Our heart is for reconciliation with the Father for all sinners who have repented of their respective sins. We furthermore acknowledge that all born again peoples should be an active part of the body of Christ in some local church–actively exercising their spiritual gifts.
We are also aware that some offenses can be difficult to have in the same group. For example, an older male stalking and being inappropriate with a young person is obviously deplorable while consensual sex between a 19 year old and a 17 year old (or worse, a situation where the younger one lies about their age) is more easily forgivable.
Having said all of this, we are legally limited by state statute (14-208.18 Click Here to View the Statute), and are simply not able to accommodate those who are convicted/registered sex offenders.