The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Monday, December 03, 2007

Church Practices Forgiveness...

Or whatever bull they are wanting to call it this week.

But, when First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown decided to take on this act of stupidity- they evidently didn't have much regard for the possible outcome.

Kenneth Brightman, had a record of sexual assault, but was allowed to move into a home owned by the First Baptist Church of Jeffersontown. Brightman volunteered at the church, often working with children.

The bigger problem arose when Brightman's neighbor decided to be open hearted and invited him over to share in a Thanksgiving dinner.

The man had once been homeless and now lived nearby, in a home owned by the church down the street from her house. She says it was in that tidy white house on Old Taylorsville Road that the crime happened.

"From what she said, he grabbed her arm and pulled her all the way over there," the victim's mom told WAVE 3. "He wouldn't let her leave. That's where the rape took place."

J'town Police Chief Richard Sanders says 38-year-old Brightman knew of his alleged victim's mental limitations.

"We have reason to believe he was well aware of her mental capacity and went ahead and committed the act anyway," Sanders said.

The deacon of the church refused to commit. I should think that he would refuse. I mean, putting a sexual offender in a home, pretending he's normal and safe neighbor and allowing him to work around the church's children.... while that's beyond stupid- it's down right predatory itself.