Showing posts from April, 2012

The 'Monsters' Among Us: Child Sex Abusers in Our Midst

The 'Monsters' Among Us: Child Sex Abusers in Our Midst | Christianity Today | A Magazine of Evangelical Conviction These events brought a sickening dose of reality to our hallways. While the stories don't signal a trend, they do mean that all faith-based institutions can no longer afford to assume that predators are somewhere "out there," over the clean Christian rain-bow. They are not just in college locker rooms and Catholic rectories either. They are on our evangelical faculty and work in our community nonprofits, and we must respond to them in a way that bears the judgment—and mercy—of the gospel

John Langworthy criminal trial in Mississippi

*UPDATE* Langworthy pleads guilty   If you were a victim of Langworthy’s child sex crimes in Dallas, please call Doreen in the Dallas police department at 214-671-4211. The Dallas police department wants to hear from you and she’ll be expecting your call. Doreen is the report intake specialist for the child abuse/exploitation unit and is a trained counselor. If you were or are a victim of Langworthy's child sex crimes in Mississippi, please call Josh Frazier in the Clinton Police Department at 601-925-6106 or the main number and ask for Josh at 601-924-5252. December 18, 2012-  UPDATE: Judge rules Langworthy will face trial See  here  for the latest update as of Nov. 26, 2012 . The criminal trial of confessed child molesting minister John Langworthy, originally set for April 2, has been scheduled for *July 30 in Hinds County in Jackson, Mississippi. He is charged with 8 felony counts of gratification of lust for 5 victims, boys between the ages of 8-12. Th

The coach and the cardinal: the seduction of the leader

April is child abuse prevention month and sexual assault awareness month . Here is a list of activities across the state of Texas to spread awareness.   Child Help , f ounded in 1959 by Sara O'Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Rod Napier, chairman of the Napier Group and a founder of the University of Pennsylvania's graduate program in organizational consulting and executive coaching, addresses the organizational breakdown of demanding and confronting the truth. Two iconic Pennsylvania figures, Joe Paterno and Anthony Bevilacqua, passed away this year. Both the longtime Penn State footb