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  • Joe Paterno Statue Planned for Downtown

    bronze statue of Joe Paterno seated on a bench is planned for installation outside the Tavern Restaurant in November 2015. The statue, designed by sculptor Zenos Frudakis, is in response to Rodney Erickson’s decision to remove Joe Paterno’s statue from Porter Road in July 2012. “There’s been some level of frustration among Penn Staters with what happened with the statue at the stadium,” Ted Sebastianelli, one of the organizers of the project, said. “We wanted to come up with a way to honor Joe for all that he did for the State College community. It wasn’t just the university he...
  • Planned Predators and the moral structure of pedophilia

    10/07/2013 3:59:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    The moral structure of pedophilia is simply this: the welfare of children is subordinate to the sexual gratification of adults. Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for the Penn State football team, established a charity called The Second Mile, for boys, mostly fatherless, who were living in troubled homes. It is not clear that he did so initially to lure boys into a trap. But that is what eventually happened, according to the testimony of the men who recalled with shame and disgust their initiation into sodomy. Raymond Lahey, former Catholic bishop of Antigonish, was apprehended in the Ottawa airport and...
  • Groups want poor image of Penn State to go away

    09/16/2013 7:01:46 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 87 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9-16-13 | Tim Rohan
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — ...John Nichols sat in his office in the old wing of the Willard Building, across the lawn from Old Main, fuming about what people have been saying, for two years now, about the university he loves. John Nichols, a professor emeritus, contends that a child sexual abuse scandal has unfairly defined Penn State. The campus was bustling. The students had returned. This bucolic town’s main drag, College Avenue, had come alive. Stores sold shirts that read, “Billieve” and “O’Brien’s Lions.” Football season was close, and almost everyone seemed excited for Coach Bill O’Brien’s second year. Nichols...
  • California Senate approves tax penalty bill aimed at Boy Scouts

    05/31/2013 2:31:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/29/2013 | Patrick McGreevy
    <p>Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) said he was glad the Boy Scouts' national council recently decided to allow openly gay minors to serve as Scouts, but said it was unacceptable that the organization did not also lift its ban on adult leaders who are gay.</p>
  • Sports and Religion ‘Last Closets in America’ In Gay Rights Movement, NFL Players Say

    05/06/2013 5:28:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | 5/6/2013 | Penny Starr
    NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo told Bob Schieffer, host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” that professional sports and religious organizations are “the last closets” that need to be opened for LGBT people to gain equality. On Sunday’s show during a discussion with homosexual pro-athletes and others about the recent announcement by NFL player Jason Collins that he is gay, Schieffer asked: “Do you think this is really the last frontier for gay acceptance and equality?” “No, I still think we have a ways to go,” said Ayanbadejo, a free agent who describes himself as an “ally” of the LGBT movement. “The...
  • Obama Calls on Boy Scouts to Welcome Homosexuals (Obama wants to be in The Scouts)

    02/03/2013 7:00:30 PM PST · by tobyhill · 61 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/3/2013 | Todd Starnes
    President Obama called on the Boy Scouts to open their ranks to homosexuals. His response came during an interview ahead of Super Bowl XLVII. CBS News’ Scott Pelley asked the president if scouting should be open to gays. “Yes,” the president replied. “Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everyone else does.” BSA national leaders are meeting this week in Dallas to discuss lifting a ‘no-gay’ ban on both members and leaders. On Monday a group of 42 religious groups will publish a half-page ad in USA Today calling on the Scouts to resist political and...
  • 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine...

    12/09/2012 12:09:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 45 replies
    mail online ^ | 12.9.2012 | mail online
    FULL TITLE: 'He's treated like the worst of the worst': Sandusky put on hard routine and separated from other inmates for his own protection Serial child sex offender Jerry Sandusky lives under tight restrictions in prison for his own safety, it has been revealed. The former Penn State coach is on hard routine after he asked for more prison privileges and then received threats from inmates. 'He is being housed in the appropriate facility in order to assure his safety,' said Susan McNaughton, press secretary for the Pennsylvania state Department of Corrections. She responded to questions from Reuters after one...
  • Jerry Sandusky Laws: Sick and twisted

