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I attend Trinity..

Ruston, LA

#21 Dec 8, 2011
I honestly feel that everyone here is in the wrong. First of all we as Christians have no responsibility to go behind one another's backs and discuss their wrong doings to the world. It is our responsibility to confront them about it in private and let them deal with it with God.
Secondly, if he deserves to be arrested for fraud then I would think every parent alive should as well seeing as we have all done the same thing because we don't wanna pay full price at a restaurant or somewhere else. Yes he is on a higher standard because he is a youth pastor, but when you teach your kids the same thing you have right to complain when you someone else does the same thing.
Third, this concerns me. Especially with all the 'Christians' who posted comments in agreement. Where are YOUR actions reflecting Christ? You slander your fellow brother behind his back, and if you do it here you do it elsewhere. This is a cowardice move, and this should have been handled different then it was.
I know Brian, he is a great guy, and when you post like this as if you haven't done the same thing or don't do things in front of your kids or as if you are perfect, the word hypocrisy is written boldly over your text and your face. It's time instead to think before you speak or type and to confront your brother and sisters in Christ not slander them on a forum or behind their backs.

Not only that, but when you slander a whole church why don't you think of the youth that go there and the families and everyone else and how this comes back and reflects on them. You people take no consideration, and have a difficult time showing the live and actions of Christ yourself...
I don't appreciate you posting this stb, I feel you are not in any place to do so and that you handled this incorrectly.

Also, why is this being posted on a yer later?? Brian is no longer the youth pastor and we don't have a ski trip this year. Mind explaining why you took a year to get this out??

-Teenager that attends trinity and doesn't appreciate the empty lies being spread
reality check

Gilbert, AZ

#22 Jan 10, 2012
Hey, has anyone heard if Brian Mercer got fired from the methodist church yet? He is the liar and the fraud who teaches kids that it's OK to lie and steal if it's in your best interest. Maybe it's time to get him arrested for these crimes.
reality check

Gilbert, AZ

#23 Jan 10, 2012
[QUOTE who="I attend Trinity.."]I honestly feel that everyone here is in the wrong. First of all we as Christians have no responsibility to go behind one another's backs and discuss their wrong doings to the world. It is our responsibility to confront them about it in private and let them deal with it with God.
Secondly, if he deserves to be arrested for fraud then I would think every parent alive should as well seeing as we have all done the same thing because we don't wanna pay full price at a restaurant or somewhere else. Yes he is on a higher standard because he is a youth pastor, but when you teach your kids the same thing you have right to complain when you someone else does the same thing.
Third, this concerns me. Especially with all the 'Christians' who posted comments in agreement. Where are YOUR actions reflecting Christ? You slander your fellow brother behind his back, and if you do it here you do it elsewhere. This is a cowardice move, and this should have been handled different then it was.
I know Brian, he is a great guy, and when you post like this as if you haven't done the same thing or don't do things in front of your kids or as if you are perfect, the word hypocrisy is written boldly over your text and your face. It's time instead to think before you speak or type and to confront your brother and sisters in Christ not slander them on a forum or behind their backs.
Not only that, but when you slander a whole church why don't you think of the youth that go there and the families and everyone else and how this comes back and reflects on them. You people take no consideration, and have a difficult time showing the live and actions of Christ yourself...
I don't appreciate you posting this stb, I feel you are not in any place to do so and that you handled this incorrectly.
Also, why is this being posted on a yer later?? Brian is no longer the youth pastor and we don't have a ski trip this year. Mind explaining why you took a year to get this out??
-Teenager that attends trinity and doesn't appreciate the empty lies being spread
[/QUOTE]empty lies???????? fraud is fraud and stealing money from a business is stealing. You obviously have been taught by him, that you can commit a crime if it's in your best interest and if the whole group benefits. Sounds like a cult thing to me. This person is just like the catholic priest who rapes kids and continues to do so until he's caught. A crime is a crime and no person like him should be allowed to be in the position that he is in. The reality is that he has probably done far worse, it's just that no one has come forward yet. You are right, he's not the youth minister anymore, he got promoted for his lying an fraudulent action to associate pastor. imagine that. As for the slander statement, everything stated about what he did is a fact with at least 25 witnesses, I was there. STB did the right thing. The question is will the church?
I attend Trinity..

