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NY Times: Pedophilia, A Disorder, Not a Crime

The author, Margo Kaplan,an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law

The author, Margo Kaplan,an assistant professor at Rutgers School of Law

NY Times: Think back to your first childhood crush. Maybe it was a classmate or a friend next door. Most likely, through school and into adulthood, your affections continued to focus on others in your approximate age group. But imagine if they did not.

By some estimates, 1 percent of the male population continues, long after puberty, to find themselves attracted to prepubescent children. These people are living with pedophilia, a sexual attraction to prepubescents that often constitutes a mental illness. Unfortunately, our laws are failing them and, consequently, ignoring opportunities to prevent child abuse.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines pedophilia as an intense and recurrent sexual interest in prepubescent children, and a disorder if it causes a person “marked distress or interpersonal difficulty” or if the person acts on his interests. Yet our laws ignore pedophilia until after the commission of a sexual offense, emphasizing punishment, not prevention.

Part of this failure stems from the misconception that pedophilia is the same as child molestation. One can live with pedophilia and not act on it. Sites like Virtuous Pedophiles provide support for pedophiles who do not molest children and believe that sex with children is wrong. It is not that these individuals are “inactive” or “nonpracticing” pedophiles, but rather that pedophilia is a status and not an act. In fact, research shows, about half of all child molesters are not sexually attracted to their victims.

A second misconception is that pedophilia is a choice. Recent research, while often limited to sex offenders — because of the stigma of pedophilia — suggests that the disorder may have neurological origins. Pedophilia could result from a failure in the brain to identify which environmental stimuli should provoke a sexual response. M.R.I.s of sex offenders with pedophilia show fewer of the neural pathways known as white matter in their brains. Men with pedophilia are three times more likely to be left-handed or ambidextrous, a finding that strongly suggests a neurological cause. Some findings also suggest that disturbances in neurodevelopment in utero or early childhood increase the risk of pedophilia. Studies have also shown that men with pedophilia have, on average, lower scores on tests of visual-spatial ability and verbal memory.

The Virtuous Pedophiles website is full of testimonials of people who vow never to touch a child and yet live in terror. They must hide their disorder from everyone they know — or risk losing educational and job opportunities, and face the prospect of harassment and even violence. Many feel isolated; some contemplate suicide. The psychologist Jesse Bering, author of “Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us,” writes that people with pedophilia “aren’t living their lives in the closet; they’re eternally hunkered down in a panic room.”

While treatment cannot eliminate a pedophile’s sexual interests, a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can help him to manage urges and avoid committing crimes. But the reason we don’t know enough about effective treatment is because research has usually been limited to those who have committed crimes.

Our current law is inconsistent and irrational. For example, federal law and 20 states allow courts to issue a civil order committing a sex offender, particularly one with a diagnosis of pedophilia, to a mental health facility immediately after the completion of his sentence — under standards that are much more lax than for ordinary “civil commitment” for people with mental illness. And yet, when it comes to public policies that might help people with pedophilia to come forward and seek treatment before they offend, the law omits pedophilia from protection.

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination against otherwise qualified individuals with mental disabilities, in areas such as employment, education and medical care. Congress, however, explicitly excluded pedophilia from protection under these two crucial laws.

It’s time to revisit these categorical exclusions. Without legal protection, a pedophile cannot risk seeking treatment or disclosing his status to anyone for support. He could lose his job, and future job prospects, if he is seen at a group-therapy session, asks for a reasonable accommodation to take medication or see a psychiatrist, or requests a limit in his interaction with children. Isolating individuals from appropriate employment and treatment only increases their risk of committing a crime.

There’s no question that the extension of civil rights protections to people with pedophilia must be weighed against the health and safety needs of others, especially kids. It stands to reason that a pedophile should not be hired as a grade-school teacher. But both the A.D.A. and the Rehabilitation Act contain exemptions for people who are “not otherwise qualified” for a job or who pose “a direct threat to the health and safety of others” that can’t be eliminated by a reasonable accommodation. (This is why employers don’t have to hire blind bus drivers or mentally unstable security guards.)

The direct-threat analysis rejects the idea that employers can rely on generalizations; they must assess the specific case and rely on evidence, not presuppositions. Those who worry that employers would be compelled to hire dangerous pedophiles should look to H.I.V. case law, where for years courts were highly conservative, erring on the side of finding a direct threat, even into the late 1990s, when medical authorities were in agreement that people with H.I.V. could work safely in, for example, food services.

