Do you think a pedophile should be allowed to attend your church?

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  1. justamber profile image58
    justamberposted 7 years ago

    Do you think a pedophile should be allowed to attend your church?

    Jesus wouldn't want us to turn anyone away. But as a parent, it totally freaks me out. We go to a small church and my kids are so comfortable because they've grown up there and "know" everyone.

  2. American Romance profile image59
    American Romanceposted 7 years ago

    I would say if the entire congregation is responsible to watch him and NEVER allow him in the bathrooms etc with children, and he or she shows real signs of being there to worship and or repent then it should be fine!............................the other side of the coin, or should I say my humanistic side, says get him the heck outa there and tell him to go to church down at the salvation army or something!

  3. nightwork4 profile image62
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i'd rather break the persons legs then allow them in the same place as me and my family. i don't care about forgiveness , it's stupid to say the least. pedophiles should be locked up forever.

  4. songoftruth profile image74
    songoftruthposted 7 years ago

    That is the same as asking, "Should sinners be allowed to attend our church?"  Who are we to forbid?  We are all sinners coming to God for grace.  However, the person should not be in any ministry involving children.  Offer grace, but don't be foolish, or place temptation in his path.  Keep your eyes open and protect your children.

  5. profile image0
    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years ago

    He without sin cast the first stone. Just use wisdom and common sense while he is there in the church.

  6. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 7 years ago

    Because offenders get their power through secrecy the single most effective means of protecting your child is communication with your child. They should really know the basics by age 4.

    I have no idea to explain how TSA search is different though...

  7. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 7 years ago

    They should be locked up permanently  away from those innocent children that they prey on...they can attend church in prison if they wish there ,they can beg forgiveness but keep them well away from any child  ......GOD FORGIVES ALL WHO TRULY REPENT .but do they repent ? will they reoffend ? yes they will and it may be YOUR child !

    They should all be locked up away from society

  8. PlanksandNails profile image85
    PlanksandNailsposted 7 years ago

    It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.
    1 Corinthians 5:1-2

    ("Jesus wouldn't want us to turn anyone away.")

    A clear understanding of Scripture in the right context can answer this question easily.

    A practicing pedophile is an illegal activity and must be dealt with swiftly. The ones who are convicted are often ordered to keep a certain distance away from all children. I would check the local authorities to see if there is a restriction on this person.

    A pedophile should not be allowed to attend anywhere in the public, but that also goes for murderers, rapists, kidnappers, unabombers,'s common sense.

    There is a difference between a pedophile and a former one who has faced the consequences and repented of his or her ways and been transformed by the grace of Jesus Christ. A true follower of Jesus Christ is no longer a slave to their carnal nature, but a new creation in Him.

    It is important to be able to make that distinction.

  9. AngelTrader profile image58
    AngelTraderposted 7 years ago

    Well the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland not only let them attended they also took the Mass! Only moving them to other parishes when they got a bit close to the altar boys!

    Read all the harrowing accounts of child abuse carried out by Roman Catholic priests which was hidden by the Church of Rome. As the Irish Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said "The rape and torture of children were downplayed or 'managed' to uphold instead the primacy of the institution, its power, standing and 'reputation'."

  10. smzclark profile image61
    smzclarkposted 7 years ago

    a peodophile should not be allowed anywhere but in a jail cell (where he can usually attend church or chapel)

  11. profile image0
    brotheryochananposted 7 years ago

    and this is the society we live in today. A pedophile would have been put to death under the law of moses and case closed.
    But we have not that preventative law, our justice system locks them up for a period of time and then releases them. Pedophiles are not fluorescent orange so there is no easy way to tell whats up. Case histories are not pinned on their backs.
    I know people convicted of sexual assault who just had a bad lawyer a determined prosecutor and circumstantial evidence.

    As a christian i know the importance of church upon the christian life. It takes a bit of gumption to attend a church - and i meant attend a church not just visit occasionally.

    Pedophiles know their past and their present, if they ATTEND a church, it would be good of them to acknowledge their situation to the pastor and let the pastor deal with it.

    I have never had knowledge of a pedophile sitting next to me in church, so what is my duty toward this person? If i don't know, I am to continue according to the word of God with love and fellowship. If I do know (how i found out i guess might be via gossip or another word similar) so I would take it to pastor and clue him in or tell the person who told me to stop telling me and tell pastor.

    Then i would let pastor handle it or tell me how to handle it after he comes to a decision.

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