Seriously. I can understand now why people give up on it. With two kids with mental health issues, we've been through the wringer trying to explain why we do what we do, what they have, help them understand what it is to cut down on the gossip and such that is so prevalent among humans. But...now some idiot (and I'm pretty sure I know which one and it's pure revenge) decided to call children's services. The horrible allegation from the caller who was too chicken to say who they were? "They said you interact with your older kids different from the younger two." Oooookkkaaaayyyyy. So the kicker is that my older kids aren't with me at church. They're with the teens. You can't even see them. And it's a church service. I don't interact with anyone. I sing, I walk down as the pastor gets up, I sit on the last seat in my row beside my husband and the two younger ones are on the other side of him. Actually, I haven't even been IN the sanctuary for the service the last two weeks, I went straight out when the pastor got up. Even when I'm there, it's preaching. Not interaction. I'm sitting there quietly unless I have a comment about something the pastor said and I whisper it to my husband. Now I've got kids who don't want to go anymore and don't understand how Christians could do something so cruel. The gossip there is just out of this world and has been bothering the one very much for a while now. It's the reason I try to stay in the background and serve in areas where I don't have to interact with ANYONE. So I guess the bad guys are winning. I hope they're happy because one day they'll stand before God and be judged for this. I'm guessing they think it's funny to cause this type of trouble and to shake children's faith. Yep, ha ha. Very funny. How do we get rid of this type of idiocy in our churches? The gossip, the cruelty, the people who attend simply to cause problems? Nobody in their right mind wants to be around that. I certainly don't. What's the answer to this one?