Julie Anne Smith has a dangerous obsession with tearing down Biblical men and ministries. She’s displayed a twisted joy in perverting and corrupting other people’s children, brazenly bragging about tearing down the morality of high school kids entrusted to her care. Over time it has become clear that her true goal is to tear down Biblical Christianity. A brief look at Julie Anne’s words, behavior, partnerships, and associations will firmly establish that she’s an enemy of the Gospel and Christ’s Church at large. This fact should be obvious from a casual read of her blog for anyone sound in the faith.
Julie Anne is all in. She’s totally committed to her cause. There’s no price too great to pay. To further her assault on Biblical Christianity she’s tearing down her own house and her own daughter’s soul. There’s nobody that she won’t use to further her “spiritual abuse” war. She plays an excellent victim, and thrives on the attention she receives. Julie Anne’s learned that she gets even more attention and sympathy when she makes her daughter Hannah the victim. Julie Anne has been telling her lies about her daughter’s “spiritual abuse” for many years. She’s told her story in multiple blogs and countless comments and tweets. She’s used her daughter as a weapon for far too long. The free pass is over.
Just below, you’ll find Julie Anne’s most recent lies regarding her daughter Hannah. Don’t miss how she ties it all together. She starts with the heart wrenching story of a man beating a 19 year old to death during a counseling session “triggering” her motherly heart to remember her old pastor. Like a raging shooter on a college campus, it only took Julie Anne 14 minutes to throw one “abuse” grenade and then shoot off a whole magazine of life destroying, ministry destroying, “abuse” lies:
Julie Anne’s final blog post for 2014, The Lingering Pain of Spiritual Abuse, contains one of her most thorough renditions of her sympathy engendering lies regarding Hannah. The article also provides an excellent example of the glaring disparity between many of the “spiritual abuse” stories on her blog and actual reality. We’ll take a look at Julie Anne’s “Lingering Pain” blog piece by piece in the light of her own historic words and those of her husband. Julie Anne and Steve Smith’s own historic emails are going to show that Julie Anne is presently lying.
Here’s the first chunk of Julie Anne’s fabrication:
The “actual truth is” Hannah new full well why she was moving out and so did Julie Anne. Hannah moved out of her parents’ home to pursue a lifestyle of sin. Hannah denied the faith because she was never in the faith. Hannah was nearly 20 years old when she and her family came to the church, and she had just turned 21 when she left. According to Hannah’s own account: she was always rebellious, when she went to a secular college her unregenerate heart stumbled upon Carbon 14 dating and the lie of Darwinian Evolution, that led to a denial of Christ, and that opened the door for the sinful lifestyle she desired.
The 2013 version of Hannah’s story is found on Julie Anne’s website (Ken Ham, Young Earth Creationism, Young People Abandoning Their Faith: My Daughter’s Story). It must be pointed out that Pastor Chuck and Beaverton Grace Bible Church are not even mentioned in the 2013 article. Julie Anne will use her “daughter’s story” as she sees fit to attack the target of the day (apparently it was Ken Ham’s day). The 2015 version of Hannah’s story is over on R.L. Stollar’s Homeshoolers Anonymous website (The Wave Crashes -Hannah’s Story). Don’t miss the significance of where Hannah’s later story is posted on the internet. R.L. Stollar is theologically and morally bankrupt; he’s Julie Anne’s friend and blogging partner; he’s also an outspoken LGBT apostasy activist and Planned Parenthood supporter. Hannah’s own account of her leaving her home is radically different from Julie Anne’s revisionist history. What won’t you find in Hannah’s account? You won’t find any mention of Beaverton Grace Bible Church being a “hell hole of spiritual destruction” that drove her away from God and out of her parents’ home. What you find is a record of Hannah departing from the faith like many early 20 somethings do in America. The revision of history took time and her mother’s narcissistic need to perpetuate and advance her sympathy engendering role as a victim of “spiritual abuse.” While Hannah’s account isn’t entirely accurate, it’s a significantly more honest version than what Julie Anne manufactured. When Hannah came of age she rejected Christ and chose a lifestyle of sin. This is a tragic story, but not an unusual story. What’s far more tragic is Julie Anne’s tearing down of her own house and her tearing down of her own daughter’s soul, as she joins with Hannah in her apostasy, encouraging another young woman to reject her faith and embrace a lesbian lifestyle (more on that at the end of this article).
