Our thoughts... Keep the chil­dren safe

The Covington News - - Local news -

We are less than a week away from cel­e­brat­ing the grand cel­e­bra­tion of the birth of Je­sus Christ.

As adults we would hope that the cel­e­bra­tion of his birth is up­per­most in our hearts, but it still is fun and mag­i­cal to see the joy twin­kling in the eyes of our chil­dren as they wait with ex­cite­ment for the ar­rival of Santa Claus.

The spe­cial joy a par­ent and a grand­par­ent feels as lit­tle ones wake on Christ­mas day and rush to the dec­o­rated tree to en­joy the gifts be­stowed upon them is al­most in­de­scrib­able.

That is why we can­not un­der­stand peo­ple like Brian Evan Mor­gan who prey upon and de­grade not only our chil­dren, but in some cases their own.

Mor­gan, who was a cus­to­dian for the New­ton County School Sys­tem at Mans­field Ele­men­tary School, was ar­rested this past week for ex­chang­ing and so­lic­it­ing child porn on the In­ter­net.

We cer­tainly don’t pro­fess to know God’s heart, and we are taught that all things can be for­given, but to hurt or den­i­grate a child in any way must cer­tainly bring tears to God’s eyes as it does to ours.

We ap­plaud the sher­iff’s depart­ment for dis­cov­er­ing the ac­tions of this per­vert and we praise the school au­thor­i­ties for their swift action in re­mov­ing this man from our chil­dren’s pres­ence.

As par­ents we have to be vig­i­lant for our chil­dren and lis­ten to what they tell us. If you have any just sus­pi­cions about any­one who deals with your child, call the lo­cal law au­thor­i­ties.

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