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.”
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.’
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. Cyberstalking is a form of cyberbullying.
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)
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.
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.