Julie Anne now says the man Hannah met at college, who was facilitating her departure from the faith, was of “questionable character” and merely held to a “different belief.” She tells the tale of a pastor going high and to the right, because Hannah was merely “communicating with a guy who holds a different belief.” She closes that paragraph with the question, “Who does that?” The truthful answer to Julie Anne’s question is, “Nobody did that!” Historically, Julie Anne claimed that the man was into “evil stuff” and she was duly alarmed and often wept openly about the influence he was exercising over her daughter (see Julie Anne’s email below). The man was significantly older than Hannah; he was divorced; he claimed his wife was stalking him; he was openly and deeply into porn; he was possibly producing porn; and he was actively seeking to undermine Hannah’s faith and morality. Did Mom and Dad see the man as a threat to their daughter? Absolutely, and that is what they communicated loud and clear to their pastor, continually asking for help in rescuing their daughter from his influence. His internet journal website address (http://loonman.livejournal.com/) was sent to Pastor O’Neal by a deeply worried mother (Julie Anne) over seven years ago. While much of it has been erased, it remains good evidence as to why Hannah’s parents were concerned for their daughter.
In her blog, Julie Anne says that she and her husband were trying to “control” Hannah’s contact with this man. Every responsible parent (Christian, atheist, agnostic, Muslim, Mormon, Jew, pagan, or undecided) would try to steer their daughter clear of a man like Jon. They asked their daughter to cease contact with the man. What Julie Anne’s blog doesn’t record is that Hannah continued to interact with the man online, talk to him on her cell phone, and see him at college against her mother and father’s wishes. She was a legal adult, but like many Christian and non-Christian homes, there was the reasonable expectation that if you’re going to live under mom and dad’s roof and eat at their table, you’re going to follow their rules. When Julie Anne and Steve found out that Hannah was secretly still in contact with him, and saw that Hannah was continuing to be negatively influenced, they went to their pastor and asked for help because they were concerned about their daughter’s physical and spiritual well-being. They didn’t just come once, they came often, with alarm, and many times with tears.
The counsel Pastor O’Neal gave the Smith’s is the same counsel he would give today. He stands by it without apology. Parents aren’t obligated to provide a cell phone or a car to their children (adult or minor). Parents aren’t obligated to provide a college education. Those are blessings, not necessities. Furthermore, at no time should any parent provide a cell phone or a car for a child (adult or minor) so that they can use those blessings as a curse to go down a path of spiritual, moral, and/or physical destruction. This is basic counsel that many parents, pastors, and even secular counselors would give. Hannah was a grown adult that could ultimately do as she wanted, but that didn’t obligate her parents to pay for what they believed would be used to bring her harm (phone, car, college, etc.). Julie Anne’s revision of history takes sound counsel and twists it into a defamatory accusation of a brutish pastor telling her to “isolate” and hold her daughter “hostage.” That’s Julie Anne’s inflammatory methodology. That’s Julie Anne’s high drama. Drama designed to gain attention and sympathy. It’s nonsense, but it’s dangerous, criminal charge, nonsense that works! That’s exactly where Julie Anne and her beguiled, sympathetic supporter went in the recent twitter exchange recorded above: “That’s illegal right? False imprisonment?”
