Like the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, the Penn State abuse scandal has drawn national attention.
Personal loyalties aside, most of us are outraged that those charged with the care of children chose to abandon the most vulnerable of such children in the face of evil.
We teach our children to report abuse to a trustworthy adult…and report it to the next adult and the next, until someone responds. Here, apparently, no trustworthy adult could be found.
Instead, the facts suggest the overriding concern by Penn State was not child welfare, but the reputation of the university, its coaches, and sports program.
Those who facilitated child abuse by their silence and inaction would do well to review the university’s motto: “Laws without morals are in vain.”
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