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Slander and Gossip  

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We have been asked to address various topics related to the human condition...and for those who have been awaiting an ebook and audiobook on slander and gossip, we are producing an ebook and audiobook that will contain the information listed below...along with other important information concerning slander and gossip.

Slander is serious in religious and secular areas throughout the world. There are people who identify themselves as Christians, and they engage in slander. There are people who identify themselves as non-Christians, and they engage in slander. For those who have been victims of slander, you have legal rights and you can consult with an attorney concerning your legal rights. You may be able to sue for defamation of character.

There are people who engage in slander, as they make up lies about people and spread them...and the people who are slandered are informed about the slander from the people who were told the lies from the originator of the slander. In other words, if you are a person who engages in slander...some people you tell the lies to will go tell the person you are slandering exactly what you said about that person. If you remember this before you engage in slander, hopefully you won't engage in slander. Remember, engaging in slander can ultimately bring legal consequences to you.

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines slander as "1. : the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation. 2. : a false and defamatory oral statement about a person — compare libel"


Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines defame as: "law : to harm the reputation of by communicating false statements about : to harm the reputation of by libel (see 1libel 2a) or slander (see 2slander 2) defamed her character."


Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines gossip as: ": a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others - the worst gossip in town"


The Bible says the following about slander:

Matthew 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Psalms 101:5 - Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

1 Peter 3:16 - Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.

Proverbs 10:18 - He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.

James 4:11 - Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Exodus 20:16 - Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Matthew 5:11 - Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

1 Peter 2:1 - Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,

Proverbs 16:28 - A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 - 1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

Luke 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Ephesians 4:31-32 - 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Proverbs 20:19 - He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 11:9 - An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Psalms 109:3 - They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.

Exodus 23:1 - Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Mark 7:20-23 - 20. And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22. Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23. All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

James 1:12 - Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 3 - 1. My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. 4. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. 5. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12. Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. 13. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. 14. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. 15. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. 16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 17. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

The Bible says the following about gossip and lies:

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 6:16-19 - 16. These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: 17. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18. An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19. A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.)

Proverbs 16:28 - A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 21:23 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

James 1:26 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.

Proverbs 20:19 - He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Matthew 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Psalms 101:5 - Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Psalms 34:13 - Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

Proverbs 18:8 - The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Proverbs 17:4 - A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; [and] a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

James 4:11 - Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

Proverbs 26:20 - Where no wood is, [there] the fire goeth out: so where [there is] no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Proverbs 11:13 - A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

2 Timothy 2:16 - But shun profane [and] vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

Proverbs 10:18 - He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.

Romans 1:29 - Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

Exodus 23:1 - Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

1 Timothy 5:13 - And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Proverbs 17:9 - He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.

Proverbs 19:5 - A false witness shall not be unpunished, and [he that] speaketh lies shall not escape

The Bible says the following about gossip:

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 16:28 - A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 11:13 - A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

Proverbs 20:19 - He that goeth about [as] a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

Proverbs 6:16-19 - 16. These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: 17. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18. An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19. A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.)

Proverbs 26:20 - Where no wood is, [there] the fire goeth out: so where [there is] no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

Titus 3:2 - To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, [but] gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

James 1:26 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.

Exodus 23:1 - Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

Psalms 34:13 - Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

James 4:11 - Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.

1 Timothy 5:13 - And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

Leviticus 19:16 - Thou shalt not go up and down [as] a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD.

Psalms 101:5 - Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.

Proverbs 18:8 - The words of a talebearer [are] as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Luke 6:31 - And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Proverbs 10:18 - He that hideth hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, [is] a fool.

Romans 1:29 - Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

2 Corinthians 12:20 - For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and [that] I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest [there be] debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:.

Those who claim to be Christians and have engaged in slander and gossip have sinned, and need to repent and turn back to Jesus Christ...as the scriptures are very clear concerning slander and gossip. If you are a Christian and you have engaged in slander and gossip, and you are ready to repent and turn back to Jesus Christ...pray the following prayer with us.

