John Evander Couey, the man arrested in the murder of third-grader Jessica Lunsford, was a registered sex offender who spent just two years in prison after a burglary conviction. Why are we so willing to make examples of the Martha Stewarts of the world, but so unwilling to keep sickos such as Couey behind bars where they belong? Sex offenders have a very poor track record of being able to overcome their deadly criminal addictions. Registering them is not enough. For the protection of our innocent sons and daughters, we must lock up people like Couey and throw away the key.
Posted on March 19, 2005 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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