Skip to comments.The Tragic Lessons of Penn State — A Call to Action
Posted on 11/11/2011 8:45:57 PM PST by This Just In
The Tragic Lessons of Penn State A Call to Action
What would prevent this scandal at your school or church? Thursday, November 10, 2011
No one thought it would end this way. Joe Paterno, the legendary head football coach at Penn State University heard of his firing by the schools board of trustees by phone last night. Just two weeks after achieving the most wins of any NCAA Division One football coach in history, Paterno was fired. His firing a necessary action by the Penn State board of trustees holds lessons for us all.
Almost a decade ago, a graduate assistant told Coach Paterno that an assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, had been observed forcing a young boy into a sexual act in the schools football locker room showers. Sandusky was himself a big name in Penn State football, and he was considered a likely successor to Paterno if the head coach had retired. Sandusky also ran a non-profit organization for boys, and he brought the boys onto the Penn State campus. He continued to do so even after his own retirement from Penn States coaching staff.
After hearing the report, Paterno informed university officials of the accusation. At that point, little or nothing seems to have happened. The scandal broke into public view last Saturday, when Sandusky was arrested and charged with 40 felony counts of sexual abuse involving young boys. Penn State had been harboring a serial child sex abuser. Also arrested were the universitys athletic director and its senior vice president of business and finance. Both were charged with failure to report the abuse and with perjury.
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I’m not surprised by this revelation. Public and private secular universities, as well as some “Christian” colleges are cesspools.
Nonetheless, Paterno is culpable. He knew about the crimes.
They try to inflitrate any organization where they can get access to kids. Creating and heading up their own “charity” for boys like the Penn Perv, is not unusual. They get near the kids by playing mentor.
The Boy Scouts handled all the sex abuse cases that hit them by excluding homos and making a rule that at least two men have to be with boys at all times.
Stop letting public school pervs talk dirty to kids in the name of sex ed and ending “bullying” and crack down on pervs in entertainment who are always sexually grooming children and young people. Eject them. Re-instate taboos.
According to the statement on the Second Mile website:
“Our highest priority always has been and will continue to be the safety and well-being of the children participating in our programs. We encourage program participants to report any allegations of abuse and/or inappropriate sexual activity wherever it has occurred, and we take any such reports directly to Child Protective Services. We have many policies and procedures designed to protect our participants, including employee and volunteer background checks, training and supervision of our activities.”
Slick Jerry - since Jerry Sandusky FOUNDED the organization in 1977 - I guess he did need to go through the “employee and volunteer background checks”. Sexual predators are extremely cunning and manipulative and take great pleasure and pride in the fact that in their own mind, though they project a normal life to others, they are entirely dedicated to the pursuit of victims. Once they act on their desires one time their deviance snowballs.
Prior to 1962, every State in America had laws against immoral acts like sodomy - so that made it impossible for teachers, school administrators or governmet officials to be openly homosexual. Any that were had to keep it very hidden, since they were liable to criminal prosecution if found out. In the years since then, morality laws for acts between consenting adults have all been repealed - or mostly simply not included in major rewrites of codes that were passed under the guise of “standardization” of laws amongst the States.
Most everyone today has had the logic drummed into their head that “whatever two consenting adults do is ok”, i.e., it has no effect on anyone else. The Sandusky Serial Rape Coverup, spanning over a decade and including undoubtedly at least hundreds of people who were aware of Sandusky’s crimes and did not press the point to start legal prosecution, makes it painfully obvious that the “consenting adults” rationalization of immorality has succeeded in desensitizing most people to immoral acts of a most heinous nature to the point were they can no longer grasp the fact that child rape is wrong. We are just beginning to reap the whirlwind of the 1960’s so-called sexual revolution.
A boy in a shower with a grown man is a reasonable suspicion.
Well, why don’t we let the teacher “guess” that Johnny just fell and not that he had his head slammed against a wall.
A massive bruise on the head to warrant notice is a strong suspician. Most LEA investigate “suspicians” of lots of crimes..that doesn’t mean after they ‘investigate” and find no evidence that they charge anyone.
Besides, its usually not just one report that causes a problem for the perpetrator...its the accumulation of reports.
25 years ago we did not deal with possible child abuse the way we do now.. And even 15 years ago, we didn’t have the anonnymous child abuse Hotlines where one of those “janitors at PSU” could have called in his “suspicians” about what they saw.
