Why isn't this guy on the faculty of an Ivy League University?
A contributing factor to the bugzapper thread.
Lest any claim that those of us who will not countenance any toleration of adults using minors as their sexual smorgasbord are opposing them because of their profession or religion.
This is not okay.
It is never okay.
You know -- I really don't think that this is what Jesus had in mind when he said, "Let the little children come unto me."
Pedophilia is for NEA members ONLY (naughty teachers).
Hasn't this guy ever heard of the separation of Church and State? /sarc>
If we claim to serve Christ, then it is implicit that we accept the guilt of our sin and find grace in Christ. That said, we then follow our legal Master. Christ the King has laid out church order and discipline in the Scriptures. This man is apostate and needs to be ejected from any fellowship of true believers. For the organized church to avoid this issue and play games is to foster the same and server the purposes of antiChrist. We (all who name Christ) need to repent and return to the revealed basis of our faith - the Word.
Bastard. One of the main promoters of pedophilia was Ralph Underwager a Lutheran minister. You can find the interview he did in the Dutch magazine “Paedeka” ,a pro pedophile magazine, on line. So unfortunately the involvement of ministers in such activity is not new or unique to one faith.
I love the generalization of thousands of past cases. How many? What defines abuse? How many years back? I imagine the numbers are way exagerated and that abuse can mean anything from an inppropriate remark to rape.
Did abuse happen? I have no doubt. But Holland is a small country and the idea of there being thousands of legitmate accusation of abuse just does not make sense.
Amsterdam is a cesspool.
Herman Spronck, head of the Dutch arm of the Salesian order:
"Formally I always say that everyone must obey the law. But these relationships do not necessarily have to be damaging."