    11/30/2012 6:48:30 PM PST · by Woodland · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 11-30-12 | Matt Barber
    In recent months, “progressive” lawmakers, activist attorneys and militant homosexual pressure groups have launched a fierce campaign to ban therapeutic help for child victims of monsters like homosexual pedophile Jerry Sandusky. California has already passed such a law (SB 1172). On Friday, Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver challenged this twisted ban in federal court, seeking a preliminary injunction to halt the law from taking effect on Jan. 1. Judge Kimberly Mueller will likely issue a decision within a week or so. Ads by Google Top 10 Swing KillersThese Faults Make It Impossible To Play Good Golf. Fix Yours...
  • Indictment of ex-Penn State president reveals disturbing details of how PSU dealt with Sandusky

    11/01/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT · by mojito · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/2012 | Dan Wetzel
    Almost exactly one year after indicting Jerry Sandusky, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley and vice president Gary Schultz, the state’s attorney general, Linda Kelly, both extended and tightened her noose Thursday with bold new criminal charges backed by sickening new information. Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was indicted by a grand jury on eight counts of perjury, obstruction and endangering welfare of children after escaping charges a year ago. Additional charges of felony obstruction, conspiracy and endangerment were also filed against both Curley and Schultz, who are still awaiting trial on perjury and failure to report a crime....
  • Minn. lawmaker in sex scandal getting out of race (Kerry Gauthier)

    08/23/2012 3:00:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 8/22/2012
    A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours after declaring he would stay in the race in defiance of party leaders who wanted him out as they fight to regain control of the state Legislature. Rep. Kerry Gauthier, 56, told The Associated Press the decision was his own after multiple conversations with Democratic leaders pressing him to withdraw. He said he had been going back and forth about running "every 20 minutes for a week." "I changed my mind," he said. "Too much. It's just too much." Gauthier also...
  • Scouts need to hear support for their gay policy, leader says

    08/14/2012 7:56:57 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 114 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Aug 14, 2012 | Frank Cardwel
    IRVING, Texas (BP) -- With 100-plus degree temperatures outside the Boy Scouts of America Museum, the sweating, 7-year-old Cruz Burns couldn't come up with an answer as to why his mom was holding a press conference. "Is all this stuff the adults are talking about just weird?" the journalist asked the Tiger Cub Scout, while 32-year-old Jennifer Tyrrell continued to make her case for allowing homosexuals to serve in Boy Scouts leadership. Staring at the ground, tugging at the scarf of his uniform, the little boy nodded, "Yeah." Burns' participation in an Ohio Cub Scout pack was short-lived. His mother,...
  • Sandusky case: Silence of the 'gays'

    08/05/2012 5:06:56 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 39 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-5-12 | Michael F. Haverluck
    Outspoken proponents of homosexuality – such as those who attack the CEO of Chick-fil-A for expressing his Christian faith – are remarkably quiet on the issue of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky and the culture that helped foster his abuse of young boys, according to observers. Are the activists intentionally staying low-key regarding the sexual abuse inflicted by the convicted PSU boy predator, or has their campaign just been too busy to take a strong stand on the matter? Michael L. Brown, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show “Line of Fire,” throws all his chips in...
  • ACLU lawyer wants Chick-fil-A supporters to gorge on transfats

    07/30/2012 6:54:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/2012 | Robert Knight
    If you support Chick-fil-A in the face of left-wing nutcase attacks over the restaurant chain’s support of traditional marriage, ACLU of Massachusetts Executive Director Carol Rose has some advice:“Did you see that politicians Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee are now trying to rally all homophobes to eat at Chick-fil-A? I’m thrilled. In fact, I encourage all bigots to load up on transfats and carbohydrates. Go ahead — eat your heart out on the “Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit” breakfast! Mmmm.”Presumably, her idea is to trigger heart attacks.In her July 27 ACLU blog post entitled “Menino v. Chick-fil-A,” Ms. Rose revealed...
  • Natural homophobes? Evolutionary psychology and antigay attitudes