Ruston, LA

#25 Jan 22, 2012
empty lies???????? fraud is fraud and stealing money from a business is stealing. You obviously have been taught by him, that you can commit a crime if it's in your best interest and if the whole group benefits. Sounds like a cult thing to me. This person is just like the catholic priest who rapes kids and continues to do so until he's caught. A crime is a crime and no person like him should be allowed to be in the position that he is in. The reality is that he has probably done far worse, it's just that no one has come forward yet. You are right, he's not the youth minister anymore, he got promoted for his lying an fraudulent action to associate pastor. imagine that. As for the slander statement, everything stated about what he did is a fact with at least 25 witnesses, I was there. STB did the right thing. The question is will the church?"
alright. Christ commends you for your loving actions. You are just a huge Christian and I would love to be like you.
Don't accuse me or assume anything about me. Quite putting slander on he Internet if you are not strong enough o confront the person to their face. You don't know me and you don't him. You also don't know the person who posted this. Instead why don't you take a step back an see if you would like your kids acting like you. If you DON'T KNOW ANYTHING BUT WHAT YOU SEE ON TE INTERNET AND YOU BELIEVE IT then there are some issues. And actually no, people agreed with the poster, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that.
This is a pathetic excuse for people I hide behind the Internet and treat someone they don't know like crap. And for your information he has not been fired.
If you find this to be an issue why don't you come to the church and have a meeting with the people. I don't know if you know this but the empty lies you continue to post by having ONE side of the story without hearing the truth or the other side of the story is doing NOTHING.
And don't say anything about me, you don't know me. I wasn't taught to steal or commit fraud by anyone. Just a bunch of blind people that make empty accusations, that's what you are. Not to be rude though, because I believe an follow Christ I am still called to love you each as fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
Read your Bible and learn how to actually confront your fellow brothers and sisters about something.
Anonymous

United States

#26 Feb 5, 2012
So this mercer fellow lied and taught a bunch of kids that lying, fraud, and stealing is ok. So what he is still employed by this church kicking back $60K plus of the $'s put in the collection plate. Does this really surprise anyone? He broke the 8th commandment while on the church's payroll. Not much of a bible thumper but Matthew 5:19 says that " anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven". Like that young man says, there is a better way to handle this versus topix.com I agrees. Since this church really does advocate this behavior and does not want to do anything. What I think. It time we help the ski resorts chare him with fraud. Let me see what can be done
justice

Gilbert, AZ

#27 Jun 21, 2012
It time wrote:
So this mercer fellow lied and taught a bunch of kids that lying, fraud, and stealing is ok. So what he is still employed by this church kicking back $60K plus of the $'s put in the collection plate. Does this really surprise anyone? He broke the 8th commandment while on the church's payroll. Not much of a bible thumper but Matthew 5:19 says that " anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven". Like that young man says, there is a better way to handle this versus topix.com I agrees. Since this church really does advocate this behavior and does not want to do anything. What I think. It time we help the ski resorts chare him with fraud. Let me see what can be done
Did a little research. This low life pastor named Brian Mercer is guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud, among other things. The odds of the Ruston police and DAs office prosecuting this low life is minimal so a group of stock holders of MTN, the business that the church stole money from, have decided to get together and make sure that this so called church and it leaders who advocate fraud and lying to the youngest of its future leaders are punished. What a joke. Since we all own stock on this company we plan to get our money back and more.
Mellie LaFontain

United States

#28 Feb 11, 2013
talk about making a mountain outta a mole hill

jeeeez
justice

Gilbert, AZ

#29 Dec 25, 2013
Companies go out of business due to the BS this criminal did. Maybe you are the same type of person, taught by the church to steel and commit fraud. I say we put him in charge of the country, or maybe you. Seems like a lot of you so called Christian folks like this type of person. Show up for church, listen to the preacher talk about how you should do good and how if you don't you'll go to hell. How if you do what we say, things will be better for you.......... This church's preacher makes over $300,000 a year to teach your kids to lie and steel. You pay for it.......... Fools.

I encourage anyone that has been abused by a key member of this church to come forward in the name of the lord and report all the wrong doings that have been done by them.
Noneya Dangbiznis

Ruston, LA

#30 Jan 17, 2014
I say. Ask him to repent to Christ, pay the money back, pay the fine for lying, tell the Church of his wrong doing, and also ask them to forgive him.
D dog man

Gilbert, AZ

#31 Feb 18, 2015
Noneya Dangbiznis wrote:
I say. Ask him to repent to Christ, pay the money back, pay the fine for lying, tell the Church of his wrong doing, and also ask them to forgive him.
Mercer's still not in jail. If that is the case, this church is a fraud and a lie that takes the members money and laughs in the background.

Atheist have more honor than the members of this fake church that only exist to teach the kids that lying, stealing and fraud are acceptable, if it's in your favor.

This low life, lying looser is the back bone of this church.

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