No, not at all. I'm not a biblical scholar, and I've never felt motivated to expel sinners from the church, seeing as how my self-reflection would compel me to lead virtually the entire congregation out the door (leaving only my wife and two or three other women to turn out the lights).
I accept the fact that you act this way in your home ward, out in the real world, at face value. However, this is not the way you have chosen to treat people on the Internet.
I am not saying that you do not have a right to defend yourself, or defend the Church, but how can you deny that you have not been outright spiteful toward others? How can you deny your disrespectful treatment of women on this board?
And, what is your excuse for your misuse of trust and authority given to you when you divulged Trevor's IRL information in conjunction with the article he presented to FAIR in confidence
These are the types of actions that David is referring to.
Will, I have no doubt that you are a good person and a devoted father. In spite of some of the awful things you have said to me, I have defended you when posters here have attacked your character in those areas, and, in my opinion, crossed the line of decency. But you do have a definite blind spot in how you come across.
Let me ask you this. This is in reference to your conversation with David:
Personal attacks?!! Will has on several occasions made public accusations against me of apostasy. The comment you posted was my response to the following assertion:
"Sadly, I fear this may be true. What you fail to understand is that I am not the only one who is watching. How tragic when aspirations and possibilities draw further and further apart, without us even being aware ... "
When Will suggests that he has personal connections with unnamed others who will destroy my personal aspirations, do I not have the right and responsibility to respond?
You claim that David misunderstood your comment. If it did not mean that you have personal connections with unnamed others who could destroy his aspirations, as he suggested, and you did not mean that you were tacitly referring to his possible apostasy, then what DID you mean?