Such Tedious Work. Sigh.
That Is the Question. Tricksy. How to obtain informed consent to ‘discipline Us’, without legal liability. It’s the Fine Line. For Pastor at Least. Who’s to Blame when we Put Out a minor child? Who’s to Blame when we remove all money from Joint bank account w/o informing the spouse? Who’s to Blame when we change Locks on our homes so our (Really Righteous) family member cannot enter. Who’s to blame when we put that Rascally/restraining Order on a peaceful member of our home to Embarrass/Harass them into Silence? Who’s to Blame when we Hide your kids from you/Encourage them to Run Away from home? Endangering a minor child. Who’s to Blame when we Spread Sin Stories about you (Slander Baby)? Who’s to Blame when we Knowingly keep information from Parents about your (THEY ARE gods don’t ya know?)children. Who’s to Blame when our Other pastors do divinely/devious/dastardly things. And flee to us for Cover? Who’s to Blame when Pastors BFF’s get away with (ahem). Hmmmm.
I Know nothing! Pastor whispers to Deacon. Deacon whispers to Mindless Minion. Minion has a TALK with Idiot/Offender. Everyone owns it. Pastor Protection Program. Sheep lay down Lives for Pastor. So he can go on vacation. Get some R&R. To Regroup/Rethink his Doctrine of Deception.
But God says, “And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers” (Luke 11:46). “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate” (Titus 1:16). “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward” (Matthew 6:5). “Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day” (Isaiah 65:5).