    07/28/2012 10:16:55 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 50 replies
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ ^ | March 9, 2011 | By Jesse Bering
    Consider this a warning: the theory I’m about to describe is likely to boil untold liters of blood and prompt mountains of angry fists to clench in revolt. It’s the best—the kindest—of you out there likely to get the most upset, too. I’d like to think of myself as being in that category, at least, and these are the types of visceral, illogical reactions I admittedly experienced in my initial reading of this theory. But that’s just the non-scientist in me flaring up, which, on occasion, it embarrassingly does. Otherwise, I must say upfront, the theory makes a considerable deal...
  • Exclusive: Matt Barber on 'gay' activists: 'They've picked a fight they cannot win'

    07/28/2012 9:22:39 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 79 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | July 28 2012 | Matt Barber
    ... The Jim Henson Company ...has severed promotional ties with Chick-fil-A – . . . Their crime? Failure to obey the nauseating, mind-numbing dictates of political correctness. Dan Cathy . . . recently made a few innocuous public comments in support of legitimate marriage – sentiments the vast majority of morals-minded Americans happen to agree with... That’s the thing... about political correctness. It exists in the realm of fantasy... They float the propagandist idiom “marriage equality” – choosing all the while to ignore objective “marriage reality.” So-called “same-sex marriage”? A counterfeit... “Gay marriage” is no more real marriage then a...
  • If Liberals Keep Complaining About Chick-Fil-A...

    07/25/2012 4:21:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 25 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 7-25-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I'm going to turn into a real fatty...I tend to stay out of this fight because I don't see much value in having it if people are choosing a more secular world view. The fight for "traditional values" should start with tackling why people are choosing not to have faith anymore.That said, support or opposition to gay marriage is beside the point here. People running a business are entitle to their opinion, and it shouldn't have to agree with your own...If you don't want them to have your money, that's totally fine! Don't patronize their business, but this boycott and...
  • Former Boy Scout leader sent to prison for making child porn

    07/21/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    KSL.com ^ | July 10, 2012 | Dennis Romboy
    SALT LAKE CITY — A former Boy Scout leader and hospital employee will go to prison for collecting and making child pornography. Third District Judge Robin Reese on Monday sentenced Shawn Thomas Whiting, 34, to a one- to-15-year prison term on four second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Whiting pleaded guilty to the charges in April. He originally faced a total of 20 counts of the same charge, but the 16 additional counts were dismissed in exchange for the man's plea. Reese ordered the man to pay for the cost of counseling for his victims. The Utah...
  • Elton John says its ‘heartbreaking’ that son will grow up without a mom

    07/20/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 67 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 19, 2012 | KATIE CRAINE
    July 19, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Elton John said in an interview this week that it will be “heartbreaking” for his son to grow up without a mom. Elton and his homosexual partner David Furnish got ‘married’ in 2005, and, after trying unsuccessfully to adopt a child in Ukraine, arranged for a boy child, Zachary, to be born to a surrogate mother in 2010. John admitted to Matt Lauer on NBC Today, “It’s going to be heartbreaking for him to grow up and realise he hasn’t got a mummy.” John said he is also worried about when Zachary goes to...
  • CNN Encourages Gay Activist to Fight Boy Scouts Over Excluding Openly-Gay Scouts, Leaders

    07/19/2012 3:23:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 18, 2012 | Matt Hadro
    Once again CNN is cheerleading the fight for gay rights, this time within the Boy Scouts. An effusive Starting Point panel welcomed gay activist Zach Wahls on Wednesday and celebrated his cause of pushing the Boy Scouts towards acceptance of openly-gay scouts and leaders. Wahls is no stranger to CNN, as back in May he was lauded as a "very powerful" activist during a soft interview. On Wednesday, the CNN panel oozed admiration for him. "I'm a big fan. I've followed you for a little while," Starting Point regular Margaret Hoover told him. "You're a wonderful spokesman for the effort...
  • Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacy

    07/19/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cna ^ | July 17, 2012 | Kevin J. Jones
    Google Logo in Building43. Credit: Robert Scoble via flickr (CC BY 2.0). Krakow, Poland, Jul 19, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Google's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere. “I am afraid that Google can’t distinguish between discrimination, tolerance and promotion,” Fr. Maciej Zieba, the director of Krakow’s Tertio Millennio Institute, told CNA July 17. “In my opinion, it would be much better if Google with the same zeal will concentrate on violations of human rights...
  • Poll:What do you think of the Boy Scouts of America reaffirming its policy excluding gay members?

