BREAKING NEWS: FALSE ALLEGATIONS DESTROY THE SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY OF AUTHOR AND SPEAKER MR. TONY ANTHONY

Crosswire.org published Mr. Gavin Drake’s latest article on the 1st September 2013.1 The article reports on the most recent news about author and speaker, Mr. Tony Anthony. It states that Mr. Anthony has lied and implies that his motive was to profit from those who would believe his story. However, the evidence and arguments presented to support this belief are weak. Most are unfounded opinions stated as fact. To grant the author’s opinions is obligatory, however one is not required to accept that these opinions as truth without substantial ShaolinKungFuevidence. Thus, the goal of this rebuttal will be to scrutinise the following direct or indirect claims made in the article.

  • Tony was really at school in England at the time he says he was in China.
  • Both the school and Tony’s mother can confirm the above.
  • Tony lied about his life testimony to make a profit.
  • Avanti have not released the report because they are guilty.

John Langlois OBE is an executive council member of the World Evangelical Alliance and a member of the Panel commissioned by Avanti Ministries.2 Note, however, that even the most respected persons do not determine what is true. The faulty appeal to the one is a logical fallacy that occurs when one argues that a proposition is true merely because someone with authority says it is.3 The article quotes John Langlois stating:

I am of the opinion that Tony Anthony had a normal childhood in the London area, attending Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School, Eagans Close, Market Place, East Finchley, London N2 8GA as a child, which was followed by secondary education at Christ’s College, Finchley.4

He continues, ‘If anyone doubts this they can simply contact the school or have this confirmed by Tony Anthony’s mother.’5 Although Mr. Langlois is a man in high regard, if one is to be rational, one should not blindly accept these claims. An intelligent lady by the name of Mrs. Cruik politely emailed Holy Trinity CofE Primary school concerning the issue:

From: ****************@hotmail.com [address removed to protect confidentiality]
Sent: 04 October 2013 13:30
To: Office at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School
Subject: Former pupil

Hi there

I wonder if you can help me? I am trying to ascertain if a certain person was a pupil at your school somewhere between 1975-1979

I just need confirmation if this man did attend your school and from what dates.

His name is Andonis Andreou Athanasiou Born 30 July 1971, otherwise known as Tony Anthony.

I would be most obliged if you were able to confirm his attendance at your school

In the Glorious name of Jesus Christ

Mrs A Cruik6

Upon contacting the school in question, the following e-mail was received from the office manager of the school:

From: Office at Holy Trinity CofE Primary School <office@holytrinity.barnetmail.net>
Date: 4 October 2013 13:57:15 BST
To: ****************@hotmail.com [address removed to protect confidentiality]
Subject: RE: Former pupil

Dear Mrs Cruik

As we have already told numerous people who have phoned up about this gentleman, all our records are now computerised and unfortunately do NOT go back that far.

Regards

Sara Sheppard

Office Manager

Holy Trinity CE Primary School7

The email was later passed on to Eva, who expanded on the topic:

From: “Wilsmore, Eva” <Eva.Wilsmore@barnet.gov.uk>
Date: 10 October 2013 17:01:07 BST
To: ****************@hotmail.com [address removed to protect confidentiality]
Cc: “First Contact” <First.Contact@barnet.gov.uk>, “West, Alexandra” <Alexandra.West@barnet.gov.uk>
Subject: RE: Ref 90396978

Dear Mrs Cruik

Thank you for your email below which has been passed to me to respond to.

Unfortunately, even if we did hold the information from that time period, we wouldn’t be able to provide those details to anyone other than the individual concerned unless you showed us evidence that you were acting on their behalf, by providing a signed Form of Authority and a copy of their proof of ID.

However that is immaterial in this instance, because, for a person born in July 1971, the guidelines suggest that any records produced by Holy Trinity CofE primary would have been forwarded to the data subject’s secondary school and then destroyed around July 1996. I have double-checked with our Archives Manager who has confirmed that we do not hold any paper records from that school.

I am sorry that we could not help you in this matter.

Regards

Eva8

Contrary to the claims made in the article, it is quite clear that the Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School cannot confirm that Mr. Anthony ever attended it during the years he says he was in China. Yet the first paragraph of the article states:

THE senior lawyer who chaired an independent investigation into claims that Tony Anthony fabricated his life story has today confirmed [emphasis added] that the shamed evangelist was at school in Finchley, north London, at the time he claims to have been studying Kung-Fu in China.9

The article explicitly states that it has been confirmed that Mr. Anthony attended this school,
and Mr. Langlois adds that one must contact the school to have this confirmed. Whenever this request was followed through, however, the school states repeatedly that it cannot confirm this. On the other hand, the belief that Mr. Anthony attended Christ’s College, Finchley is correct. Indeed, Taming the Tiger (2004) 10 does mention that a twelve year old Mr. Anthony did attend school when he returned from China, ‘When I was 12 years old, my grandfather announced that I was to be sent back to England11… My parents enrolled me at a local comprehensive school12…’ Therefore, in this case, the question is not a matter of whether or not Mr. Anthony attended Christ’s College but rather, for how long. Below is an electronic copy of the letter released by the school:13

Electronic Copy

In the U.K. year seven students are twelve years old. Even if we ignore this detail, when Mr. Anthony left the school in 1985, it can be calculated from his date of birth that he was fourteen years old. In addition, note the sentence which states, ‘…soon after his arrival to the country…’14 All of which is consistent with Mr. Anthony’s book.  See question 23 in the Q&A section of www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk  for further details.

Mr. Langlois also states that Mr. Anthony’s mother can confirm he attended the above schools for a longer period than what is suggested in Taming the Tiger. However, Mr. Anthony’s mother has not been involved nor has made any statements to the Evangelical Alliance’s (EA) report whatsoever. This is because neither the EA nor Mr. Anthony has been able to make contact her. Presently, her location is unknown. Which decidedly prompts the question, how does Mr. Langlois expect anyone else to be able to contact her?  It is strange to consider that Mr. Anthony’s mother and Christ’s College would have conflicting thoughts on how long he attended the school. Nevertheless, even if it were true, it does not necessarily follow that this would support Mr. Langlois’ interpretation. After all, when one considers how Mr. Anthony’s mother is portrayed in Taming the Tiger, one might expect that she, with all due respect, may not be entirely truthful when recollecting these events.

