Thursday, July 19

The Devil You Know Article

From: Mail Tribune

"Sex offenders who disclose their past to a church should not be driven away"

A letter from an insurance company to a local church demanding that it strictly limit the participation of known sex offenders among its members says more about the insurance industry than about the congregation. The insurance company is within its rights to make whatever demands it pleases, but the congregation has every right to take its business elsewhere, and perhaps it should.

The issue arose when Set Free Christian Fellowship told its insurance carrier, Church Mutual, that there were known sex offenders in its congregation. Church Mutual told the fellowship that it must disclose to its congregation the identities of any and all sex offenders, limit their attendance to a single service each week, and require them to check in and be assigned an escort...

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