Why Am I Still Warning People About Jim Wright?


He Hasn’t Posted Much for Over a Month

Am I just “Piling On?”

Some may ask why I’ve bothered over the past month to continue to post articles revealing the past of Jim Wright, especially in the wake of his Crossroad Junction Page being removed by Facebook.

Here’s why.

Jim and Marianne Wright’s Blog Still Speaks

1. Although Jim Wright isn’t posting his typical vitriol and venom over the past month, his Crossroad Junction blog still remains up with his past articles against multiple people perpetuating and continuing to distribute his lies.  His blog still speaks. Just because his lies and slander got him removed from Facebook for Multiple Community Guideline Violations, it’s clear there are no such guidelines at work on his blogs or through his alleged fellowships.

Unwary Sexual Abuse Victims May Still Contact The Wrights

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Jim Wright Stacks the Deck


Stacking the Deck is Nothing New for Jim Wright

This Sounds Familiar

This is the continuation of a series examining the history of Jim Wright and the Family Protection Lobby, which begins HERE.

Jim Wright - Stacking the Deck

Jim Wright – Stacking the Deck

The more I learn of the long stream of public scandals involving Jim Wright and the Family Protection Lobby which Jim purportedly ran under the nepotistic appointment of his father Bob Wright, who established multiple organizations in different spheres of Community, Government and Religion, the more I see a thread of similar actions at work today. When I first became familiar with Jim Wright, it was initially through his announcement through Crossroad Junction where he made outrageous and false accusations against a Christian Brother, by citing another organization called Nathan’s Voice which he claimed had investigated the basis of his charges independently.  It turned out that Nathan’s Voice was none other than Jim Wright himself speaking for an organization with no other named parties.  Add to that that Jim Wright used a professional and academic fraud to trump up additional false charges and you see the type of man he really is.

This type of blatantly unethical action is nothing new for Jim Wright and it follows a longstanding pattern that extends back to Jim Wright’s days in the Family Protection Lobby.  It was blatantly hypocritical back then, just as it remains blatantly hypocritical today. This is the background story to an early example of how Bob Wright and his son Jim Wright, attempted to use similar unethical methods in the 1980s to promote their agenda back then.

Bob Wright’s Failed School Board Candidacy

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Jim Wright – Organic Church?


Jim Wright’s Misrepresentation of His Past

His Parents and Organic Church

This is an article in a continuing series started HERE.

For the past few years, Jim Wright has been holding forth on Facebook (before the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page operated by Jim and Marianne Wright was shut down by Facebook for Multiple Community Guideline Violations), the internet and his blog site with the claim that his parents, Bob and Mary Jane Wright, were pioneers in “Organic Church.”  Jim Wright bases his own claim of “leadership” as an “elder” in Organic Church in great measure upon his proclaimed heritage through his parents whose work he claims to be carrying on.

This is a heart-warming story.  It would be even more heart-warming if it were true.  As has been demonstrated on this blog time and time again however, Jim Wright is promoting stories that twist the truth and are often gross exaggerations and often, as in this case I believe, outright lies.

Shepherding Movement

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Jim Wright’s Tainted Reputation


Annapolis Capitol Editorial

Jim Wright’s Reputation in Maryland

Jim Wright routinely refers to himself as something of a respected crusader from the 1980s.  He’s claimed to have been the subject of books and articles outlining his groundbreaking work in this area.  It all sounds marvelous until you actually research and see what he did and what was said about him.

As has been noted in a series of posts which starts HERE, which was started just following Jim and Marianne Wright’s Facebook Page being deleted by Facebook after multiple Community Guideline Violations, all Jim Wright really was in the 1980s was a young man placed in a position by his father in what appears to have been an act of nepotism and control to try and manage a family based “empire” of organizations which all circled around Bob Wright at the time.  Jim Wright today attempts to do the same thing with his own stable of LLC corporations and holding corporations and his unsubstantiated claims to be part of a “vast network of organic churches in Northern Virginia.”  It’s nothing new for Jim.  It’s a pretty established deceptive pattern.

Annapolis Capitol Editorial March 30, 1982

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The Story of Jim Wright and The Shepherding Movement


Jim Wright’s Deep Roots in The Shepherding Movement

Strong Denial from Jim Wright, was the Tip Off

(Note:  On March 5, 2015, Jim Wright’s Facebook Page, Crossroad Junction, was suspended and possibly deleted for multiple Community Guideline violations.  Although this deeply impacts and cuts down on the unethical things Jim was doing with that account, such as buying likes and paying for sponsored blog articles to spread his gossip and smear attacks, he still maintains his libelous blog and has in the past week edited articles in the wake of his recent embarrassment.  For this reason, both the Crossroad Junction Watch Blog and Facebook Page are remaining up and new articles will be released as warranted.)

