Father, daughter speak out against Calvary Temple

A father and daughter say Calvary Temple in Sterling destroyed their family. This comes as years of alleged sex abuse from church leaders is being investigated. However, no charges have been filed. 

"I am public enemy number one. I am the one that figured all this stuff out," said John Miuccio, a former member. 

Miuccio hasn't been part of Calvary Temple for years but still fears for his life after leaving what he calls a cult-- a place now swirling with sexual allegations from members.

"I told them I wanted to leave on good terms and two days later a deacon walked up to me and said Pastor Scott told me to tell you this-- we can't make you stay but if you leave you forfeit spiritual ability over your wife and son," said Miuccio. 

Soon after his church disconnect, he and his wife separated. Miuccio blames Calvary Temple for dominating members and ruining families.

"What Calvary believes-- they say they believe Christianity but they don't live it, they live control," said Erin Frank, a former member. 

Miuccio's former wife and son still remain in the church, but his attempts to get his daughter out were successful. She spent 25 years in every program Calvary offered, and says her time there was nothing more than ongoing brainwashing session. 

"My best friend's family left the church when I was about 10 years old, and one of the children's pastors took me to a meeting, sat me down and told me the best thing I can do as a friend for her is to start writing her letters to leave her parents and come back to the church," said Frank. 

Miuccio and Frank, along with many of their neighbors, plan to protest near Calvary Temple this Sunday morning. 
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