Academic Fraud, Slander, and No Sign of Full Repentance
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 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