    07/18/2012 6:22:10 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 35 replies
    KGUN9 TV Tucson ^ | 7-18-2012 | KGUN9 TV Tucson
    Poll asks: "What do you think of the Boy Scouts of America reaffirming its policy excluding gay members?" Agree: Disagree: Undecided:
  • GC2012: HOD Vote came Silently on Same-Sex Blessings

    07/10/2012 5:44:14 PM PDT · by lightman · 24 replies
    VirtueOnline ^ | 10 Julyh AD 2012 | Mary Ann Mueller
    GC2012: HOD Vote came Silently on Same-Sex Blessings By Mary Ann Mueller Special Correspondent July 10, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS - The House of Deputies' afternoon vote on A-049 came in silence, the result of modern technology. When the House of Bishops voted to approve same-gender blessings each bishop was called by name and with their own voice they were required to vocalize their vote - yea or nay. Electronic voting was the rule of the day in the House of Deputies. Each Order - lay and clergy, were called to vote using their hand-held electronic voting devise. The laity was called...
  • Transgender Equal Rights became law in MA July 2012

    07/08/2012 8:14:53 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 32 replies
    OutTake ^ | July 1 2012 | C Robinson
    The Transgender Equal Rights Bill has gone into effect [as of July 1, 2012] in Massachusetts. This means for the first time in the state’s history transgender residents will be included in the state’s civil rights laws. The Commonwealth estimates there are about 33,000 transgender residents in Massachusetts but by protecting them & their families the state becomes safer for all its citizens. This is just the beginning of more legislation that needs to pass but a great beginning. In . . . 2011, a report found that 76 % of transgender people in Massachusetts have been harassed on the...
  • Supporting gay rights is good for business

    07/08/2012 10:54:08 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 49 replies
    SALON ^ | July 4 2012 | Lauren Kelley
    . . . The risk-reward equation for corporate advocacy has changed over time, says Bob Witeck, president of the District-based Witeck Communications, which specializes in the gay and lesbian consumer markets. What’s the worst thing that could happen to Kraft? A denouncement from a special-interest group like One Million Moms…. What’s the best thing? An army of people sends your product around the Internet, and your century-old brand suddenly seems cutting-edge. Indeed, Oreo’s “gay cookie” stunt got a lot of people who might not ordinarily be inclined to shill for one of the largest food corporations in the world to...
  • America's Gayest Neighborhoods

    07/08/2012 10:00:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 53 replies
    This month cities all across the world are partaking in Gay Pride celebrations. Jed Kolko, the chief economist at Trulia, takes a look at the neighborhoods in the U.S. with the largest gay communities ("gayborhoods"). Using 2010 U.S. Census data, which lists 646,000 same-sex households, he calculated the neighborhoods with the largest percentage of same-sex male couples:
  • Brad Pitt's Mother Slams Obama, Gay Marriage

    07/07/2012 3:19:37 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 173 replies
    Access Hollywood ^ | July 6, 2012 | Access Hollywood/Staff
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brad Pitt has long been an advocate for gay rights (initially vowing to hold off on marrying longtime love Angelina Jolie until gay marriage became legal nationwide), but his mother, Jane Pitt, apparently takes a different stance on the issue. In a letter penned for her local newspaper, Jane urged Christian voters not to be put off by candidate Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, as he still maintains conservative views in line with Christian beliefs despite his differing religion — including his posture on gay marriage and abortion. “I think any Christian should spend much time in...
  • Google Announces Global "Legalize Love" Campaign supporting Gay Marriage

    07/08/2012 7:26:13 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 77 replies
    CBS Atlanta ^ | July 8 2012 | CBS Atlanta
    ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta) – Google is throwing its support behind gay marriage. The Internet search engine has launched a new campaign called “Legalize Love,” which aims to encourage equal marriage rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people all over the world. Saturday’s announcement was made at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London, according to Dot429.com, a network for LGBT professionals.
  • ‘Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone’: Sandusky Serenaded By Inmates

