• Woodrow Wagaman

What is the Child Abuse Loophole?

It is time to inform the public about a loophole that is present in every child protection policy of every mainline church in the United States. In child protection policies, those who work with children are frequently ordered to undergo background checks. Yet, those who are in positions of authority are not required to undergo background checks, such as council president, council members, etc. This means that a convicted child molester could tell the Youth Sunday School instructor what to do. There is no movement within the mainline churches to close this loophole, because they believe child abuse is a Catholic problem, and it only happens to them now and again. Well, I am here to tell you that the time for this policy is past, because the potential of one life being destroyed is worth the effort to amend a constitution.

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