Thursday, April 18

Vigilance in a Time of Terrorism

With the events of this past week we should all remember that we live in a fallen world and because we live in a fallen world sin will continue to make headline across this nation... What happened this week should not surprise us and we should be prepared for similar events to occur again.

American's should take these events as a reminder to be vigilant in our daily activities. Security in this nation tends to resemble a sliding scale. It starts off low…. Something tragic happens like 9/11 and people take interest and see the importance and security ramps up high, then over time the priority of security starts to slip down that scale and become less important. Due to the bombing in Boston and the Ricin letters in Washington, DC people will once again be willing to look at the priority of security.

How does your church facility or religious organization view security?

Is security a word that is taken seriously or just passed around the table during an occasional meeting?

Is your facility willing to invest time and money into the safety and security of those who visits and work in your facility?

Please leave us a comment and let us know how the events of this week have or have not changed the way our organization in viewing security.

Monday, April 15

Boston Update

Boston police just reported JFK explosion looks to be related to a fire at the facility... Officials are not saying that it is connected to marathon explosions.

Breaking News Update: Third Explosion at JFK Presidential Library

Breaking News Update: Third Explosion at JFK Presidential Library

Unconfirmed details; however officials report that it was NOT a controlled explosion by the bomb squad. 

Breaking News: 3 Dead - Multiple Explosions - Boston Marathon

From: Fox News

DEVELOPING: At least three people are dead and dozens injured - including up to 10 with amputated limbs - after two explosions rocked the area near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

The simultaneous explosions, and reports of at least one other unexploded device found near the scene - raised suspicions that the explosions, just before 3 p.m., could be terrorist attacks. Competitors and race organizers were crying as they fled the bloody chaos, while some witnesses reported seeing victims with lost limbs.

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Father of Alleged Rape Victim Questions Church’s Security - Ohio

From: Dayton Daily News

The father of a boy who was allegedly raped inside Fort McKinley United Methodist Church last week said he was angry and worried about the safety of other children.

“Whether it be my child, your child, or anybody else’s child, nobody has a right to do that to them in any way, shape or form,” he said during an interview with News Center 7 Reporter John Bedell. “It’s a struggle for any parent, any day wondering is my child safe. (It) not only happens, but it happens in a church. It’s supposed to be a spiritual place but yet it happens in a spiritual place.” ...

“It does go through my head because I don’t see how it could happen,” the victim’s father said. “How does he manage to slide past everybody with my child? He’s managed to slide past four of the security guards that they have there and disappear off into an upstairs bathroom (when) the classes that my children are supposed to be going to were downstairs."

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SecurityatChurch: This article points out that the perpetrator slipped passed 4 security guards with the child in question. I do not want to make any statements related to the quality or location of the security without any direct knowledge of this situation; however, I do want to point out that just because you have "Security" does not mean that crimes may still not occur! especially with children.