    06/25/2012 8:06:36 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies
    CBS Cleveland ^ | June 25, 2012 8:19 AM | CBS
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (CBS Cleveland) - Jerry Sandusky was reportedly taunted by other inmates in song at the Centre County Correctional Facility when he was housed there this past December. An inmate who identified himself only as “Josh” told The Daily that he and other prisoners sang well-known lyrics from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to Sandusky. “At night, we were singing ‘Hey, teacher, leave those kids alone,’” Josh was quoted as saying.
  • Jerry Sandusky wrote letters to Victim 4, other defense witness, prosecution releases text to media

    06/22/2012 4:14:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 31 replies
    NY DailyNews ^ | June 22, 2012
    Jerry Sandusky wrote letters to Victim 4, other defense witness, prosecution releases text to media Prosecution says 'creepy' letters written by disgraced former Penn State football coach NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, June 22, 2012, 4:44 AM Driving home the other night, I had many thoughts. Some happy, some a little sad. As you know, I am very emotional and kind of let everything out. I’m not good at hiding my feelings. I have many “Forrest Gump” qualities and I thought a lot about that more as I was driving home. As you would expect, I cried at that movie.
  • Sandusky's son says father abused him

    06/21/2012 7:36:05 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 42 replies
    My Way ^ | 6/21/2012 | By MARK SCOLFORO and GENARO C. ARMAS
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Lawyers for one of Jerry Sandusky's adopted sons said the man has told authorities the former Penn State assistant football coach abused him. The lawyers issued a statement Thursday naming Matt Sandusky, one of Jerry Sandusky's six adopted children, and saying that the 33-year-old had been prepared to testify on behalf of prosecutors at his father's sex abuse trial. "During the trial, Matt Sandusky contacted us and requested our advice and assistance in arranging a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of Jerry Sandusky's abuse,"...
  • Why did NBC not air the most damning part of Jerry Sandusky-Bob Costas interview?

    06/19/2012 11:48:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6/18/2012 | Joe Cowley
    ....Then came the sound bite NBC should have aired on every television set around the country as soon it was muttered from Sandusky’s mouth. “Well — you might think that,’’ Sandusky said. “I don’t know. In terms of — my relationship with so many, many young people. I would — I would guess that there are many young people who would come forward. Many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods and — and what I had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. And I didn’t go around seeking out...
  • Penn State Responds to Report Gary Schultz Had Secret File on Sandusky and His Sex Abuse

    06/12/2012 11:42:31 AM PDT · by Tex-Con-Man · 17 replies
    statecollege.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Ron Musselman
    Penn State responded to Tuesday's report that former university vice president Gary Schultz kept a secret file on former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky and related allegations of sex abuse. "The University has responded to several subpoenas and gathered documents from many sources across the institution," spokesman Dave La Torre said in a statement. "As soon as any relevant documents were discovered, the University immediately provided them to the office of the Attorney General and the Freeh Group. ... New evidence surfaced Tuesday morning involving former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz. According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the State Attorney...
  • NBC News: Prosecutors weighing criminal charges against Spanier

    06/11/2012 8:03:46 AM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 31 replies
    Penn State Daily Collegian via Twitter ^ | June 11, 2012 | Anna Orso
    Former Penn State President Graham Spanier could face criminal charges in relation to the Jerry Sandusky case now that prosecutors have uncovered new evidence, NBC News reported this morning. According to NBC, prosecutors uncovered emails sent in 2001 in relation to what former assistant coach Mike McQueary reported he saw in a Lasch Building shower. McQueary, a graduate assistant at the time, testified that he saw Sandusky doing something that appeared to be "severe" and "sexual" in nature. Emails uncovered by investigators suggest Spanier conferred with former Senior Vice President for Finance and Business Gary Schultz, saying it would be...
  • Santorum And Sandusky (MEGA BARF - be on the lookout for this one)

    01/02/2012 6:20:12 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    Another audience member questioned the candidate about Santorum awarding former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky with the Angels in Adoption Award. Santorum explained that he lacked knowledge of the situation at the time and noted that the award has since been withdrawn. In response to his explanation, the audience member asked, "So we shouldn't trust Obama with our kids, but we can trust you?"
  • Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse case