Julie Anne’s fabricated depiction of Hannah being “forced into a meeting without any choice” is yet another twisting of the truth designed to further her “spiritual abuse” victim narrative. Steve and Julie Anne were rightly attempting to help their daughter. The meeting involved Hannah’s mother and father, her pastor, and one or two of her close friends all lovingly exhorting her to see the self destructive direction she was heading in and to turn back. Hannah was a willing participant. The meeting was an exchange of heartfelt concerns and Gospel exhortation. Initially, Hannah’s response was excellent (see Steve’s email below). The parental, pastoral, and Biblical goal was to have Hannah break off contact with a potentially dangerous and significantly older man who was working to undermine her faith and morality, and to simultaneously encourage her to be in the Scriptures, as “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God” (Rom. 10:17). When you read her father’s email below you will find that Julie Anne’s rewrite of history is obvious.
The following emails from Julie Anne and Steve Smith show Julie Anne’s blog post to be a prime example her regular methodology of half truths and bold lies:
You can see from Steve’s January 21st email how very well things went in the first meeting with Hannah. You can also see that Pastor Chuck lovingly sought to rescue a wondering “sheep” with her parents and at her parents’ request. Pastor Chuck met with Steve and Julie Anne many times for prayer and counsel. They exchanged many phone calls. The pastor also met with Jon, the porn loving, pagan man who had gained such sway over Hannah’s heart and mind and led her away from the Lord. They had a great conversation that included the Gospel and exhortations for him as an older man to cease his involvement with Hannah. Despite Hannah’s rejection of her parents’ counsel and her subsequent move out of their home to pursue a life of immorality, Steve’s email accurately records that he and Pastor Chuck were attempting to graciously meet with her and reason over the Scriptures for her blessing. That is Biblical parenting and Biblical pastoring. Pastor Chuck stands by every step and every word of Biblical counsel. Why doesn’t Julie Anne stand by every step and every word of the counsel? That’s easy enough to answer. It’s because she left the faith with her daughter.
Julie Anne’s blog continues:
Julie Anne says that Pastor O’Neal didn’t even care to ask about Hannah, that he didn’t offer to go meet with her, and that he abandoned her. The truth is in Steve’s email, and his email clearly shows Julie Anne’s blog, The Lingering Pain of Spiritual Abuse, to be a bold lie. This has long been Julie Anne’s method of slander. Twist the truth, or simply make things up. The truth is that the Smith family arrived at BGBC with many family struggles, conflicts, tears, etc. and at their request the pastor spent many hours loving them, hearing them, counseling them, and praying for them. The truth is that Pastor Chuck went to some lengths to attempt to rescue Hannah from shipwrecking her faith. He met with Hannah; he met with Jon; he offered and sought to meet with Hannah after she left her home; and he was willing to do yet more. Steve’s email reveals the truth and establishes that Julie Anne has once again lied about her and her family’s victimization by an uncaring and calloused pastor.
Julie Anne continues:
With bold, lying, heart gripping words, Julie Anne lays the blame for Hannah’s spiritual demise solidly at the feet of a church that Julie Anne describes as a “hell hole of spiritual destruction.” Julie Anne’s explanation for Hannah’s departure from her home is that she had to leave home in “order to get some peace and emotional safety” from the pressure and “spiritual abuse” she was experiencing at the church that was a “hell hole of spiritual destruction.” Dramatic nonsense and bold lies. You mean it wasn’t Ken Ham’s Young Earth Creation position that made your daughter deny the faith? Julie Anne’s getting her lies mixed up again. In a shocking display of tearing down her own house, Julie Anne actually celebrates her daughter’s “spiritual destruction” as “Hannah’s strength in leaving home/church” and as the saving grace that rescued Julie Anne and the rest of the family from “that hell hole of spiritual destruction.” Lie, built upon lie, built upon lie -graduating to madness. Even more tragic than Hannah denying the faith and everything her parents taught her as a child, is that her own mother makes her rejection of Christ and sinful rebellion an act of “strength” and heroism. Julie Anne is tearing down her house with her own hands.
