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A divorced Jacksonville woman said her former church has threatened to "go public with her sins" and tell the congregation about her sexual relationship with her new boyfriend.

Rebecca Hancock said harassment from Grace Community Church in Mandarin over her sex life caused her to leave, but she said that didn't put an end to the problem. She said she received a letter from the church's elders telling her the church plans to make her personal life very public.

"I'm basically run out. I'm the church harlot," Hancock said.

The 49-year-old said she has been dating a man for a while and she said members of the congregation at Grace Community Church haven't been happy about the relationship.

"Because I have a boyfriend that I'm involved with … to not be married to that person is a sin," Hancock said.

She said the issue caused her to leave the church. However, she said the church has not let go of her.

The letter Hancock received from the church states that because she has refused to end her sexual relationship with her boyfriend, "you leave us with no other choice but to carry out the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ" … "In accordance with Matthew 18:17 we intend to 'tell it to the church.'"

Dr. T. Scott Christmas, news4jax.com 75 Comments [12/21/2008 11:00:37 PM]
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More proof that religion is evil.

12/21/2008 11:05:37 PM



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12/21/2008 11:08:10 PM


Pitchforks and torches for everyone!

12/21/2008 11:09:03 PM

Percy Q. Shun

Who gives a fuck? Do you really think those morons don't already know you have been taking it in the ass from that idiot?

12/21/2008 11:09:10 PM

At this point what is there left to tell? The guy's name? If she mentioned this in some type of private preacher/congregant situation, maybe she could sue on the grounds that they were counseling her. I hope she can sue them for something.

12/21/2008 11:11:29 PM


Take the letter to a lawyer. That sounds like an act of extortion.

12/21/2008 11:13:45 PM


John Chapter 8 verses 1 to 11.

So who in that church is without sin?

12/21/2008 11:13:49 PM


Blackmailing for jebus and inst that in itself a sin talk about dbl standards

12/21/2008 11:19:43 PM


That church is not smiled upon by Jesus. I thought he would be against turning people from the church.

12/21/2008 11:41:46 PM


Oh look! A church wants public attention with hopes of getting donations. I was under the impression that the talks between a pastor and parishioner were private. I heard about this and was appalled and I am delighted she is leaving this BS wanna-be-church. Gossip for the Lord Jesus! I'm stunned everybody in the church is pure.

12/21/2008 11:58:43 PM


For anyone interested, here's their contact information.

Phone: 904-268-8854
Email: office@gracejax.org

I've already sent a nasty-gram... don't be afraid to send one of your own.

12/22/2008 12:07:59 AM

Kremlin KOA

More evidence that the "no true scotsman" fallacy is not always a fallacy.

@ fundiesRtehlulz: This is not because of religion, this i because of a misuse of religion. Does the existence of junkies invalidate medicine?

@ Mandy: Nicely played

12/22/2008 12:08:23 AM


And when emotional blackmail fails, they take the traditional route.

12/22/2008 12:09:52 AM


Yeah because I'm sure nobody else in the congregation has skeletons in their closet.

Buncha hypocritical dickheads.

12/22/2008 12:16:19 AM

a mind far far away

Proof that christianity is evil bullshit that is more a cancer than a religion, and only promotes hatred and cruelty. I hope she sues the hell out of that church and wins, forcing the church to close down. THAT would be justice.

12/22/2008 12:22:36 AM

Old Viking

The scandal! The shame! Oh, wait, this is 2008. Never mind.

12/22/2008 12:28:16 AM


Umm... if you don't like what they are preaching, why were you still going? AND what does it matter if a bunch of idiots who would force you out find out you are sleeping with your boyfriend. Looks like you are 49, not 16 years old.

Unless you are in a VERY small town, I'm sure there is another church of the SAME denomination within a few miles - a few blocks if you don't mind jumping denominations.

12/22/2008 12:29:27 AM



12/22/2008 12:54:19 AM


Matthew 18 says "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone."

How has this woman sinned against Hancock?

12/22/2008 1:23:53 AM


Some pretty retarded comments here, saying Christianity is evil.

It's the PEOPLE like this that are evil, not the religion. Hell, my church is nothing like this, they're practically angels compared to this church. People are asshats because they are asshats, and you don't need religion to be one so shut the hell up.

I swear, bloody American churches, it's like I only hear about the ones that are like this.

12/22/2008 1:29:56 AM


@ Ark: I'm inclined to agree - people will be assholes, religion is only one possible outlet for them.

12/22/2008 1:39:20 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

Fucking assholes.

12/22/2008 1:57:44 AM


"you leave us with no other choice but to carry out the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ"

You people don't know shit about your christ. Here is what christ commands:

John 8:7 (New International Version)

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

12/22/2008 2:03:23 AM

Philbert McAdamia

@ thejebusfire
he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

Suddenly a large stone came sailing out of the crowd and struck the woman squarely.
"Oh, MOM!", said Jesus.

the commands of the Lord Jesus Christ" … "In accordance with Matthew 18:17 we intend to 'tell it to the church.'"

That jesus guy . . . what a rat fink. Don'tcha just have to love a guy like that?

12/22/2008 2:17:10 AM

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