Tonight, our local television station did this report on Don Cameron's situation. Dee thinks there is a vital thing missing in the pastor's narratives. So, this is a quiz. See if you can spot it and make a guess in the comments. Regular readers of this blog will probably notice it. Dee will weigh in tomorrow afternoon with the answer. Hint: It is something that Dee kvetches about regularly.
Spoiler alert-Answer below -Sat 8:30 AM
I knew I could not fool the readers! Yes, there was no mention of the victims and no mention of outreach for the victims. Must I stand on my head, scream or what to get pastors to recognize that victims should be first, and foremost , in their hearts and minds.
In the interest or education, here is statement that pastors should keep by the phone for the next time a pedophile (and one will) causes waves at their church and the media comes to call.
"Our hearts go out to the victims of (insert name of pedophile). Our church stands ready to offer support and counsel for the victims and their families. Just know this, we will praying for them in our services ."
And then go out, find them if they will see you and do something kind like bring a plate of cookies and some love.
In case you, pastor, are not feeling it, close your eyes and think about what you would do and think if your children were molested. My guess is that comforting the pedophile would NOT be the first order of business.