Jim Wright - Shepherding Movement

Jim Wright – Shepherding Movement

The inaugural article of this blog (LINK) tells the story of who Jim Wright is and how at the time, he was masquerading as a network of churches with no other named members, and further masquerading as an organization called Nathan’s Voice, that he tried to pretend was independent of him (he’s the only known contact and spokesperson). He used this network of sock-puppet blogs in a bizarre attempt to accuse multiple people of outrageous things.  I made a small comment in that first blog article about Jim Wright’s activities seeming to be pretty similar to something called “The Shepherding Movement” from the 1970s and 1980s.  To my surprise, over time, Jim Wright, in some of his subsequent blog posts and on his Crossroad Junction Facebook Page, which was suspended by Facebook on March 5, 2015 for multiple Community Guideline Violations (LINK), made loud protests against this characterization.  If I’ve learned anything in dealing with this deceptive man, it’s that the louder he denies something, the more likely there’s something there he’s trying to hide.  This proved to be the case this time as well.

Just the Tip of the Iceberg

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Facebook Suspends Crossroad Junction


Jim and Marianne Wright’s Crossroad Junction Facebook Page Deleted

It’s been a long time coming.

Jim Wright - Suspended from Facebook

Jim Wright – Suspended from Facebook

Facebook Suspended Jim and Marianne Wright’s Crossroad Junction page on March 5, 2015.  As of March 19, 2015 the page has not returned. In general, any page missing for more than 2 weeks is a good indication that it’s been permanently deleted. Jim and Marianne Wright using various identities as Fulcrum Ministries, Crossroad Junction, Nathan’s Voice and Fulcrum Express (and this is not an exhaustive list) have been pumping a steady stream of misinformation, innuendo, gossip and outright slander toward multiple people for over 2 years.  The past few weeks have seen even more ridiculous and shriller charges of stalking, cult leadership and actively promoting sexual abuse and defending sexual abusers directed at the author of this blog who stood up to this activity and behavior and dared to point out their aberrant and bizarre behavior.  It culminated with a desperate attempt to try and appeal to a page population by over 6,000 people, most of whom never participated actively, and were from 3rd world countries, to start a campaign of harassment toward the author of this blog as well.  In addition, Jim Wright also began taking his slanderous personal attacks and actually paying to make them sponsored advertised pages in other people’s feeds.  When you can’t get attention based on your own merit and reputation, I guess you have to pay for it.

Multiple Violations

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Jim Wright’s Instability

Jim Wright’s Instability


Jim and Marianne Wright’s Crossroad Junction Page has a Long History of Facebook Community Guideline Violations

(Note: Facebook removed this slanderous link because it violated their Community Guidelines. This has happened multiple times.  The article is remaining here as it still remains on their libelous and deceitful blog.  Further since the publishing of this article, Facebook suspended Jim Wright’s personal Facebook Account (restored on Sunday March 8, 2015) and the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page (still down at the time of this note being updated.)

I Knew What was Coming

Jim Wright - Serial Facebook Community Standards Violator

Jim Wright – Serial Facebook Community Standards Violator

I knew when I undertook independently about 2 years ago to stand against Jim and Marianne Wright and their repeating pattern of distortion and twisting of the truth against others that I would myself be attacked by this couple, and lied about.

Jim and Marianne Wright are predictable if nothing else.

Outrageous Charges Escalating Over Time

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Jim Wright Violates Facebook Community Standards Again


Facebook Silences Jim and Marianne Wright Again

Jim Wright - Facebook Community Standards Violator

Jim Wright – Facebook Community Standards Violator

It’s not the first time it’s happened.  Jim Wright has had multiple posts removed from his Crossroad Junction page on Facebook as has Keith W. Smith and Healing Communities. It is the most recent however. (Note: since the publishing of this article, Facebook suspended Jim Wright’s personal Facebook Account (restored on Sunday March 8, 2015) and the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page (still down at the time of this note being updated.)

Jim Wright on Feb 6, 2015 recently launched another salvo in his more than 3 years old campaign against multiple people who have dared to disagree with him in areas of theology and church polity.  In this latest violation of Facebook community standards, Jim and Marianne Wright, the joint sponsors and authors of Crossroad Junction, accused the author of this blog of stalking, making bizarre comments and a whole litany of baseless and mean-spirited accusations lacking foundation.  He even had the audacity to ask people on his page to report the author of this blog for daring to communicate with them privately.

Capture

Additional Investigation Underway

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Jim Wright’s Lies


Why Jim Wright Doesn’t Like Me

Jim Wright - Sexual Abuse Advocate?

Jim Wright – Sexual Abuse Advocate?

Note:  Since the publishing of this article, Facebook suspended Jim Wright’s personal Facebook Account (restored on Sunday January 8, 2015) and the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page (still down at the time of this note being updated.)

Over the past several years, Jim Wright continues to make noise and accusations against multiple people whom he has never met with whom he has doctrinal religious disagreements.  Religious disagreements on the internet are not unusual.  What is different about Jim Wright is that he goes one step further and assumes that those who disagree with him religiously are evil people and he makes his attacks personal and builds them into full-blown conspiracies against him.  That’s why you’ll typically see his online attacks composed of both elements because that’s how Jim Wright’s mind works in these matters.

