Thank you for informing me of the contents of the defamatory speech. Obviously verbally passing on that you may have a STD is something that defames your character in the church community that you have been involved in.
I'm sorry to hear that your otherwise informative facebook posting on what you considered to a guide to help preventing future infection was used as a means and tool to later shun your character in the church and online.
As far as unwarranted attention to your facebook page, I think you are in charge of your privacy settings and can limit public access to your personal pages.
As far as the law is concerned, it appears to be primarily a civil matter in which your character has been wrongfully defamed in a church community that you have become part of.
Obviously in cuch a conservative setting an allegation of having an STD when you do not is wrongly denigrating your character.
Florida law on defamation in particular slander as in your case has the following elements :
a false statement
The statement must be negligently made or maliciously
you must have been damaged
and the statement must have defamed you
The Florida Supreme Court in Jews v Rapp has outlined the above conditions for a successful civil suit.
From what you have described, you may indeed have a successful civil suit against the church.
You mentioned that you had a problem locating a suitable attorney.
You can find an attorney at the Florida State bar website .
Attorneys are listed by address and areas of practice.
Many do a free consultation.
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