Should a Child Molester (Pedophile) Be Allowed in Church? Can A Child Molester Be Rehabilitated?

There are some extremely misguided and "pious" Christians who claim that if a child molester comes to your church and claims they are a believer in Jesus Christ that we are obligated to welcome them with open arms into the fold.

The fact that this disgusting topic is even up for debate by some professing Christians is a great indicator of the state of Christ's Church.  A child molester should not be allowed anywhere near our children no matter what they claim to believe in.  A child molester should be put to death by the justice system after their first offence!  A child molester should be eradicated from the land of the living with a fiery passion and workman-like efficiency.

Jesus Christ himself had some chilling words for those who would hurt our innocent children:

"At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, 'Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?'  Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.  'Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea," Matthew 18:1-6.

Jesus said it would be better to be drowned than to hurt a child.  Wow!  Those are some very strong words coming from our loving Savior.  It appears that the misguided advocates for allowing child molesters to be welcomed in Protestant churches need to meditate on this scripture.

How many convicted child molesters have you known?  How many convicted child molesters have you spoken to face-to-face?  I have had my fair share of interactions with these filthy animals and they thoroughly disgust me.  If you would trust one of these cretins around children you need your head examined.  Shame on you!

Let's assume a child molester came to your church and claimed they are saved and now a new creature in Christ: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new," 2 Corinthians 5:17.

I would tell him:

"Good for you and I will be praying for you.  However, because of your heinous crimes and the safety of the many children in this congregation it is prudent that you never come back here.  I can come and visit you at your house and there are many ministers who broadcast their sermons on Sunday via the Internet.  In this day-and-age there is plenty of Christian material to help you grow via; The Bible, Internet, books, etc.

The Bible is clear, you reap what you sow (Galatians 6:7-8), disdain, contempt, and being a pariah from society is of your own doing.  You are blessed to be alive.  If it was my child you would have already met your Maker.

Here is my number, if you need to talk or pray about something give me a call.  If you ever step foot on this property again you will be trespassing.  The safety of the children on this premises overrides any conversion that you claim.  There are many people who claim to be Christians when they are not (Matthew 7:21-23).  I don't know if you are really a Christian because you can just be lying to get close to kids again."

That is what I would tell a child molester under these circumstances.  It only takes a few seconds for a sociopath to molest a child.  Are you willing to risk the innocence of a beloved child for a mere profession of faith?  You can't keep an eye on a molester at all-times.  Remember, it only takes a few brief moments behind a closed door to molest a child at your church.  

"Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" Matthew 7:21-23.

In a criminal complaint filed on July 20, 2012 (Read Here) Ronald William Brown is charged with conspiracy to kidnap a child as well as possession of child pornography.  I read the complaint and my blood began to boil as Ronald and his friend discussed in agonizing detail molesting, killing, and eating children.  His buddy described in great detail when he murdered a little red-headed girl just shy of two years old.

Mr. Brown is a member of some type of church and he even drove a church van filled with children.  The average church members are so gullible and naive about the evils in this world.  It disgusts me that so many leaders of churches don't have a single clue about spotting odd behavior of those men around the children in their care. 

They are too gullible, trusting, and naive, and its no wonder there are so many false teachers in Christendom because most church leaders have absolutely no discernment!  Where are the MEN in our churches who are going to take a stand like a true shepherd would?  The lack of intestinal fortitude from our leaders and parents is sickening!

Here are three quotes from the criminal complaint regarding Mr. Brown, kids, and his church:

"Largo Police determined that Brown did have permission from the parents of the kids he had with him to go to church with him," page 21.

"Brown told the agents that they did discuss a boy Brown personally knows from his church," page 26.

"Brown told the agents that he owns a Puppet Company and performs puppet shows for children as a side job.  He said he performs at schools, church, birthday parties and community centers.  Brown said that he helps out in the children's area of the church he attends.  Brown told the agents that every Wednesday several children from his neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods come to his house for pizza before he gives them all a ride to church in a van provided by his church," page 27.

I Was Almost Abducted as a Child

I have a little story about an incident with a child abductor/molester when I was very young:

"When I was about eight years old I was at the Safeway supermarket with my mom and I was almost abducted by a man in a van.  I was in line with my mom waiting to buy the groceries and she had me go to the car to get a coupon that she had forgotten.

