Posted by Alex at 8:01 pmTagged with: Calvary Chapel San Antonio Universal City Texas youth instructor youth leader youth worker charged arrested for distributing child pornography by FBI
anyone who dares to say that "It's not Calvary Chapel's
Look around you-do you not have eyes to see and ears to listen-write a letter to Calvary Chapel Association
, Petition your church leadership, Donate to Alex's
Legal Fund and help to reform Calavry Chapel.
Pastor who does have influence in the brand to stand up for Alex--there is no excuse.
I don't care how long ago this took place.
brothers and his
mother all need to be able to stand before their abuser to say to him what they need to in order to be restored and vindicated of the awful, terrible, horrendous years, days, months, hours, and minutes spent in being denied being heard by the church and its leader-because their abuser was and is a Pastor.
For Calvary Chapel
in part and as a whole to refuse to do what ought to have been done when this was first reported with the excuse that since BG was convicted, therefore, our hands are clean, is an out and out lie from the pit of hell.
Since when does man's law supercede those things that needs to be investigated, judge, and discipline by the church, particularly when such behavior was done while holding a position of a Pastor?
In my mind, thinking about how far BG and CS go back with the other, I have to wonder if there is something that BG has on CS that has left Alex
family under the bus.
Hmm? Or is it just a simple case of CS possessing not an ounce of empathy for those who have been led to believe otherwise.
I'm sorry, brother and sister, but even CS ought to be held for an account for white washing all of this, then acting as though Alex
has victimized him instead.
has posted some sites that deals with spiritual abuse.
So, hang in there and visit the sites that Alex
If this guy hasn't realized it yet, Bob Guaglione is the top dog in this church and if you challenge him you will be black-balled as divisive exactly how Alex
mentioned in the article.
I asked Alex
if it was OK to post a brief (I hope) comment on his
blog relative to this incident.
promoted him to youth leader.
This man is not a youth leader, an assitant pastor, or even a Bible instructor.
is simply a man who has been in our church for more than ten years who sometimes (only occasionally) assisted in children's ministry.
As I said, he
has been here ten years+ and never presented any problems whatsoever.
Additionally, like all of our children's ministry volunteers and staff, he
was fully vetted before ever serving.
had no record and still does not until this incident.
I have a few questions but will hold them until after Alex
posts the interview, I suspect they will be answered then.
Ron I will humbly say that I believe your comment above is filled with semantics, but you are definitely to be applauded for speaking to Alex
, regardless of what your purpose is for doing so.
But I'm glad Alex
posted this article, not as a attack on Calvary Chapel
(which he spinned to do so, but whatever, it's his blog) but to educate other about Holguin.
"The vast majority of readers who read Alex's
headline will think of someone with more responsibility than a teacher's aide.
, for months after we first met I encouraged you on the importance of your own personal accuracy given your call to truth, accountability and transparency of others.
For your own credibility, back when you had the ear of several CC pastors, including mine.
I also learned a long time ago that when Alex Grenier
sees something one way, there is no convincing otherwise.
Pastor Write I am a long time reader of this and other blogs and Alex
has been very kind to me, we have very little in "communion" in reality.
I am extremely liberal, though Alex
has changed my view on the second amendment issues of weapon ownership.
I may never own a firearm because of family and personal issues, but I pray my neighbor is well armed if I need their help.
I hope that makes some sense.
As someone who sits in the cheap seats of the evangelical church, trust me Alex
sits on the the 50 yard line compared to where I reside.
I would offer another view, abuse is horrid, having dealt with it as has Alex
To ignore Alex's
or anyone's complaint because it concerns someone who anyone has told you that it is not your business to be involved is a lie from the pit.
You, who are a representative of the leadership of Calvary Chapel, wherever you are have a biblical mandate to step in on his behalf as well as the behalf any claim they have or are being victimized by such a one.
4th Paragraph - last sentence :To ignore Alex's
or anyone's complaint, because it someone has told you that it is not your business to be involved is a lie from the pit.
You, who are a representative of the leadership of Calvary Chapel, wherever you are, have a biblical mandate to step in on his behalf of a person who claims they have been abused, no matter when it happened.
The issues that Alex Grenier
has concerning his stepfather, Bob Grenier has been put off far too long.
You have completely missed the point of why Alex
Ron is the same man who defended an accused abuser, when Alex
was calling for someone in CC
to look into the charges.