|Are you without sin?|
By Becky Jones
I have no affection for sex offenders, but I agree with the opinion in the Nov. 8 newspaper that Cañon City overdoes their exposure in the community.
We are told everything about the ex-offenders, including the sordid details of their crimes. It is to the point where it appears to be beyond caution and in the ranks of public humiliation and ostracizing. It's beginning to feel like medieval times when criminals were paraded through the streets so citizens could cast stones and rotten fruit at them.
But keep in mind that Jesus said, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."
It isn't whether we despise sex offenders or not, but rather how the information is presented to the public to avoid a manic vindictiveness that is not healthy for any community and could lead to further crime against them (as implied in "Message one of re-victimizing victims" letter).
We should be made aware of their presence in our neighborhoods but not to the damaging degree that it has become.