Welcoming a Pariah?

Friday, 29 Aug 2014

"We say, and we advertise, that 'sinners' are welcome here. Are they? Really? Are repentant sex-offenders welcome too?"
I had seen the man before, but I could not remember where. Mr. Smith (not his real name) was middle-aged, pleasant enough, and looked like he had something important to tell me. We stepped aside to avoid the crowd coming out of the church sanctuary after our Sunday morning service. He introduced himself and reminded me that he had visited our Friday night catechism class a while back. Then I remembered him. He hesitated a bit’now looking rather sheepish’and added, "I am a Megan's Law offender." I knew that Megan's Law had something ...

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