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Originally posted by predator0187
Although I believe that a child molester was having disturbing thoughts, and obviously has issues with self control with the fact he acted upon the urge to commit this act and possibly ruin a child's life, should this person ever be forgiven and accepted back in society without the judgment?
If he was sentenced, served his time, and was 'rehabilitated', came back into society should we be bashing and making his life hard after he has served his time? What else can he do to be accepted back into society, and not be shunned and insulted every chance other people get and pointed out as if a leper. What else other than what the laws have put into place can this person do?
I understand what was done to begin with was a horrible thing and I am in no way standing up for people like this, I am just looking for others opinions as most of us freak out when we know there is a criminal living near by.
I had this argument with my wife about Micheal Vick and his dog fighting. The man went to jail, pay fines and when he got out he now volunteers and is a spokesperson for the SPCA, but yet my wife thinks he's still guilty and less of a person because of this. I asked what else she wanted from him to accept him into 'normal' society without being judged and still to this day I have not got an answer.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
Child molesters are a group different from "regular criminals" in my opinion. There is absolutely no evidence that they can be rehabilitated. Thus, I do not know if your question is even relevant to the situation.
Let's address criminals in a more general way. Are they ever "forgiven"? I would say NO. Not in the US anyway. Almost everything is a felony these days. "Felons" are punished forever with the loss of many rights for the remainder of their lives. It does not matter the crime, only that it is a "felony". Murder someone? Lifetime punishment. Right a bad check for over $1000 also lifetime punishment. Obviously our criminal "justice" system is flawed. The term "felony" has lost all meaning. To me it is just a form of back door gun control.
Originally posted by patternfinder
how did this post get to be about pedophiles???????
Originally posted by Afterthought
People who have sex with children and animals are the lowest life forms on the planet.
I would rather have one of these disgusting creatures living around people who are going to keep an eye on him instead of running him off to live somewhere where nobody surrounding him gives a damn who he is and what he's doing.
The people who posted on your facebook page should personally deliver the pedo a welcome basket with a note making it clear that he is going to be closely watched.
Bottom line: Trust is earned. It is hard to ever trust someone who stole a child's innocense.
Just because you did your time doesn't mean that you are who you were prior to the crime.