The parking spaces were very small and the cars were really close together and as I was coming back from my mom’s car towards the market I was walking between a car and a van.  The van had the sliding door on the passenger side all the way open and there was a middle aged white man in the front seat.  When I was right in front of the open door the man looked at me and ordered me to quickly get in the van.
I was only eight years old and how many stories have you heard about kids getting abducted when a person tells them that a parent sent them to pick them up or some other ruse these depraved individuals frequently use.  If I would have listened to this adult and got inside his vehicle who knows what would have happened to me.   

When I got inside the store I told my mom what had happened and the grocer sent one of his bag-boys to go check on the man in the van and he had left.  I thank God that I did not get inside the van and to this day I shudder at what could have happened to me if I had got into that van with that wicked and degenerate man.

Here is a quote from an article date September, 10, 2008 from regarding an attempted kidnapping:

“According to police, a 9-year-old boy on his way to International Elementary School, at about 7:30 a.m. was approached by a Hispanic man in a light blue pickup truck, and the suspect motioned for the boy to get in his vehicle.”

This is exactly what had happened to me and it seems like a common thing for kidnappers to do to children walking alone.  God was watching over me that day and I am very thankful that I did not get into that van.  Because of my childhood and incidents like this I am very protective when it comes to the safety of children.

Child Molestation Prevention

A teenage boy should never be allowed to babysit young children.  Watch teenage males around younger children like a hawk even if they are related.  I have two nephews in my family who were molested.  One was molested by an older cousin while they were being babysat together.  Another was molested by a teenage boy who his naive mother let stay over at his house even though he was several years older than her son.  Its common sense that a 17 year old male normally wouldn't want a 13 year old to stay the night with him unless he is a sexual deviant. 

A man with no wife or children living with him should not be allowed to work around children at your church.  All of those jobs at your church that deal with children should be filled by women.  A male youth pastor should never be alone with a teenager.  There should always be another staff member with him whenever he has to talk privately with one of his congregation.

Billy Graham had a rule during his ministry to never be alone with a women (even in an elevator) besides his wife.  His reasoning was to not put himself in a tempting situation and to remove any appearance of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22).  In a similar vein, my guidelines for youth pastors falls into that category.

Parents need to stop going on "Date Nights" and risking the safety of your children with strangers.  I have several children and I have never been on a "Date Night" or left my children in the care of a babysitter.  Being around my children is more important to me than anything else.  Have a "Family Night" with everybody, why would you need to be away your children?  If you need a "Date Night" with your spouse, you have a bedroom, use it. 

When I was in my twenties I personally knew dozens of single mothers through work and friends who would leave their children with anybody so they could go party on the weekends, get drunk, and fornicate.  Horrible mothers who only cared about partying rather than being a parent.  It is no wonder that so many children are being molested when parents only care about themselves. 

The days of children having "Sleep-overs" with their friends have long since passed.  Your friends might be great but you don't know what really goes on behind closed doors at their home.  There was a recent movement lead by Chuck Swindoll (I do not endorse him, in my opinion he is too liberal) against pornography and it stated that over half of the men in "church" watch pornography. 

Anybody who watches porn has serious mental/spiritual problems and they cannot be trusted around children.  How do you know that your friend from church isn't one of the many sick/unsaved/demon oppressed people who watch porn but claim to be a Christian?

"I will sing of mercy and justice; to You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
I will behave wisely in a perfect way.  Oh, when will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.  I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.  A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not know wickedness," Psalm 101:1-4.

Most child molesters are in a position of trust and they know their victims.  Parents need to stop blindly trusting people around their children.  A Pastor, teacher, coach, uncle, doctor, cousin, grandpa, or good friend, keep a wary eye on anybody around your offspring.  A grown man who likes to be alone around children that are not his own or related to him by blood needs to be carefully scrutinized.

I would rather be safe-than-sorry when it concerns the well-being of my children.  The effeminate, naive, liberal do-gooders, and the depraved watchers of porn will scoff at the precautions that I take with my children.  As a father I am solely responsible for the safety of my children and I take that responsibility with the utmost seriousness.  I will have to Almighty God one day on how I raised my children, not some blinded and indoctrinated "peanut gallery."

The naive will believe I go a little too far in my precautions regarding this issue.  Need I remind you of Doctor George Reardon who is believed to have molested thousands of children over his 30 year career:

"A hospital where a doctor abused thousands of children over a 30-year period has settled lawsuits with 32 people who say they were molested.

