Thursday, August 13, 2009

It is all about trust and deception

Church goers are lulled into a false sense of trust. They think the values of Christianity are shared by all who attend. Yet there are those who walk among them who disregard the supposedly indelible stamp of Christian morality. Be it priest or pastor, music director or deacon, the myth of a true moral path evaporates behind a web of deception once base human desires come into play. Take the case of a church volunteer in Florida, he was just trying help, by tying to infect a young boy with HIV.

Jere Michael Temple began spending time with the victim about six months ago after meeting him at the Rainbow Promise Community Church in Auburndale. Rev. Karen Ducham said Temple attended services and was a volunteer.

According to the Lakeland Police Department, Temple spent weekends with the teen and acted as a mentor. The victim told a detective the 58-year-old man had unprotected sex with him on multiple occasions.

Because at Rainbow Promise we trust in Christ so much that we don’t even screen those who volunteer to help. No, we don’t even provide adequate supervision. Why should we, we are all Christians after all. And no true Christian would rape a young boy….

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