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Star R. Scott, Troubles and Cults from Sterling, Virginia to Kenya

I have become more sensitive to theseĀ  types of ‘pastors’ because of my own dealing with controlling, self-serving people who claim to be ministers. I reckon I shouldn’t be surprised – this is where depravity, abuse of power, and a cult mentality leads you.

First, start here.

Then, there is another report out which shows that abusing people in the U.S. wasn’t enough – Scott went to where so many Prosperity Preachers and their ilk are going today – Africa:

 

For more than three decades, Calvary Temple, a Pentecostal church in Sterling, has been a source of controversy. People have been devoting their lives, families and bankbooks to the message preached by founding pastor Star Scott, but hundreds have also left Calvary over the years, saying their families and relationships were destroyed by Scott and an intense culture where people are urged to divorce spouses and shun children who resist Scott’s teachings. People who resist the Calvary way are accused in sermons of hating God.

Now the same allegations are being leveled at Calvary’s mission churches in Kenya – but in a different cultural context.

Police in Eldoret, Kenya, have reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of one of the Calvary pastors, a Virginia man named Ron Zarou, and civic leaders are calling for a probe of the Calvary branch. They say the church wasn’t properly registered, nor is its school and that its members are being forced to leave non-church-member spouses and to marry church members. They also allege the church is improperly taking church members’ financial assets.

Here is a news conference where family members decry what is happening:

You can read two local (Kenyan) stories, here and here.

Calvary Temple has 18 spin-off churches in Africa, down from 40.

IRS – Finally – Investigating Pastor Star R. Scott

I have good news to share with those of you out there that have been affected by Pastor Star R. Scott – he’s being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

You know you gotta read it

Star R. Scott – A Real Piece of Work

Below is a story which ran this past Sunday in the Washington Post, concerning Calvary Temple, and it was a long one, so I am posting excepts, and not in any particular order, except maybe for context. Basically, Star declared himself Apostle and started to decided everything – including his second wife (a ‘virgin bride’ 35 years his junior). He has ordered a strict control over the families in his congregation, supporting divorce and child abandonment. He controls the church finances with no regard to for anyone, often using them for his own hobbies. He comes from the Assemblies of God, which to no fault of their own (maybe) has produced this guy along with the Latter Rain movement – hence Joel’s Army and the New Apostolic Reformation. He sounds like he would fit right with Todd B, Patty K, and Johnny C.

I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating against us with malicious words. And not content with that, he himself does not receive the brethren, and forbids those who wish to, putting them out of the church. (3 John 1:9-10 NKJV)

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