Another accusation poised against Mr. Anthony is that the reason he is lying is so he can make a profit. This is implied when the article emphasises that, ‘Anthony’s book, Taming the Tiger, has sold more than 1.5 million copies’ and when Mr. Langlois asks, ‘How will financial supporters ever know how their money has been spent?’15 After reading these phrases, one unacquainted with argumentation skills may jump to the conclusion that Mr. Anthony has stolen the money. However there is no evidence to support this claim whatsoever – in fact there is much evidence to the contrary. A quick glance at Mr. Anthony’s humble standard of living should be enough to put to rest all doubts about that. There is no clear rational motive as to why a sane Mr. Anthony would lie about his life testimony. On this basis, Mr. Anthony must be assumed as innocent since in law,16 one requires a motive before anyone can be accused of being guilty.17

The article also implies that Avanti Ministry’s response to the transpiring events indicates that they are guilty. Note the lack of evidence for this claim. The article merely asserts these opinions as fact. In actuality, Avanti Ministries commissioned the EA to carry out the independent investigation into the claims being made against Taming the Tiger. As such, the evidence report belongs to Avanti and there are a number of reasons as to why they cannot release it. First, the report contains highly sensitive information about Mr. Anthony’s background, which, if released into the public domain, would do more harm than good (hence the need for a disclaimer in Taming the Tiger). Second, the purpose of the report was to assist Avanti in answering objections to Mr. Anthony’s testimony. The report itself was never intended for public consumption. Third, the report fails to be objective. The panel did not examine all of the evidence, nor did they interview all of the witnesses available to support the events in Taming the Tiger. Finally, Avanti was not given enough time for consultation with the EA to discuss the report, thus comprising its integrity. Despite these concerns, Mr. Langlois has proceeded in leaking this information to the public, which violates the joint Avanti/Panel agreement:

3. If for any reason any publicity or questions arise as a result of this inquire or otherwise it will be for the Ministry [Avanti] to respond to them, not the Panel [emphasis added].18

See question 42 in the Q&A section of http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk for further details.

In summary, Mr. Drake’s article may be persuasive but that does not equate to truthfulness. This rebuttal has made it apparent that there is no clear motive as to why Mr. Anthony would lie about his life story, and the accusation that he lied to make a profit is absurd. Moreover, it has examined the various reasons as to why Avanti cannot release the evidence report. Finally, it is obvious that neither the schools nor Mr. Anthony’s mother can confirm that he ever attended local education for a longer period than stated in his book.

History has shown that those who preach the Gospel of Jesus will ultimately come under persecution, sometimes by those who may be the most religious. Mr. Anthony has been wrongly labelled as a false teacher and consequently his successful ministry has been destroyed. Though it is important Christians make a stand against those who speak falsely, the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13:24-30 warns against making rash judgements so that we may not uproot the wheat in error. Please visit http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk for answers to further questions.

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End Notes

  1. Drake, G. (2013). Lawyer releases details of ‘Taming the Tiger’ investigation. Available: http://crosswire.org.uk/2013/09/01/lawyer-releases-details-of-taming-the-tiger-investigation/. Last accessed 1st Dec 2013.
  2. (2013). John Langlois, OBE. Available: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-langlois-obe/26/101/865. Last accessed 2nd Dec 2013. Fallacy: Appeal to Authority. 2013.
  3. (2012). Fallacy: Appeal to Authority. Available: http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/appeal-to-authority.html. Last accessed 2nd Dec 2013.
  4. Drake, G. (2013).
  5. Ibid.
  6. Cruik, A. ****************@hotmail.com Former pupil. 4th October 2013.
  7. Sheppard, S. office@holytrinity.barnetmail.net. RE: Former pupil. 4th October 2013.
  8. Wilsmore, E. Eva.Wilsmore@barnet.gov.uk. RE: Ref 90396978. 10th October 2013.
  9. Drake, G. (2013).
  10. Anthony, T (2004). Taming the Tiger. Milton Keynes: Authentic Media Limited.
  11. Ibid. p45
  12. Ibid. p48
  13. Tucker, G. Info@ccfplus.com Tony Anthony (dob 30.7.71). 12th June 2013.
  14. Ibid.
  15. Drake, G. (2013).
  16. (2008). Presumption of Innocence. Available: http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Innocent+until+proven+guilty. Last accessed 2nd Dec 2013.
  17. (2013). COMMONWEALTH vs. Michael M. O’LAUGHLIN.. Available: http://www.truthinjustice.org/o’laughlin.htm. Last accessed 2nd Dec 2013.
  18. (2013). Agreement. Available: http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Avanti-and-EA-Panel-Agreement.pdf. 19th Mar 2014.
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42 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: FALSE ALLEGATIONS DESTROY THE SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY OF AUTHOR AND SPEAKER MR. TONY ANTHONY

  1. John

    very well written, it shows that the attacks on Tony Anthony were nothing more than a witch hunt aimed at discrediting those brave enough to go on the frontline and share The Gospel

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  2. Leslie Steele

    Thanks to John Lawson for sending this to me but I think Tony has gone about things the wrong way. It would have been far better to have appealed to the Evangelical Alliance’s Council for a review of the Panel’s report if he felt things drastically skewed the truth. All this does is set up a mud slinging opposition and that does no-one any good least of all Christ in whose glorious name we are all meant to seek the truth.

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      1. Leslie Steele

        Thank you “Framing the Tiger”. I think you need to say who you are and presumably Tony Anthony gave full co-operation in supplying details and not resisting material like this being put out on the web. You are surely not doing this against his will, are you? Anyway I still think my comment is fair and that the Evangelical Alliance is a respected enough body to hear you out if you think a review is due. Christian people need to sort things out openly and amicably between themselves not like this.

      2. Framing the Tiger Post author

        Thank you again Leslie for your comments.
        I do not think it would be a wise idea to release my personal details for two main reasons:
        1. The purpose of this blog is to logically argue that the claims made against Mr. Anthony are false. If one is to be rational, one should not judge the strength of a logical argument on the basis of who is posing it. In other words, arguments should be evaluated on their own merits. Therefore, my personal details are not required to achieve the purpose of this blog.
        2. As I am sure you are well aware, those who stand up for truth and the Gospel in this world become persecuted by the world. If I were to release my personal details. And if this blog were to become popular. Then it is very likely I may become the subject of harassing phone calls and emails.
        For these reasons I have chosen not to release my personal details. I hope you understand.

        To address your main point, I cannot agree that the blame should be placed on Mr. Anthony’s shoulders. Indeed, it would have been better for everyone if it could have been resolved as you have stated, however after Mr. Anthony’s public statement Crosswire did renew the investigation, ‘In light of Tony Anthony’s public stance, CrossWire has renewed its investigation.’ See ‘Pressure mounts for publication of Tony Anthony inquiry report’ under ‘Editorial Note’. Yet, after all this time, CrossWire still hold that Mr. Anthony is a liar and implies that he is also a thief even though the claims made in the article are easily disproven. Nevertheless, Mr. Anthony has consistently behaved in a Christ-like way since the beginning of these accusations (1 Peter 2:23).
        I understand your position. I really do. But almost a year has passed and little to no action has been taken to rectify the situation. As such, it has become necessary to expose these false claims in an attempt to restore an innocent man’s reputation.

