Letter to My Children (August 20, 2022)

Dear Jonathan, Sarah, Josh, and Christina,


I am writing this letter to all of you, hoping if you read it, you will call me. You have been misinformed, and I wish to clarify what Pastor Scott said regarding myself and Jonathan on Sunday, August 7 in the evening service. 

I came down twice in three weeks, to apprise you all of my health condition. I was not allowed to speak directly to any of you. So along with stopping by your homes and texting that I was down and wished to speak with you all, I stopped by Pastor Star Scott’s home, left a voicemail on his wife Greer’s phone, and rang Kimberly and Jeff Heglund’s door (Pastor Scott’s daughter and her husband, the youth pastor).

The second visit was from Josh’s birthday until the day after Christina's birthday, six days. Calling, texting the kids, visiting their homes (no contact although I did get to see Sarah from a distance and Christina briefly). Again, visiting the leaders of Calvary Temple stated previously, this time sending a text to Kimberly.

So following all the efforts over three weeks listed above, Pastor Scott misleadingly spoke on Sunday August 7 in the evening service. Stating that I was imminently dying (really?), apostate (really?), and accusing my son of cursing, prophetically(!?), his mother unless I repent. 

  1. What you know is only the basics, not the details of my illness. That was hopefully going to be delivered to my children. You are, happily, incorrect about my imminent death.
  2. I am not apostate. I believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and how can you call a child of God apostate?
  3. My son would never have spoken such words unless prompted, although you grossly misquoted him. His grandparents listened to him the day he called, on speaker phone. We all agreed it was not him, he was being programmed to speak so coldly.
  4. As your first wife died of cancer, and battled it for many years, how can you imply that is a sign of someone in sin? Didn’t you have to be hospitalized with COVID last year, lonely and depressed, your wife asking people in the church to visit you and wave to you from the parking lot? I’ve been lonely and sad for eleven years now, without my children, asking to see them and hear their voices would alleviate my suffering. But you don’t want to them to talk to me. Do you? 
  5. You implied you knew nothing, until my son asked to see me. Why would you mislead him and the people?
  6. You refused to allow my children to see their ill mother. Period. You alone are responsible for this separation.
  7. You said I was already dead. I am alive and kicking. Please allow my children to call me. Thankyou.

So Jonathan, my illness is not because of your words, I have had it for many years now. Just not told you. Thank you, Jonathan, for asking to see your mom. That is the boy I know and love. A kind man.

Pastor Scott, you have revealed yourself as the author of this separation of my children from their parents...I did nothing. Repent of all the curses you have pronounced on mothers and fathers and kids. Proverbs 26 says "the curse causeless shall not come." Take heed, lest your words pronounce your own judgement. You had Tom put me away for three months, to break me. Yours and his words. Why? God only knows your heart. Tom has publicly apologized for what he did.

It is bewildering to me the extent to which you lie. I loved you once. As a pastor, who truly appeared to love Jesus, and preach the Word. I believe you are a false teacher. You have faked out many folks over the years; however the more people you hurt, the more people are willing to tell their stories.

Kids, you all need to leave Calvary Temple. Of the many folks who have left, majority talk to me sooner or later, reading this blog (and the others), wanting to know what happened, to tell me what they know of you, and sometimes to apologize. Often finding solid churches in the area that help them sift through the cruelties inflicted by Calvary Temple’s leadership (pastors and deacons). If you have not been abused by them, it is probably the mercy of God protecting you via these letters. 

I love you all. Pastor Star Scott is keeping you away. Do not obey him. Listen to me. I would never tell you not to serve God. Star Scott is not God. He is a man, coveting your souls and lives for personal gain. The tenth commandment states "You shall not covet your neighbors house, your neighbors wife, nor anything that is your neighbors" (Exodus 20:17). Pastor Star Scott coveted my family for himself. And using the weakened state of their father’s mind, removed their mother from them, and isolated them from both of us and their extended family in New York. It has been eleven years.

Be proud of your father and your mother. You have dang good ones. Not many people can own up publicly to making a wrong judgment of character. We did, and do. Call and I will answer or reply ASAP.

Love, hugs, and kisses,

Your own mom


Anonymous said…
As I read this post from a mother to her children, from a Christian to a supposed pastor, I am angry, sad, shocked. My first thought is "who is this man???" Who can stand in the pulpit and so callously accuse a mother of being dead? And encouraging her child to consider his own mother dead?

How do we even respond to this? Star Scott has taken upon himself the role of judge, jury and executioner. He seems to have every assurance that he is entirely justified and sanctioned to destroy a family. (and from what I've heard, many many other families.) But rather than owning the fact that he has pronounced death on a young man's mother, he forces this son to take responsibility for her illness and "soon to be" death. Clearly, from Star Scott's comments about not even remembering that his own son missed his birthday, he has no paternal feelings. So I guess it's no big deal to tell a son and his siblings to just consider their mother dead.