    12/11/2011 10:40:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/10/11 | Ian Simpson
    Sandusky seems determined for trial in abuse caseBy Ian Simpson | Reuters – 14 hours ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky appears determined to hold out for a trial on child sexual abuse charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life, legal experts said. **SNIP** Sandusky has already laid out his potential defense, saying in an interview with Bob Costas of NBC television that he engaged in horseplay with alleged victims but stopped short of sexual intercourse or penetration, Mallios said. "Now that he's said that, unless he recants or...
  • Jerry Sandusky's Wife Denies She Ignored Rapes

    12/08/2011 6:56:00 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 70 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 8, 2011 | COLLEEN CURRY
    Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's wife has denied allegations that her husband sexually abused boys in their home and that she ignored cries for help. Sandusky was arrested Wednesday on 10 new counts of child sex abuse charges based on the testimony of two new alleged victims. The new allegations bring to 10 the number of alleged sex abuse victims. Dottie Sandusky, who delivered a $50,000 check today to help bail her husband out of jail, was named in the testimony of one of the new alleged victims. Mrs. Sandusky has been implicated in the alleged sex abuse crimes...
  • Top Marine: Fears of ending gay ban prove founded

    11/28/2011 12:51:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change. In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September "a non-event."
  • Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State,Catholic Church, and H.R.1681 "Every Child Deserves a Family Act"

    11/16/2011 11:54:29 PM PST · by John Roco · 3 replies
    Saint Damien Advocates ^ | 11/16/2011 | John Roco
    The Shared Realm: Sandusky-Joe Paterno-Penn State, the Catholic Church, and H.R. 1681 "Every Child Deserves a Family Act" by John Roco 11/16/2011 7:40 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time The most unqualified failure in American culture is failure to recognize impending disaster. Examples such as, the housing crisis that lead to the economic downturn, or even 9/11 with warnings of terrorists learning to fly jet liners, figure in to our national persona, our Achilles heal. The culture of the Catholic church in a prior day and age is so similar to what happened at Penn State, that Bishop Dolan, president of the...
  • Penn State vs. Mark Foley: Predators of power

    11/16/2011 11:01:13 AM PST · by Jacvin · 26 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 11/16/2011 | Jack Furnari
    Like most Americans, I'm infuriated at the child abuse scandal unfolding at Penn State. But unlike many other Americans, I'm not shocked, because as a Republican operative in Palm Beach County, I had an uncomfortable seat on the front lines of the Mark Foley page scandal. In both scandals, power trumped truth. Foley was always rumored to like young men. But there was also ample evidence, which is in everyone's best interests to deny now, that people from both sides of the aisle knew about Foley's predatory behavior well before his messages to pages became public. And the same is...
  • Victim 1 Cried When Penn State Suspect Was on TV, Mom Wants More to Come Forward

    11/16/2011 9:51:26 AM PST · by freespirited · 44 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/11 | Kevin Dolak &Jim Avila
    The mother of the boy identified as Victim 1 in the Penn State sex abuse scandal said her son broke down in tears when he heard accused child molester Jerry Sandusky claim on television they were just "horsing around." When she asked her son why he cried, "He said, 'Because I'm afraid. I'm afraid he'll go free.'" The mom said she reassured her son that is not likely to happen. "There's other witnesses, probably more victims out there to come forward yet," she told her son, and she urged others with information to speak up. Her son is one of...
  • Penn State exempt from public disclosure?

    11/15/2011 5:28:36 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies
    Anderson Cooper just reported that Penn State is exempt from public disclosure. So the real question is, WTF is really going on in LIBERAL Pennsyvania?
  • "Sandusky Judge's Appearance of Impropriety"

    11/15/2011 9:04:50 AM PST · by TheDailyChange · 4 replies
    Technorati ^ | 11152011 | Stephen Alexander
    "District Judge Leslie Dutchcot has placed herself in a pickle jar filled with the Appearance of Impropriety. The Judge is the one who ordered Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive assistant coach who allegedly raped eight boys freed on $100,000 unsecured bail."
  • Don't Be a Paterno: When a Child is Abused, Here's What to Do

    11/15/2011 6:21:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2011 | Michael Reagan
    Penn State football coach Joe Paterno released a statement on Wednesday in which he said, "With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more." How lame is that, Coach? Would you have accepted that excuse from one of your players? "With the benefit of hindsight, Coach, I wish I had run the route we rehearsed a thousand times in practice." See how stupid that sounds? It doesn't take "hindsight" to know that when some monster is raping children in your locker room, you call the police. Coach, you knew back in 2002 that Jerry Sandusky had anally raped...
  • Jerry Sandusky 'Rock Center' interview: "I shouldn't have showered with those kids."