        Yours Sincerely,
        R.

  3. Leslie Steele

    Dear R,
    Have you asked the Evangelical Alliance for a review? Or, as Mr Anthony has attended Baptist Churches, have you asked The Baptist Union to investigate? Things will never be cleared up by taking sides, independent review is the only way forward, without it the suspicion of smoke and mirrors will always cling around Mr Anthony’s circle of supporters – and damage their own ministries too. Please accept my criticism that this is not the right way to take these matters forward.

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    1. Framing the Tiger Post author

      Dear Leslie,

      Please note that the purpose of this blog is not to confirm Mr. Anthony’s testimony, nor is it to attack Crosswire.org or the EA. The purpose of this blog is to expose the flaws in the arguments posed against Mr. Anthony. Few would argue it is wrong to point out falsehoods. To use your analogy, it is like one side throwing mud and the other being defended by a shield.

      To answer your questions, I have personally contacted the EA but I have not personally contacted the Baptist Union. Upon contacting the EA, I was politely informed that they have little influence over the report as the investigation was carried out by a panel independent of both the EA and Avanti Ministries. Nevertheless, I provided a member of the EA with my report that helped expose the flaws in the arguments made against Mr. Anthony. Moreover, it is to my understanding that Mr. Anthony attends a new Baptist Church where he is fully supported by the minister.

      I agree that an independent review of the available evidence is necessary to begin resolving the issue, which is one of the reasons why I created this blog. Indeed, this blog aims to remove the smoke and mirrors by directly uncovering the flaws in each accusation posed against Mr. Anthony.

      I genuinely respect your position but unfortunately I cannot agree with it. Such a stance would have this blog and any other defence for Mr. Anthony removed from the public domain while false accusations remain. As long as the false accusations remain in the public domain so does the responsibility to make them known.

      Yours sincerely,
      R.

      P.S.
      Further information to your question can be found under question 42 in the Q&A section of http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk.

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      1. Leslie Steele

        R,
        Your reply doesn’t answer my complaint that if you want independant resolution go and seek it – Avanti already did that and were obviously not happy at the result but unfortunately have kept the result so close to their chest that others havent been able to see it. This is the problem which drew me into this Pandora’s Box just over a year ago – hiddeness – stemming from Mr Anthony’s repeated statements that he could not tell all because of security and the criminal background he was involved in. This seems more than strange as he doesn’t appear to live the life of someone in a witness protection programme, his face and story being spread worldwide. So far only the EA’s nominated Panel have been independent and able to ask and presumably get answers to questions other than the ones controlled by ‘in house’ contacts. If you feel their report is wrong then do seek independant arbitration from disinterested parties allowed to lift the veil of secrecy. Blogging to eternity won’t clear the ground or Mr Anthony’s name.

      2. Framing the Tiger Post author

        Dear Leslie,

        With all due respect, I have answered your questions directly and to the best of my ability. Moreover, I have made my position on the matter as clear as possible. If you would like to pose a rational argument against my position or have found flaws in the blog, I will be happy to respond. For answers to your other queries and more, please visit http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk.

        Yours Truly,
        R.

      3. Leslie Steele

        R,
        Yes, in reply to you last post, I agree. I don’t think we are getting anywhere. I’ve made my point, I’m sorry you don’t feel getting external help is the way to go.

        Leslie Steele.

  4. John

    I believe Tony Anthony is not a liar, I base my opinion on personal experience spending time on many missions with him. Observing his nature in public and private, I can verify that his personality is consistent on and off the public platform. Our personal conversations always revolve around Christ and reaching the lost, he is constantly dropping Gospel tracts or giving them to people. He consistently looks for opportunities to share the Gospel in any conversations he gets into. I have never heard him use bad language or act inappropriately, he always insists on accountability with travel, finances and personal relationships. He has done nothing but encourage me to share my faith and teach Christians tondo the same. I could go on and on but it would only embarrass Tony because I know he walks with humility and that is something that many many references attest to.
    The point. I am trying to make is that a man shall be known by his fruit, I have seen amazing fruit and all the evidence I need is to see how a person lives, speaks, breathes Christ to see a real genuine life in God. Tony has my full support and the people attacking him have never spent time with the man, your judgments are made from a distance through the eyes of reports that have no evidence to support the accusations.The measure in which they judge Tony they fail to apply to themselves. It is not enough to call Tony a liar because he has no written or photographic evidence for certain events unless you can provide the same evidence to the contrary. I do wonder if any of the attackers are spending their time sharing the Gospel as Christ called us to do and as Tony Anthony is continuing to do?

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    1. Leslie Steele

      Dear John,
      Your commendation is touching and heartfelt; it is always good to support our brothers and sisters in Christ but sometimes we can get things wrong and correction is not for the bad. The apostle Paul had to do that for Peter once and we all need the oversight of each other. The well-being of Tony would certainly be my aim.

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      1. BornAgain JohnThree

        Evangelist Tony Anthony has been the victim of a vicious smear campaign masterminded by a vocal minority with connections at the EAUK. The astonishing truth has finally been revealed with substantial evidence supporting Tony Anthony at the following website http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk. A further web reponse exposing the false allegations made against Tony Anthony has also been posted at the following weblink http://framingthetiger.com

        The vocal minority have committed themselves to such an intensive and relentless smear campaign on Tony Anthony, it has been described by many as vulgar and destructive, and it would be near impossible to see them make a public apology now. After all it does say in the Holy Bible “Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.” Jeremiah 13:23. It will be interesting now, to see what Christian humility might be shown by the EAUK. One can only hope.

        Evangelist Tony Anthony is a dying breed, as he shares the uncompromised gospel . Such people as this will always be attacked, and in particularly if they are situated in Great Britain of all places where there is a general acceptance of all worldviews—and any religion, in fact—as long as it is not Christian. The media is becoming increasingly hostile to biblical Christianity, and this has permeated all too quickly into the Christian Media to such an extent that there is little to distinguish it from the Secular Media any more.

        As for England and Wales, the many “giants” in the Christian faith—such as Owen, Wesley, Whitefield, Bunyan, and others who impacted the world with the gospel—are merely a dim shadow from the past. What is quite astounding to me is that real persecution of Christians may not be far off in the UK, and further more it has already started behind church walls.

        Christians are already being censored for standing on God’s Word when it comes to creation, marriage, sexuality, abortion, or other moral issues. A return to the climate of persecution for simply holding to a biblical faith is not at all unthinkable, and perhaps the sooner it happens the quicker the real Church may start to grow. We are commissioned to bring the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ for salvation to every individual—and this includes everyone in Great Britain. Yet the Bible teaches Christians to love their enemies and do good to those who hate them and spitefully use them. It has been refreshing to see Evangelist Tony Anthony demonstrate such a conduct in this case.

