A Note From the Editor
We are hitting a nerve again, and this means more backlash. More broad brush insults are coming, such as the claim that our site is just some bitter, attack web site, “dedicated to accusing prominent Christian leaders.” Oh, well.
The amazing fact, however, is that the opposite is really the truth. Pooh’s Think was grounded in defending particular people, such as McLaren, Morin (a local), and myself (very local!). And once we were off the ground I then found myself implicitly defending many X-kirkers who I started learning about once I was coming out of the Kirk. There was also the violent emotions I felt about how my Church had been treating local non-Christians, which was revealed to me just months before starting Pooh’s Think, and has been further revealed over the last year. And right now, I am busy defending the PCA against the sharp and potentially effective crowd-whipping attacks from Wilson. Also, just recently I’ve been involved in defending Doug Phillips against serious libel on the internet, and to my own harm. In fact I sent Phillips a note asking if I could have any info before defending him since I knew I would be attacked for doing so and wanted all the defense I could muster; his assistant pointed me to the BCA’s statement, which only confirmed my respect for how they were dealing with the libel at that time. And I’ve been happy to facilitate Matthew Chancey’s website dedicated to help clearing libel against Phillips. I have also been on record even defending Doug Wilson and other Christ Church members when I thought public opposition went too far or was significantly inaccurate; and I have not permitted folks to post material here that I thought was potentially libelous about Doug Wilson. My continued concern about the wild actions on the part of Ligonier Ministry was grounded in primarily my aggressive defense of Frank Vance against the allegations against him given my prima facie evidence at that time. I have also defended others, such as Josh Gibbs, Kevin Johnson, Gier, J Ford, Joan, Campbell, etc.
So the truth of the matter is that Pooh’s Think is grounded in and continues to be motivated by the defense of others according to judicial methods that will only provide the foundation for future like defenses. Given the fact that this is one of the only accusations made about our site that has rhetorical bite, I wanted to repeat what continues to be our defense against this allegation, a defense that I think is air tight and irrefutable. So if you or someone you know has been or is busy slinging this accusation around, I admonish you to take the right actions and deal justly with the work myself and others have done here—and the forms of justice and mercy that have resulted from exposing Doug Wilson. The four places I have attempted to cut deeply into with the serrated edge Wilson devised for the powerless and innocent are kinism, imprecatory prayer, patriarchical abuse, and Doug Wilson’s abusive deceit. The Court of the Wood is primarily for the protection from harm. Those who identify with these four things should expect to find us continuing to supply the heat.