Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Three things that bother me #2

This one doesn't bother me.  It makes my blood boil.  True story.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a youth volunteer acted inappropriately toward one of the youth.  Upon hearing this the pastor of the church sets his aim on the youth and gives the age-old Satanic line:  "Well, you kinda had it coming."  Wickedness.  Evil.

Ticked off yet?

It gets worse.

The church doesn't address the volunteer and who knows what happens after that to others.  Youth and family leave the church.  It's all swept under the rug.  So on we go with Shiny Happy People on Sundays.  Wickedness.  Evil.  Sin in the camp!

Here's the part that I don't get.  How did the pastor not call the deacons to form a modern day posse, go out and get this guy, and bring him to ecclesiological if not criminal justice?  And how in the _______ does anyone at the church let the pastor get away with:  "Well, you kinda had it coming"?

Yes, I realize there should be an investigation and so much of this turns into one person saying one thing and the other person saying the opposite.  And teenagers can do life-ruining (and just as wicked) things like make false accusations.  I get all of that.  But blame instead of investigation?

If the church fails to protect the unprotected, we might as well write Ichabod over the doors and play golf and watch NFL pregame shows on Sunday mornings.

But that's just me thinking thoughts...

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