        Surely, we must stand as one as a Church in the UK to combat the hateful attitudes of the secularists and those who espouse intolerance toward believers who confess that Jesus is Lord and who attack servants of God like Evangelist Tony Anthony. The Holy Bible says “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone” John 8:7

        # SAY SORRY TO TONY!

      2. Keith and Jenny

        Matthew 7:5 seems to be one of the most relevant scriptures for all of us to remember…always!!!
        As colleagues and personal friends of Tony, we have to say that the allegations that have been made against him are nothing less than unfounded hurtful lies!!!
        Having had not only the pleasure of working alongside this faithful man/servant of God but also becoming personal friends, we can both say without any reservation that Tony is one of the most humble/gentle/sincere/hard working/honest/kind and loving people we have ever had the blessing of knowing!
        He works tirelessly for the sake of the Gospel and we can honestly say he is for our generation one of the greatest examples of what it means to live a self sacrificed life for the sake of others and out of gratitude to the Lord!!!
        Having been blessed with lovely family time with Tony and his whole family in their warm and welcoming, yet humble, rented two bedroomed home, you can not help but be blown away by this family’s love for each other, but also willingness to sacrifice so much time together for the sake of lost souls being saved for Gods kingdom!
        Bless Tony and Sara for this, as they are in a very small minority of people who are so selflessly devoted to Gods work in this way!!!
        The Lord has blessed us so much with so many wonderful brothers and sisters in our walk with Him, but we have to say with full sincerity that no-one has touched and inspired us quite as much as Tony and his lovely wife when it comes to being humble and submitting themselves fully to the Lord!!!
        We have been inspired and blessed to know Tony on a professional and personal level and to see how he has reacted to this unfounded attack has blessed us even further, to realise that he has not only forgiven those who have made these allegations against him, but is also praying for them!
        We really hope and pray that this undeniable evidence will once and for all set the record straight!!!
        Lets continue to pray for love, peace and unity in the body of our Lord who came and gave His self so selflessly for His Church!!! Amen!!!

  5. BornAgain JohnThree

    IRREFUTABLE PROOF PROVIDED

    Splendid work has gone into the creation of an unbiased web-response about the truth of Evangelist Tony Anthony and the false accusations and slur that he has had to suffer unjustly.

    HERE:
    http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk
    https://framingthetiger.com/about

    It is hard to understand the full picture of why and how people respond in the way that they do. It is refreshing to see Tony Anthony demonstrate Christian love by not even attempting to defend himself, and allowing others to do that for him.

    Some good work has been done here, and everyone needs to read this. I notice the more I argue a fact, the less I want to back down. Personally, I think once we see the effort go into a debate we want to see our way come out on top. It’s a pretty simple idea, but I don’t think people like seeing their work going into something without an outcome in their favour. It may also be down simply to pride. People probably think that by backing out of an argument they lose some credibility, and I suppose this is probably how giving up is generally regarded.

    The EAUK may be a respected enough body to those that recognize their work, but the concern that many people have is on the work and gross misconduct of the independent Panel that have behaved in a less than respectful way towards Tony Anthony and the Avanti Group – bringing about destruction and disunity. It is disgusting to think Christian Leaders connected with EAUK can act in such a pitiful way towards their own. I wonder how they would treat those that are not Christian? The mind boggles. More can be leart at this website http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk

    The ones making these wild accusations are probably holding on to pride more than the son of God. I think it’s nice to reach more of a compromise in an argument personally. I wonder if any of these accusers ever tied to get to know Tony. Sounds to me like Tony has been stitched up by a couple of people with some high level contacts and have ganged up on him with the media of the Christian world.

    Perhaps this is the opportunity for them to show all of this love of God by saying sorry to the man. Can’t see that happening though – and so the Christian world still fails to live out the message that they claim to have.

    Sad when you think that love should be seen in Christians.

    “Sometimes we can get things wrong and correction is not for the bad.”

    # SAY SORRY TO TONY!

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  6. Keith and Jenny

    Matthew 7:5 seems to be one of the most relevant scriptures here!
    As colleagues and personal friends of Tony, we have to say that the allegations that have been made against him are nothing less than unfounded, hurtful lies!
    Having had not only the pleasure of working alongside this faithful man/servant of God but also becoming personal friends, we can both say with no reservation that Tony is one of the most humble/gentle/sincere/hard working/honest/kind and loving people we have ever had the blessing of knowing!
    He works tirelessly for the sake of the Gospel, and we can honestly say he is for our generation one of the greatest examples of what it means to live a self sacrificed life for the sake of others and out of gratitude to the Lord!!!!
    Having being blessed with lovely family time with his whole family in their warm and welcoming, yet humble rented 2 bedroomed home, you can not help but be blown away by this family’s love for each other, but also willingness to sacrifice so much time together for the sake of lost souls being saved for God’s kingdom!
    God has blessed us so much with some amazing brothers and sisters in our walk with Him, but we have to say with full sincerity that no-one has touched us quite as much as Tony and his wife when it comes to being humble and submitting themselves fully to the Lord!
    We have been inspired and blessed to know Tony on a personal and professional level, and to see how he has reacted to this unfounded attack has blessed us even further, to realise that he has not only forgiven those who have made these allegations, but is also praying for them!!!
    We really hope and pray that this undeniable evidence will set the record straight for once and for all!
    Lets continue to pray for peace and love and unity in the body of our Lord who came and gave himself so selflessly for His Church!!!

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    1. Adelia Washington

      I hope that this message will reach Tony.

      Both my family and I were privileged to see Tony in Reading twice a few years ago.

      Our lives were massively impacted and God opened my heart through Tony’s words. I know in my heart that Tony is a very Special person that God continues to work through.

      The comments about the book ‘Taming the Tiger’ do not matter to me. The book just as it is, is fine. For it was told exactly the way it was to be. I have never seen a more genuine minister than Tony and the connection we felt was very real. Tony was the vessel through which God worked and gave us strength, direction and a visual experience of His love. The comments I have read today alter nothing for that built on rock still stands.

      We will continue to respect all that Tony stands for and be truly grateful for His role in our lives.
      I hope that in the future we will once again see Tony projecting Gods message in a wonderful and even stronger way.

      May God bless you.

      Adelia

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  7. Peter J

    Two questions for you:

    (1) Concerning the incorrect age stated on Mr Anthony’s marriage certificate, which you claim results from a clerical error.