    11/14/2011 4:33:24 PM PST · by Perdogg · 99 replies · 1+ views
    DEVELOPING: Former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky admitted to showering and horsing around with young boys but said he is not a pedophile in an exclusive interview with Bob Costas in an exclusive interview for NBC News' Rock Center airing tonight at 10 pm/9 CT. "I say that I am innocent of those charges," said Sandusky in a phone interview with Costas. When asked by Costas, "Are you a pedophile," Sandusky responded "No."
  • Judge Who Freed Sandusky Volunteered at 2nd Mile

    11/14/2011 6:54:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 11/14/11 | David Chang
    New details have emerged on the judge who granted bail to former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was arrested on November 5 and charged with 40 counts of sexual abuse of young boys over a 15-year period. Deadspin reports that upon his arraignment, prosecutors requested $500,000 bail for Sandusky. They also wanted him to wear a leg monitor. Judge Leslie Dutchcot freed Sandusky on $100,000 unsecured bail however, meaning he’ll only have to pay if he doesn’t show up for court. What’s truly interesting however is the information on Dutchcot’s biography on her former law firm’s website. Her profile...
  • Bachmann on Sandusky: I’d ‘Beat Him to a Pulp’

    11/13/2011 8:34:46 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    On Meet the Press this morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) was asked about the Penn State horror. Bachmann told David Gregory that while she felt it was a state issue, her response as a parent would be forceful to say the least. “If that was my child, my automatic reaction would be even though I’m a small woman, I want to find that guy and beat him to a pulp,” Bachmann said.
  • How Many Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will Think They are ‘Gay’?

    11/13/2011 6:04:45 AM PST · by Diago · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality ^ | November 10, 2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    News Release Americans For Truth About HomosexualityNovember 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.comCHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal: Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as...
  • SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'

    11/10/2011 12:06:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 11/10/11 | Tony Manfred
    SHOCKING PENN STATE RUMOR: Jerry Sandusky 'Pimped Out Young Boys To Rich Donors'Tony Manfred | Nov. 10, 2011, 9:27 AM Sportswriter Mark Madden went on WEEI in Boston and reported a rumor that alleged child molester Jerry Sandusky would pimp out boys to rich donors. "I hear a rumor that there will be a shocking development from the Second Miles Foundation ... That Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors." Madden claims it's being investigated by "two prominent columnists." We'd say this is ridiculous, and that you should take it with a grain of...
  • More To The Story At Penn State

    11/12/2011 8:13:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 173 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2011 | Brian McNicoll
    Back in 1999, I was driving into State College for a Penn State football game, listening to the pregame show on the radio. They were interviewing Jerry Sandusky about his impending retirement. The play-by-play man asked him how much he had enjoyed working with Joe Paterno. “Nobody enjoys working for Joe,” Sandusky said. “He’s hard on everyone. He demands perfection, and perfection is hard to achieve. And he lets you know about it when you fall short.” The host sort of recoiled from the answer, but the color man cackled and said, “Yeah, Joe and Jerry don’t exactly see eye...
  • DA Who Never Charged Sandusky Has Been Missing Since 2005

    11/10/2011 10:06:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    NBCPhiladelphia ^ | 11/10/11 | By Teresa Masterson
    It is strange that Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar never prosecuted Jerry Sandusky on child-rape charges 13 years ago, some speculate, because Gricar was known for being fiercely independent and hard on crime. But it is even stranger that we cannot ask Gricar why Sandusky was not put behind bars because the tough-as-nails district attorney disappeared in 2005. And though he was declared dead July of this year, his body has never been found. "People ask why Ray did not prosecute, and I have no problem saying, because he clearly felt he didn't have a case for a 'successful'...