"We are not our behavior...."
The line jumped out at me as I read a recent article on sex offenders. The quote from an offender began, "I... realize there is goodness in me, that God doesnâ€™t make crap." It seems, however, that many would disagree.
I'm well aware that there are a plethora of feelings out there in regards to the topic of sex offenders. Clearly, if one views criminals as the scum of society, then one probably sees sex offenders as the fungus that feeds on the scum (to partially quote from My Best Friend's Wedding). And society is afraid of this fungus.
That's exactly why I bring up the topic again. Society deserves the truth. It's time to squelch the fearful myths of the public and shed some light on this dismal topic -- both for our benefit, and for the benefit of the offender.