On December 17, as usual, we emailed my latest post--in this case, "The email to end all emails"--to well over 100 of you who had asked to receive the posts that way, had responded positively to receiving them--or at least had not asked to be taken off that list, despite our urging you to let us know if you didn't want to continue receiving them.
Every single email was returned to us as "spam." I know most of you do not consider these posts spam because when we had stopped forwarding them to you, you wrote asking us please to keep doing it. So we did. For weeks no one objected.
Then, suddenly, someone decided for all of you that you're wrong, you really don't want these emails.
We can't believe this is coincidence. The same people who tried to
silence us by phone, by denunciations
from the pulpit, in Life Groups, in Adult Bible Fellowship classes, by
emails to the entire church, by hacking into our computer to steal our
passwords, causing harassment with my cursor, keeping me from getting to
my own blog, diverting others who tried to get to it, are now attempting to
prevent our sending these posts to you by having them declared "spam."
They are trying to silence us and they want to decide for you what you want to know and what you don't. They think you can't handle the whole truth and make up your own minds.
But there's more. Not only did this someone or board of someones decide for you that you do not want to hear from us about what's happening at the church. They decided you do not want to hear from us about anything--and deleted all your addresses from our computer. That meant we couldn't even ask you whether your cold was better or where you were spending Christmas.
And when we restored your addresses to our mailing list, the mere mention of the website still triggers the same response from System Administrator: every item is rejected as "spam" and every address is deleted again.
IF YOU DO NOT APPRECIATE THE "LEADERSHIP" OF GRACE DECIDING FOR YOU 1) THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO HEAR FROM US AND 2) THAT YOU CONSIDER OUR MAILINGS "SPAM," PLEASE LET THEM KNOW!