Until now, I've refrained from joining this discussion, largely because I did not want to add to the circus. Plenty of people are commenting on the lewd details of this trial. I won't go there.
The jury will decide the innocence or guilt of the individual on trial.
But, what about the parents of the children involved? Should they be on trial, too?
When I read that several parents allowed their children to spend time, unchaperoned, alone, overnight, with someone, just because he's famous and he begged them to, I cannot help but wonder who might have committed the more serious crime.
Parents need to be more responsible; they must protect their children.
I believe that children are a gift from the Lord. They are entrusted to us, as parents, to train, nurture, and protect. What a tragedy when the trust of a child is betrayed by their parent.
Parenting is a great responsibility. It is also an opportunity for great blessing.