Also, if you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, and you want to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior...pray the following prayer with us.



We welcome all of the Christians who have repented of their slandering and gossip, and have turned back to Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! We welcome all of the new Christians who have decided to follow Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Welcome to the Church of Jesus Christ!

For those who have repented of their slandering and gossip, and have turned back to Jesus Christ...and for those who have repented of their slandering and gossip and have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior...you now need to go to the person or persons you have slandered and ask for forgiveness. You also need to ask the person or persons you have slandered if they would like you to issue a public retraction of your slander. If the person or persons you have slandered want you to issue a public retraction, make sure you honor the wishes of those you have slandered...because the person or persons you have slandered could still file a defamation of character lawsuit against you.

For the Christians who refuse to repent of their slandering and gossip, view the following youtube video courtesy of Victoria Segres Bates.



Victoria Segres Bates - WE ARE IN TROUBLE: An Urgent Warning from God to the lukewarm and disobedient saints.

Slander & Gossip Questions & Comments


Question Submitted by "Anonymous"

I am looking forward to the release of "Slander and Gossip." My question is this: On my job, slander and gossip is common among some of the employees, some of the leads, and some of the managers. I am wrestling with whether or not to inform some people about some slander, and tell them everything everyone has said. These are good people, the salt of the earth, and these slanderers have defamed their name with lies. Should I tell them what was said, or should I stay out of it? My heart says I should tell them as soon as possible.

Answer

We are sorry to hear about your situation. You should not have to hear slander and gossip anywhere...but the reality of it is...slander and gossip is undoubtedly present on jobs as you have proven. Slander and gossip is present in religious and secular areas throughout the world...and it is a sad thing that some people have nothing better to do than to engage in slander and gossip. Concerning your question...companies have a code of ethics and professional conduct. Slander by employees on a job is not good at all, as a job is for people to go to work, earn money, and then go home. A job is not a place to go around spreading lies about people. Nothing good comes from that, and the slanderers open themselves up for a defamation of character lawsuit...if the victim or victims choose to file one. The employees who engaged in the slander could also wind up in serious trouble with the company for whom they work. Leads and managers are supposed to set the example for employees as they represent the company for whom they work...so for some leads and some managers to be engaging in slander as you have stated in your question...goes totally against company ethics and professional conduct, which could get them into serious trouble with the company for whom they work. Also, the victim or victims could choose to file a defamation of character lawsuit against the leads and managers who engaged in the slander, which would present a whole other set of challenges for the leads and managers. Slander goes totally against company codes of ethics and professional conduct, and companies will not tolerate it. In your question you stated, "these are good people, the salt of the earth, and these slanderers have defamed their name with lies." Nobody should have their name defamed with lies spread by slanderers. We agree with you that you should tell these people everything you know that everyone has said about them. You should do it as soon as possible, as you have stated. We do not give legal advice, as we are not attorneys...but we do believe a good start would be to make a list of all of the names of the people, what they said...and write down exactly what each person said word for word. When you tell these people, give them the list and you keep a copy of the list. If these people decide to file a defamation of character lawsuit, or take their grievance to the company...the list of names and what was said will be helpful. Again, we are sorry to hear about your situation, and we will be praying for you and the people who were slandered.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

Churches I have attended in the past seem to have one thing in common. People separate into cliques. People also tell their personal family business to others in their clique, who spread it around to others. Gossip is a big problem in churches.

Reply

We agree with your comment. Slander and gossip are topics that preachers throughout the world should address.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

Some people attempt to make it seem like it is women only who slander and gossip, but men slander and gossip also. On my job, female leads slandered someone. It spread among some of the employees throughout that department. A male lead in another department spread the slander among some of the employees throughout that department. Men and women both slander and gossip.

