Defamation of Women Tactic

A word for the ladies, watch your step at our church. Many fine women have been destroyed by our pastors.  You may wonder how to avoid being defamed by Calvary Temple, well…

#1 Don’t be too Godly! They like simple-minded suck-ups. Hang out with Greer and Kimberly, be their lackeys, praise them, and frequently ask their advice.

#2 Don’t be emotional; because if you are, they will recommend via your deacon/deacon’s wife that you go on anti-depressants. Pastor Scott likes happy wives/women/girls. (Keep in mind, drugs are a black mark in the eyes of social services if you ever have to go for custody of your children). Be happy and make everyone at church believe you are content!

#3 If your father-in-law is rich, he may have you sign a legal document (pre-nuptial) saying if you leave “God”, i.e. Calvary Temple church, you forfeit any of your husband’s assets since your marriage. So you should definitely sign it in order appease the pastors and your husband, but if you would like to refrain from signing away the assets that are rightfully yours, don’t sign it.

#4 Don’t let your husband pay the bills without checking up on him. He can quietly stop paying the ones in your name and destroy or greatly hurt your credit before you find out and the damage is done.

#5 Be careful that your husband doesn’t empty your bank account. If he kicks you out of the house for rebellion (like lots of ladies before you), go to the bank immediately and get your money. He will be told to take it all in order to “break you” and “send you to the “pigpen”. All in God’s name of course!

Just a word to the wise women in our church who think it could never happen to them…yes it can.

Scripture is quite clear on how a husband should treat his wife. Ephesians 5:25 says, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” It is pretty easy to assume that destroying your wife’s credit or signing away her marital assets is not something that Christ would do.

(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see Ephesians 5:2, Ephesians 5:28, and 1 Peter 3:7)

Defamation of Character Tactic

How is it that almost every person who leaves Calvary Temple is either in rebellion, deceived, or cast away? If this is true than how can anyone be truly saved without the teachings of Pastor Scott? Thanks to pulpit “damage control” and “unofficial” leaks you find out that someone who was part of the body of Christ and a dear friend 24 hours ago is now to be avoided at all costs. The tactic presented here is clear and simple: it is defamation of character. When someone leaves the church there is quite often a good reason, but the pastors don’t want truth to be known.

This cannot be spelled out any clearer in the Scriptures; it is completely unjustified to defame a brother or sister in Christ. James 4:11 says, “Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge.” According to the Online Dictionary, defamation of character is “the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel, and induces disparaging, hostile, or disagreeable feelings against an individual.”

(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see 2 Corinthians 12:20 and 1 Peter 2:1)

Intimidation Tactic #1

How would you feel if you went to your deacon and shared something in what you thought was a valid conversation only to later hear it being mocked from the pulpit? You can barely pay attention to the sermon because your mind is running rampant wondering why on earth Pastor Scott would be attacking what you said. The answer is intimidation. This is a tactic used quite often at Calvary Temple and its goal is to take a person who is of good reputation and demean the individual to make them question themselves.

The only person in the congregation who knows it is an attack is the individual who is being mocked since names are rarely mentioned. A Scripture that comes to mind regarding this tactic used by Calvary Temple is 2 Corinthians 1:24 which says, “Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith.” If Paul wasn’t able to justify lording over “lesser believers”, in the same way Pastor Scott has no reason to tear apart questions and concerns that those in the congregation have.

(For other Scripture references refuting this tactic see 1 Peter 5:3, 2 Corinthians 4:5, and Matthew 23:8-10)

Ephesians 5:8-13

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness,righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.