Responses, many angry, flood Ohio St after remarks

Jul 31, 2013 Full story: KLKN 26

All were among dozens of people who wrote angry letters and emails to Ohio State University earlier this year over remarks former president Gordon Gee made jabbing Catholics, Notre Dame and Southeastern Conference schools, records show.

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#1 Jul 31, 2013
If what is reported here in the referenced story is true and compete and accurate, I think what he said was rather tame, and true, and really innocuous.

Moreover, the article says that the positive emails and comments outnumbered the negative ones by 10 to 1 !

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Jul 31, 2013
What caused all the uproar?

'... He jokingly said the school's priests were "holy on Sunday and they're holy hell on the rest of the week," and said, to laughter, "you just can't trust those damn Catholics." '

That's an OLD one about christendom in general.

I concur.

Since: Mar 09

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#3 Jul 31, 2013

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#4 Jul 31, 2013
snyper wrote:
What caused all the uproar?
'... He jokingly said the school's priests were "holy on Sunday and they're holy hell on the rest of the week," and said, to laughter, "you just can't trust those damn Catholics." '
That's an OLD one about christendom in general.
I concur.
Jesus of Nazareth probably said pretty much the same thing about the religious leaders of his time, while he was hanging with his buddies at the bar slammin down some cold brewskies.

One of my FAV pics of Jesus of Nazareth is here: http://www.art4god.com/html/...

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#5 Jul 31, 2013
He said you can't trust Catholic priests?

Well, anyone whose kid was abused by one already know that!

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#6 Jul 31, 2013
JohnInToronto wrote:
He said you can't trust Catholic priests?
Well, anyone whose kid was abused by one already know that!
Are you willing to say that about public school teachers?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Are you willing to say that about public school teachers?
We are talking about Catholic priests today.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 31, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
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Jesus of Nazareth probably said pretty much the same thing about the religious leaders of his time, while he was hanging with his buddies at the bar slammin down some cold brewskies.
One of my FAV pics of Jesus of Nazareth is here: http://www.art4god.com/html/...
That would look badass when he is riding his dinosaur.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#9 Jul 31, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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We are talking about Catholic priests today.
Really? What's the title of the thread, wee man?

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#10 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
Are you willing to say that about public school teachers?
Do they hide their offenders from scrutiny, protect them from criminal investigation, and shuffle them to other locations where they can offend again?

There are, no doubt, molesters and abusers in any group. But only the RCC is guilty of such grevious behavior like protecting these criminals, and transferring money into sheltered accounts to keep it out of the hands of victims.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#11 Jul 31, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
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Do they hide their offenders from scrutiny, protect them from criminal investigation, and shuffle them to other locations where they can offend again?
There are, no doubt, molesters and abusers in any group. But only the RCC is guilty of such grevious behavior like protecting these criminals, and transferring money into sheltered accounts to keep it out of the hands of victims.
Funny you mention that:

Stephen Rooney, a teacher and administrator at Foshay Learning Center, was transferred to another school even though it was discovered that he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. He was eventually charged and sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting three teenage girls and a minor, including the student at Foshay, in 2008.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

Carrillo said another group of parents tried to lodge a complaint against Pimentel the following year with a board supervisor, but were also rebuffed.“They minimize the complaints against kids,” he said.“That is the pattern and practice of the school district."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...

The lawyer for the mother of a girl who was allegedly abused by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher announced Friday the family has filed a claim in court against the teacher and the school district, alleging “a massive cover-up” that allowed abusive behavior for two decades.

Attorney Brian Claypool accused Miramonte teachers of escorting young female students to the empty classroom of Mark Henry Berndt afterschool so he could “carry out all of his sordid activities on these kids.”
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Court...

“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#12 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
Funny you mention that:
Stephen Rooney, a teacher and administrator at Foshay Learning Center, was transferred to another school even though it was discovered that he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. He was eventually charged and sentenced to eight years in prison for molesting three teenage girls and a minor, including the student at Foshay, in 2008.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...
Carrillo said another group of parents tried to lodge a complaint against Pimentel the following year with a board supervisor, but were also rebuffed.“They minimize the complaints against kids,” he said.“That is the pattern and practice of the school district."
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...
The lawyer for the mother of a girl who was allegedly abused by a Miramonte Elementary School teacher announced Friday the family has filed a claim in court against the teacher and the school district, alleging “a massive cover-up” that allowed abusive behavior for two decades.
Attorney Brian Claypool accused Miramonte teachers of escorting young female students to the empty classroom of Mark Henry Berndt afterschool so he could “carry out all of his sordid activities on these kids.”
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Court...
Good detective work. Hope they throw the book at 'em. Still, looks like the occasional school or school district has a LOT of catching up to do, to rival the offenses of the RCC, which authorizes its crimes throughout its heirarchy, from the highest levels. Not that I'd WANT anyone to try to catch up to that.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#13 Jul 31, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
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Good detective work. Hope they throw the book at 'em. Still, looks like the occasional school or school district has a LOT of catching up to do, to rival the offenses of the RCC, which authorizes its crimes throughout its heirarchy, from the highest levels. Not that I'd WANT anyone to try to catch up to that.
I'm betting that schools around the world have the same issues, including coverups. They're tougher to expose because they enjoy protection from some powerful groups...politicians covering themselves, unions protecting their members and the media which is loathe to dish dirt on a "progressive" institution like a public school system.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#14 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>I'm betting that schools around the world have the same issues, including coverups. They're tougher to expose because they enjoy protection from some powerful groups...politicians covering themselves, unions protecting their members and the media which is loathe to dish dirt on a "progressive" institution like a public school system.
Wouldn't it be nice if an institution that claims a direct line to God would place upon itself a higher standard of conduct that a public, secular, institution?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#15 Jul 31, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Wouldn't it be nice if an institution that claims a direct line to God would place upon itself a higher standard of conduct that a public, secular, institution?
The butthurt never leaves you, does it?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>The butthurt never leaves you, does it?
You are obsessed with butts, Joyboy. Is it because the pope approves?

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#17 Jul 31, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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You are obsessed with butts, Joyboy. Is it because the pope approves?
Speaking of obsession, have you looked at your name? I bet Barry Bathhouse approves of that.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#18 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>Speaking of obsession, have you looked at your name?
You have. Longingly.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#19 Jul 31, 2013
Diamond Eugene wrote:
<quoted text>The butthurt never leaves you, does it?
Just as the Colby College forensic skills never leave you, 3.1.

Since: Jun 13

Hilliard, OH

#20 Jul 31, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Just as the Colby College forensic skills never leave you, 3.1.
That was quite a display you put on with SL...I believe the word was "skank." The University of Phoenix is bursting its buttons over that, little girl. You've done them proud.

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