I have followed this blog and others for many years and continue to be shocked at the heartlessness of Star Scott. But I believe this clip of his recent message is the worst of all. There is NOTHING biblical in his message, though Star Scott repeatedly tells his congregation that he teaches the Word. No, you don't, Star Scott. You are teaching a twisted version for your own gain. You are a sick man and will answer for the lies you tell and the lives you destroy from your pulpit. If not in this life, then surely in the life to come.
Renee Barrett said…
My name is Renee Barrett and I am sickened by all of this. How can a whole church teach to HATE their parents. Who but God himself is to judge anybody. A mother’s love ( almost always) is unconditional. How tell me is it right to keep a child or children from their mother or father. I would love to say more but I know I will already be excommunicated from the lives of my 2 grandchildren who attend this cult
Anonymous said…

Excuse me, Twinkle twinkle little star, Jon didn't say ...do you think one more contact might be the one...did he? Slick. Oh so genius. Almost overlooked it. Almost.

Clarification: the mother is the one who comes down to Virginia from New York to try and make contact. None of her kids have made an effort to contact her. I know. Forbidden.

11 years. My, my. What a mother.
Anonymous said…

Recently attended this church to see for myself, although wouldn't attend a church that keeps a mother and kids apart. Also tries to justify it with saying God wants it.

I was invited by a co-worker. So I checked it out for curiosity sake. Everyone was nice, but I'm wondering how many of those who were kind enough to greet me, have done this to their relatives?

I'll believe something has changed for the better, when this mom and her kids are reunited and the kids publicly state how sorry they are for treating their mother like this. Till then, no thanks.

Very sorry, that you have been sick. Get well soon.
Don Reed said…
In that video Star Scott speaks of a brother who is going through something but Star said it hasn't been made public yet.
What Star is talking about is the death of my wife Norma Reed who took her life on August 4th 2022. Norma was suffering from anxiety and depression, she called her son back in May and asked her son Patrick if and when we could go down. Patrick's answer was a shock to his mom, he told her not to come down and that because we left Tony's Church in Buffalo NY. After Norma took her life, Patrick's younger brother called Patrick and told his brother that me and his mother are reprobates and have been given over to satan for the destruction of the flesh and that we are "dead" to him. Sadly Pat bought I to the "high priests" twist of scripture but I guarantee he will tell all that him and his wife made the decision which may be true but was surely inspired by the Calvarys sangedrin coming together in March to have their "panel discussion". It is so sad to see people just bobbling their heads and buying into deception that is being spewed from the "high priest and his levites".
As you can imagine Patrick's answer to his mom was devastating and she just felt worthless. Norma never once railed against this cult, the only thing I can remember her saying is that the cult made serving the Lord an obligation and not a joy. I told her to get out of there (The Sanctuary Buffalo).
Well I am sure this cult probably thinks that Norma and I got what we had coming to us. I can only say that these "leaders" are wicked and one day will pay a price for their wickedness, maybe not here on this earth but most certainly on the day of the Lord.
Patrick will one day figure out that he was deceived and it will hit him hard, his mom truly is dead and his last words to her (because of the arrogant cult leaders) "don't come down".
Norma told me if Pat calls tell him we will see him in glory.
I hope our children will one day see that living for "Pastors heart" instead of living for Christ was wicked and hopefully they will wake up.
Our children are being deceived because there are half truths being preached and partial scriptures being quotes and others being twisted. Our children read the scriptures in light of their cult leaders interpretation. To simply put it they have been indoctrinated thus being deceived.
Gods grace has truly been sufficient for me in this time as I grieve the loss of Norma and I will have to go on without her but by the grace of God I will go on.
Lastly, when Norma raised her 3 boys by herself, she sacrificed for those boys as they were growing up, her first husband left her with 3 boys to raise and as I said she sacrificed to put food on their table and clothes on their backs and a roof over their heads.Norma was a Godly woman and a Godly wife.
This is the payback she got from her son caught up in the cult. I hope he repents and gets his heart right with God.

Let's continue to pray that God will wake up our children. They are deceived so when one is deceived there is no getting through to them and the only one who can is the Spirit of the living God.

God bless you Molly and others who are victims of this cult.
Don Reed
Don Reed said…
I have been using my Facebook page to warn people about this cult
Molly said…
Don, I am sorry to learn Norma has died! Please accept my deepest sympathy.
How terribly sad Pat wouldn’t see her anymore! I know that they were close.
Pat told me once of his love and appreciation for both of you.
Is there anything we can do for you? We are praying for you and all your family.
Don Reed said…
Thank you Molly, I have no animosity against Patrick at all, he truly did love his mom but he loved his high priest more. My hope is that he will get quiet before God, fast and pray and allow God to show him the truth. He sadly has been deceived buying into everything he hears from the priests. If he were to repent I would have no problem with him at all.
I used to wonder how Jim Jones got all those people to drink the Kool-aid now I can see how.
Thanks Molly