The Washington Post – Jail time for former Penn State officials + Homosexuality and Pedophila: The False Link

 

Don’t link child abuse with Christian Science healing or being “Queer.”

 

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 25:40 King James Version (KJV)

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One of the most beautiful Bible stories I remember learning was the one telling of Christ Jesus’ putting a little child in the midst of the disciples (see Matt. 18:1–6). I came to feel like that child—enveloped in Truth and Love, where no harm comes to any of God’s children.

Many years passed before I again met the man who had hurt me. I felt no hatred toward him, only compassion. There were many questions I wanted to ask, but I realized that would be dwelling in the past. Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy tells us (p. 420), “Truth not error, Love not hate, Spirit not matter, governs man.”

From the February 27, 1989 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

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Homosexuality and Pedophila: The False Link

It is so hard to believe that people are still trying to use the purported link between pedophilia and homosexuality. The old, tired argument that pedophilia is linked with homosexuality is wrong on many levels.

In reality, abuse of boys by gay pedophiles is rare, and the abuse of girls by lesbians is rarer still. Nicholas Groth is a noted authority on this topic. In a 1982 study Groth writes:

Are homosexual adults in general sexually attracted to children, and are pre-adolescent children at greater risk of molestation from homosexual adults than from heterosexual adults? There is no reason to believe so. The research to date all points to there being no significant relationship between a homosexual lifestyle and child molestation.

There appears to be practically no reportage of sexual molestation of girls by lesbian adults, and the adult male who sexually molests young boys is not likely to be homosexual.

Herek writes, similarly, that abuse of boys by gay men is rare, and that the abuse of girls by lesbians is rarer still.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-kort-phd/homosexuality-and-pedophi_b_1932622.html

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Jail time for former Penn State officials

 
The Washington Post
June 2 at 3:01 PM
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Three former Pennsylvania State University administrators, including former president Graham Spanier, were each sentenced to serve at least two months in jail Friday for failing to alert law enforcement about a 2001 incident involving retired football coach Jerry Sandusky and a boy in a campus shower. The sentences marked one of the final rulings from the criminal justice system on the shocking saga of missed opportunities to stop a sexual predator associated with one of America’s most storied college football programs.Sandusky, 73, was convicted in 2012 of sexually abusing boys he accessed through his Second Mile charity for at-risk children, some of whom he brought back to Penn State’s campus. Penn State has reached private settlements with more than 30 Sandusky victims, and at least four have said they were assaulted after the 2001 incident, of which the Penn State administrators decided not to alert law enforcement.“Why Mr. Sandusky was allowed to continue to the Penn State facilities is beyond me,” Judge John Boccabella said.  “All three ignored the opportunity to put an end to [Sandusky’s] crimes when they had a chance to do so.”Boccabella also criticized legendery Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, whose 45-year career ended ignominously with his firing days after Sandusky’s 2011 indictment. Paterno, who like the other administrators failed to alert authorities to the 2001 complaint, was never charged with a crime. Boccabella said Paterno “could have made that phone call without so much as getting his hands dirty. Why he didn’t is beyond me.”

Unsealed documents suggest Paterno knew about Sandusky abuse.
A man testified in court in 2014 that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of a sexual assault committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976 when the man was a 14-year-old boy, according to newly unsealed court documents. (Thomas Johnson/The Washington Post)

The three former Penn State officials all apologized for their actions and to Sandusky’s victims before the sentences were handed down.

“It really sickens me to think I might have played a part in children being hurt. I’m sorry that I didn’t do more, and I apologize to the victims,” Schultz said.

Prosecutors strongly criticized all three men, particularly Spanier.

“He was a complete and utter failure as a leader when it mattered most,” prosecutor Laura Ditka said.

 

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