Then the gloves come off and the lies roll fluently off her keyboard:
Julie Anne saved the full on drama and wildly inflammatory speech for last. “Spiritually beaten?” “Kids are being robbed?” “Told church members to shun those who do not believe like they do?” Once again, complete nonsense. Out of 16 years of pastoral ministry there’s just one group under church discipline; a group made up of those that have attacked Christ’s Church and the ministry of the Gospel with relentless slander, those who have assaulted Christian families with lying criminal accusations meant to tear them apart, and those who willfully and knowingly fellowship with them despite their historic and ongoing reviling. Julie Anne knows that it is her and anyone that gets infected with her slanderous poison that we can’t and won’t have anything to do with, for the protection of Christ’s church, the ministry of the Gospel, and our families. Julie Anne feigns shock that she and her friends criminalize a church with “abuse” slander and the members of the church don’t want to chat with them at the grocery store, have them over for coffee, or be Facebook friends.
Julie Anne, ever playing her victim card, closes her fallacious account with one more sympathy engendering line:
Regarding her emotional “time of year,” notice the date on Julie Anne’s following “selfie” tweet, it’s from January 3rd, 2013. The tweet does not evidence a woman still “Suffering the Lingering Pain of Spiritual Abuse” after 6 long years every January. No, it evidences a woman who is wild eyed, obsessed, unstable, and giddy with the thrill of 6 long years of her destructive “abuse” slander of a Gospel ministering Church, a Gospel preaching pastor, and precious Christian families. 6 years later she’s still showing up outside of the church snapping #sillyme selfies in the dark:
Drama, drama, drama…dramatization of victimhood, all designed to gain sympathy for her and her cause. Consider all of Julie Anne’s heart rending words “I type, I cry, I type and I cry,” about the “abuse” she, her daughter, and her family supposedly suffered at this “hell hole” of a church until that fateful January, and yet here she is on January 3rd, outside of BGBC at night, with a crazed smile, having fun, taking a “selfie,” and then bragging on twitter, complete with a light hearted hashtag “#sillyme.” Julie Anne is not a beaten down victim, she’s a bold slanderer. May the Lord grant Julie Anne Smith and her daughter Hannah repentance and saving faith. The rest of this blog will show you just how badly they need it.
Julie Anne Smith is tearing down her own house. These next five comments (seen below) from Julie Anne Smith’s blog reveal the moral, temporal, and eternal consequences of Julie Anne’s attack on her own household. Julie Anne and her daughter Hannah labor together to undermine the Word of God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Julie Anne and her daughter Hannah encourage a young woman to keep fighting her soul damning, life destroying fight for freedom to pursue a life of lesbian perversion against her Christian parents’ teaching and her Creator’s clear command and design. In the blog comments below you won’t see a Christian mother graciously fighting for the soul of her daughter and for the soul of a young lesbian woman that recently threw off her profession of faith. Not by a long shot! What you’ll see in the comments below is an apostate mother and an apostate daughter actively laboring together to tear down their own house and another woman’s house…and you’ll see that they’re clearly having a soul damning success:
Julie Anne Smith’s blog posts and tweets regarding her daughter’s departure from the faith are bold lies designed to harm Pastor Chuck O’Neal, Beaverton Grace Bible Church, and their ministry of the Gospel. There is no one Julie Anne Smith isn’t willing to use or lie about in order to sell her “abuse” narrative…not even her own daughter. Julie Anne Smith is using her daughter to establish legitimacy and win sympathy as a victim of “spiritual abuse” in order to advance her assault on Biblical Christianity. Julie Anne Smith isn’t content tearing down her own house, she wants to tear down every Biblical household, she wants to tear down God’s house. Julie Anne Smith is an apostate enemy of Christ’s Church and Gospel. May the Lord grant her repentance. May the Lord rescue Hannah from her own apostasy and from her mother’s.
You just can’t describe Julie Anne’s lying account of Hannah’s departure from the faith and her parents’ home any better than her blog partners below: