Vet church workers with childcare roles
THE EDITOR, Sir:
The increasing number of child sexual abuse allegations/charges being brought against members of the clergy and the wider Christian community is perplexing, to say the least.
If anyone knows the high regard that God has for children, it is a Christian. As such, those things should not be named among the people of God, for those who know better must do better!
When it boils down to the matter of righteousness and the requirements of godliness, God doesn't grant special privileges or any sort of Christian diplomatic immunity.
So, without the shadow of a doubt, God does not downplay His lofty expectations of childcare and protection. It is, therefore, appallingly sinful when those under whose guidance children have been placed take advantage of their innocence by violating their bodies and scarring their emotions for life.
The latest developments call for greater diligence among church leaders and members in ensuring that those who work with children are monitored, transparent, and are of the highest morality.
J. FITZROY JOHNSON