Leosghost - 10:31 pm on May 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
In the story terms used were "creepy," "cult," "control tactics," and "spiritual abuse." These are rather subjective if you ask me
IME ..Sounds like it could be descriptive of all / any religions..
Surprised they didn't accuse her of heresy, while they were drawing up the charges..
She should have said they were spreading lies and falsehoods ( re the existence of sky fairies..or at least their particular "brand" ) ..and they would have had to prove they were not..ie; prove the existence of sky fairies in general and their's in particular.. :) )
The church should be ashamed, using the laws of "man" to try to silence dissent in the 21st century...their lawyers should be ashamed for bringing the profession into disrepute for taking on the case..
It does matter that they are a church..they want the ( IMO totally unjustified tax and other "breaks" that they get )..then they should accept that others may judge them, publicly or privately..They should allow that one judge them by their deeds, not what they say about themselves , nor by what others may say about them..
Mathew 5:39 and Luke 6:29..
There ain't nothin' in the bible about "sic a lawyer on em"..