    How do you explain the fact that he also filed a form with Companies House changing his date of birth from 30 July 1971 (true) to 30 July 1969 (false). That looks like a deliberate attempt at deception.

    You can see the form at: http://gavindrake.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/140325-ta-change-of-birth-avanti1.png

    (2) Reading through all the material here and elsewhere, what evidence is there that Mr Anthony’s story is true. In particular:

    Where is the proof that he was a kung-fu world champion?
    Where is the proof that he was a bodyguard for powerful people?

    It seems that we’re being expected to take his claims at face value.

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    1. Framing the Tiger Post author

      Dear Peter,

      Thank you for your comment. As John has correctly stated, the answer to your question can be found under question 33 in the Q&A section of http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk. Please note that this blog does not attempt to validate Taming the Tiger. Rather, the purpose of this blog is to reveal the flaws in the arguments presented against Mr. Anthony’s testimony. Nevertheless, I will provide a positive argument for believing his life story. Although I do not have any direct evidence for these claims so far, I do have good reason to believe Mr. Anthony is telling the truth. Indeed, indirect evidence coupled with sound reason can be just as powerful as direct evidence.

      One does not expect rational individuals to hold to self-contradictory positions. Mr. Anthony has devoted his life to preaching the Gospel. He is clearly not working towards fame or fortune when we consider the impoverished countries that he travels to and his humble standard of living. It makes little sense to think that Mr. Anthony would deliberately lie to his audience (for no obvious reason) and, at the same time, hold to biblical morals. If Mr. Anthony did not hold to biblical morals, why devote his life to fervently preaching the Gospel? Such evidence makes sense if his story is true. Moreover, his testimony accounts for why he has such motivation to preach the Gospel as well. In short, Mr. Anthony’s lifestyle is evidence to the truth of his testimony.

      In any case, this blog shows that there is no good evidence against Mr. Anthony. As such, he must be considered innocent until proven guilty.

      Yours Sincerely,
      R.

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  8. John

    Hi Peter, I believe if you go on the website http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk you will find the answer regarding the companies house issue. Also remember that no fraud has been committed or deception and there has never been any question of inappropriate behavior,deception or fraud. All of Avanti’s accounts are in order and more than squeaky clean…..this begs the question “why the false date” again the answer is on the mentioned website. Q:33 I believe.
    Can I ask if you have any evidence to suggest Tony was not a bodyguard?

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    1. BornAgain JohnThree

      EVANGELIST VINDICATED WITH EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE: http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk

      Mr. Ian Bruce and his team have done a thorough job in compiling such an extensive portofolio of evidence that fully substantiate the vast majority of Mr. Tony Anthony’s life testimony. I am proud of mature and experienced Christians like Mr. Bruce stepping forward in matters such as this. I am proud of the author of this weblink for exposing to the public how all of these accusations have been so flawed. I am also proud of Mr. Anthony for being such a shining example to us all of how to respond in adversity.

      It is sad to see some very jealous people in the Christian world that have developed such hatred towards Mr. Anthony, and conducted themselves in such a cowardly and vulgar way in the public domain as they have gone about it. It is so shocking that many of them purport to be Christians. I can only apologise to the rest of the world looking in on this matter for the behaviour of such people. They misrepresent God and His approach. It is so disgusting that it is people like this in the Church that make me feel ashamed at times to call myself a Christian. Don’t you think it always seems to be people who lie a lot that say I hate liars and accuse people for lying when they have no proof of it?

      We need to quit hurting other Christians, and especially ones like Mr. Anthony that are on the front line for God, whether you like it or not, and whether you acknowledge it or not. So many people have been hurt by other Christians – and the Church will not get anywhere until we learn from this lesson. Some people have left church completely due to the lack of love from pastors and people like this in our church congregations. Haven’t we already seen enough blood shed by Jesus on the cross? As for Mr. Anthony, there is now substantial evidence supporting the truth of this man’s testimony – all that is left is for these self-righteous people to apologise to him. That si not likely to happen though is it. No, they will just dig their heels in all the more now to save losing face. Everyone will witness that such people will never be able to apologise, and in doing so they will prove the words of the Bible true. Jesus explained the signs of the End Times where there will be persecution and betrayal in Mark 13:9-13.

      At every step, the fate of Jesus’ followers is aligned with that of Jesus himself. First he was betrayed by his “family” (we have seen that in the case of Mr. Anthony beiong betrayed by a few people in his church family), then brought before Jewish leaders (we have seen that in the case of Mr. Anthony with the EAUK and his previous church), who in turn take him to the Romans in charge (we have seen that in Mr. Anthony ridiculed in the Media). Both the suffering of Jesus and the suffering of his followers are described as necessary steps in God’s plan for humanity. All destined to suffer must accept it as the will of God rather than seek to avoid it. It is terrible. as for the people that have attacked Mr. Anthony, their refusal to say that they are wrong is further evidence from the Bible supporting Mr. Anthony’s predicament.

      EXTENSIVE PORTFOLIO OF EVIDENCE: http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk

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      1. Adelia Washington

        UNSUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATIONS

        Unsubstantiated accusations have been made against Christian Missionary and Author, Tony Anthony.

        This man has been preaching the gospel all over the world for years and years without any reward, recognition or remuneration. He has one of the most fruitful ministries of our generation with multitudes of people coming to know Father God. Since last year, he has come under the scrutiny of a very spiteful group that claim to be Christian–yet through their actions have completely failed to demonstrate any Christian behaviour whatsoever.

        This group finally appeared to gain traction in spreading their malicious gossip when an independent panel from the Evangelical Alliance UK took their side and jumped on the ‘band wagon’.

        Since then, the Christian community has been hearing a lot of rumors in the Christian Press and a few Secular articles in the last year about Tony Anthony allegedly telling intentional lies in his autobiography. Until now, there has been no hard evidence brought forward to prove that he has lied in any way at all.

        In today’s warp-speed world, online missteps spread faster than ever through social media–and this group must feel like they have won a small victory. However, we must not forget that the truth cannot be hidden for long. “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” (Matthew 10:26)

        The United Nations Commission on Human Rights has ruled that a person is always innocent till proven guilty.

        1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

        2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

        Regarding the right to privacy:

        3. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

        In simple terms, you should be considered innocent until it can be proved that you are guilty. If you are accused of a crime, you should always have the right to defend yourself. Nobody has the right to condemn you and punish you for something you have not done.

        Tony Anthony has not been brought to trial for this matter in a court of law, he has not broken the law, and he has not been found guilty of breaking the law. In fact the only thing Tony Anthony appears to be guilty of is being a committed Christian who refuses to stop preaching the gospel.

        In this matter, Tony Anthony is clearly the victim of defamation, under Common Law rendering this whole matter an outrage. Defamation is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. It is a true credit to Tony Anthony that according to his firm Christian beliefs has refused to pursue legal action.

