Unwilling Advocates

Reprinted with permission from David Garlock:

Monster. Pedophile. Predator.
These are the words society uses to define people who have been convicted of a sex offense – words that create their own life sentence, intended to permanently isolate and condemn, and imply an inability to change.
But I have found these words to be inaccurate descriptors and damaging to our society as a whole. I firmly believe, based on my own personal experiences, getting to know people I’ve had the privilege to work with, and my faith, that none of us is excluded from the ability to change.

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