When pastor no longer can rely on our silence,he resorts to threatenings (via the leadership). Veiled threats of dragging folks into court for “slander” if they reveal the facts of what goes on here. This effective tactic has muzzled many a good person who has left Calvary Temple in the past. Sounds like Saul prior to his conversion on the road to Damascus. The Pharisees’ way of control was threatenings, stoning, putting out of the synagogue. Jesus’ was of control is Love and Truth. He never threatens anyone. Ever.
But God says, “Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way” (Romans 14:13). “Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones” (Luke 17:1-2). “But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in” (Matthew 23:13). “Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:14). “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication” (Revelation 2:14).
Pastor and leadership, stop putting stumbling blocks in the way of people, causing them to sin.