Australian for "Neighborhood Watch"
Monday, April 12, 2010
Posted by Edward Clint at 2:00 PM
You're more likely to be assaulted in a church- and not just with terrible music and preachy bromides. Freethinker.co.uk reported based on newly released crime data pertaining to 27 classes of criminal offence comparing all houses of worship with strip clubs, gay clubs, brothels, massage parlours and other "adult entertainment" venues. The churches racked up 1600 offences whereas the adult venues only 282. While I personally doubt the difference is statistically significant, it still undercuts the notion that houses of worship are sanctuaries or that moral sanctimony leads to moral (noncriminal )behavior.