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.

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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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“Healing Communities” Violates Facebook Community Standards


Keith W. Smith PhD?

Keith W. Smith PhD?

(Note.  On Sept 1, 2014, Keith Smith publicly confessed to some of the academic and professional fraud pointed out in this article)  He has made no contact with me nor any public statement I am aware of acknowledging his attempts here to libel me with the statements he made on Facebook and which he and his wife Jeanne Elder Smith have made in other forums when they were continuing to lie and defend what he now confesses partially to.)

For the second time in a week, Keith W Smith and Jeanne Elder Smith have violated Facebook Community Standards and had a post removed under the category of harassment and hate speech.  What is particularly sad about it this time is that they used the Facebook Page “Healing Communities” which represents itself as a safe place for people to share problems and struggles in their lives.  This “safe place” attacked Bart Breen and accused him of being an internet troll and mental illness.  What is even more disturbing about this, is that Keith W. Smith claims to be a psychologist who offers services to help people in this area.  What sort of reputable psychologist would attempt to diagnose and then personally attack somebody publicly using alleged mental illness as a weapon?  That’s a violation of basic professional ethics for anyone claiming to work in this arena.  Who’s the troll based on this?

Fraudulent Credentials?

This is further evidence of the character of this man and the types of methods he uses.  Compound that with the fact there is strong evidence that he is claiming credentials from UCLA as a PhD in Psychology that UCLA does not confirm, and there’s good reason to treat him with extreme skepticism and not accept anything he claims without independent confirmation from a reliable source.  Jim Wright works closely with Keith W Smith and relies upon him and his claimed credentials to attack multiple people online.  Jim Wright has also had multiple posts removed from Facebook for similar violations under the categories of Harassment and Hate Speech.

Here’s the report from Facebook showing this most recent violation from “Healing Communities.”

"Healing Communities" Facebook Violation

“Healing Communities” Facebook Violation

 

There is much more to say about what has happened in this arena and the collaboration between Keith W Smith and Jim Wright to defame and attack multiple people while at the same time attempting to promote themselves as “Organic Church” experts.  More will be forthcoming in the days ahead.

 

 

 

Facebook Removes Post of Keith W Smith


(Note.  On Sept 1, 2014, Keith Smith publicly confessed to some of the academic and professional fraud pointed out in this article)  He has not apologized or acknowledged his lies and slander of Bart Breen over this matter.

Personal Attacks

Keith W. Smith

Keith W. Smith

Keith W Smith, recently attempted to retaliate for the revelation made here that he claims a PhD from UCLA in Psychology that the UCLA Registrar’s office does not confirm.

Smith, who claims to be a psychologist and a professional in the field (although I’ve tried in vain to find any licensing information to this point) violated Facebook’s posting standards in the areas of Hate Speech and Harassment within their Community guidelines by attempting to paint the author of this blog as mentally ill.  This raises additional questions as to the actual training and qualifications of a man who claims to be a psychologist but who doesn’t hold to minimum standards of professionalism in public conversations.  I don’t believe any credible psychologist would attempt to diagnose a mental illness publicly and then use it as a weapon against somebody. Continue reading

How to Check with UCLA Registrar’s Office


(Note.  On Sept 1, 2014, Keith Smith publicly confessed to some of the academic and professional fraud pointed out in this article)  There has been no contact from Keith Smith to me apologizing for the personal attacks made before he in fact acknowledged his fraud.

“Dr.” Keith W Smith’s Attempt to Deflect Attention Fails

Keith W. Smith

Keith W. Smith

Jim Wright

Jim Wright

Keith W. Smith has made a few fainthearted attempts to deny the information released here last week after it was revealed that the UCLA Registrar’s Office refuted the claims of he and his crony James C Wright of Manassas VA, to pass himself off as a PhD in Psychology.  Below is a screen shot of an attempt to discredit the author of this blog by simple ad hominem attacks while ignoring the substance of the claim.

This is the easiest thing in the world to refute if is it false.  All Keith W. Smith needs to do is provide direct evidence of the claim from the Registrar’s Office at UCLA of the Degree itself along with an independent email address or contact that anyone can contact to verify the claim.  The fact that it’s been about a week’s time and no such communication has been provided speaks very loudly.  All that’s come back is this weak back-channel personal types of attacks that makes claims of mental illness and trolls which were removed by Facebook for violation of community guidelines under harrassment and hate-speech. Continue reading

Facebook Cracks Down on Crossroad Junction

Facebook Cracks Down on Crossroad Junction


(Update: After Multiple Community Guideline Violations Facebook deleted the Crossroad Junction Facebook page in March of 2015.)

In the past week, Facebook has finally begun to take notice of the activity of the Crossroad Junction Page run by Jim Wright and to which only Jim Wright and his wife are known to post.  Two posts have been removed from the Crossroad Junction Facebook Page over the past week for Community Guideline Violations in response to complaints filed under the categories of “Hate Speech” and “Harassment.”

First, Jim Wright responded in apparent anger when he discovered that Bart Breen (the webmaster for this page) had “dared” to send private messages to people with whom he shared common friends warning them of Wright’s history of excommunication from a previous local church and then subsequently by a consortium of more than 35 Organic Church leaders.

Hate Speech Report and Post Removal of Crossroad Junction and Jim Wright

Hate Speech Report and Post Removal of Crossroad Junction and Jim Wright

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