Disgusting behavior is not only reserved for the unwashed masses of our IFB churches; it is also infects iBFer preachers like the Ebola virus crossed with the common cold, and I’m not just talking about Jack Schaap here, although I can’t think of anyone who is guilty of more disgusting behavior.
I have been encouraged to name names in my posts and I have also been encouraged to do the right thing and just kill myself. Can you imagine a man, who believes he is called by God to preach the gospel, telling another man he should kill himself? I have named some names but believe me what I said about them was the tip of the iceberg. Mostly, I have kept the iBFers names out of my posts, but part of me wants to make a list and check it twice and put all their naughtiness on display for everyone to see. Instead I try to keep everything on a more gentlemanly level. I do not always succeed, but it is better to fail every once in a while than to fail with almost every Tweet you plaster on Twitter from the fake Twitter account you hide behind and pretend no one knows you are that guy.
I am posting this because I want to commiserate with those who have been, and are in my shoes. I want to be a shoulder for those who are just starting to get beat up, and I need the shoulders of those who have old bruises and cuts that just wont quite heal. I am miserable, I am sickened, and I am disillusioned, but that is usually the case when you pull the wool from off your eyes.
Many “preachers” of the iBFer sort want to think, and even tell one another, that I started all of this because I failed, quit the ministry and blame John Hamblin,(there, I named a name) God, the virgin Mary, Dr. Malone, Dr. Carr, Midwestern Baptist College and a whole host of others. This could not be further from the truth as John, David Carr, and others could tell you. All of this stuff was coming out regardless of my status in the eyes of pretended ministers. I did not quit the ministry or disqualify myself in any way. I did not fail, in the ministry I did not run a church into the ground, I did not destroy my life. (All of this sounds so familiar, have I said it before?)
The church from which I resigned is now thriving, just as it was when I resigned. Not only is it thriving but it has grown and is growing under the leadership of a pastor who is under the leadership of the head of the church which is Jesus Christ not John, Shelton, Paul, Clarence, Bob, Troy or any Jack.
NEVERTHELESS (he says with emphasis) certain “men of God” continue to lie about me and spread rumors. How do I know this you ask? First and foremost it keeps getting back to me. Do you really think I don’t hear what you are saying about me and my family? Do you iBFers think that if you gossip it doesn’t spread? iBFer “preachers” are bigger gossips than the most prodigious Ladies Mission’s Circle. To include my family in your lies is especially vicious, nasty, malicious and cruel. I have kept your family out of my blog posts, but you do not have an ounce of class because you have attacked my family. How dare you, shame on you. Secondly you have the gall to spew your lies all over Twitter and Facebook. You insulting vermin, you wouldn’t for a moment have the fortitude it takes to say any of that trash to my face. You know I could snap your puny neck like a matchstick, so you hide behind distance and Twitter, fed lies which you willingly repeat by a nefarious nincompoop evangelist with a Napoleonic complex bigger than the Burg Khalifa, and everybody knows he is the Cee-Lo Green of Fundamentalism†. Thirdly, you high and mighty evangelists pastors
and teachers keep alienating people, who you have no reason to alienate, and in making them your enemy through your antics, you de facto make them my friend. Some of you have stated many times that you don’t need anymore friends. Well I do, and I am glad for the friends I have no matter the manner in which we became friends. So you can make fun of them for being Calvinists, even though you have never had a serious discussion with them about what they believe and why, you can make fun of them being nobodies going nowhere (see my post by that title), you can make fun of them for being stupid, which is your go to insult when you have lost an argument, you can even make fun of them for being liberal, which you define as someone who is not as fundamental as you are, because fundamentalism is a contest in your mind.
In the last year I have heard a multitude of lies about me. All of which are lies because not a single one of the people I have mentioned by name or description has tried to contact me, and what they are saying is untrue. Oddly enough many of the people they said were losers have contacted me and have been an encouragement to me. For you all I am grateful and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. As for my former friends and mentors let me quote my favorite rapper Slug “…as for your last impression, thanks for that lesson. I won’t trust you again getting better at choosing friends, this time the loser wins, ’cause I’ve learned how to cut off the looser ends.”
From this experience I have learned that iBFers have rules just like in Star Trek. Their prime directive seems to be kick a man when he is down…and tell him to kill himself. I will survive, I will continue to blog, and I will continue to try to pull the wool off the eyes of the good people who want to serve God in a church that is concerned about truth and true biblical Christianity. God loves us, even the iBFers even though we sure don’t love each other. So spread your lies you iBFers, spread your gossip, slam me and my family, and I will continue to take you down precept by precept, line upon line in my blog. Not one of my detractors has ever argued against the things I have said in my blog, they continue the personal attacks and lies and rumor spreading. Is that the kind of man you want preaching to you? -End Rant
†Rest assured I would never snap anyone’s neck, really I wouldn’t. Bloody a nose, break an jaw….maybe, but I would never snap a neck.