        Tony Anthony’s character has been defamed by nothing more that unsubstantiated accusations, reinforced by gossip. This has been directly caused by a vocal minority, and the Church should not tolerate, and make a stand for grace and truth. In this matter, we must stand up for Tony Anthony.

        Furthermore, the Evangelical Alliance UK appear to have no hard evidence or credibility whatsoever in regard to the matter of Tony Anthony. As such the spotlight is now on this Christian Body to act with Christian humility and tender a full apology to Tony Anthony, and declare that he is fully exonerated of these malicious rumors, speculation and hearsay.
        The Bible tells us a lot about apologizing and confessing our sins. Learning about the consequences of sins and the harm we do to others leads us to why apologizing is important.
        An example of apologizing in the Bible is where Jonah disobeyed God and spent time in the belly of a whale until he apologized. Job apologized to God for sins he did not know he had committed. Joseph’s brothers apologized to him for selling him into slavery. In each case we learn that there is an importance in adhering to God’s plan. We also learn that God is very forgiving, and people should strive to following in God’s footsteps. Yet apologizing is a way of confessing our sins, which is an important part of our daily Christian walk.

        Apologizing is a way of recognizing our sins. It has a way of clearing the air between people and between us and God. When we apologize, we look for forgiveness for our sins. Sometimes it means apologizing to God for the ways we have wronged Him. Sometimes it means apologizing to people for what we have done to them. However, in no way can we expect forgiveness right away for the sins we have committed toward others. Sometimes we also have to be patient and allow other people to get over it. Meanwhile, God can forgive us whether we ask or not, but it is still our responsibility to ask for it.

        Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)

        When we obey God, we are sure that we know him. But if we claim to know him and don’t obey him, we are lying and the truth isn’t in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.” (1 John 2:3-6)

        “Children, I am writing you, because your sins have been forgiven in the name of Christ.” (1 John 2:12)

        Give God the victory.

        In Jesus’ unconditional love,
        Mrs Adelia Washington

  9. Seeker of the Truth

    Tony Anthony was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment by a UK court for committing acts with intent to pervert the course of justice in relation to the hit and run incident resulting in the tragic death of the lady on the motorbike. He says he believed he had hit an animal that went off into the bushes at the roadside, but the lady was found badly injured at the side of the road. The court sentenced him because he committed acts intended to disguise his involvement in the RTA and to cover his tracks to avoid detection. Ian Bruce’s report Q&A37 dismisses the query as to the accuracy of Tony’s account of police dogs accompanying “half-a-dozen” officers as a “minor detail”. But it appears to be more than simply that. It is an evidence of exaggeration, if not lying, that is characteristic of someone who seeks to pervert the course of justice and who obfuscates when asked, with reasonable and just cause, to provide details and evidence of the truth, when asked to do so by parties who have a genuine and sincere interest in determining the truth.

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    1. Framing the Tiger Post author

      Dear Seeker of the Truth,

      Thank you for your comment. Although I respect your position on this matter, I am afraid I cannot agree with it for the following reasons:

      ‘He says he believed he had hit an animal that went off into the bushes at the roadside, but the lady was found badly injured at the side of the road.’

      With genuine respect to the lady and her family, the fact that she was found badly injured on the road does not contradict with Mr. Anthony believing he had hit an animal into the bushes.

      ‘The court sentenced him because he committed acts intended to disguise his involvement in the RTA and to cover his tracks to avoid detection.’

      Taming the Tiger (2004, p.211) admits that, ‘People involved were obviously lying and our barristers were encouraging us to say things which weren’t strictly true, to help our case.’ Indeed, Mr. Anthony has made mistakes in the past, but that does not mean his current testimony is false.

      ‘Ian Bruce’s report Q&A37 dismisses the query as to the accuracy of Tony’s account of police dogs accompanying “half-a-dozen” officers as a “minor detail”.’

      I believe Mr. Bruce says it is a minor detail because it has no impact on the truth or falsity of Mr. Anthony’s upbringing in China, practicing Kung-Fu, working as a bodyguard or being incarcerated in Nicosia Central Prison.

      ‘It is an evidence of exaggeration, if not lying…’

      It may be exaggeration. After all, most books and movies based on true stories embellish the story slightly for dramatic effect. However, I personally believe it is the result of a genuine memory error. The likelihood of a memory error increases based on the emotional impact of any given situation.

      Yours Sincerely,
      R.

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  10. Carolyn

    I see a lot of evidence to support Tony Anthony’s story on the forthesakeofthegospel website…..by the same measure the EA and Christian press used to condem Tony Anthony which was predominantly based on the fact Tony had gaps in his timeline and could not provide specific photographic or written evidence to support his life story….I ask the EA what evidence you have to prove that Tony is a liar….written, photographic ect? I see 100% Allegations with 0% evidence…..ask yourselves this….do you have written and photographic evidence for every event that happened in your life? If not does that make you a liar?
    By the same measure we judge, we will be judged.

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  11. Seeker of the Truth

    Rue de la Confederation in Geneva is a luxury shopping high street with some of biggest name retailers paying some of the highest rents in the city. Where exactly is/was the IKFF HQ on this street? No evidence of this has been produced. In response to the query on the altered birth date on the Companies House form we are told Mr Anthony did not complete the form himself (fair enough) but where did the person completing the form pick up the false birth date from? And how does this false birth date happen to correlate to the false age shown on the marriage certificate? These are reasonable questions which warrant, under the circumstances, a clear, unequivocal, non-evasive response. If there is nothing to hide then give a clear answer. Neither of these queries are answered on the Ian Bruce webpage, so please do not refer to that in response to this. Thank you kindly

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    1. Adelia Washington

      This is most certanly a strong website that exposes the empty accusations out there. Well done to you all..
      Nearly one year has passed since the EAUK posted various statements about Mr. Tony Anthony, and still they have failed to provide any conclusive evidence that prove that Tony has told any lies whatsoever—and furthemore lies that he has not openly disclosed in his writings. The accusers appear cowardly in their conduct, but the EAUK need to come clean that they have not been able to produce a ‘smoking gun’ of any description. Hopefully this matter will have taught them to keep political agendas out of Christian life, for conviction of guilt, as is evident through the statements of politicians and reporting of newspapers, rests on no sound evidentiary basis—indeed, on no evidence at all. As a Christian community, we must be cautious to operate under such principles. Grace and truth should be found in the Church, and the EAUK of all groups should be setting the example. In light of the substantial evidence now available in the Public Domain, it is high time that they retract their statement dated July, 12th 2013 and extend a full apology to Mr. Tony Anthony, the trustees of Avanti and their supporting churches. Forgiveness will be given.
      In Jesus’ unconditional love,
      Mrs Adelia Washington

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    2. Framing the Tiger Post author

      Dear Seeker of the Truth,
      Again, thank you for your comment.