This is what he’s done particularly against me and several others.  What is different now is that Jim’s own past is no longer a secret that he can pretend hasn’t happened, and his lifelong patterns are no longer a secret to those he attacks.

Most of what Jim Wright accuses me of is easily dispensed with based on past articles written here, but for convenience sake this is a quick summary and refutation of his most recent efforts and false and exaggerated claims.

It’s hard to keep up with everything because Jim is continuously changing his posts from the past and either quietly removing outright lies or attempting to re-spin them to suit whatever accommodation he needs to make to change his story along the way.  It hasn’t quite descended to the level of cannibalism and human trafficking but perhaps that is only a matter of time.  😉

Jim Wright Excommunicated Multiple Times

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Keith W. Smith Academic Fraud


Keith W. Smith’s Partial Confession to Academic and Professional Fraud

As noted yesterday in an Addendum, to a post on this board, Keith W. Smith confessed publicly to the Academic and Professional Fraud that Crossroad Junction Watch (this blog) has been pointing out for the last several months.  The post was made publicly to his Facebook Page. This is copied directly from his Facebook Page with no additions or deletions except where required by the common indicator < sic >

Keith W Smith

Keith W Smith

From the Facebook Page of Keith Smith

Confession and Repentance

In recent months, it has been alleged that the doctorates that I claimed were false and the validity of my former qualifications were also questioned.

On Tuesday of this last week, I confessed that the allegations with regard to the doctorates were true. At a difficult time in my life, a friend had forwarded some of my work on a fresh approach to counseling to a university friend of theirs for review. The university friend replied that he thought it was excellent material and deserving of a doctorate. Almost straightaway friends started referring to me as “doctor”, pride got in the way, and the lie was born. As time went by, that lie grew. My previous qualifications also came under scrutiny. Unfortunately one of the institutions were < sic > I studied has been closed for over 20 years and so cannot confirm my three-years study there, and qualifications. It was also said that I was a graduate of Cambridge University, which I didn’t claim, having dropped out of my studies there due to a mental breakdown. I completed my studies elsewhere later.

So in the light of the above I do not feel it right to claim any higher qualifications, as my doctorate/s are nonexistent. I wholly renounce ANY title that I have heretofore used and wish to be referred to simply as Keith Smith.

My repentance is total, and in consultation with my wife Jeanne and trusted friends, I have prayed in confession and repentance to the Lord, seeking his grace and forgiveness.

My wife, Jeanne, had no idea of my lies and had complete confidence in me. I am ashamed of my betrayal of her trust, and that of others who gave me their trust.

I have sinned, I am embarrassed and ashamed. If any of you remember a sin at this time, may you be encouraged by to < sic >passages that are important to me.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (KJV)
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

1 John 1:7-8 (KJV)
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

We have closed down our websites and suspended “Healing Communities”, I have stopped all active ministry for the time being, while I deal with the consequences of my sin and seek restoration.

Should any of you have questions please ask me as, your friend, neighbor or fellow church member will know no more about it than you, only I can answer your questions.

I ask you all for forgiveness and grace, and especially your prayers for both Jeanne and I.

Blessings,
Keith

I’m About Grace

I believe in forgiveness.  I’ve experienced forgiveness.  I’m willing and wanting to give grace and forgiveness to you Keith Smith for my part.  I have several things against you Keith Smith, however, and I’m going to be honest about those too.  Forgiveness is not reconciliation without acknowledgement of what you have done and a willingness on your part to make amends and make restitution.  You have wronged a lot of people, myself included.

I’m also about justice, and I believe that grace and justice in matters like this go together.  What is key to me, and this comes from my own experiences in my past in working with past abuse offenders in different contexts, is that I am fully aware that without complete confession and responsibility, there is no real repentance and no real intent on the part of the offender to change.

Pretending to be a licensed psychotherapist with advertised fraudulent professional and academic credentials is a form itself of abuse to very vulnerable and at-risk people.  It’s not uncommon for people who have been complicit in their abuse of other people, to rationalize, minimize and continue forward with the same sense of entitlement and pride that got them caught in the first place.  I see several such signs of entitlement and self-importance in your confession above however Keith.

I do not know your heart, Keith Smith.  God does and I will leave that between you and Him.  What you have done above is a good start, but no reasonable person can conclude that you’re completely aware, sincere and being totally honest on everything yet, based on what you’ve said above, as I’ll demonstrate below.  I want you and others to know as I write this, that I have some anger going on with this.  You and your wife, along with Jim and Marianne Wright, have been lying about me and others on these and other matters for over a year.  I’ll be switching between speaking in the third person and speaking directly to you.  Despite the anger that I have with this and other situations, I do want to see you restored and healing take place.  Part of that requires straight talk, especially on behalf of others that have been harmed by your actions.

The Fraudulent Doctorate Claims involve far more than Keith Smith’s Pride

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