Petition 81000

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Sexual Abuse (81000-C2-¶161)

Add a new paragraph between the current ¶¶161 H and 161 I called Sexual Abuse.
The content of this paragraph is mainly cut from the former ¶161 G with changes as visualized (see petition 80999):
Violent, disrespectful or abusive sexual expressions do not confirm sexuality as God’s good gift. We reject all sexual expressions that damage or destroy the humanity God has given us as birthright, and we affirm only that sexual expressions that enhances that same humanity. We believe that sexual relations where one or both partners are exploitative, abusive, or promiscuous are beyond the parameters of acceptable Christian behaviour and are ultimately destructive to individuals, families, and the social order. We deplore all forms of the commercialization and exploitation of sex, with their consequent cheapening and degradation of human personality. To loose freedom and be sold by someone else for sexual purposes is a form of slavery, and we denounce such business and support the abused and their right to freedom.
We call for strict global enforcement of laws prohibiting the sexual exploitation or use of children by adults and encourage efforts to hold perpetrators legally and financially responsible. We call for the establishment of adequate protective services, guidance, and counselling opportunities for children thus abused.

Rationale

  -    Because ¶ 161 G) Sexuality is too long, the theme of sexual abuse are suggested moved to a separate paragraph.
    -    The humanity God has given us is definite, and no matter what happens to a person, his/her humanity cannot be damaged or destroyed.
-    Because trafficking is a...