Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Sex offender's request to join proves to be tempest for church

For Carlsbad congregation, protests, national attention
By Sandi Dolbee
March 25, 2007

Rabbi Scott Meltzer says:

It also would be a troubling request for Rabbi Scott Meltzer of Ohr Shalom Synagogue near Balboa Park.

“It is one of those crimes where the numbers and the issues around rehabilitation are really abysmal and disturbing,” Meltzer said.

“With a heavy heart, I don't think I would be comfortable with a registered sex offender being able to participate actively within our congregation.”


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