Now that the proper time of mourning has passed, we can stop with the respectability game and report the truth: while Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith, who passed away from cancer last week at 86, was a titan of American Christianity, he was quite often a raving lunatic who seemed better suited to ... More >>
Last fall, we reported how frequent Calvary Chapel critic Alex Grenier--son of Bob Grenier, pastor at Calvary Chapel Visalia--was being sued by his father for libel and defamation. Alex has long maintained on his blog that his father physically abused him, and has made other explosive claims, claims ... More >>
It starts to look like more and more mainstream media outlets are starting to cast a skeptical eye on Calvary Chapel, not just on the mothership or founder Chuck Smith, but its bizarre, convenient structure that simultaneously allows Chuckie to claim no responsibility for problem outposts and full a ... More >>
Over the past two years, Alex Grenier has penned Calvary Chapel Abuse, an explosive blog that has served as a sound-off board for folks burned, abused, and generally turned off by the Calvary Chapel octopus. It was inspired by tragedy: Alex says his father, Calvary Chapel Visalia pastor Bob Grenier, ... More >>
Are Potato State perverts threatening the church's OC base?
It appears that another chapter has been written in the ongoing embarrassment that is Calvary Chapel's refusal to intervene in one of its affiliate church's fusterclucks. Alex Grenier, who is documenting his fight against Calvary Chapel corruption and the alleged abuses of his stepfather, Re ... More >>
The news is blasting through the Christian world that Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith has lung cancer."Please pray for Pastor Chuck Smith, Sr.!" reads Calvary Chapel's current Facebook status update. "Today it was announced cancer has been found in his lung; there is uncertainty as to the ex ... More >>
The Year on Navel Gazing and Beyond!
We've been reporting on the saga of Alex Grenier, son of Calvary Chapel Visalia pastor Bob Grenier, who has come forward to decry the child-abuser friendly atmosphere in the Calvary Chapel galaxy through tales of his own physical abuse at the fists of his father. The Calvary Chapel minions are fr ... More >>
Sorry that I'm late to this, but here's a blockbuster: last week, from the pulpit of the Calvary Chapel mothership in SanTana (even though they call themselves CC Costa Mesa), head Chuck Smith blasted an abuse survivor of one of his pastors and promised divine retribution upon the victim for dari ... More >>
Smith: For how long will he smile?You'll remember last year we brought ustedes the story of Alex Grenier, whose stepfather is the pastor at Calvary Chapel Visalia and whom Grenier says physically abused him repeatedly as a child. Since then, Grenier has become a hero to the many, many people burn ... More >>