Removing the pedophilia exclusion would not undermine criminal justice or its role in responding to child abuse. It would not make it easier, for example, for someone accused of child molestation to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.

A pedophile should be held responsible for his conduct — but not for the underlying attraction. Arguing for the rights of scorned and misunderstood groups is never popular, particularly when they are associated with real harm. But the fact that pedophilia is so despised is precisely why our responses to it, in criminal justice and mental health, have been so inconsistent and counterproductive. Acknowledging that pedophiles have a mental disorder, and removing the obstacles to their coming forward and seeking help, is not only the right thing to do, but it would also advance efforts to protect children from harm.

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DCG

Famous atheist Richard Dawkins says it’s our moral duty to kill the mentally retarded

“In a world without God, everything is permitted.”
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

In addition to exterminating millions of Jews, Nazi Germany also killed gypsies (Romani), Christians (Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe are examples), the physically handicapped, and the mentally retarded, including those with Down Syndrome.

Now a famous atheist, 73-year-old British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, says it would be “immoral” not to abort a baby with Down Syndrome, which is another way of saying it is our moral duty to kill those with Down Syndrome.

Richard Dawkins, 73

Richard Dawkins, 73

Dustin Siggins reports for LifeSiteNews that in an exchange on Twitter on August 20, 2014, Dawkins wrote that choosing not to abort a child with Down Syndrome would be “uncivilized” and “immoral.”

The conversation began when Dawkins tweeted that “Ireland is a civilised country except in this 1 area.” The area was abortion, which until last year was illegal in all cases in Ireland.

A Twitter user named Aidan McCourt asked Dawkins if “994 human beings with Down’s Syndrome [having been] deliberately killed before birth in England and Wales in 2012″ was “civilised.”

Dawkins replied: “Yes, it is very civilised. These are fetuses, diagnosed before they have human feelings.”

Dawkins tweet

Later, Dawkins said that “the question is not ‘is it ‘human’?’ but ‘can it SUFFER?’”

In perhaps the most shocking moment, one Twitter user wrote that s/he “honestly [doesn’t] know what I would do if I were pregnant with a kid with Down Syndrome. Real ethical dilemma.”

Dawkins advised the writer to “abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”

According to Dawkins, the issue of who should be born comes down to a calculation based upon possible suffering. “Yes. Suffering should be avoided. [The abortion] cause[s] no suffering. Reduce suffering wherever you can.”

It is estimated that in many Western countries the abortion rate of children diagnosed in utero with Down syndrome is 90%, or even higher. The development of new and more accurate tests for the condition has raised concerns among Down syndrome advocates that that number could rise even higher.

Although it is widely believed that people with Down syndrome are doomed to a life of suffering, in one large survey 99% of respondents with Down syndrome said they were “happy.” At the same time, 99% of parents said they loved their child with Down syndrome, and 97% said they were proud of them.

Only 4% of parents who responded said they regretted having their child.

Scientist though he is, Dawkins is simply wrong about fetuses babies in the womb not feeling pain. It is now well-established that 20 weeks into a pregnancy, unborn children can feel pain. Likewise, unborn children have emotional reactions to external stimuli — such as a mother’s stress levels — months before being born.

In other words, the unborn baby DOES suffer when he or she is aborted.

Finally, if “suffering” — as conjectured and determined not by the sufferer but by “scientists” like Dawkins — is the criterion for killing someone, then we might as well bring back Hitler and the Nazis.

Didn’t you know that the Nazis fervently believed that, in exterminating millions of human beings, they were doing good by eliminating the sub-human (Untermensch) so as to prevent them for polluting the human gene pool?

See also “Atheist Richard Dawkins says nothing wrong with pedophilia.”

~Eowyn

4- and 5-year-olds engaged in oral sex at California Lutheran pre-school

FOTM has published many posts on how America’s public government schools are dysfunctional. Our beloved DCG ends some of her posts on this subject with the sentence: “Reason number xxx to home school.” At last count, she is now at number 999,999.

There are now so many reasons, henceforth I’ll just use the infinity symbol.

So here’s Reason No.  why you should home school your precious children.

A preschool in Southern California is closing after parents discovered 4- and 5-year-old students were engaged in sexual activity among themselves. To top it off, the preschool is not even government-run, but a private religious one — that of a Lutheran church!

