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ReaperofGCM
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« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 09:53:41 am »

Point #4 made by Mark Darling is such a bs response.

4. When being interviewed by the investigator in this investigation, with my attorney present to be an eyewitness to my interrogation, I was asked by the investigator, “Mark, have you ever met alone with women?” I respectfully said, “Before I answer, may I ask you a question”? She said yes. I asked, “What do you mean by alone?” She seemed taken aback I would ask such a question.


Taken straight from Evergreens website- Meeting with female congregants. Since Evergreen’s inception, it's pastors have held to a verbal code of conduct of not meeting alone with female congregants. “Alone” means an intentionally private setting; without a 3rd party present, or without other known persons nearby and easily accessible. Credible female witnesses came forward in the investigation and testified Mark Darling met with them alone, prior to 2001. Beyond the investigation, there have been additional women and current attenders who have claimed to have met with Mark in an intentionally private setting.

So there you go Mark, that's what "alone" means. Seriously....
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« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 07:07:33 pm »

When the investigator asked me if I had been alone with Mark Darling , I simply told the truth and said “yes”.  No definition was needed. 
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« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2018, 08:20:45 am »

Heidi told me about the basement counseling sessions at least 6 years ago. Long before there were accusations of improper behavior with others. I believe her.

The question Mark didn’t ask the attorney was, “If I am counseling in the basement and my family is upstairs, would that be considered alone?”

In point number 12 Mark mentions that in the course of counseling people, sometimes they talk about sexual things, or immoral things they have done. Is he saying that with his children in earshot, people talked about their sex lives and sexual sin? That would be inappropriate on many levels.
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« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2018, 10:25:21 am »

Yeah, this one made me think of Bill Clinton's impeachment trial where he discusses the definition of the word "is." 

And of course Mark adds nice descriptors in this point, that the investigator looked "taken aback" (because she was so surprised by his integrity or specificity, or what is his implication?), and that he spoke "respectfully."  Regular ol' Boy Scout, that Mark Darling  Wink

Point #4 made by Mark Darling is such a bs response.

4. When being interviewed by the investigator in this investigation, with my attorney present to be an eyewitness to my interrogation, I was asked by the investigator, “Mark, have you ever met alone with women?” I respectfully said, “Before I answer, may I ask you a question”? She said yes. I asked, “What do you mean by alone?” She seemed taken aback I would ask such a question.


Taken straight from Evergreens website- Meeting with female congregants. Since Evergreen’s inception, it's pastors have held to a verbal code of conduct of not meeting alone with female congregants. “Alone” means an intentionally private setting; without a 3rd party present, or without other known persons nearby and easily accessible. Credible female witnesses came forward in the investigation and testified Mark Darling met with them alone, prior to 2001. Beyond the investigation, there have been additional women and current attenders who have claimed to have met with Mark in an intentionally private setting.

So there you go Mark, that's what "alone" means. Seriously....
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« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2018, 11:05:56 am »

And of course Mark adds nice descriptors in this point, that the investigator looked "taken aback" (because she was so surprised by his integrity or specificity, or what is his implication?), and that he spoke "respectfully."

Or maybe she was just thinking, "Are you really going to try that Clinton stunt with me? Seriously?"

I would have been taken aback, too.

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