'"Personally, I've been accused of covering up stuff," Joyner said. "I've never wanted to cover up a single thing for Todd's sake, for their sake. Anything that isn't true--for their sake, it needs to come to the light." Joyner did not say whether he believed the allegations against Bentley, instead suggesting that "biblical due process" through some sort of governing judge or judges should be implemented. On Wednesday, Dr. Michael Brown said he would "assemble a group of trusted and respected men of God who will review the charges against Todd and make a determination, in accordance with 1 Corinthians 6." Joyner said he and Brown independently arrived at that same conclusion, and urged people to pray for the council of arbiters.' -- Taylor Berglund
Really. So you never wanted to cover anything up when you falsified his restoration Rick? You sure about that? Can we stop pretending having other wolves sit in judgment of Bentley is somehow "biblical due process?" According to 1Corinthians 6, Todd Bentley was supposed to flee from sexual immorality not cheat on his wife with his nanny, or then send sexual information about his former nanny and new wife to interns. What more needs to come to light Mr. Joyner? The ministry of Todd Bentley was an oozing pustule of decay in the church. A tumor that should have been excised instead of allowed to continue metastasizing. His restoration, which you oversaw, was sham and a debacle from day one. Now there are new credible allegations, which Bentley admitted to, and you want to encourage Shaggy and those meddling kids to get to the bottom of it. Right.
'"I feel like it is really the Lord moving [Brown]," Joyner said. "He had some good ideas for people who should sit on [this council]. He didn't think he should sit on it and be a judge in this situation. I don't think I should be. I'm too engaged. I know too much. I shouldn't be. Even in a regular court, I should be recused. I think the process is just beginning. I have great hope for it." Joyner said he fears without established arbiters, many more ministries will be attacked and scandalized in the coming years. He expressed once again his distaste for public accusations. "I think without this [council] happening, we're going to have increasingly devastating attacks on people," Joyner said. "Ministries [will be] destroyed, brought down--some of them may deserve it. Some of them may need it. But that's not the way it should be done. And when it's done the wrong way, far more people are hurt. We've got to learn in my opinion to not be quick to convict and condemn until people have been subjected to biblical due process. ... You may be right in your accusations, but you have opened yourselves wide to the accuser. Look at all the ministries that have been devastated by doing that."' -- Taylor Berglund
Dear Lord your concern is about ministries being attacked and scandalized? Does anyone at all care about the sheep? Here is Joyner parroting the same exact bovine excrement line that Dr. Brown had yesterday. That nothing should ever be discussed on the Internet. That a biblical investigation needs to be done before we can coherently comment on known facts! What we already know about Bentley, Joyner and Brown disqualifies all of them! When the accused says, yes I sexted my interns information about my wife, why would we not be quick to convict! When we can go back and watch the tapes of Bentley's circus in Lakeland how can we not condemn! You do realize that with the information we currently have it does not matter what you think your false Scooby-Doo investigation finds. We all will still exclaim a loud, "ruh-roh."
'Joyner said that if this council is successful--and sets a precedent for handling future church scandals--"all the controversy" will be "worth it." He also said he may not be blameless, though he did not know what he might be guilty of. "I want to go back and check," Joyner says. "I've been challenged on some things. I may have fouled up or violated some things myself. If so, you would have a rant with me apologizing for those things. But if this process continues and I believe it has been a valid due process, you probably won't hear from me any more about this."' -- Taylor Berglund
That sure smells like someone covering their tracks. Let me help you Rick. You are not blameless. You are guilty. You had a chance years ago to tell the truth about the obscene ministry of Todd Bentley and spared the flock any further damage but instead, you pretended to restore him. As stated yesterday, this investigation is s scam and s sham. In all likelihood, Shaggy will find enough impropriety to hang his hat on but not enough to force Bentley to step down. He will provide cover to Bentley by providing talking points about using the Internet to vet accusations and about how some of them were wrong or remain unproven. He will rebuke some of the deeds but downplay them and bury them in a morass of forgiveness talking points. The victims of Todd Bentley? The hell with them. The council will slap themselves on the back, declare the process biblical and a blueprint and then use it anytime the purpose driven industrial complex and NAR need to excuse the indiscretions of one of their moneymakers. That is all I am afraid that will result from the investigation into Bentley by Dr. Shaggy and those meddlesome kids.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- September 7, 2019