Reply

We agree with your comment. There are men, as well as women, who are guilty of slander and gossip. What people fail to realize is the fact that eventually the victim or victims of slander will find out about it. It is in the best interest of the slanderers to go to those they have slandered, and tell them everything that was said.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

I attended a church where gossiping started as soon as the services ended. Some of the gossipers were known and had a reputation as a gossiper. Some people still talked to the gossipers and they knew the gossipers were bad-mouthing others.

Reply

What you stated should not be happening anywhere…because those who bad-mouth others go totally against what the Bible teaches about gossiping. We covered numerous scriptures about gossiping on this page. The gossipers at the church you mentioned should visit this page and read what the Bible teaches about gossiping. Ephesians 4:29 reads as follows:

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”

Bad-mouthing people fits into the category of “Corrupt Communication,” and the beginning of Ephesians 4:29 clearly states “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth.” It continues to state what kind of communication should be coming out of the mouths of people, as it states, “but that which is good to the use of edifying,” which is stating that positive things that lift people up is what should be coming out of the mouths of people. The reason why is given in the end of the verse, as it states, “that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” When people hear others saying positive things about people, it encourages the people who are listening to the positive things that are being said. The hearers benefit from positive talk as grace is ministered to them.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

My comment is for the person who said [Some people attempt to make it seem like it is women only who slander and gossip, but men slander and gossip also]. In your post it was [female leads] who slandered someone, not men. [female leads] started the slander and [a male lead] spread the slander. So, don’t try to make men look bad in your comment when [female leads] slandered someone, not men.

Reply

We understand how you feel about the person’s comments. We believe the person was attempting to make the point that women and men both engage in slander. You are right that the person stated in their comment that [female leads slandered someone], and [a male lead in another department spread the slander]. We understand that you are saying that had the person shown a man starting slander, it would have helped their comment that [men and women slander], because a man would have been shown as the one who started the slander, and not the one who spread slander committed by female leads. We disagree with you on this point, as there is one thing that should be taken into consideration here. The male lead who spread the slander is also guilty of slander, even though the male lead did not start the slander. The male lead also committed slander because the male lead spread the slander, and as a result the male lead is also guilty of slander. We believe the person’s comments were coming from this angle, as the female leads who started the slander are guilty of slander and the male lead who spread the slander is guilty of slander. Whoever the male lead spread the slander to knew nothing about the slander until the male lead told them. When the male lead spread the slander, the male lead became guilty of committing slander just as the female leads are guilty of committing slander. We believe this is the reason the person commented that [Men and women both slander and gossip.] The person is welcome to address your critique and explain what they meant in their comment.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

I enjoy listening to your audio books. I began to question organized religion and tithing and I found the answers in your audio book about the church and tithing. My comment is about slander. People do not understand how serious slander is. I am glad you are producing an audio book about the topic. Thank you for the work you are doing.

Reply

Thank you for your kind words. We agree with you. People don’t understand the seriousness of slander. What we are praying for and hoping for with this project…is that this acts as a conscience for people who are engaging in slander and seem to have no conscience, and as a result, do not care whose reputation they damage. They defame the character of others, without conscience, until they are faced with a defamation of character lawsuit. Even then, their remorse may not be authentic. We are praying and hoping for this project to reach people who fit into this category, and tug on their hearts to do the right thing and stop slandering people.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

My job is at a company where people slander other people and they don’t care about it. I read in previous comments that leads were responsible for slandering people. At my job, female leads slandered a person, and male leads in different fork lift areas spread the slander. The slander spread to other departments. Employees in those departments spread the slander. I read in a previous reply about a public retraction. The slander has spread so far that the female leads who started it would have to make a company-wide public retraction and tell everyone they lied about the person. The first person who submitted a comment said they should tell the people who were slandered. I feel the same way and if the person isn’t told I am considering telling the person myself. People are walking around this place every day like they are not guilty.

