Douglas Gilliland - who claims
to be a Christian
- is a particularly rabid anti-Calvary Chapel "crusader" whose hatred is also targeted at churches, ministries and individuals associated with or supportive of Calvary Chapel
While on the surface it may appear he has some
legitimate concerns, posted at his Calvary Chapel FUAQ
(Frequently Un-Asked Questions) page, his continuing ill - and un-Christlike - behavior in, among other places, the alt.religion.christian.calvary-chapel
(arcc-c) newsgroup has caused Christians and non-Christians alike to disassociate themselves from him - or to post disclaimers like these:
Gilliland's antics have included the forging of posts
under the name of one of his critics. While claiming to be a seminary student, his behavior is worse than that of many non-Christians. With no repentance in evidence, he continues to specialize in lying, deliberate misrepresentation, distortion of facts, gossip, and ad hominem attacks. (Note: The publisher of Apologetics Index is a frequent target of Mr. Gilliland's lies and distortions.)
Note: Gilliland's "questions" are adequately answered here
A warning regarding the newsgroup (primarily due to his language and actions, including - but not limited to - rudeness, name-calling, innuendo, gossip, and now forged messages) is posted here
. See also the History of the ARCC-C Newsgroup
, as provided by Calvary Chapel.
Dennis Hill, once a long-time participant of ARCC-C, was one of many Christians who used to alert newcomers to what is going on in the newsgroup - often by quoting others. An example is this message
, archived by Google Groups.
In dealing with Mr. Gilliland, Christians are advised to remember what the Bible teaches:
This newsgroup is Mr. Gilliland's main hangout on the internet, and thus provides ample documentation of his rabid behavior.