"It wasn't a relationship. It was a crime."

"It wasn't a relationship. It was a predator situation. It was a crime." - Janet Mefferd

Caught on Tape: 5 Self-Serving Responses by Sex Offenders in the Church
Do you notice how each response keeps the focus and attention on the offender?  These responses clearly demonstrate that most child sexual offenders are extremely self-serving and dangerously manipulative.  It is critical for faith communities to recognize these characteristics and how they influence the way offenders think, act, and respond to abuse.
A better understanding of these vital truths may have propelled this church to focus on loving and serving a 14-year-old rape victim, not posting a re-traumatizing video it tragically celebrates as being the work of God.

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"The real truth of the verdict is that it's reaffirming," Weil said. "There's a great sense of vindication and justice. They should have protected him.

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“Cases such as this are what it will take for kids to eventually gain better protection against preacher-predators in the Southern Baptist Convention,” Brown said. “And I believe it is only a matter of time before courts will recognize that, in the context of clergy sex abuse, Southern Baptists are distorting their doctrine of local church autonomy so as to make it function as a legal strategy for minimizing the risk of liability rather than as a true religious doctrine.”
 "She needs to be stopped."


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