Sex offender claims religious rights denied

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    The Associated Press: NH sex offender claims religious rights denied


    What say you, USMB members?

    The man was never charged of actually touching a child. Only had pictures.
    Does he pose a threat?
    Should he be denied his right to exercise, freely, his religion?
     
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    Where does it say one can freely exorcise one's religion?
     
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    we got this guy here....a mousey little guy...he has been caught peeping.....we were discussing this guy yesterday...what if he gets a kid...the kid begins to cry...he puts his hand over the kids mouth and suffocates the kid....i was shocked by this scenario...the men were not...they pointed out...its always the little guy that no one thought would be harmful who is harmful.

    he cannot control his impulses and thinks its okay to peep
     
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    Ummm....Bill of Rights, maybe?
    Since he's been convicted of a felony, are you saying he has forfeited that right just as he would forfeit his right to gun ownership?
     
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    Just like the guy with the pics, in the OP, many experts think it's just a first step. That touching or assaulting is next.


    In another article, somehwere, I read that a lot of the church members didn't want him there.
    That's the main reason I put this in religion.
    Should the Jehovah's Witnesses be a little more forgiving and accepting and allow this guy to repent?
     
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    no, jw's are very strict in what they believe but when it comes to child molestors they report them just like anyone else...they protect their kids...
     
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    his right to exercise his religion ends at the nose of a child who can't protect himself.

    there is no such thing as a pedophile who's just a voyeur.

    he is absolutely a threat.
     
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    His religious rights have not been violated. If he wants to be a Jehovah's Witness ... he can have them come to his house - they'd be more than willing to do so. Worshiping God does not require one's physical appearance in church. For that matter, what kind of truly religious Christian person participates in activity that God would condemn in the first place. He can't have it both ways and my vote would be to err on the side of a child's safety.
     
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    Too bad he wasn't a Roman Catholic priest!
     
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    Yes.
     

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