Sex Offenders

The Supreme Court has just ruled that the federal government may keep sex offenders imprisoned beyond the end of their sentences. While I applaud the desire to protect the community from these creeps, the precedent worries me. What is to keep a voracious government from gobbling up more and more individual rights? Here’s a better solution for all those rapists and child molesters out there: lengthen their sentences. Why should a sex offender expect to get out after a few years? In some cases, execute them. No rapist or molester should ever get out of prison, and many ought to face the ultimate punishment for the incredible harm they have done to other human beings.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan 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 He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew 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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