Sign in or signup

5,514 active users!!Bandwidth
TUESDAY
AUG 30, 2016
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -2 min
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  |  8/30/2016
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

   08/30/16  |  Dallas Theological Seminary Requires Students to Complete Sexual... • 9 comments
   08/30/16  |  Pastor Claims He Raised Woman From Dead Through Facebook Message • 34 comments
   08/30/16  |  Church of England parishes consider first step to break away... • 4 comments
   08/29/16  |  ISIS Executes 6 of Its Leaders by Using a Flamethrower • 15 comments
   08/28/16  |  Kayla Mueller Defended Her Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner... • 15 comments
MORE RELATED ( RELIGION ) NEWS | MORE..
   08/29/16  |  If the U.S. abdicates internet stewardship, the United Nations... • 7 comments
   08/29/16  |  The Target boycott is costing more than anyone expected • 19 comments
   08/28/16  |  Kayla Mueller Defended Her Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner... • 15 comments
   08/27/16  |  High School Students Dissected BRAINS OF ABORTED BABIES • 18 comments
   08/26/16  |  States Sue Obama Administration Over Mandate Forcing Doctors to... • 2 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   08/26/16  |  Feedback Friday for 08-26-16 • 1 comments
   08/19/16  |  Feedback Friday for 08-19-16 • 1 comments
   08/15/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: Broadcasters, Upload Shorter Videos for Free! • 1 comments
   08/12/16  |  Feedback Friday for 08-12-16
   08/05/16  |  Feedback Friday for 08-05-16 • 1 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   08/30/16  |  Dallas Theological Seminary Requires Students to Complete Sexual... • 8 comments
   08/30/16  |  Pastor Claims He Raised Woman From Dead Through Facebook Message • 34 comments
   08/30/16  |  Study: Science doesn’t back popular views of sexuality • 9 comments
   08/30/16  |  Obama will bypass Senate, ratify Paris climate accord himself • 6 comments
   08/30/16  |  Angry impeachment scenes spur calls for changes to Brazil’s... • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | 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
Church of England parishes consider first step to break away...
wayfarer pilgrim from lubbock,tx: "yep, good old alcoholic sodomite gene robinson...."
-7 min 
Dallas Theological Seminary Requires Students to Complete...
ignominious emirakan from omertaville: " penned a million children is a genocide..."
-8 min 
Tim LaHaye, 'Left Behind' author, dies at 90
jim lincoln from nebraska: "observer what are you talking about? :huh:..."
-47 min 500 



Bill Parker
Let Us Walk in Light of Lord

Let Us Walk in Light of Lord
Sunday Service
Eager Avenue Grace Church
Play! | MP4 | RSS


Hourly: Holiness is Not an Option
Dr. Greg Mazak
Bob Jones University
Staff Picks..

E. A. Johnston
A Plumbline And A Famine

Evangelism Awakening
Sunday - AM
Play! | MP3

Sermon: Silent Church In Sinful Nation
E. A. Johnston

SPONSOR | 5,800+

SPONSOR




                   
Thanksgiving is good but thanks-living is better. ... Matthew Henry

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!