One of Julie Anne Smith’s favorite slanders against Beaverton Grace Bible Church is regarding a physically and developmentally handicapped, autistic boy. Julie Anne and her partner in slander, Meaghan Varela, have used this autistic boy and this family as the chief weapon of their criminal slander against BGBC for many years.
Julie Anne has often made claims about someone who was “tried, convicted, and sentenced time” as if there was a 50 year old man preying on children and nobody cared enough to stop him. The actual truth is, an eighty pound, Clifford the Big Red Dog watching, physically and mentally developmentally handicapped, autistic boy, with the intellect of about an eight year old, was “tried, convicted, and sentenced time.” A far cry from the picture that Julie Anne has painted on the World Wide Web.
Why was the boy actually “tried, convicted, and sentenced time?” The actual truth is, Julie Anne’s partner in slander, Meaghan Varela, accomplished that feat with a report to the DHS (child protection) full of deliberate lies meant to destroy the pastor and church that fired their friend (see Defending Mothers, Children, and the Church Through Legal Means). Meaghan Varela and Julie Anne Smith use/d this autistic boy and his family in a vindictive attempt to harm the pastor and church that fired their friend. This family and their handicapped son’s tragic situation is not a point of our guilt or shame; the guilt and shame is Meaghan Varela and Julie Anne Smith’s for their vicious attack on this family, this autistic boy, and a local church.
Below, the mother of the boy responds to Julie Anne Smith and Meaghan Varela’s relentless internet slander:
FROM: The mother of an autistic, developmentally handicapped son
TO: Julie Anne Smith, their constant accuser
Here we are again being victimized by you and your cronies!! And for what? So you can settle a score. Shame on you!! Why are you “us[ing] a family who has suffered much for your defense?” It is you and Meaghan Varela that have used and abused our family in your initial offense and your ongoing defense.
Regarding the charges against our oldest son (who at the time was 15 yrs. old, with the mentality of an 8 yr. old) all measure 11 charges were dropped! He was convicted of “Attempted” allegations, because there wasn’t any real evidence to the contrary. While under duress he was coerced into confessing things he did not do. He was not allowed any legal representation, he was not read his rights, nor did he know he had any rights. Two armed police officers and a DHS case worker interrogated him. We (his parents) were not even allowed to be in the room while they were questioning him. They questioned our other children in the same manner as well. Their testimonies, their physicals, and their psychological evaluations all contradicted our oldest son’s coerced confession. You and Meaghan Varela know what kind of boy he was. He would have confessed to robbing the bank up the street if two armed police officers and a DHS case worker told him/suggested/coerced him to confess and told him it would go better for him if he just admitted what he had done.
You have no idea of the torment, of the threat of all our children being taken away from us, sleepless nights, and tears we have gone through in our family because of Meaghan Varela’s false report made to DHS/CPS.
You have continually lied about my son on your blog, making him out to be some kind of monster, perverted, sexual child molester. Like comparing him to that old man being arrested (picture on your blog site).
My children and I are tired of being relentlessly assaulted by you on your blog and all over the world wide web. Stop lying!! Your sin has found you out!!