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TUESDAY, AUG 31, 2010  |  9 comments
8 in 10 Churchgoers Think Sex Offenders Belong in Church
Nearly 80 percent of churchgoers surveyed by Christianity Today International (CTI) said they believe sex offenders belong in the church under appropriate supervision.

When asked, however, how they would respond if a known offender expressed a desire to serve in a ministry at church, almost half of the survey’s 2,500 respondents said they would be opposed.

“One-fourth (26 percent) of respondents think a known ex-offender should be allowed to serve in a leadership position in church. One and a half times more respondents (38 percent) think they should not be allowed to lead,” added Cynia Solver of Solver Solutions, who crafted the report on the "Sex Offenders in the Church" survey. ...


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Rick  Find all comments by Rick
Silofolous wrote:
lol that was my post not his. Thanks for the compliment.
As to your comment though, I would say if anyone wouldn't because of concern for others it would be the murderers (general) , because they don't discriminate. Keeping out a child sex offender saves the children, keeping out a murderer saves everybody, if you understand what I'm saying. I don't intend to sound so cold, but I understand my point could be taken as such.
Sorry for the mistake. I'm kinda old for all the computer stuff, so I hit the wrong things sometimes.
God bless and goodnight.
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News Item8/31/10 11:37 PM
Silofolous | USA  Find all comments by Silofolous
Rick wrote:
There is no need for that friend. I was agreeing with your post, and anwering what I though to be an honest quetion, believing you really wanted an answer. I am a pastor and have delt with this and many other things.
If you really want an anwser on how we handle some of these things, I'd be glad to share. But if your questions are just to raise objections, I'm not availabe for that.
God Bless, and keep up the good heart you have for reaching the lost. The Lord will honor you.
lol that was my post not his. Thanks for the compliment.

As to your comment though, I would say if anyone wouldn't because of concern for others it would be the murderers (general) , because they don't discriminate. Keeping out a child sex offender saves the children, keeping out a murderer saves everybody, if you understand what I'm saying. I don't intend to sound so cold, but I understand my point could be taken as such.

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News Item8/31/10 4:17 PM
Rick | Alabama  Find all comments by Rick
2Rist wrote:
As to "concern for children" I assume that concern extends beyond the walls of the church building into the whole community? This being so I further assume there is a facility within your community for dealing with sex offenders and other criminals.
Alternatively you could have a couple of bouncers at the door of the church and ensure that unseemly and villainous characters are kept out. In doing so you could claim "ownership" of the church and suspect all callings which you don't personally authorise.
Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
There is no need for that friend. I was agreeing with your post, and anwering what I though to be an honest quetion, believing you really wanted an answer. I am a pastor and have delt with this and many other things.

If you really want an anwser on how we handle some of these things, I'd be glad to share. But if your questions are just to raise objections, I'm not availabe for that.

God Bless, and keep up the good heart you have for reaching the lost. The Lord will honor you.

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News Item8/31/10 3:58 PM
2Rist  Find all comments by 2Rist
As to "concern for children" I assume that concern extends beyond the walls of the church building into the whole community? This being so I further assume there is a facility within your community for dealing with sex offenders and other criminals.

Alternatively you could have a couple of bouncers at the door of the church and ensure that unseemly and villainous characters are kept out. In doing so you could claim "ownership" of the church and suspect all callings which you don't personally authorise.

Luke 5:32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

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News Item8/31/10 3:40 PM
Rick | Alabama  Find all comments by Rick
Silofolous wrote:
Of course sex offenders belong in church!
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?
Romans 10:14 (ESV)
You say: Well, you don't need to go to church to hear preaching. Street evangelism will be sufficient.
So what is this street evangelist going to say should a sex offender repent and truly be saved? " Well, just stay by yourself, and don't commune with other believers as the writer of Hebrews tells you to do".
Paul, speaking to the church in Corinth, reminds the members that many of the CONGREGATION were murderers, homosexuals, adulterers, thieves, etc. But that they were washed and sanctified.
What makes being a sex offender any worse than being a murderer, an adulterer, or one who is sexually immoral (which may even include being a sex offender, I don't claim to know the Greek)?
Very good response. As to the last point though; the difference of concern would be that of the safety of children. Close supervision would be wise.
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News Item8/31/10 3:30 PM
2Rist  Find all comments by 2Rist
Frankly this sounds like a completely meaningless survey. Why this kind of questioning should be carried out I am at a loss to imagine.

Question "Should a sinner go to church?" - Yes. Obviously church would be empty without the sinners in the pews and the pulpits.

Question "Why should anybody go to church?" - Because they feel called to do so. As to their previous "record" in the community; - Criminals are accepted and by grace they change. If not they go to prison.

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News Item8/31/10 3:18 PM
Silofolous | USA  Find all comments by Silofolous
Of course sex offenders belong in church!

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

Romans 10:14 (ESV)

You say: Well, you don't need to go to church to hear preaching. Street evangelism will be sufficient.

So what is this street evangelist going to say should a sex offender repent and truly be saved? " Well, just stay by yourself, and don't commune with other believers as the writer of Hebrews tells you to do".

Paul, speaking to the church in Corinth, reminds the members that many of the CONGREGATION were murderers, homosexuals, adulterers, thieves, etc. But that they were washed and sanctified.

What makes being a sex offender any worse than being a murderer, an adulterer, or one who is sexually immoral (which may even include being a sex offender, I don't claim to know the Greek)?

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News Item8/31/10 2:16 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
If churches merely avoided entrusting *any* adults (ex-cons or not) with the care of young people during meeting times, the sex offender risk would be greatly reduced.

But since church traditions trump Scripture, this will happen only rarely, I fear, so we'll continue seeing news stories like this: Youth minister found guilty of molestation

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News Item8/31/10 1:58 PM
revivalandreformation | Canada  Find all comments by revivalandreformation
Sex Offenders belong in prison, not in church. If a "Sex offender" comes to church he better be there to get genuine help or he needs to be told to leave and don't come back. Once one of these perverted monsters gets their hands on an innocent child, that child is ruined for life.
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