You wrote : " a few demented clerics." æ few? How about thousands? How about a 1.2 billion dollar settlement to stop the lawsuits?Hummmm, Just like a few Catholic bishops and cardinals, the upper echelons of Penn State are deep into covering up the molestation of children. Sad, very sad. And all of Penn State will pay the price just like all the good Catholics that had to pay the price of a few demented clerics.
McQueary: Paterno admitted Penn State fumbled sex scandal
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The Associated Press Sporting News
HARRISBURG, Pa.Longtime Penn State head coach Joe Paterno said that the university mishandled its response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, a former assistant coach testified Monday during a hearing for three top school officials accused of a cover-up.
Star witness Mike McQueary appeared in a courtroom for the third time since Sandusky's November 2011 arrest and told the court that top school officials knew that he had seen Sandusky molesting a boy in a locker room shower.
The Catholic church's priests did no more molesting of children and some adults than laymen. Same thing. What sets the wayward priests apart, Rogue, and scout leaders and community leaders are in the same category, is that they PREACH protection and love of children and warn against abuse, sexual or otherwise of their wards. They are role models. I'm not, you're not, THEY are. That is what is different between these people and ordinary Joes like you and me. Sure, it is SO wrong for any ordinary person to abuse children, but it is worse when a community leader such as a priest, scout leader, teacher, doctor, etc, does it. And that is why the Church has been complicit in hiding sexual abuse by priests for years and years, shifting them many times over from parish to parish instead of defrocking them, calling the police and, worst of all, not warning the parishioners. That is probably why the Pope resigned. As Head of the Congregation of the Faith, he ignored the abuse. Did not do it, did not approve it, but ignored it.
Sandusky, Paterno, were community leaders, men of influence. That is why Sandusky's crime is so grave and, apparently, though I would not say, Paterno's not going to the police when he saw the administration did not. He was like the ex-Pope, ignored it.