      Presumably you are referring to p.66 of Taming the Tiger, which states that the IKFF’s (International Kung-Fu Federation) main training warehouse was located on the Rue de la Confederation. I do not believe the book mentions where the IKFF main headquarters are located, only that it is based in Geneva. Please correct me if I am mistaken. Regardless, the IKFF is not a real organisation. It was created to protect confidentiality and is covered by the disclaimer in later editions of the book. As such, its headquarters are not located on the Rue de la Confederation, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.

      Currently, it is difficult to know for certain where the person completing the form got the false date of birth from. However, it is possible that he/she got the date from the same place that civil servant got it from when filling in the wedding certificate. Perhaps the person got the age of Mr. Anthony from his wedding certificate and worked backwards. This would explain why the wedding certificate and the amendment correlate. Whatever way it happened, if you agree that Mr. Anthony did not complete the wedding certificate or the amendment himself, then it follows that he is not the one to be held responsible. Therefore, he cannot be considered dishonest or deceptive in the either of these two cases.

      I hope you can consider this a clear response to your reasonable questions.
      Yours Sincerely,
      R.

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  12. Seeker of the Truth

    So where exactly on Rue de la Confederation was the “main training warehouse” ? Did Mr Anthony actually work/train/teach in a warehouse on Rue de la Confederation? Has the street name also been altered? If not which building was it in?
    The wedding certificate only shows the age of the person not the exact birth date so would be impossible to work backwards to give a month and date only the year. Who is the person who filled in the Companies House form with the incorrect birth date? Can you ask them which source document they used rather than just state possible causes? Even if Mr Anthony did not complete the wedding certificate or the amendment personally it does not follow that he cannot be held responsible. He could have supplied false information and/or documents to the Civil Servant for the marriage certificate and to the unknown he/she for the Companies House submission. I am not saying I believe he did. I am just saying it does not follow he was not deceptive and there are still gaps in the “explanations” which, if there is nothing to hide, could very readily be responded to.

    Thank you for the response given and I look forward to further clarifications.

    Kind regards

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    1. Framing the Tiger Post author

      Dear Seeker of the Truth,

      As a blog independent of both Mr. Anthony and Avanti Ministries, I am afraid there is only so much information I can provide. Hence, the purpose of this blog is to expose the flaws in the arguments posed against Mr. Anthony, rather than provide positive arguments for. Nevertheless, I provide information when I can.

      Unfortunately, I do not have the information to answer your first few questions. Only that p.66 of Taming the Tiger does state that Mr. Anthony did train and teach at the main training warehouse. I am sorry I cannot be of more help.

      Indeed, the wedding certificate does only show the age of Mr. Anthony. Note however that the Company Secretary was attempting to amend the birth date from 30/07/1971 (amendment 2004) to 30/07/1969 (amendment 2005). He/She does not attempt to amend the day or month. The Secretary was aware of Mr. Anthony’s previous birth day, month and year, but may have attempted to amend the year due to the wedding certificate.

      There is no reason for Mr. Anthony to supply false information about his birth date to the Civil Servant almost nine years before writing Taming the Tiger. Question 32 of forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk indicates that the Annual Returns were completed independently of Mr. Anthony. Moreover, Mr. Anthony provided accurate information about his date of birth in the past as seen in the amendment (2004). It is highly unlikely he was asked every year to give his date of birth for the Annual Return. This leads to the conclusion that the amended birth date is an honest mistake by the Company Secretary, rather than an attempt at deception by Mr. Anthony. In any case, a liar would change the dates of his imaginary events to fit his actual date of birth rather than altering his actual date of birth to fit with the dates of his imaginary events. So I still hold that it (inductively) follows that Mr. Anthony cannot be held responsible.

      I apologise for not being able to answer all of your questions. I am not able to access all of the information you require, but I hope this explanation has helped.

      Yours Sincerely,
      R.

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  13. Seeker of the Truth

    please ignore last two posts as I was unaware that the one previous to them had been replied to

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  14. BornAgain JohnThree

    If you are a Christian, then people should be able to look for—and find—fruit in your life. Why? Because a disciple of Jesus Christ will produce spiritual fruit. Jesus said, ” ‘My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings great glory to my Father'” (John 15:8). Jesus also said, “‘By their fruits you will know them'” (Matthew 7:20). We can always talk about Tony’s fruit, but that is enough talking – lets look at Tony’s fruits. Now remember that this video clip is only of one littile session out of Tony’s busy year – can you even imagine how many people Tony leads to God each year? The only people that would be angry by this and are quick to point the finger at this man would be those that are not even Christians themselves. Look: http://youtu.be/TcEO80–AJs

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  15. Seeker of the Truth

    Still no comment from Tony Anthony as to exactly where that kung fu training wharehouse was on Rue de la Confederation in Geneva … a shame.

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    1. Adelia Washington

      Dearest “Seeker of the Truth”

      I have been keeping a very close eye on this page for any activity – and after all these months, I just see your little comment.

      My best advice to you, my dear, is to “seek the truth” as your name suggests. Go and view the only evidence provided in the Public Domain that proves without a doubt that Tony Anthony’s story is completely true and marvelous indeed. Stop being jealous and bitter, and just seek the truth by carefully reading the detailed explanations into his life story, and the multitude of documents, video clips, certificates and references. Did you know that there is more evidence to prove Tony Anthony’s story than there is available for most people in the public eye today. So take a look at the website provided – http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk

      If I am not mistaken though, I suspect that it will not be enough for you will it! You have already made up your mind that you do not want to believe, and that is because you are a doubter. People like you will always be accusing others of telling lies. Is that because you are a liar yourself? Can you answer that one?

      You see, accusing someone of lying when they haven’t, in itself is a lie.

      Since Mr Tony Anthony is said to have lied, then where is the evidence? Where is the proof? Where is it? If there was any, I wonder why they would keep quiet about it while making such a noise with their accusations. You see, you have nothing on Tony Anthony do you! I can see who has told lies right here!

      My question, is why has not somebody done something about this?

      And, why has not something been done to help Mr Tony Anthony?

      Well this attack does not appear to have stopped the man, as he seems to be evangelising all over the place.

      I do not know of one person that has been so bold and as honest as Mr Tony Anthony to share his lifestory in this way, and allowed people to share his private life so publically. Mr Tony Anthony is clearly a person that has been spotted by the wolves and considered a reasonable target for criticism and attack. I could not believe that I would see the day when our Church Leaders would stoop to such a lowly place. I withdraw my support from such cowardice and malice.

