Sex offender law faces 'religious freedom' challenge
There are 6 comments on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Nov 13, 2008, titled Sex offender law faces 'religious freedom' challenge. In it, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:
A federal judge will hear arguments today that the state's sex-offender registry law makes it a crime for offenders to volunteer at places of worship.
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#1 Nov 14, 2008
Although I do believe that people can change...It must include a lot of self-dicipline, therapy and deliverance from the addictions.
If a person has made mistakes as a sex offender in the past...MOST LIKELY THEY WILL DO IT AGAIN AND WHERE ELSE WOULD BE THE PRIME LOCATION TO GET YOUR NEXT TARGET.
This definately would need to be on a person-by-person basis. However, be careful !!!!
I realize that this puts the good apples in a bad place because some are delivered and changed.
I am a victim myself and I do believe that the perpetraitor has gone on to lead a "normal" life. But that is rare !!!
Although, church is the VERY 1ST AND MOST IMPORTANT PLACE FOR THEM TO BE...I don't think we need to hand them the temptation of working around children !!!!
#2 Nov 17, 2008
No we don't. And who wants to volunteer their children to find out if a child molester can or has changed? NOT ME!!!!!!
#3 Feb 19, 2009
I am sorry but if someone has thoughts of children and acts on those thoughts, they WILL NEVER CHANGE. I do not believe people can recover from that. They are mental and sick and should be locked away.
I do not want those people around my children threatening to take away their childhood and potentially ruin their lives.
Lock them up and throw away the key
#4 Feb 19, 2009
Excellent post! Expect to be attacked!!
Since: Sep 08
#5 Feb 19, 2009
I'm not sure they can change either, although I have heard of cases where they have. I suppose if there was a likely hood of it, it would be in church surrounding oneself with god and praying for strength. However, I would not take any chances with my children. As mentioned before why put that temptation in front of them, and if they are truly trying to change why would they subject themselves to the temptation?
#6 Feb 19, 2009
There may be cases of actual "change" or rehabilitation, but I would NOT be willing to stake my child's (thankfully mine are all grown now) or grandchild's life on it.
Once convicted as a predator, they should be watched closely for as long as they live, and kept away from tempting situations. To put them in such situations is just asking for something to happen.
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