Sexual assault is insidious. It is inexcusable for our Church to avoid condemning it. The FBI estimates a woman is raped in the US every two minutes. Rape is used as a political and social engineering tool by governments and religions. It is time to condemn this vicious crime unequivocally.
O) Sexual assault is wrong. We affirm the right of all people to live free from such assaults, encourage efforts of law enforcement to prosecute such crimes and condemn rape in any form. It does not matter where the person is, what the person is wearing, whether he or she is intoxicated, if he or she is flirtatious, what the victim’s gender or any other circumstance.