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

Friday, July 30, 2010

This is not about forgiveness!

My blog is not about forgiveness. It's not about me or you forgiving Patrick. And I must say, even if God has forgiven Patrick-Patrick is still a threat!

This blog is to educate people in the community of the danger Patrick poses to their children. Patrick isn't going to tell you to keep your children away from him. Jairus isn't going to warn you. Because of individuals who kept secrets and remained silent, the state can't adequately warn the public of the danger Patrick poses. This blog was a way for me to warn the community that Patrick lives in, the churches he will try to attend, and the families he will befriend. If you know who he is,what he is capable of, and you still chose to fellowship with him, well, it won't be on my conscious if Patrick victimizes someone in your family.

This would be a whole different conversation if Patrick would have been forthright and honest about everything. Even then, Patrick would still be a potential danger to other little girls but I wouldn't feel compelled to warn the community. But hiding information and people, lying, going places and being around children(when legally you were not suppose to),contesting a no-contact-order(that the victim wanted to feel safe), suing one of your victims families are all actions that are contrary to the actions of someone who is repentant! Dressing up in a suit and going to church, crying, uttering the words, "forgive me" do not equal repentance!


Anonymous said...

Danielle, I want to Thank you for the awareness you have give to me,my friends and my family. I have a lot of family and friends that live in Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Silverdale and Bremerton. These are all place that this man could be. I appreciate you protecting my friends and Family.

Danielle said...
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Danielle said...

Dee~ This brought tears to my eyes. I needed the encouragement,today.

freddyeddy said...

You blog remains a very brave, thoughtful and useful educational tool. It does specifically deal with one local and worrisome individual; in a balanced, reasonable and cautious way.

BUT, it also brings abuse in general to the attention of people who choose to read. Abuse is far too common, and not well understood. This blog is making a big and positive impact on those issues.

Keep it up Danielle!

Gina said...

One candle dispels the darkness. Let your light shine, girl!