Carson

Elex Michaelson reports for Los Angeles’ KABC-TV7, Feb. 1, 2013, that parents of students at the First Lutheran Church of Carson (pre)School say their children had engaged in sexual activities with each other. As a result of those allegations, the school is now shutting down

Richard McCarthy says his 4-year-old son and at least another boy often received oral sex at school from a 5-year-old girl, and that his son “told me about all the bad things that girl had been doing to him. It went down in the classroom, it went down in the bathroom and it went down out on the playground. The two boys that have been introduced to this feeling that they don’t know how to process are still looking for it, and trying to make it happen.”
The California Department of Social Services cited the school for at least one sexual incident between the kids, overall lack of supervision and an improper teacher-child ratio.

McCarthy

McCarthy (above) and other parents are now joining attorney Greg Owen’s lawsuit against the school and the church. “To boil it all down, it comes to supervision,” Owens said. The lawyer will file the suit today.

Parents are angry they were only given two weeks’ notice that the school is shutting down for now. Church leaders wouldn’t go on camera, but told Eyewitness News off-camera that there were “only” two incidents involving inappropriate touching among the kids, and those cases are closed.

They also said the school is closing because the director is leaving for personal reasons, and no teacher wants the job. They insisted student sex has nothing to do with the closure, something McCarthy said is a lie.

McCarthy says after the school told him his son was acting up again, he rushed to campus. Fighting back tears, the father said “I just had to keep yelling in his ear, ‘You’re not in trouble, you’re not in trouble!’  And I just told him, ‘You’re never coming back here again for these people to do this to you.'”

The school is set to close this Friday. Parents say the girl accused of the oral sex is no longer at the school.

Owen

The Daily Mail reports that attorney Owen (above) will file a suit today (Feb. 4)  in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against the school, the church, the principal, the teacher, and an alleged child perpetrator. He is representing four alleged victims who, because of their age, cannot be identified under law. Owen said the children’s “lives will be ruined in many ways. And we know there are many more [victims].”

Now, McCarthy and other parents are concerned that their children, after being inappropriately exposed to sexual behavior at such a young age, may become sexual predators themselves.

“There’s no way I can just take him to another school and be that parent that just lets a predator loose,” McCarthy said. “How else do you explain it?”

Owen said, “Parents are saying, ‘My child is now a predator. Now how can I let him go to another school?’ I have talked to three of the parents who have not been able to, but I would think there are schools around. ‘There were many children lying there and they watched these acts. In our business and in psychological terms, that’s sexualizing a child at a young age.”

In an exclusive interview with KABC-TV, the mother of the little girl alleged to have given oral sex to the boys said her 5-year-old daughter was caught by a teacher inside a bathroom at school giving oral sex to a 4-year-old boy. The unnamed mother said: “It’s unfathomable on so many levels. For one, that it actually happened. For two, where it happened. For three, how often something happened. The way that she [her daughter] explained it, it was kind of like it was an everyday thing…from pulling the pants down to exposing themselves to, you know, trying to get somebody to put their mouth on the privates.”

The mother insisted investigators had found no evidence of child abuse at her home.

Rio Jesus

Notwithstanding the girl’s mother’s insistence, there is no way that a 5-year-old girl would know about oral sex, even less perform oral sex on boys, without having been sexually abused herself.

Our children are the canaries in the mineshaft of America. And all the signs point to our culture and society being in serious trouble.

~Eowyn

New U.S. Army manual forbids our soldiers from criticizing Islam

The evidence is mounting that the Obama regime at best coddles radical Muslims, at worst it’s actively supporting and arming them. To wit:

  • The Obama regime refuses to call US Army psychologist Nidal Hasan, who perpetrated the worst shooting ever to take place on a U.S. military base, at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009 — an Islamic jihadist. Despite eyewitness testimonies that Hasan had shouted “Allahu Akbar! (Allah is Great!)” before opening fire, killing 13 and wounding another 29; and regardless of internal Army reports indicating Hasan’s fellow officers had reported his outspoken sympathy with radical Islam since 2005.
  • In August 2011, afraid of offending the delicate sensibilities of Muslims, the U.S. Marine Corps banned Marines serving in Afghanistan from — I kid you not — audible farting.
  • In Sept. 2012, a highly-decorated 18-year veteran Army officer, Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley, was fired from teaching a course on Islam because he had the temerity of actually teaching “negative aspects” the truth about Islam. (More evidence at the end of this post.)

The latest is a new U.S. Army handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East, forbidding our soldiers from making derogatory comments about the extremist Taliban, pedophilia, or Islam in general, as well as any comment approving of rights for women.

