*This original post created on August 21, 2008 has been changed/updated on September 11, 2008. I have given the individual listed below time to show integrity by stopping the stalking and the vitriol, but this individual is not repentant nor will she remove the offenses on line. It is time to warn the church about the public sin.
As one goes public concerning the biblical teaching that the bible in context does not support a restriction on women teaching the bible to men, it is not uncommon to have one or more people who are so upset by this teaching that they are willing to call a sister in Christ a heretic and resort to tactics that are designed to smear their good name. This is what has happened to me. I now have a stalker who is producing vitriol against me personally having purchased my own name three different ways on line and who is directing these named sites to a blog that is set up to mock and defame me. The person’s name is Diane Sellner. Diane is employed by a ministry that makes a very public issue of calling people heretics and dangerous to the church, whose only crime it is, is to teach that women can be pastors and elders. I have been receiving the brunt of her anger.
I personally feel very sad for Diane Sellner who has produced such a mocking blog. Her lies and half truths do not speak well of the ministry that she works for since she has been allowed free reign to post her vitriol and she has received support from them instead of discipline. No attempt has been made by Diane to contact me privately. Her “fruit” should be easily seen for what it really is. Those who mock and attack without care for their brother or sister in Christ are not showing that they operate with the Spirit of Christ.
**Another update on September 12, 2008 Because of this expose, Diane Sellner has now redirected my name, the name sites that she purchased, to her bosses critical work against me, and at times back to her own mocking blog. This kind of vitriol should never be called “ministry”. Apparently there are many others that Diane has done this to while calling it her ministry. Moderators and CARM workers are not exempt from the abusive treatment. http://forums.hannity.com/showthread.php?t=245083
Working alongside Diane is the pages that she now links to on and off, a mixture of half truths and false accusations that are easily refuted to anyone interested in the full truth. The promise that Diane Sellner’s boss made on August 22, 2008 to stop the attacks against me coming from his ministry has been shown to be about as good as his accusations are. It is worth nothing. Anyone wishing to see the truth that has been distorted and how I have been libeled please email me. A ministry like Sellner’s that focuses on half truths, distortions, libel and mockery brings shame on all of us. Christians need to stand up for truth and deal with those who are divisive.**
2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
**Note: A public statement regarding Diane Sellner’s role in the public attacks against me is at http://strivetoenter.com/wim/2008/09/06/public-statement-regarding-matt-slick**