"...Secondly, I see nothing wrong with being branded for life and having to do some very heavy emotional lifting to prove your repentance. To always be apologetic and humbled before the righteous wrath of the community can only build character in the one who is truly transformed."
OK. One more time, in case you haven't read any of my posts so far on this thread: Predators do not feel "remorse" or "shame" or any other truly human emotion. Their lives are all about LIES. They do NOT "repent". They are NEVER "rehabilitated". If you believe otherwise, then you must have gotten your information from a sexual predator.
Monkey Grill, chill. Please re-read: the context of my post was directed at the silly hysteria surrounding the idea of being "branded for life." Perhaps I let it take me off the main topic of pedophilia, which, as far as I am concerned is incurable, but the idea of branding someone for life appears to have had the desired effect in this case.
My comment was directed precisely toward the bleeding hearts who feel it cruel to brand someone for life. But branding is a two-edged sword: the public is warned and the violator is exposed and shamed and terrified, just like his victim. Such punishment may or may not bring about "repentance" but if it did, it would require all that I outlined. It was a thought experiment...undeserving of your vile assumptions.
Monkey Face, you really need to calm down. You are showing an hysteria that is not founded by the article first posted.