Story after story of broken families, broken marriages, broken lives. That is what I heard on Sunday at the Peaceful Protest. I stood shoulder-to-shoulder with folks that had endured shunning, brokenness, and abuse of all kinds and the worst part? All in the name of obeying the Bible.
When we started this website nearly three years ago, we had no idea of the magnitude of Calvary Temple’s sins. We knew that they preached false doctrine, and perhaps we should have known that false doctrine is the swampy, disgusting mud-hole of a breeding ground for all kinds of abuse. False doctrine creates the perfect circumstances for people to control others, and that’s when horrible things happen. God gave people free will for a reason, and when anyone (including so-called spiritual leadership) exerts their own will over another, they have crossed the line from devoted shepherd to devouring wolf.
So where do we go from here?
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Because of the recent publicity, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has reopened their investigation. These allegations of physical and sexual abuse are very serious, but at this point, they are only allegations. We need you to speak out.
If you are a victim, and eye witness or someone with evidence, please call the police at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office so they can collect enough information to turn these allegations into charges. The number to call for abuse not of a sexual nature is 703-777-1021 and the number for the juvenile sexual crimes unit is 703-777-0475.
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.”
Romans 13:1-2 NASB
God Himself gives authority to the government. When so-called Christians commit criminal acts, justice is God’s will. There have been many scandals over the years of churches trying to cover up crime or take care of it “in-house” and that is thoroughly unScriptural. It is the government’s job to execute justice on perpetrators.
However, justice cannot be served when we stay silent. It takes courage and great inner strength to speak out. Dear victims and witnesses, have no fear. You have done no wrong. Those who have done you wrong deserve to be punished.
“…But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.”
Romans 13:4 NASB
If you are a local citizen, you can also take action. Contact your elected officials to express your concerns and the importance of justice being served.
- Loudoun County Sheriff. Contact information here
- Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. Contact information here
- Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney. Contact information here
- Governor of Virginia. Contact information here
- Attorney General of Virginia. Contact information here
- Your Elected Congressional District Member. Find the right person to contact here
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”