What follows is the shortened version of the original post along with the two updates.
In a recent message at Calvary Temple of Sterling Virginia, Star R Scott spoke the following:
"Dear God, the young people's lives that are being destroyed today. I cannot believe how Christians are putting their kids out in the public arena and having them defiled through our education systems. ..You know all of the uproar today of kids being afraid to go to school... Our children are here, we keep 'em safe. Praise God. I pity the dude that tries to come here and shoot somebody."
And so, in light of this bold declaration....
"Our children are here, we keep 'em safe"
We have a few questions for Calvary Temple leadership and members.
- What about those that have left Calvary Temple because of childhood sexual, physical, psychological and emotional abuse?
- What about those currently IN YOUR CONGREGATION who say they have been abused?
- And adults currently IN YOUR CONGREGATION who have been accused of child sexual and physical abuse?
- What about the ongoing investigation of Calvary Temple concerning these allegations? (see update #1 and 2)
- What do you think of the fact that the still active investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the State Police has been turned over to the Virginia Commonwealth Attorney?
There are children outside of Calvary Temple and amongst you that do not feel safe and protected. On the contrary, they feel used and abused, vulnerable, and decidedly UNPROTECTED AND UNSAFE.
- And finally, are you troubled by the fact that Star Scott has recently told you he has criminal charges that he had expunged from his record? and that in the context of this message, he made it clear that you are not to ask what it was that he had expunged?
From the Washington Post Article dated July 1, 2018
"The email alleged that Scott Sr. had molested his two young nieces for years, starting when he was a youth pastor at Greenfield Assembly of God Church in Bakersfield, Calif., and continuing into his Herndon days in the early ’70s. “THEY WERE JUST INNOCENT CHILDREN AND YOU ABUSED YOUR POWER AND AUTHORITY,” the email said. According to Scott Jr.’s former wife, the couple also reported the allegations to the Herndon Police Department. (Scott Jr. did not respond to messages sent through intermediaries seeking comment.) In a partially redacted copy of a 2008 police report that I obtained under a Freedom of Information Act request, one of the nieces, Lori Upshaw, confirmed the story. The report said that Virginia prosecutors declined to pursue the case and suggested the victim press charges in California. But she ultimately decided not to do so. Reached by phone, Upshaw, who was a Greenfield congregant, said her uncle began molesting her regularly when she was 11 and continued until she was 15."
UPDATE # 2
From Loudoun Times Mirror article dated August 22, 24, 2018
"An on-again, off-again 15-year investigation into allegations of systematic sexual, mental and physical abuse at the hands of a Sterling church’s leadership has led to the indictment of one of its former deacons.
A Loudoun County grand jury on Aug. 13 indicted Kevin R. O’Connor, 62, a former deacon at Calvary Temple Church, on seven sexual assault-related charges, including two counts of aggravated sexual battery by force, threat or intimidation on a victim 13 or 14 years old and one count of forcible sodomy."
Calvary Temple members:
The arrest of Kevin O'Connor is just ONE of the reasons we have been warning you and exposing the truth about Calvary Temple. Your pastors have been covering and protecting not only O'Connor but themselves and others. They knew what Kevin O'Connor did when it happened and did everything possible to keep the truth hidden.
You have been lied to and are most likely being told this is a disgruntled group of people that want to see the destruction of Calvary Temple. Whether CT continues is not the point, it is about seeing criminals face justice. Abusers and those who cover for them need to answer for their crimes.
You no longer have to take our word for it, the truth is for all to see.
Please, protect your children. Leave Calvary Temple. And even if you think your children are safe (they are not), why would you continue to place yourself under the leadership of abusers and liars?