With three quarters of a million sex offenders in this country, chances are you live near one, or you might even worship with one. We know that Jesus welcomed sinners of all kinds. But if you are the mother or father of a small child, would you want to know that the man down the street—or down the pew—was convicted of the sexual abuse of small children?
Each week, Moody Radio broadcasts Law Talk Live to the nation. This one-hour live radio broadcast features Attorney David Gibbs III, where he takes your calls and addresses important constitutional and practical legal issues that confront Americans each and every day. Earlier this week, Moody radio published an article referencing an interview they had with Attorney Gibbs III. The article addresses 4 specific action items parents can take in order to advocate for the religious freedom of their children. Click here to read: http://www.moodyradio.org/newsletters/september-2014/
In the court of public opinion, those accused of child abuse are usually guilty until proven innocent. This is especially true of ministry leaders given the number of high profile cases in recent years. The best way to prevent child abuse within your ministry is to develop a carefully-thought-out child protection manual and then consistently implement the policies and procedures contained therein. This will minimize both the risks of abuse and the possibility of false accusations against ministry workers.