Reply

Everything we said in the answer to the first question on this page applies here. We won’t re-post our answer here, but it can be viewed by scrolling up the page to the first question. It is possible that a public retraction may be requested by the person who was slandered, once the person is informed about the slander. If a public retraction is requested, it would be in the best interest of the slanderers to comply with the request and make a public retraction. You said [The first person who submitted a comment said they should tell the people who were slandered]. So the readers will not be confused, the first person submitted a question.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

Leads are supposed to be management and I’ve read in comments where female leads and male leads slandered people. Well I’ve got some more leads to add to the list. Where I work two female leads slandered someone but what can be done about it if the person is not told about it. I know about slander because I was slandered in the past.

Reply

We agree with you. Leads are supposed to be company management and represent the company in an honest and ethical manner. When a lead commits slander, they have crossed the line concerning honesty and ethics. This is the reason companies have a code of ethics and professional conduct. Eventually the victim or victims of slander will find out about it. It is in the best interest of the slanderers to go to those they have slandered, tell them everything that was said, and make amends.



Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

Kudos for starting this page! I know some people personally who have slandered people and should visit this page.

Reply

Thank you. Feel free to direct the people you know to this page, give them time to read everything, and see if there is positive change. Hopefully there will be positive change after they visit this page.


Question Submitted by "Anonymous"
I think I know the answer to my question, but I’ll ask it anyway. What if the person who was slandered has left the church or job and they find out that people slandered them? Can they still sue the people who slandered them?

Answer
Yes, they can still sue the people who slandered them for defamation of character. It doesn’t matter whether or not they still attend the church where they were slandered…and it doesn’t matter whether or not they still work at the job where they were slandered. The person who was slandered has a legal right to pursue legal action against the people who slandered them. The people who committed the slander will have to live with the possibility of being sued for defamation of character, regardless of whether or not the person who was slandered still attends the church where they were slandered, and regardless of whether or not the person who was slandered still works at the job where they were slandered. This is one reason why it is in the best interest of the people who committed the slander to tell everything to the person they slandered…and to do it immediately while the person still attends the church where they were slandered, or while the person still works at the job where they were slandered. This way the slanderers can put it behind them and move forward, because they will have addressed the slander they committed. If the slanderers choose not to address the slander they committed, they have names and addresses that attorneys and courts can find if the victim files a defamation of character lawsuit. Also, in the case of a job…companies have a code of ethics and professional conduct, and people who slander people on jobs violate their company’s code of ethics and professional conduct.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"
I submitted the comment about two female leads slandering someone where I work. I have something else to say. I believe these women slandered the person out of jealousy and envy. When the person finds out what these women said, I hope the person does sue them. Maybe it will teach them to stop slandering people.

Reply

Was jealousy and envy the motivating factor behind these women slandering the person? It could be, but you’ll never know unless these women confirm it. It is true that some people do things out of jealousy and envy. The person who was slandered may sue for defamation of character when they are informed about what these women said, but this will be something that the person who was slandered will decide.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"
I just wanted to say that this page is awesome! Talk about being someone’s conscience to keep them on the right path! The information, videos, questions, comments, and replies are awesome!

Reply
Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that you are enjoying this page.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

I visit this page often when I browse the website. I see that nobody has posted to this thread lately. Some blogs and websites end threads when people have not posted lately. Please do not end this thread. People need to see this information.

Reply

Thank you for your comment. This page is a complement to our audio book project concerning slander and gossip. When our audio book project is completed, we will be posting a direct link to our audio book on this page. This thread will remain open for visitors to post their comments.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

On my job, good people were slandered by people who pretended to be their friends. The people who slandered these good people think that they will never find out about it. People in positions of leadership were involved in the slander. Some of the people involved still work here and some of the people involved have left. I hope these good people have been told about the slander. I know how to contact them and I’m thinking about contacting them myself.

Reply

Thank you for your comment. Contacting the victims of the slander is an option available to you. Once the victims are informed about the slander, they will be able to address it. If the victims are not informed about the slander, they cannot address it, because they do not know about it.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

I was told about this page. My friends and family gossip a lot. If I say I don’t want to hear any gossip, they get mad. I don’t want to seem like I am trying to say I am perfect because everyone has faults. I just get tired of hearing gossip about people. Some people like gossip, but I hate gossip. I try to stay positive.

