This article catalogues a small representative portion of Julie Anne Smith’s ongoing slander of Biblical men and ministries across America. The list includes Voddie Baucham, Todd Friel, Wayne Grudem, Ken Ham, Phil Johnson, John MacArthur, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, and R.C. Sproul Jr. All these men share a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God, and at varying levels all these men have been targeted by Julie Anne Smith’s slander.
In 2009, Julie Anne was placed under church discipline for her criminal slander against the families, leadership, and Pastor of Beaverton Grace Bible Church. What began as an attack on the families and leadership of the local church she attended, has now grown into a universal assault of Biblical men and ministries everywhere. Julie Anne has an ever increasing list of targets and a never ending supply of slanderous accusations with which to attack them. To say that Julie Anne Smith is “unrepentant” would be a massive understatement. May the Lord grant her repentance. May Christ’s Church be protected. May the ministry of the Gospel be unfettered.
“These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.” (Prov. 6:16-19)
“A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it.” (Prov 26:28)
NOTE: The images you see in the following article came from Julie Anne’s blog and twitter.
*Julie Anne Smith attacks the Gospel proclaiming movie Courageous, accusing the African American father of “emotional incest” for giving a promise/purity ring to his daughter. Taking something sweet and Biblical and turning it into an accusation of “incest” is a great example of Julie Anne’s slander methodology.
Fathers and Daughters: Who Owns a Daughter’s Heart? http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2012/11/06/fathers-and-daughters-who-owns-a-daughters-heart/
*Julie Anne Smith slanderously accuses R.C. Sproul Jr. of teaching and practicing “wife spanking” with a blogpost and relentless tweets based upon unsubstantiated internet gossip. See a sample of her article and tweets below:
The Christian Patriarchy Movement’s Dark Secret of Wife Spanking -As Doug Phillips and his Vision Forum ministry is sinking, stories of abuse among Christian Patriarchy are surfacing: domestic violence, wife spanking, etc, among other well-known circles such as RC Sproul, Jr., etc. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/01/03/the-christian-patriarchy-movements-dark-secret-of-wife-spanking/
Julie Anne’s relentless twitter slander:
From the comment section of Julie Anne Smith’s slander-blog:
*Julie Anne Smith slanderously suggests that John MacArthur, John Piper, C. J. Mahaney, and Chuck Smith condone Islamic rules for wife beating. See a sample of her article below:
Are Christian Leaders Condoning Islam’s Rules for Wife Beating?? -A reader sent this to me and I found it very shocking that some of our modern-day celebrity pastors seem to condone behavior that Mohammed endorsed – the beating of wives. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2012/10/29/are-christian-leaders-condoning-islams-rules-for-wife-beating/
*Julie Anne Smith delivers an egalitarian rant against Phil Johnson’s 2010 Shepherd’s Conference message in her blog and then slanders John MacArthur in her comments, accusing him of turning a blind eye toward “abuse.”
Evangelical Church is Weak and Womanly http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2013/05/01/evangelical-church-is-weak-and-womanly/
*Julie Anne Smith goes after John Piper and Voddie Baucham, slandering their Biblical parenting counsel as an “extreme” form of child “coercion.”
John Piper and Voddie Baucham: Bad Parenting Advice That’s Worse Than Bad Parenting http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2013/11/13/john-piper-and-voddie-baucham-bad-parenting-advice-thats-worse-than-bad-parenting/
*Ligonier Ministries declared “unsafe ground,” and R.C. Sproul, R.C. Sproul Jr., John Piper, and Voddie Baucham are all painted with the “unsafe” slander brush.
*Julie Anne Smith’s anti-Bible, slanderous attack of Voddie Baucham’s child discipline instruction.
Voddie Baucham: Prescription for Spanking and the Shy Child http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2013/06/17/voddie-baucham-prescription-for-spanking-and-the-shy-child/
*Smith blames Ken Ham’s Biblical young earth creation ministry for her daughter leaving the faith, blames her husband for taking their kids to the seminars, and questions Ken Ham’s character and financial motives.
Ken Ham, Young Earth Creationism, Young People AbandoningTheir Faith: My Daughter’s Story http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2013/07/10/ken-ham-young-earth-creation-young-people-abandoning-their-faith-my-daughters-story/
*Smith brings Ken Ham’s debate with Bill Nye under anti-creation, anti-Gospel fire.
Ham vs Nye Creation Debate and What Does a Good Gospel Presentation Look Like? -The gospel, and the many ways and opportunities in which it is presented: Creation debates, evangelism, street preaching, etc. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/02/05/ham-vs-nye-creation-debate-and-what-does-a-good-gospel-presentation-look-like/
*Smith goes on an egalitarian rant against John Piper and others for daring to say figure skating is a good depiction of Biblical complementarian roles.
Article Uses Olympics Pairs Figure Skating to Promote Roles of Husband and Wife in Complementarianism -An article at John Piper’s Desiring God website promotes “Biblical” roles of husbands and wives in complementarianism, using Olympic pairs figure skating as an example of how the roles work together. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/02/12/article-uses-olympics-pairs-figure-skating-to-promote-roles-of-husband-and-wife-in-complementarianism/
*Smith sets her egalitarian sights on Todd Friel of Wretched Radio for “interrupting” a woman evangelist.
Todd Friel: Interrupts a Woman Sharing the Gospel Message with a Man so He Could Do it Instead -A woman was in the midst of sharing the Gospel with a man. When the Wretched folks found out she was sharing the Gospel to a man, they ask the woman to pass the phone to Todd Friel. Why??? http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2013/12/07/todd-friel-interrupts-a-woman-sharing-the-gospel-message-with-a-man-so-he-could-do-it-instead/
*Smith articulates her egalitarian rejection of the clear teaching of Scripture regarding the different but complementary roles of men and women with support video from N.T. Wright. Her angst against God’s complementary design is clearly one of her motives for slandering Biblical men and ministries.
Women in the Church: What Does the Bible Really Say? -What does the Bible say about women in the church? Are wives inferior to men, to be controlled and ruled over by men? Does the Bible say women cannot lead or teach? Can they teach men? …Ok, along these lines, I found a video excerpt from Bishop N.T. Wright. ttp://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/02/09/women-in-the-church-what-does-the-bible-really-say/
*Smith promotes a woman pastor against the clear teaching of Scripture.
Guest Post: Why I Love My Church -It’s difficult to find a safe and healthy church “system” with appropriate checks and balances. Lisa of Lisa’s Leben shares what has worked well in her church and why she loves her church. http://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2014/02/13/guest-post-why-i-love-my-church/
*Julie Anne Smith took a selfie in front of Beaverton Grace Bible Church and tweeted it out to the world on Jan. 3, 2014. Take a look at the picture below and note the gleeful smile. Seeking to destroy pastors, evangelists, churches, ministries, and families with slander is clearly Julie Anne Smith’s sinful fun. Julie Anne remains under church discipline. May God grant her repentance. May God protect and encourage those who are harmed by her lies.
Please don’t allow her slander to affect your opinion of any of the men or ministries she assaults.
“A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it.” (Prov 26:28)
*For more information on the legal action taken against Julie Anne Smith SEE: Defending Mothers, Children, and the Church Through Legal Means