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 – 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 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.

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Additional Investigation Underway

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Jim Wright, Elder?


Jim Wright’s Claim to be an Elder

Jim Wright - False and Exaggerated Claims

Jim Wright – Elder?

For the past several years, after being excommunicated from his last local church in Manassas, VA, Jim Wright has based his heresy hunting activities upon his claim to be one elder among multiple other unnamed elders from a network of “organic churches” in the Manassas, VA area.  Jim Wright names none of these alleged people so there’s plenty of reason to question Jim’s claimed qualification based on the Scriptural qualifications of an Elder.  This is relevant, especially as Jim asserts himself to hold Scripture as God’s Word and regularly criticizes others as heretics or cults who don’t hold to his very narrow definitions.  He’s also very vocal in criticizing others with the bizarre claim of being “Apostles” even where they never claim or use the title.  Jim Wright very clearly claims to be an elder though and as that’s the foundation of his claim of standing in these matters, that should concern anyone tempted to listen to him who don’t know him otherwise.

So, lets look at the Scriptural qualifications of an Elder and see how Jim compares to those.

One common passage used by Biblical, Fundamentalist Churches is:

Titus 6:1-9 If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and to rebuke those who contradict it.

Is Jim Wright Above Reproach?

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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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Keith and Jeanne Smith Continue the Sham


Keith Smith and Jim Wright

Jim Wright - Sexual Abuse Advocate?

Jim Wright – Sexual Abuse Advocate?

As was reported on this blog for several months before a partial and internally contradictory “confession” was made by Keith Smith as to his academic and professional fraud, Jim Wright has been up to his old tricks and continued along with his wife Marianne Wright, to make broad accusations against multiple people of sexual impropriety and cover-up.  I’ve followed-up once on Keith Smith to demonstrate at the time that his proclaimed confession was incomplete and likely disingenuous.  Enough time has now passed with several matters unresolved and continued evidence of the Smiths’ and Wrights’ complicity that Crossroad Junction Watch is going to assume that there is no genuine repentance and that all that has been at work thus far is “damage control.”

For that reason, additional elements now are going to be revealed as to the hypocrisy and behind the scenes activity that has been going on in the past, and that which has continued since Keith’s, so-called confession.  The offer remains open to Keith Smith and Jeanne Smith to come clean at any time.  For my part, I’m willing to see them restored,  and to offer forgiveness of my own accord.  I am however going to hold both Jim and Marianne Wright, and Keith and Jeanne Smith to their own professed standards of repentance and demonstrate that lack of such, as long as they continue in their complicity with one another and their smear campaign.

So for the record, here is part of what has been going on:

Keith Smith’s Confession Came After He Removed His Website Under Threat of Lawsuit

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Keith Smith Still Promotes His Fraudulent Claims


Multiple Sites Remain Up

Keith W Smith

Keith W Smith

Keith W. Smith, using the limited forum of Facebook, confessed recently to Academic and Professional Fraud at the beginning of this month.

In that confession, he announced that he was removing his personal Website as well as the Website for Healing Communities.  It has been almost a month, and the following sites remain up, promoting Keith’s services or his past claimed credentials.  The Author of this site (Bart Breen) is aware of other reasons for the removal of these sites than what has been posted publicly, and chose not to reveal those instead giving Keith and Jeanne Elder Smith the opportunity to follow through on their commitment to address these issues.  That forbearance may soon end.

It has now been almost a full month and in this time there has been little evidence of any real desire to address all the issues involved.  The Smith’s have gone silent publicly with a few exceptions in Simple Church Forums where they make no reference to Keith’s partial confession and attempt to carry on with “business as usual.”

Click on the Headings below to be taken to the sites in question.  The information was correct and on the live sites at the time of posting of this article,  If they have been updated since in response to this post, that is encouraging, but sad also that it requires continued public exposure for Keith and Jeanne Smith to do the right thing and follow-up on other sites where they promote their services and attempt to raise funds.  Other sites beyond this may still be in existence.  This is not an exhaustive list, and simply serves as an example that other sites under the control of the Smith’s have not been removed, updated nor has any other admission of Keith’s wrong-doing appeared in the forums where he advertised his fraudulent services. Continue reading

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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