So recently my dad who is a pastor in Florida had a group of people who have hated him for a long time due to minor disagreements join together to develop a wild rumor that he was involved in embezzlement in the church. While these rumors were circulating behind the scenes, he decided to take another church job due to a cool opportunity arising. These people took it to social media to make a firm claim that his departure was due to him being fired in response to being caught in embezzlement. These rumors were completely fabricated with ill-will and everyone close to him knows what is really happening because someone came forward to confess that this was being done simply to watch his “castle crumble”. The problem is, hundreds upon hundreds of people on social media are now believing this complete lie and his reputation has tanked. Now people who had minor offenses such as him not talking to them on Sunday are coming out saying he is clearly a terrible person and they “always could feel it”. This is devastating cause my dad has more integrity than any man I know and is so kind hearted and doesn’t deserve to have his character wrongly assassinated like this. What is the correct move to work on rebuilding his reputation?