It shouldn't be suspicion at all, but some observable evidence, and that evidence could be physical or behavioral or some combination, but suspicion is not a word that belongs in the standards for deciding when to call law enforcement.
There are plenty of horror stories around involving child protective services who acted on the suspicion of some busy body who is always suspicious, and who feels like the world is in need of their judgment and wisdom.
Of course, use of the word "suspicion" in statutes comes from the some sort of folks who gave us the "Affordable" Health Care Act.
Sexual predators are extremely cunning and manipulative and take great pleasure and pride in the fact that they project normalcy to others and are able to easily dupe innocent people----but they are entirely dedicated to the pursuit of victims. Once they act on their deviant desires, the quest for victims becoomes an obsession.
The saddest stories (so many more ashamed to speak out) come from single mothers with young children, who are wined and dined by predators lusting after their youngsters.
The mothers are later devastated------b/c when kids try to tell the mom what's happening, the mother refuses to believe "that nice guy" she's married to would do something so heinous.
The wages of "moral relativity"----and the non-judgemental culture spawned by these evil entities:
...........people who became aware of Sanduskys crimes did not press for prosecution, clearly underlines that the consenting adults rationalization of evilness and immorality has succeeded in desensitizing people to these heinous, immoral acts.....they no longer grasp the fact that child rape is wrong. We are just beginning to reap the whirlwind of the 1960s so-called "sexual revolution"............
I hadn't been paying a lot of attention to this either, but saw the link to the grand jury report. I started reading it right after lunch on Thursday and almost threw up. Never finished the entire thing - it was too bad.
This is all part of the communist agenda that has been part of the demoncrats' platform.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
And people wonder why kids, teens and young men fall into the grips of these perverts and don’t tell anyone. They are masters of manipulating illusion and have no conscience. They actually work out schemes for entrapping boys with one another. They share with one another which childrens’ organizations are easy to hit. They have codes of secrecy and intimidate people around them.
In the early eighties they had totally inflitrated the Boy Scouts. They were working a Nation wide boy sex ring, passing around boys. After a series of law suits by victims, the BoyS banned homo scout leaders and made a rule that two men had to be with the kiddos at all time - never alone. When they came roaring out of the closet the first organization they hit hard to get back in was the Boy Scouts.
There are two men in my extended family who suffered homo molestation when they were boys in the Boy Scouts. If the assault is unaddressed - hidden - it becomes ravishing on a man’s relationships and life.
Elton John, who recently got possession of a boy through adoption, did a concert once where he featured teenage looking men dressed in sexy boy scout uniforms, performing sexually suggestive dances on the stage behind Elton. Most people did not know what that meant to the man/boy perverts out in tv land. A story out of Britian last month told of a lesbian couple who claim their boys was born wanting to be a girl and they were permitted by authorities to have his sexual organs removed. As I recall, he was under ten.
Well, they’ve certainly been successful.
There were no false claims. If you so much as attended an Annual Meeting, you would have heard this sort of thing from the leadership - more accomodation to sodomites, overtures to the environmentalists, pushing for amnesty, and insistence on “diversity” policies - not to mention movement toward the “emerging church”. I have attended Annual Meetings for years, know many leaders, and have seen the trend developing.
Bob Allen’s report is accurate. I have seen and heard these things myself from the leadership. Of course, when you want to change things without losing revenues, you continue to muddy the water by telling the traditionalists what they want to hear most of the time. That way they can ignore or deny what is really happening.
Until a year ago, I never would have thought Mohler would be involved in the things he has been doing. To that extent, I sympathize with you.
“If you so much as attended an Annual Meeting, you would have heard this sort of thing from the leadership - more accomodation to sodomites, overtures to the environmentalists, pushing for amnesty, and insistence on diversity policies - not to mention movement toward the emerging church. I have attended Annual Meetings for years, know many leaders, and have seen the trend developing.”
I was talking about Dr. Mohler specifically, not “leadership”. Either produce the evidence or refrain from lumping Dr. Mohler in with other leaders who wish to compromise our theological principles, which Dr. Mohler clearly warned us about in those posted I provided. Guilt by association doesn’t equal guilt whatsoever.
You can accuse Dr. Mohler of wearing two faces for the sake of financial gain, but unless you can present us with quotes from Dr. Mohler himself (excluding the misrepresentations and misinformation Allen wrote in his article), you should state a public apology.
Bob Allen presented the charge concerning “Homophobia”. His allegation is not only false, but a weak argument for his case.
