Early n our history, we sent criminals to do penance. They were given a Bible and a cell. This is where the word penitentiary came from.
I have a better idea...let them choose....banishment to the untold numbers of uninhabited islands in the pacific or if they re-offend an automatic public square lashings, ala Singapore style and the third time a slug to the back of the head at sun up.
Well, the ones for whom "it" "works" care, because if it's not true, it's useless.
Then there are the ones in power, who care very much, and want it NOT to be true.
That's a pretty freaking dramatic shift.
If any of the counseling programs beloved of liberals were anywhere near this effective, it would be shouted from the rooftops.
But since Christians are having the effect, it will be ignored, if not prohibited.
Christianity is not a ‘crutch’. as a matter of fact when you consider that dying to self and obedience to what God asks of you is part of how you demonstrate your love for God — it is a much harder life. These guys are learning their value and the value of others in the eyes of God and are being changed from the inside out (different from other faiths).
My dad was a corrections officer who helped with Prison Fellowship at his institution. It changes everything.
Texans....read the book about the ‘meanest man in Texas’ if you think the effect of Christianity on prisoners is a crock. Christianity is not Islam. Totally different paradigm.