Pastor Chuck O'Neal sometimes recorded private conversations without getting permission from involved parties. The elders were aware of this practice as you will read below. This was not a rare practice for him according to some people who personally saw this taking place. I'm wondering how many churches have pastors/elders who tape record conversations of their church members/attenders?
I mentioned in Comparing the Two, Part 2, that Chuck O'Neal and the two elders came to our door unannounced and demanding information from me a few weeks after we had left the church. A commenter asked me a question:
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Later, Meaghan added a followup comment sharing her experience with Chuck O'Neal using a recording device. Here is her story copied directly from the comments section. Meaghan's story needs to be read. It is important and shows the type of treatment she and many others endured at the church, but was never able to share because of shunning.
A number of people have also told me their stories about recorded conversations, but I will not share them without permission. If you would like to add your story to the comments (or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org), I would be happy to feature your story.