Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prison Rape

Yesterday the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission, after years of study and interviews, released a detailed report with their recommendations.

Christians have led the way on this issue. For example, see Justice Fellowship’s Prison Rape Issue page.

In the past day or so, I've been trying to think of another example but haven't for the strange situation surrounding this issue: namely, a brutal, horrific, devastating crime that frequently functions as a punchline in countless movies, sitcoms, and late-night shows. And if we're honest, many Christians laugh and pass along such jokes quite easily. (I know have been guilty of doing so.)

But if we think about what the crime really entails, it is certainly no laughing matter.

Hats off to Justice Fellowship and others for leading this way on this issue of justice and dignity.