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#78703 - 10/11/06 11:48 PM .
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#78704 - 10/12/06 12:42 AM Re: Let Him Heal your Heart
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Niels,

I love old spirituals and hymns. Part of this one really rang out to me personally:

Quote:
Never doubt his goodness.
Don't believe that it's too late.
He sees your every struggle and He knows the trials you face.
It addresses a lot of feelings I have had since I was abused in our church by a Scout leader who was also a deacon in the church - four decades ago.

Much love,
Larry

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#78705 - 10/12/06 02:23 AM Re: Let Him Heal your Heart
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so sorry to hear that Larry. I really have worked hard on changing the policies regarding positions of trust around young men in our church. Checkups in registers before beeing able to work with children and always 2 adults present with children at all time. Better safe than sorry.

Peace and love to you too Larry

I can send you the song as a file to anyone that would want it. It is really beautiful.

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#78706 - 10/12/06 02:31 AM Re: Let Him Heal your Heart
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Niels,

Thanks for your thoughtful post. I did write to the Boy Scouts about this and they replied with a very nice letter explaining that things are much different now. Volunteers are vetted and trained now, and there are codes of conduct that are strictly enforced - no leader is allowed in a tent or room alone with a boy, for example.

In every copy of the Boy Scout Handbook there is also a CD devoted to abuse issues, and new kids see a video about "good/bad touching". So as in other areas of life, boys entering Scouts get a lot of important information that in my time was absolutely unknown.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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