child molestation epedemic? I have not met, more children that've been molested then whose parents are truly serving Christ. The media reports more adults telling their story of what happened to them as a child, then molesters being caught now. Do not get me wrong these people need help and we are not ignoring anything, we are not looking the other way, Do you think some of us has not experienced some kind of hurt within the church? That is not it at all. I experienced something tragic with a person I loved dearly in the church, but because I do not put my trust in man and put my trust in God, I go on...Which is what we have to do, if a child is being molested, then by all means and laws punish the criminal, but do not get mad at us for not being raving lunatics about it. It happens we live in a fallen world, we can do nothing more than continue to educate children on this matter,teach them the words to say if this is happening,not coach them into what we want them to say, they need to be taught that when somebody touches you it is wrong!! This lies in the responsibilities of parents first then community. Community includes all of us,belivers and non-belivers. If this happens within our own walls we should get the person in jail, make sure their face is on Megans Law, make sure they are punished if they are guilty. Each parent is responsible for their child and to know what and who their child is dealing with, at school church where ever,Christians,and pre-christians need to be responsible for their actions.
pre-school,kindergarten teacher,day-care owner, all child dev classes,hundreds of workshops that include this subject(secular workshops) liberal arts major, and precious of all 4 of my very own children.