Reply

Thank you for your comment. You stated, “some people like gossip, but I hate gossip.” Your statement confirms that you are on the side against gossip, which is the right side to be on. You also stated, “I try to stay positive.” Your statement about positivity confirms that you are on the side for positivity, which is the right side to be on. Be encouraged, because your comment confirms that you are moving in the right direction. Keep up the good work.


Comment Submitted by "Anonymous"

I am looking forward to the release of your book on slander and gossip. I worked at a company where slander and gossip are common among leaders and workers. A female leader slandered a husband and wife. The husband and wife she slandered had the most loving and caring marriage I have ever seen. Personally, I think she was envious of the woman. She slandered this husband and wife and other leaders she worked with were in on the slander. The husband and wife had no idea they were being slandered by leaders and workers. Leaders who worked there in the past and leaders who probably still work there were in on the slander. Workers who worked there in the past and workers who probably still work there were in on the slander. People who worked there who the husband and wife thought were their friends were in on the slander. People who left there who the husband and wife thought were their friends were in on the slander. Leaders and workers slandered this husband and wife and these leaders and workers should have been reported to the company ethics department and reported to the husband and wife who were slandered. These leaders and workers may still be reported to the company ethics department and reported to the husband and wife who were slandered. These leaders and workers were wrong.

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Thank you for your comment. According to what you have stated, the leaders and workers have opened themselves up to possible job termination for company ethics violations…along with a defamation of character lawsuit if the husband and wife decide to file a lawsuit. It would be in the best interest of those who committed the slander to contact the husband and wife…explain to them what was said… apologize…and ask for forgiveness. This may help stop a possible defamation of character lawsuit, but it is ultimately up to the husband and wife concerning filing a defamation of character lawsuit.


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I can relate to what was said about friends and family. People love to gossip and they try to bring people down by saying bad things. Some of my friends and family are guilty of spreading gossip and slandering people. Someone who I thought was a good friend of mine spread gossip and slandered me. They lied about me and that lie was spread to other friends of mine. The lie also spread to family members through this person. The friendship ended after I found out about it. I also ended my relationship with some family members who spread the lie when they knew it was not true. I felt bad about ending the relationship with some family members but I had to. I have peace now and I feel better.

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Thank you for your comment. We are sorry to hear about your situation. Be encouraged and keep moving forward. Some videos have been posted below that cover some of what you said in your post. View the following Youtube videos courtesy of Sister Sharon of Motivating U2Win

How to Handle Evil Family Members & Co Workers


Is It Wrong to Avoid or Leave Your Family Alone?

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Slander

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines slander as "1. : the utterance of false charges or misrepresentations which defame and damage another's reputation. 2. : a false and defamatory oral statement about a person — compare libel"


When you slander someone, you are on the side of the devil...because the devil is the father of the lie. John 8:44 is Jesus Christ speaking, and reads as follows:


"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

The following song addresses a lie. It is a James Brown song about telling a lie, shared via youtube, and is courtesy of Shout! Factory Music Live, who partnered with the James Brown Estate to present the official site for multi-Grammy® Award winning artist James Brown.

Shout! Factory Music Live - James Brown

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group


"Don't Tell A Lie About Me And I Won't Tell The Truth On You" · James Brown

Hell

1974 Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Released on: 1974-01-01

Producer, Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: James Brown
Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Dave Matthews
Composer Lyricist: James Brown
Composer Lyricist: Joseph Maloy Roach

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Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines gossip as: ": a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others - the worst gossip in town"


The following song addresses gossip. It is a Whodini song about gossip, shared via youtube, and is courtesy of WhodiniVEVO

Song: Big Mouth

Artist: Whodini
Licensed to YouTube by: SME (on behalf of Sony Music UK); ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, and 5 Music Rights Societies

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Reference


"Slander." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 July 2018.
"Defame." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 July 2018.

"Gossip." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 29 July 2018.



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