Jim Wright – Sleazy Tactics


Unethical Tactics Embarrass Pro-Life Movement

First Cookies then This

This is a continuation of a series begun HERE.

As has been noted in this series before, Jim Wright’s shenanigans throughout the 1980s were the target of a great deal of ridicule and they resulted in national embarrassment with the Moral Majority rejecting their Maryland Chapter and tossing them along with Jim Wright out of the organization. You can see see why with these types of campaigns that continued even after the Moral Majority wisely and quickly disassociated themselves from the sleazy tactics of Jim Wright and the Family Protection Lobby.

This article is presented without extensive comment as a further example of the scorched earth type tactics employed by Jim Wright in promoting his agendas. Keep in mind that much of the criticism of these actions came from fellow Pro-Life supporters. The issue wasn’t the Pro-Life position.  The issue was the underhanded and unethical tactics employed.  30+ years later Jim Wright hasn’t changed very much.  He still skirts the edge of slander and libel in his predictable and apparently compulsive attacks upon others.

Jim Wright Embarrasses the Anti-Abortion Campaign in Maryland

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Jim Wright and Sovereign Grace Ministries


Why Jim Wright Has Issues with Sovereign Grace Ministries

New Covenant Church of Arnold MD, is now an SGM Church

This is the continuation of a series started HERE.

Jim Wright - Sovereign Grace Ministries Ties?

Jim Wright – Sovereign Grace Ministries Ties?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Jim and Marianne Wright, Crossroad Junction, Nathan’s Voice, Fulcrum Ministries, Fulcrum Express and Fulcrum Forum, or whatever name de jour Jim Wright tries to re-identify himself as, it is that if Jim Wright has an issue with someone or some organization, that will be the basis of his taking aim and attacking with a whole litany of personal and ridiculous accusations.  This has included his last two institutional Churches in Manassas, VA which he left in the midst of conflict with Church leadership and charges of sexual impropriety, and in the case of the second church was actually formally excommunicated following another litany of incredibly ridiculous charges of financial impropriety.

Another organization that Jim Wright attacks regularly is Sovereign Grace Ministries which I thought must have been because it was in the local news in Northern Virginia and Maryland and was a convenient target because it does have some legitimate issues of sexual abuse in the past.  Jim Wright loves to cite stories in the news or of court issues related to Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) and then with no real basis for comparison to then cite whomever else he’s trying to attack in the same breath as if there’s some real connection there.

As is usually the case, there is a connection with SGM in Jim Wright’s world, but it’s with Jim Wright himself and he appears desperate to distance himself from it.  Future articles may take a look at some psychological issues connected with a practice known as “gas-lighting,” of which this is a prime example, but in this instance the connections to Jim Wright were pretty easy to find and, of course, desperately covered up by Jim Wright as he seeks to redefine himself away from his real historical roots.

Sovereign Grace Ministries and the 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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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’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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Bob Jones University GRACE Report


G.R.A.C.E. Issues Bob Jones University Report

As many of you are aware, G.R.A.C.E., Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment, issued its report this week on Sexual Abuse and some of the systemic issues present at Bob Jones University (BJU.)  You can find the report HERE.

There will no doubt be a great deal of follow-up and news to this report as the details of it become more public and are digested and as BJU hopefully acts on the recommendations to not only make amends for the past but also systemic changes within the organization to keep future abuse from occurring.

This is how a legitimate victim organization functions and why Crossroad Junction, Nathan’s Voice, Fulcrum Ministries and Jim and Marianne Wright are such a serious threat to legitimate Victim’s Organization’s work.

What’s the Difference?  (Click on Highlights for additional information)

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Jeanne Elder Smith’s Knowledge of Keith’s Fraud


Jeanne Elder Smith Had to Have Known of Keith W Smith’s Academic and Professional Fraud

On August 31, 2014, Keith Smith made a partial confession

Keith W Smith

Keith W Smith

Keith Smith:

Confession and Repentance (note: there are links in this article in bold)

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 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 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

Note in particular this Claim:

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Jim and Marianne Wright’s Slander


Academic Fraud, Slander, and No Sign of Full Repentance

Keith W Smith

Keith W Smith

It’s been an eventful week.

It has been a week now since Keith W. Smith’s confession to some of the fraud he’s been perpetuating for years along with the assistance of his wife Jeanne Elder Smith, became public.  Keith and Jeanne have made no further public communications I’m aware of in this matter and remain silent in response to the lies revealed in Keith’s actual confession.  There’s evidence that Keith and Jeanne both continue in private to not take full responsibility for their actions and to continue to promote some of his lies about himself and others that are now proven false and discredited.

Jim Wright has been strangely publicly silent of any direct comments on the matter except to comment on Keith Smith’s Confession on Facebook, as follows:

Jim Wright - Sexual Abuse Advocate?

Jim Wright – Sexual Abuse Advocate?

Jim Wright I think this is the right thing to have done, and I think in the long run it will be for your best. In contrast to those who outed you to deflect from their sin, you have openly confessed and repented of a public, ministry-related mistake you made and have acted honorably to now address that mistake in a public way. Nonetheless, I appreciate that there will be some tough consequences for you to sort through. Regardless, you continue to have my utmost respect, which is only strengthened by your willingness to deal openly and honestly with all this.  I remain, as always, your friend and fellow sojourner.

Jim also responded indirectly with some innuendo on his Facebook Page, Crossroad Junction, with the following attempt to garner sympathy for himself and promote himself seeking for pity in portraying himself as a martyr by wrapping himself in the cloak of other people’s suffering.

Stand in the gap: Don’t let aversion to conflict shift the consequences of evil, injustice and abuse to additional innocent victims.

It’s sad.  Jim Wright, like Keith Smith I believe, appears to believe his own lies and believes that continuing to repeat them make them true in some manner.  Keith at least has had some courage (and I give him credit for that) to come clean in part.  Jim Wright gives no evidence of even that minimal level of integrity

The fact is, Jim Wright is not a victim.  He’s volunteered for this current situation by his choices and actions.  This continues because he appears unwilling or incapable of admitting any fault or mistakes on his part.  He continues to try to keep the lies alive and is now in a position of damage control.

Jim Wright publicly states his sympathies lie with his Crony Keith Smith and not his victims

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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