Jesus said it, I didn’t.
First, go read this. Ok. You angry yet?
It seems that some people think that if a 12 year old girl is forced at the point of a gun to sell her body on the street, we should see her as a victim, not a criminal. It seems that others think we should toss her in jail, to scare her away from doing it again. (Because, you know, the problem with 12 year olds who have been repeatedly raped is that they aren’t afraid enough.)
The opposition to the bill is largely made up of conservative “Christian” groups, who see this a step towards moral decay. I’m pretty sure that any definition of “moral health” that excludes helping children is not one Jesus would want.
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Deadwyler, said that she, and those who don’t support the bill, believes that arrest is a better deterrent than a proposal for rehabilitation – no matter the age. “Sure there are those who are forced into prostitution, but I think most of them volunteer,” Deadwyler said of under 16-year-old prostitutes. “Many, many children have been scared straight because of arrest.”
“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'”
Get ready, Jesus-your “followers” are coming to put you away.