      And so my dearest “Seeker of the Truth”, I recommend that if you are still trying to prove Tony Anthony’s story to be false, then you need to provide more than the question. You need to provide the evidence as well.

      Let me leave you with the website once again – http://www.forthesakeofthegospel.co.uk

      I am waiting to hear from you my dearest.

      In the power of God’s love

      Adelia

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  16. Seeker of the Truth

    Adelia,, please don’t presume or assume too much. I have not accused Tony Anthony of lying and I am not seeking to prove his story to be false. I asked a simple question that still awaits an answer. The question is asked in a sincere attempt to help prove his story as true, not disprove it. BTW I have thoroughly researched the website you refer to. Although it contains much information, It does not provide evidence to refute the main allegations made by others.

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    1. Adelia Washington

      Dearest “Seeker of the Truth”

      I feel it is you that is presuming and assuming far too much, and in addition to that you have not been sincere. I quote you have said “Still no comment from Tony Anthony as to exactly where that kung fu training wharehouse was on Rue de la Confederation in Geneva … a shame.” This comment shows that you are not making any “sincere attempt to help” Tony in any way at all. I also do not think that he needs your help. Also you are looking to prove or disprove a person life on the location of a warehouse! My goodness! It all amounts to unsubstantiated accusations being been made yet again against Tony Anthony. I think you should look again at the evidence that has been provided to support this mans life-but try to do it without a sceptical perspective.

      Dearest “Seeker of the Truth”, this man has been preaching the gospel all over the world for years and years without any reward, recognition or remuneration. He has one of the most fruitful ministries of our generation with multitudes of people coming to know Father God. Tony has not stopped either, and so your best efforts have not been very fruitful. Since last year, he has come under the scrutiny of a very spiteful group that claim to be Christian–yet through their actions have completely failed to demonstrate any Christian behaviour whatsoever. You are coming dangerously close to being like them yourself.

      Did you not know that the United Nations Commission on Human Rights has ruled that a person is always innocent till proven guilty.

      1. Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

      2. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

      Regarding the right to privacy:

      3. No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

      In simple terms, you should be considered innocent until it can be proved that you are guilty. If you are accused of a crime, you should always have the right to defend yourself. Nobody has the right to condemn you and punish you for something you have not done.

      I really do not have to say this, but, Mr. Tony Anthony has not been brought to trial for this matter in a court of law, he has not broken the law, and he has not been found guilty of breaking the law. In fact the only thing Tony Anthony appears to be guilty of is being a committed Christian who refuses to stop preaching the gospel.

      In this matter, Tony Anthony is clearly the victim of defamation, under Common Law rendering this whole matter an outrage. Defamation is the communication of a false statement that harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion or nation. Most jurisdictions allow legal action to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. It is a true credit to Tony Anthony that according to his firm Christian beliefs has refused to pursue legal action.

      Tony Anthony’s character has been defamed by nothing more that unsubstantiated accusations, reinforced by gossip from a little group of fanatics. This has been directly caused by a vocal minority, and the Church should not tolerate, and make a stand for grace and truth. In this matter, we must stand up for Tony Anthony – and I for one will be doing that.

      I encourage you to tender a full apology to Tony Anthony, and declare that he is fully exonerated of these malicious rumors, speculation and hearsay.

      The Bible tells us a lot about apologizing and confessing our sins. Learning about the consequences of sins and the harm we do to others leads us to why apologizing is important.

      An example of apologizing in the Bible is where Jonah disobeyed God and spent time in the belly of a whale until he apologized. Job apologized to God for sins he did not know he had committed. Joseph’s brothers apologized to him for selling him into slavery. In each case we learn that there is an importance in adhering to God’s plan. We also learn that God is very forgiving, and people should strive to following in God’s footsteps. Yet apologizing is a way of confessing our sins, which is an important part of our daily Christian walk.

      Apologizing is a way of recognizing our sins. It has a way of clearing the air between people and between us and God. When we apologize, we look for forgiveness for our sins. Sometimes it means apologizing to God for the ways we have wronged Him. Sometimes it means apologizing to people for what we have done to them. However, in no way can we expect forgiveness right away for the sins we have committed toward others. Sometimes we also have to be patient and allow other people to get over it. Meanwhile, God can forgive us whether we ask or not, but it is still our responsibility to ask for it.

      Dearest “Seeker of the Truth”, let us get behind God by getting behind God’s servant, Tony Anthony. Let us love him and love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:7-8)

      When we obey God, we are sure that we know him. But if we claim to know him and don’t obey him, we are lying and the truth isn’t in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey him as we should, and then we know that we belong to him. If we say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.” (1 John 2:3-6)

      “Children, I am writing you, because your sins have been forgiven in the name of Christ.” (1 John 2:12)

      Give God the victory.

      In Jesus’ unconditional love,
      Mrs Adelia Washington

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    2. BornAgain JohnThree

      Hey Seeker of Truth. I may have missed it, but I dont remember seeing a single shred of evidence against Tony. Have you nothing better to do with your life? Not wanting to treat you in the same way you’re treating Tony, but you must be about the only person in the world harping on about this rubbish. You better watch out you dont come under the category of this lot – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_accusation
      lol
      # SAY SORRY TO TONY!

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  17. Greg

    I have been working with Tony a few times, in Romania and all o can say is this: if he’s a liar, then i’m the chief of liars and if he’s a fake, then i don’t want to know who i am. He’s a much more obiedient, humble and Christ-like Christian than i am. So who am i to judge him?

    All the small details that you get to know about somebody, when spending a certain amount of time with him, are enough for me to know that Tony is a true Christian who really loves Jesus and loves doing what Jesus called him to do: spreading the Gospel with a dedicated heart.

    I’m glad i had the opportunity to work with him and help him in his mission and i would gladly do it again.

    And to adress the main ideea of the accusations: I think that more than 60% of what i did in my childhood years can’t be proven (apart from the school that i went to). Nobody can ever prove the chat i had with my friends (most of them might have also forgoten this) , where i played or who taught me how to ski, for example. So if i tell you about my childhood and i can’t bring pictures or documents to prove it, then i’m a liar? You’re a liar only when somebody CAN PROVE you are a liar, NOT when you can’t prove you say the truth. How can i prove to somebody that i ate an egg last week? If i can’t prove it, then it must be a lie? Honestly, what these people who keep accusing do, is not seeking the truth, this is mocking even the idea of logic…

    Jesus was accused by the “Evanghelical Alliance” of those days, so to speak, since all the priests DECLARED he was guilty, without bringing any proof forward. This looks SO similar to what the EA did to Tony, that it just makes me wonder if the EA is not actually working out of the same motivation that the old priests were, when killing Jesus: pride and envy.

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