Aren’t we fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan? So if the Obama regime were in power then, U.S. soldiers in the Second World War would have been barred from making “derogatory comments” about Hitler and the Nazis.

What lunacy.

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The non-partisan public interest organization Judicial Watch reports Dec. 11, 2012:

Here is a strong indicator that the Obama Administration’s crusade to appease Islam has gone too far; a new U.S. military handbook for troops deployed to the Middle East orders soldiers not to make derogatory comments about the Taliban or criticize pedophilia, among other outrageous things.

It gets better; the new manual, which is around 75 pages, suggests that Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces.

The soon-to-be-released Army handbook is still being drafted, but [The Wall St. Journal] … got a sneak preview and published an article [for subscribers only] that should infuriate the American taxpayers funding the never-ending war on terror. The manual is being created because someone with authority bought the theory that cultural insensitivity is driving insider attacks on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

More than three dozen insider attacks have killed 63 members of the U.S.-led coalition this year, according to the article, and some blame “American cultural ignorance.” The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. “Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.”

The draft leaked to the newspaper offers a list of “taboo conversation topics” that soldiers should avoid, including “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam.”

At least one high-ranking military official had the backbone to publicly criticize the new manual, albeit through a spokesperson. U.S. Marine General John Allen, the top commander in Afghanistan, doesn’t endorse it and rejected a proposed forward drafted by Army officials in his name. “He does not approve of its contents,” according to a military spokesman quoted in the story.

Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Under Obama practically every major federal agency has been ordered to participate in Muslim outreach initiatives, including the Justice Department with a special program to protect Islamic civil rights, Homeland Security meetings with extremist Muslim organizations and the nation’s space agency (NASA) with an unprecedented mission to focus on Muslim diplomacy.

Additionally, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed a special order to allow the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties long banned them from the U.S. and the administration sent an America-bashing mosque leader (Feisal Abdul Rauf) who blames U.S. foreign policy for the 9/11 attacks on a Middle Eastern outreach mission. The Obama Administration even ordered a government-funded meal program for home-bound seniors to offer halal cuisine prepared according to Islamic law.

About U.S. Marine General John Allen who has refused to endorse the new Muslim-appeasing military manual: This is the same Gen. Allen whose previously-announced promotion is now indefinitely postponed, and who will soon be replaced by Gen. Joseph Dunford as commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. See “Obama purges U.S. military command (Part 1),” Dec. 3, 2012.

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H/t Eyes Wide Shut

~Eowyn

Harvard University will have an Incest-fest

We warned you that legalizing same-sex marriage will have a slippery-slope effect. Practitioners and proponents will seek to normalize, if not legalize, other social taboos such as polygamy, incest, bestiality, and pedophilia.

And it’s all happening:

Here’s more evidence: The elite Harvard University, Obama’s alma mater, will have a debaucherous hookup dance called “Incest-Fest” this winter.

The word “hookup” (also called ”booty calls” or “friends with benefits”) refers to an increasingly common practice among America’s youth, especially on college campuses, of sexual intercourse without emotional commitment or even a preliminary pretense of a date. Stripped of its urban slang patina, hookups really are just casual sex — what used to be called “one night stands” — which is just another word for promiscuity.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the highest prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is among the young: “Estimates suggest that even though young people aged 15–24 years represent only 25% of the sexually experienced population, they acquire nearly half of all new STDs.”

Harvard U’s Kirkland House

Oliver Darcy reports for CampusReform.org, Oct. 10, 2012:

At least one student at Harvard University is expressing outrage over the name of “Incest-Fest,” a hook-up dance to be held at the university’s famous Kirkland House dormitory this winter.

The event, described in the Kirkland House Wikipedia entry, is an annual  “debaucherous dance open only to [male and female] members of the house.”

Harvard’s official student newspaper, The Crimson, also mentions the event in it campus life guide. “You’ll spend all of Secret Santa week watching underclad men gyrating in the dining hall and figuring out who you’ll hook up with at Incest Fest,” it reads. “[H]ouse life is incredibly close-knit, bordering on downright incestuous. But there’s more to Kirkland than raunchy dining hall skits and regrettable hook-ups,” the paper continues.

Junior Samantha Berstler, who is a resident in the Kirkland House however, argued in an op-ed in the The Crimson, that the party’s name is “offensive and insensitive”  because incest is no joking matter. “The name ‘Incest-Fest’ is not sexy or cute or clever,” wrote Berstle.

