I have heard it on this forum that victims are sometimes considered an offender. I did believe it, just never wanted to hear my father say or agree with it. Now I'm angry. I e-mailed him the trial results from California last week and this is his reply. DJK
We are on common ground, child molestation is despicable! It is considered to be fornication by Jehovah's Witnesses and an offense against all involved, including the offender. 1 Corinthians 6:14, Galatians 5:19-21. Judging those accused is not a black and white decision. Is it a capital offense?, Is it habitual?, Is the offender reformable?, With the proper motivation can any addiction be kept under control? Alcohol,Drug,Gambling,Smoking, Homosexuality,Sexual impulses,Pedophelia, Spousal abuse, Uncontrolled anger,Overeating , the list goes on and on. The godless would say"We were born that way,we have no choice , it's in our genes,we can't help it"! Modern "science" reinforces this fallicy.Truth is, all addictions can be overcome by self-control and the right motivation such as a heartfelt desire to change. Nevertheless, some respond irrationately particularly toward those they do not know personally ,others jump to the defense of relatives and friends. Those sitting in judgement have a weighty task and needless to say, experienced judges have made mistakes, either being too lenient or too harsh.When all is said and done, which would you choose?-------------- Original message --------------
The trial I was following ended yesterday.
Murrieta Man Convicted Of Molesting Sisters Ages 9, 10
Jury Takes Less Than Day To Find Simental Guilty
POSTED: 9:09 pm PDT April 17, 2008