Homophobia is the unreasonable fear of homosexuals. In this regard, Dr. Mohler is correct in stating that we, as Christians, are not called to be homophobic. Scripture clearly instructs us on whom we should fear; the Lord, not homosexuals.
Furthermore, if we possess an unreasonable fear of homosexuals, this fear may hinder or obstruct our Christian call to minister to those very individuals, which is the point Dr. Mohler presented.
Nowhere in any of his writings or lectures did he state that we must incorporate the homosexual into church leadership and theology. He is correct in instructing believers to be open to ministering and evangelizing these individuals without compromise. Inviting a homosexual, or any other sinner, to church in order to hear the gospel message is hardly adopting abhorrent teaching.
What are you spirituals beliefs? What are your theological principles?
Listened to World Perfect. It is excellent. Thanks for the link.
I have a particular interest in Ancient Civilizations, Judaism, Christian Theology and Natural Law Theory.
BTW, I have been weaned on Dennis Prager’s philosophy—he was mentioned by Ken Spero.
Sodomy is considered “icky” by any normal children not recruited into the “lifestyle” like they used to do in Ancient Greece and like in the Wandervogel. It is a learned behavior, as the government informs our young men going off to Afghanistan. Those boys in that country can’t wait until they can grow up and have a harem of young boys of their own and our soldiers are asked to “understand” and “look the other way” as boys are routinely sodomized.
Fecal material is designed by smell and bacterial content to be “icky” by nature. Any culture that promotes homosexuality is sick.
Learn the history of homosexuality in wonderful Germany in the Weimar Republic when they kicked out Christianity. The homosexual Brownshirts were reminiscent of the Spartans and they were occultists.
Mohler is at the Annual Meetings and was and is a major part of the GCR leadership. The GCR group is pushing the entire agenda mentioned - including a weaking of the Cooperative Program, which I didn’t mention.
Mohler’s main interest in all of this is not personal financial gain, but financial and other gain for his institution.
As for Bob Allen’s article, do you have any evidence whatever that Mohler was misquoted? When confronted on this Mohler hasn’t denied that he said these things but instead just tried to walk them back and “contextualize” them.
“Homophobia” is a smear invented by sodomites. If you knew anything about this issue you would understand references to Bowers, Maqdsen and Kirk, and Lawrence. I don’t have the time to educate you on these things, but the intent of the sodomites has always been to have the debate conducted within the conceptual framework and language that they have created. The SBC leadership, including Mohler, are now well within the intellectual killing field the sodomites have created for that debate. Because they have accepted those terms of debate, they are now smearing their own people in this and other areas (e.g. do you know you are a racist according to Frank Page if you oppose quotas in leadership and amnesty?).
The Bible condemns sodomites and their practices in the strongest terms possible. What we owe them in agape is the full gospel, not “nice” or “understanding”. Moreover, I don’t know anyone who would fail to invite anyone, including a sodomite, to church to hear the Gospel. Baptists have many failings, but an unwillingness to invite someone to church is not one of them.
There is no “unreasonable” fear of sodomites. In fact, the situation is just the reverse. We tolerate them, look the other way, and are mostly, now, intimidated by them, which is how that sodomite Sandusky got away with raping those boys. The Bible tells us what is wrong with these people and why. The problem is not that we have been insufficiently “nice” or excessively “fearful”, but rather that the church has been cowardly on the issue. Now, in a misguided attempt to shore up falling membership, the leadership of the SBC, including Mohler, is now shamelessly accommodating itself to the culture.
What you now have is a leadership group that will talk all day about being Inerrantists, but who are consistently taking small steps to inject social liberalism into the Convention.
What Mohler and others are doing, wittingly or not, is what was being done in the Mainline Protestant denominations 30 to 40 years ago. The result is going to be either a Second Conservative Resurgence or a withering away of the Convention, which has already begun. In fact at least one member of the Executive Committee is withholding financial support from his church over these very issues.
You may not like Bob Allen, although I doubt you know him personally, but what he has written is accurate. Aiken, Mohler, Rainer, Stetzer, Hunt, Jonathan Merritt, Page, Ezell, and many others are driving the GCR train, and it is headed for a wreck. At some point the pastors of small and medium sized churches will figure out what is happening, and the consequences will be severe.
A year or so ago I would have pointed with pride to Mohler as an example of someone who is a strength of the SBC. Unfortunately, he has joined with others to pursue a destructive path.