Sign in or signup

5,567 active users!!Bandwidth
TUESDAY
JUL 26, 2016
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff PicksNew Stuff!
CommentsALL -2 hrs
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | FF | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  7/26/2016
TUESDAY, APR 10, 2007  |  2 comments
Sex Offenders Test Churches’ Core Beliefs
CARLSBAD, Calif. — On a marquee outside and on a banner inside, Pilgrim United Church of Christ proclaims, “All are welcome.” Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living example of Christ’s love, Pilgrim now faces a profound test of faith.

In late January, Mark Pliska, 53, told the congregation here that he had been in prison for molesting children but that he sought a place to worship and liked the atmosphere at Pilgrim.

Mr. Pliska’s request has plunged the close-knit congregation into a painful discussion about applying faith in a difficult real-world situation. Congregants now wonder, are all truly welcome? If they are, how do you ensure the safety of children and the healing of adult survivors of sexual abuse? Can an offender who accepts Christ truly change? ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.nytimes.com

   07/26/16  |  Israeli Sports Minister Refuses to Violate Sabbath to Attend... • 3 comments
   07/26/16  |  Tim LaHaye, 'Left Behind' author, dies at 90 • 2 comments
   07/25/16  |  PCUSA's Eighth-Largest Member Church Votes to Leave and Join... • 55 comments
   07/25/16  |  Montel Williams Implores Christians to Accept LGBT Community • 16 comments
   07/24/16  |  Imprisoned pastor: 'This is a good place to rest' • 5 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   07/23/16  |  Charlotte loses NBA All-Star game over ‘bathroom bill’ • 36 comments
   07/21/16  |  California: 1st State To Teach LGBT Curriculum — to Second... • 9 comments
   07/18/16  |  Baton Rouge cop-killer in Nation of Islam • 12 comments
   07/16/16  |  French lawmakers told Bataclan terrorists tortured, disemboweled... • 16 comments
   07/16/16  |  Babies may have been born alive for body parts harvesting • 34 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   07/15/16  |  Feedback Friday for 07-15-16 • 1 comments
   07/15/16  |  Feedback Friday for 07-22-16 • 1 comments
   07/08/16  |  Feedback Friday for 07-08-16
   07/05/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: Say Hello to the SermonAudio App for the Apple... • 2 comments
   07/01/16  |  Feedback Friday for 07-01-16 • 2 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 2 user comment(s)
News Item4/13/07 7:30 AM
Anonymous  Find all comments by Anonymous
Having been in the situation of having a family member sexually abused I think churches should first consider the victims.

What I would like to see done is to have the sexual abuser being banned from where the surviver worships. It is more about the healing process rather than forgiveness.

In our case we were told if the abuser wishes to come to the church he would be able to. One member wrote to us saying we have all sinned so we need to do is forgive and forget. Where is the compassion?

As for this article I think it is good he has come in the open about it. It is better than being silent and grooming the next child-which is what happened with us. In that way he can be ministered to. It is a difficult situation but we all need Christ.

2

News Item4/10/07 2:22 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Let's not mistake a UCC church for a Christian one, though they seemed to come up with a solution for a person who wants to attend a church and has a past history of sex offenses.

If there are other, better solutions, then I hope they are found.

1
There are a total of 2 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
80 dead in Islamic State suicide bombing in Kabul
andrea,athens greece: "good day to you stever,what does ' fixer upper' mean? i do..."
-13 min 15 
Montel Williams Implores Christians to Accept LGBT Community
christopher000 from rhode island: "reminds me of dr phil who has said publicly on..."
-2 hrs 16 
Debbie's done: Wasserman quits as head of Democratic Party
christopher000 from rhode island: "gsmontana writes: hillary hired her on her..."
-2 hrs 


Jeff Lyle
The Desire & Destiny of Satan

Kingdom: Callings, Commitments
Sunday Service
Transforming Truth & Meadow
Play! | MP3 | RSS



Event: Jul 27-28, 2016
Corectly Crossing The Textual Divide

38th Annuel Dean Burgon Conference
Conference
  LIVE Webcast Event!  

Sponsor: What Atheists Say Before Entering Hell
www.puritandownloads.com/bl..

SPONSOR | 4,200+

SPONSOR




                   
I have a great need for Christ; I have a great Christ for my need. ... C. H. Spurgeon

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV New!
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription
PowerClips New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API New!

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays New!