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Dave Schmidt, a 66-year-old convicted sex offender who attends Set Free, said he is a devout Christian who attends services to worship God, not to prey on youths."Certainly there are people who have not accepted the Lord who come to church (with evil intent)," Schmidt said.
"That's not why I'm here."Patrick Moreland, vice president of marketing for Church Mutual, declined to discuss the specifics of his company's interaction with Set Free.
"But I was open and I disclosed my history of molestation with minors."Schmidt doesn't believe in "self help," he said.
Prayer helps him stay focused on God and not on sin.
The church and the community at large have a responsibility to protect children, Ellison said.
Disclosure to the congregation and restricting offenders from being alone with a child are realistic and necessary provisions, he said."If there is a sex offender in my church with my children, I want to know about it," Ellison said.
UCC is insured and performs background checks on all Bible school teachers, youth ministers and others who are in positions to deal with minors.For more than 40 years, Ellison remained silent about the devastation wrought by the trusted leader in his community.Now he is a vocal advocate in the fight to end child sex abuse.In addition to attending worship services, Schmidt works in food pantries at Set Free and at his old church, he said."We're here to love one another.Not lust after one another, and I was guilty of that," Schmidt said.
"But that doesn't mean that we don't worship with him."There is no safety in numbers when it comes to these kinds of dangers, Mc Comas said.