At the same time that Dan the Clicky Dick was being given the axe, David Shaffer came up on the chopping block too.
This comes from Truth Seeking Graduates. By this time, Camille had teamed up with Cathy over there. Note something a little bit odd?
This is from TSG. But David Shaffer made the original post.
You can’t do that anymore.
Truth Seeking Graduates has gone from allowing people to post, to not allowing anyone to post anything except an admin, to removing comments for disagreeing with them, and now they moderate every comment before it’s allowed to be seen.
This is the policy instituted by a woman who fussed for years in every forum where she participated (that I know and can find) that she was being unfairly muzzled. Not only did forums muzzle her, but her employers (all two of them) have muzzled her too. Everyone, it seems, is trying to silence “truth.”
Please note Jeffrey’s comment: “Everybody try to be compassionate.” Doesn’t that sound nice?
It’s not nice. The translation is: “Leah is mentally ill and I don’t want to say it aloud, but Camille told me she was. And so we have to be nice to her because she can’t help it.”
The comments by an admin at TSG are by Camille. “She is not well.” “. . .I have personally suffered. . .”
David Shaffer was wrong, bad and horrible for saying what he said about Leah, but at least he actually believed the story Camille had told him that some nurse at Barge leaked Leah’s medical history and that she’d been seen preaching to an empty chair. Camille knew it was bullshit and spread it anyway. I strongly suspect Camille invented it.
Two things I want to say about this:
Not only does Leah Hayes not have a mental health history at Barge—she doesn’t have any history at all of any sort unless they kept her admission physical or whatever they require when you enroll as a student—which she had done off campus and out of state.
I have heard Leah do voice-overs and narration. She is extremely talented, so much so that I was totally shocked. She can do not only one British accent, but several. She can imitate almost anyone or any sort of accent. She has done stand-up comedy. She does public speaking in a variety of venues. She has done book narrations (of the sort that you get when you buy Audible books). And when she practices this stuff, guess how she does it? She practices alone, in an empty room. And she gets paid for doing this.
That is what you do when you take speech (now called “rhetoric”) and you actually know what the hell you are doing and use it for something.
As a pejorative—clearly intended as an insult—somebody suggests that Leah is a closeted lesbian. None of the gay folks present say anything about that. It’s fine because they are mad at Leah.
Jeffrey’s back to “Phil didn’t know he wasn’t a moderator.” Well, Phil would have known if he’d bothered to even visit the fucking forum for weeks and weeks. But he didn’t. He rarely did anything at all except show up in the end and bitch about it. He also never contacted a soul to say, “Hey, what’s the deal here?” He was eliminated as a moderator exactly the same way and at the same time as everyone else—because they were not active and Rebecca gave the forum to Leah and Nancy with her blessing.
At the last comes the final speculation. When all else fails, accuse the person of being manipulated by Bob Jones University somehow.
I remember when this happened and how I thought it was true. I figured they knew what they were talking about. And then I started this website and they began saying it about me. Then I realized that there’s a pattern here.
All the stuff about unreasonable moderating, being in league with Bob Jones, having deep shameful secrets—they do this about anyone who crosses them. Leah, Nancy, Greg Easton, Beth Murschell, me. I’m sure there are more to add to that list, but you get the idea.
And then David Shaffer sent Leah a little love note.
The first time I read this, I just sat and stared at it for a few minutes. I could hardly believe it. This is a man who said over and over and over again that Leah was mentally ill and that he knew she was because he believed his “source”—and he says this to her.
I know he was angry at the time, but just read the whole thing again and think to yourself, “This is a person who sincerely (and very wrongly, but sincerely) believes that Leah Hayes is mentally ill.” What she did to him was to ban him from an internet forum. She didn’t attack him with a hammer. She didn’t assault him verbally. She didn’t do anything except make some administrative decisions he didn’t like and then ban him.
I know what it’s like to be very pissed off with Leah Hayes over administrative decisions. We tangled at one point, pretty vehemently. But even without the mistaken idea that she was having emotional issues, I would never have spoken to her—or anyone else—in such a manner. Even after Camille planted the lie with me and it took root and grew, I still would never have said such a thing to her.
David says that he doesn’t care what people think of him. That’s good, because here he is in his finest moment for everyone to see and here it remains.
And David, a personal word from me to you. This is the reason that I didn’t answer you when you sent me that note thanking me for putting up one of the pages exposing Cathy’s lies on this website.
And it was all downhill from there. Over Memorial Day weekend, in 2012, Leah and Nancy (after quietly removing posts from the forum beginning with the oldest ones first—thus the least noticeable) finished scrubbing the site clean and took it down. Their concern was that Camille and the Court would make massive screen shots of everything possible if they gave any warning at all, and those screen shots would be used against people later on.
And that, of course, is just not even remotely likely to have happened, now, is it?