An Oregon pastor is reportedly suing a mother and her daughter for $500,000 after the two blogged about the church and described it as “cult-like.”
Pastor Charles O’Neal of the Beaverton Grace Bible Church claims reviews on a blog started by former church member Julie Anne Smith amount to defamation. Smith, who says “the story of spiritual abuse needs to be told,” described O’Neal and his church outside Portland as “creepy” and “cult-like.” She described him calling for church elders to search closets of female congregants for clothes that are too revealing, among other lessons from the pulpit.
So… to prove that they aren’t cult like, they sue? Yeah… that works