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The Tragic Lessons of Penn State A Call to Action
Albert Mohler blog ^ | November 11, 2011 | Dr. Albert Mohler

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 school’s 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 school’s 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 State’s 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 university’s 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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To: Liz

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.


41 posted on 11/11/2011 11:06:51 PM PST by This Just In
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To: This Just In

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.


42 posted on 11/11/2011 11:28:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Precisely.


43 posted on 11/11/2011 11:31:54 PM PST by This Just In
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To: SaraJohnson

According to the statement on the Second Mile website:

http://www.thesecondmile.org/welcome.php

“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.


44 posted on 11/12/2011 12:48:49 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Prokopton

Amen!


45 posted on 11/12/2011 1:24:11 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Will88
It should be any REASONABLE suspicion.

A boy in a shower with a grown man is a reasonable suspicion.

46 posted on 11/12/2011 1:28:56 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: This Just In

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.


47 posted on 11/12/2011 5:09:08 AM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: fortheDeclaration
It should be any REASONABLE suspicion.

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.

48 posted on 11/12/2011 5:26:50 AM PST by Will88
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To: PieterCasparzen
Thanks for posting this---deserves a repeat:

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.

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The wages of "moral relativity"----and the non-judgemental culture spawned by these evil entities:

...........people who became aware of Sandusky’s 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 1960’s so-called "sexual revolution"............

49 posted on 11/12/2011 6:34:44 AM PST by Liz
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To: brytlea
I wasn’t paying attention to this story until yesterday, so I’m not very caught up on it, but I think yes, this is how this stuff usually goes. These monsters know how to make this situation work. It makes me ill. No wonder we have so much of this now, we have a plague of fatherless kids out there. A pox on ALL of the people who caused this blight.

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.


19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

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."

50 posted on 11/12/2011 6:43:15 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Liz
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.

It goes both ways, unfortunately. The mother and the new boyfriend both have a lot of emotional investment in their new relationship, like people do in every new relationship, hence, the tendency to not like the idea of "throwing away" what they perceive they have. This is the primary "normal" reason why people stay in bad relationships. It's also minimized in Biblically-based courtship (the norm prior to the 20th century) as opposed to today's "dating". Courtship is by far the most safe, effective and least stressful method of making the decision of who to marry.

The other side of the coin is that often the new mother-boyfriend relationship is a good one that the children either resent or simply want to mess up out of selfishness, wanting to control, thinking they are the "real leader" of the household or jealousy of their parent. So sometimes the accusations by children are false and in those cases, if children successfully fool authorities, the results can be devestating to parent's and children's lives.

As in this case, I believe it's typical for young victims to not report until they are much older, if they ever come to terms with the attack enough to do so. Of course, often they actually can't remember the events because they've blocked them out of their mind and the attack goes unreported.

The wages of "moral relativity"----and the non-judgemental culture spawned by these evil entities:

Some super-scary facts for parents (a word to the wise):

Pedophiles refer to normal heterosexuals as "breeders". They will seek to become a "friend of the family". Busy parents are very trusting, this goes back to simpler times when most everyone in town was sane and anyone who was wacko was either known by everyone to be a wacko or was a stranger. Friends or family who are predators will wait decades for children to be born and reach the desire age. Today, since the "connected community" is fading out in favor of suburbanism where people know very view of the people in their town and church is no longer the social center of society, sexual predators can easily live right amongst us because no one "really knows" anyone else. What they do in the privacy of their own home is their business and not mine, right ? But of course that's been taken too far - now people have zero idea of who they are living around.

Any place there are a lot of children, predators can be hovering about, just "taking in the view". Chuck-e-cheese is a nightmare for this, if you're reasonably safety-conscious, you'll go beserk until you get your kids out of there. Actually, however, every restaurant or store with children in it could have a pedophile roaming about.

The advertising industry is very spooky. Predators will often love to gather up pictures of kids of various ages - and catalogs fit this purpose. Trouble is, apparently those who design the catalogs are aware of the situation. Disgusting but true. There are many more with predatory attitudes who have simply not acted on their desires.
51 posted on 11/12/2011 7:25:03 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

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.


52 posted on 11/12/2011 7:28:08 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well, they’ve certainly been successful.


53 posted on 11/12/2011 8:08:01 AM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: This Just In

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.


54 posted on 11/12/2011 8:32:34 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: ponygirl; brytlea
Of course he did. Sandusky was part of this non-profit for "disadvantaged youth," meaning: boys from single parent homes living in poverty.

Sandusky founded The Second Mile organization himself in 1977.
55 posted on 11/12/2011 9:27:03 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: MrEdd
Absolutely it should have been reported because without medical treatment we were to young and experienced to seek out either she would have died or her condition would be more severe now.

The phrase "medical treatment we were to young and experienced to seek out" is concerning to say the least since it's indicating adults with a child did not know when to seek a doctor. Thank God by His Grace it worked out for your family. Most children taken from their parents by government agencies are not returned to the parents.

The Sandusky case was brought to light because of something happening on the school premises, not about rumors about what was going on inside the Sandusky home causing the Sandusky children to be taken away. The victim was not Sandusky's child.

Reporting an on-campus rape of a child is required because the school and it's staff are responsible for what goes on at it's facilities.

It would be unwise to take the Sandusky case, in the court of public opinion, and forget all about the school staff dereliction of duty and instead turn it into a rallying cry to call for more government intrustion into the family home. Sandusky's charity was, after all, the sole source of his victims, and it was not based on Scripture, but solely on him declaring that he wanted to help children that were not his own. Every one of the over 100,000 children currently participating in Second Mile activities is a child either forcefully taken from or willingly handed over by their parent or parents, in hopes that activities in this organization might provide some benefit to the child.

As the founder, Sandusky undoubtedly was never subjected to a background check. The more government grows it's tentacles of control and extends them into families, all the while promoting the very mores that undermine them, the more need it will be creating for secular humanist operations like The Second Mile, the purpose of which becomes that of it's management.

IMHO.
56 posted on 11/12/2011 10:43:51 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (Take a look at Matthew Henry's Bible Commentary)
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To: achilles2000

“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?


57 posted on 11/12/2011 12:20:57 PM PST by This Just In
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To: jjotto

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.


58 posted on 11/12/2011 12:54:36 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: achilles2000

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.

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp?Article=PinkSwastika


59 posted on 11/12/2011 1:10:22 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: This Just In

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.


60 posted on 11/12/2011 1:48:25 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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