoritarianism and be like Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and be the Servant of All. Like I said, your biggest problem is you and your pride. You illustrate almost daily how unqualified to pastor you really are.

  8. Alex says:

    Hey, I understand if you lack the ability to engage in an online dialogue on your blogsite and if you want to hide the comments that speak truth to you.

    • chuckoneal says:

      This is clearly profane fun and games for you Alex. For me it is protecting the Lord’s flock, His Gospel, and my family from you and your slander-blogging friends (Titus 1:9-16). Based upon your comments here and your previous profane comment, it is clear that you are the most spiritual, mentally sound, emotionally balanced, intelligent, tough guy in the room. I won’t argue any of those points.
      However, I will argue that standing by the principal of “INNOCENT until proven guilty” is NOT evidence of me “cracking up” or “pride” or “serving Kool-Aid” or “desiring to move to a remote South American country.” Innocent until proven guilty is the most basic principle of our judicial system. Your response to this truth shows how extremely unreasonable you are. I’m not going to spend much time interacting with an unreasonable man who keep really bad company. Your active partnership with cyberbully/slander-bloggers, your flippant demeanor, your profane language, and your willingness to slander those whom you know nothing about strongly suggests that you have completely fabricated your accusations against your parents. Can I rule out the possibility that you might be telling the truth? I cannot. I have prayed many times for the Lord to grant justice. However, based upon my conviction of “INNOCENT until proven guilty,” and based upon my long held conviction of “Semper Fidelis,” I stand by men of evident character unless there is compelling proof (not internet hearsay) to the contrary.
      When a Muslim terrorist claims he was ill-treated by a U.S. Marine, I don’t get my “rage” on and cry out for the murderous scum to be taken before a firing squad. When a Portland Police Officer is reported by the liberal Oregonian as having abused poor inner-city gangbangers who were just selling cookies door to door, I don’t get my “rage” on and publicly demand that the mayor take the abusive officer’s badge and lock him up. The Muslim terrorist, liberal Oregonian, and the gangbanger all have a motive to fabricate a damaging story. Can a Marine or Police Officer be corrupt or blow it in a particular instance? Yes, but I am not going to assume there is corruption or that they blew it in some instance based upon hearsay. And I am certainly not going to tell the world how evil the Marine and Police Officer are in explicite details that I cannot possibly verify.
      I don’t know what your bent is, or if you actually have one. I do know that people often do have an agenda driving their story. I do know that you are running with a crowd of slanderers who (kinda like terrorists, liberal press, or gangbangers) definitely have an agenda, and don’t care if the life destroying accusations they make to the entire world are true or false as long as it hurts churches and pastors. Julie Anne can’t possibly know if your accusations are true, and she doesn’t care. All she knows is that you are aiming at the same target she is… churches and pastors. That is good enough for her to tell the world that your father is a child abuser in explicit terms; your mother an accomplice; and Chuck Smith a heartless, money hungry, Moses tyrant. That is defamation. It is against God’s law and man’s. It destroys lives.
      You left a hostile comment on bgbcsurvivors.org weeks ago. I had no idea who you were and left it alone. You actively joined Julie Anne’s slander campaign against me, my family, and BGBC simply because Julie Anne is your partner in slander. That doesn’t speak well of your character or your testimony of being a victim of abuse. It seems that you, Julie Anne, and your cyberbully friends are drinking your own Kool-Aid of malice, lies, and slander.

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