Think Christian has a really deep and relevant post that asks, "Would your church welcome a convicted child molester?" The post was spurred by a New York Times article that features a story about a California church that is currently facing this issue. The New York Times article opens like this:
On a marquee outside and on a banner inside, Pilgrim United Church of Christ proclaims, “All are welcome.” Sustained by the belief that embracing all comers is a living example of Christ’s love, Pilgrim now faces a profound test of faith....There are ministries for ex-drug addicts, alcoholics, ex-porn stars and ex-homosexuals. Why not a ministry for this?
So what do you think? And more importantly what do you think the Holy Bible says about it all?
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