I do not usually post twice in one day and when I found this in a mystery I am reading and also saw another political post about "a child molester", I had to do it.
from The Price of Murder (Sir John Fielding) by Bruce Alexander - pp 65,66
“ . . . the vicar quoted from Saint matthew, Chapter 18, verse 6.
‘ But who so shall offend one of these little ones which believe, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.’
Then, pausing but a moment to look each of us in the eye, he continued, signaling by some lightening of his tone that he no longer quoted scripture but spoke now as himself: ‘It should be understood that this the most frightening passage of any in the gospels. I know of no harsher words to come from the lips our Lord than these. Whey then did he save them for those who commit crimes against children? The answer should be plain to us all. Because such as they are quite unable to defend themselves. They must depend upon the generosity of others for their defense.”