If someone asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’ he will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’ Zech 13 v 6

Sunday, June 14, 2009

My Opinion (part 3 of 4)

#1-Is a sexual predator an evil person? Yes! (part 1 of 4)
#2-Can they be cured? No! (part 2 of 4)
#3-How can a pedophile be a safe part of our community?
#4- Should sexual predators be able to hide their identities?

There is therapy available.

I believe that if a pedophile actively works his therapy program and avoids contact with children at all costs (meaning they might have to not do some things they normally would have), there is a chance they would not victimize another child. But cured? No. In the same way an alcoholic must completely abstain from alcohol, a pedophile must completely abstain from contact with children.

If a pedophile has contact with individuals that do have children, they need to be up front about that. Let's say the pedophile attends a church. That individual needs to reveal that they are a danger to children and should be forbidden any contact. An attempt to live a life of normalcy will eventually lead to re-victimization, which may or may not be reported.

Do I believe in miracles or redemption? Yes, but I do not believe anyone should risk the well-being and safety of their children to find out if there has really been a transformation in the predator. Only God knows the heart. These individuals are born cons and can fool anyone. Everyone around the pedophile, including the pedophile himself, needs to understand that there are lifelong consequences. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE AROUND ANOTHER CHILD IF THEY ARE SINCERE IN THEIR RECOVERY. Any alteration from that plan will surely lead to another victim. Why take the gamble?

A pedophile can be a safe part of our community IF they are upfront about their deviant behavior with all their relationships, make every effort to avoid contact with children, and remain in therapy. I have yet to meet this individual.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You make some great points, Danielle. Well put!