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yanquetino's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by yanquetino

They don't get it. Whether it was a "temporary problem" or not is completely irrelevant.

The real issue is that it has been systematically covered up by using the age-old "get-out-of-jail-free" card given to... wait for it... religion.

If adult leaders in any secular organization engaged in such a "temporary problem" with the minors in their program, you can bet that they would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law --not just given a wrist slap and then shielded by the top officials.

Think of summer camp counselors, scout leaders, athletic coaches, teachers in the public schools. In the latter example, would principals and commissioners simply move them to a different school as an "internal" matter? Not! As we all know from several recent cases, school districts immediately turn such individuals over to the judicial system.

Thu, 19 May 2011 00:50:18 UTC | #628245