We are starting to see a new wave of former homeschoolers who are now in their 20’s and 30’s. And it is important to hear their stories, both positive and negative. In the same way that we can grant that abuse happens in church environments without necessarily rejecting the concept of churches, we should also try to understand how abuse can happen in homeschooling environments without necessarily rejecting homeschooling itself.
The preliminary ruling for Grenier & Grenier v. Taylor & Grenier is now public, and it is so far a triumph for the rights of bloggers and abuse survivors everywhere: “Allegations of conduct which would violate the trust his church members and members of the public place in him as a church leader are matters of public discussion or controversy.”
Even though we at WWJS have years of exegesis training, we can’t quite wrap our minds around the scholarly depths of O’Neal’s response to the BGBC Defamation Lawsuit Archive. But maybe we are thinking too hard about all this. Maybe O’Neal’s new response to a gigantic archive of evidence is to just make animal noises online.
A team of volunteers has put together a significant resource on the lawsuit of Grenier & Grenier v. Taylor & Grenier — the Grenier Defamation Lawsuit Archive. This Archive is based on a similar one produced by Brad Sargent after the 2012 case of Beaverton Grace Bible Church v. Smith. According to Alex Grenier’s volunteer team: “The Archive writers and editors have sought to be as factual and fair as possible in presenting historical events and in representing all sides accurately.”
Originally posted on Spiritual Sounding Board:
Every account like this makes a difference for those of us who’ve survived spiritually abusive situations. And hopefully, in the long run, courageous people like yourself and others who choose to do something will help turn the tide. ~Brad Sargent Stroll back with me to one year ago.…
Calvary Chapel in Aurora, Colorado has said publicly on Twitter that they are willing to take the first step of praying for justice and fairness when it comes to addressing child abuse. Will they take the next step?