I’d like some opinions on how to deal with a situation I’m currently dealing with. There is a man at my church who is a registered sex offender. (His crime wasn’t against someone underage, by the way.) At one time, he was a close friend of my family.
Anyways, it makes me uncomfortable to be anywhere near him, or to have my children anywhere near him. But he’s pretty active in our church. Seems he’s one of those that are in the “good ‘ole boys’ club” of our parish. (He was very active and well-respected before his conviction.) It’s not just Sunday Masses. He’s there at the Lenten soup dinners, Stations of the Cross, parent nights where our children are invited to come along with us, etc. I’m sure it’s incredibly unlikely that anything would happen at the church, but just being in the proximity of this man makes me uncomfortable.
Is this just my personal problem? Should I just try not to be so judgmental? Or is it right of me to feel such a sense of being uncomfortable around him?