A group of victims of the late Dr George Reardon came to a deal with St Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, during the middle of jury deliberations in the first of more than 90 lawsuits to go to trial.

The hospital denied responsibility for Reardon's actions, but agreed to the terms of an undisclosed settlement."

How about Dr. Earl B. Bradley:

"For nearly two months prosecutors have suggested that Dr. Earl B. Bradley, the alleged pedophile pediatrician from Lewes, Del., had molested an untold number of children, far more than the nine he was charged in December with raping.

Monday, the Attorney General's Office made their suspicions official, with a Sussex County grand jury indicting Bradley in the rapes of 102 girls and one boy he treated, a more-than-tenfold increase in the number of victims originally alleged.

Bradley filmed many of his attacks, police have said, and for weeks investigators have been poring over hundreds of videotapes seized from his office and home as they amassed more evidence."

The Boy Scouts of America Where Thousands Were Molested:

"Again and again, a top Boy Scouts’ official delivered an identical, two-sentence response to letters from district council leaders outlining the ­offenses: “Thank you for the detailed infor­mation concerning the above Scouter. We have reviewed this case with our attorney and have now placed this man on the Confidential File.

Documents released this week under a court order paint a devastating picture of thousands of episodes of abuse, dozens in Massachusetts, that occurred on Scout-organized outings from about 1965 to 1985."

The infamous Roman Catholic Church Sex Scandal:

"Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a church hierarchy more concerned with protecting clergy instead of kids.

Now, it’s back. A Philadelphia jury is deliberating whether, for the first time, a high-ranking church official will be held criminally accountable."
(Philadelphia trial revives Catholic Church sex abuse scandal)

I'm Sure You Have Heard of Jerry Sandusky:

"Sandusky was found guilty in June of 45 counts of child sexual abuse, convicted of molesting 10 boys over a 15-year period. Witnesses said Sandusky used the charitable organization he founded for troubled children as his personal hunting ground to find and groom boys to become his victims.

His arrest 11 months ago, and the details that came out during his trial over the summer, transformed Sandusky's public image from a college coach who had been widely admired for his work with The Second Mile charity into that of a reviled pervert who preyed on the very youngsters who sought his help."

Daycare Worker Who Molested Dozens of Children:

"In what law enforcement officials are calling one of the most 'disturbing' cases they've ever prosecuted, a Massachusetts daycare worker faces so many counts of child sex abuse that he'll he will 'never get out of jail' if convicted.

Wakefield man John Burbine, 49, has been indicted on 100 counts of abuse as he allegedly videotaped himself raping and molesting 13 small children, some of whom were as young as 8-days-old.
Burbine allegedly perpetrated the abuse while providing day care for households in various towns around Boston."

You see, I'm not paranoid.  Children being molested by people in trusted positions is a stark reality.  Open your eyes, our culture is dominated by; sex, immorality, porn, and a myriad of other forms of debauchery.  You had better wise-up before a tragedy like this hits home.  Our justice system is way too lax when it comes to punishing child molesters.  I have lost count of how many child molesters get light prison sentences or even probation for hurting children.  It is sickening!

In closing to this heart-wrenching subject I want to share a great comment by a mother regarding one of these articles:

"Parents, please make every effort to see if you can live on less so one parent can stay home with the children.  There are too many weirdos out there.  My husband and I decided to live without new cars, a big house, and other unnecessary gadgets so I could stay home with our child.  I know it's hard, and everyone can't, but try to see if you can do without some things, so your children can be safe. Isn't that worth more than material things?"

Some Christians might scoff at my advice, but need I bring up Josh Duggar who molested five girls when he was a teenager, four being his own sisters.  Josh Duggar was raised in a Christian home and he claims to be a Christian himself but look at the evil he has done to the children in his sphere of influence.

Examining his fruit I do not believe Josh Duggar is a Christian (Matthew 7:15-20).  In my opinion, his life from teenage years through adulthood has a constant theme of adultery, molestation, addiction to pornography, and lies.  As Christians, we sin every day, but we do not live a life of constant gross sin like him.  If somebody claims to be a Christian but gross sin is a HABIT (Matthew 7:21-23) in their life rather than a rare occurrence, I believe we can safely assume they are not saved.

"Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’" Matthew 7:21-23.

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them," Matthew 7:15-20.
"Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"
Matthew 7:21-23.