Other students commenting responded to Bestle’s criticism, however, suggesting she should lighten up. “Don’t go and let other people have a sick time getting laid,” wrote an apparent student, Marcus Bunny.

A spokesperson for Harvard University did not provide comment to Campus Reform, despite multiple inquiries via phone and e-mail.

Famous former residents of the Kirkland dorm include Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

~Eowyn

SF gay activist arrested for child porn of 1 year olds

“Relativism poses as humble by saying: ‘We are not smart enough to know what the truth is—or if there is any universal truth.’ It sounds humble. But…[i]t’s like a servant saying: I am not smart enough to know which person here is my master—or if I even have a master. The result is that I don’t have a master and I can be my own master. That is in reality what happens to relativists: In claiming to be too lowly to know the truth, they exalt themselves as supreme arbiter of what they can think and do. This is not humility. This is the essence of pride.”John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Have you ever considered that the Left’s championing of moral relativism actually is their way of rationalizing and justifying their own moral perversions? If there’s no clear right and wrong, then what they do isn’t wrong.

Bernie Ward

Take Bernie Ward for example. A prominent leftist, Ward was a former aide to Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) and a popular radio talk host on San Francisco’s KGO 810 AM with his own news talk show, as well as a 3-hour Sunday program called “God Talk.”

In 2008, Ward pled guilty to distributing child pornography “between 15 and 150 times” via the Internet and was sentenced to 7 years’ imprisonment. In the chat logs with a woman who posed online as a dominatrix, Ward also described sexual activity with his own children, although both he and his children denied to investigators that the activities ever occurred.

Most recently, another San Francisco leftist champion of moral relativism, 66-year-old prominent gay activist Larry Brinkin was charged with six counts of sending and receiving images of child porn, including those of children as young as one year old.

How utterly perverted can a man be to find a one-year-old child sexually appealing?

Larry Brinkin

Erin Sherbert reports for SFWeekly, Sept. 26, 2012, that Brinkin, San Francisco’s well-known gay rights activist, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to six felony charges of sending and receiving images of child pornography.

The charges came three months after Brinkin, 66, was first arrested by San Francisco police, who claim he had been using the e-mail address zack3737@aol.com to view images of children as young as perhaps 1 year old being sodomized by and performing oral sex on adult men, accompanied by highly racist commentary.

On May 8, the SFPD was contacted regarding Brinkin’s alleged illegal activity. Investigators secured a search warrant on his home where he lives with his husband and son. They seized items from his house, including computers, videos, VHS tapes, and a floppy disc. Police later determined Brinkin received e-mails and sent two reply e-mails containing child pornography. Then on Aug. 8, the SFPD seized additional computers belonging to Brinkin, which allegedly contained dozens of images of child pornography. On Sept. 20, police arrested Brinkin again and booked him on child pornography charges.

Brinkin retired in 2010 after serving 22 years as a contract compliance officer for San Francisco’s Human Rights Commission. Beloved member of the gay community, the S.F. Board of Supervisors had declared the first week of February as “Larry Brinkin Week.”

Now I know why the latest push from the Left is to “normalize” pedophilia as just another ho-hum “sexual orientation.”

~Eowyn

Joe Paterno knew he’ll be sued for Sandusky’s molestation of boys

…and here’s the evidence.

Sometime this summer, Paterno transferred his share of ownership in his half-million-dollar home to his wife, Sue, for $1, according to a New York Times report.

Joe and Sue Paterno

The property transfer was conducted less than four months before the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal rocked Penn State University and caused Paterno to be fired on Nov. 9.

Documents obtained by the Times show that on July 21, he sold his share in the house to “Suzanne P. Paterno, trustee” for $1 plus “love and affection.” The Paternos had bought the State College, Pa., house in 1969 for $58,000, which now is valued at $594,484.40.

Paterno’s attorney Wick Sollers insists that the property transfer is unrelated to the grand jury investigation of the allegations that Sandusky, Paterno’s defensive coordinator until 1999, had abused young boys for years, at times in the showers at the football facility. The grand-jury investigation began in 2009.

Sollers told the Times in an email that the property transfer was part of a “multiyear estate planning program” in which the transfer “was simply one element of that plan.”

Yeah, sure…..

According to the NY Times, University of Pittsburgh law professor Lawrence A. Frolik, an elder law expert, said he has never heard of a husband selling his share of a house for $1 to his spouse for tax or government assistance purposes.

I can’t see any tax advantages,” Frolik said. “If someone told me that, my reaction would be, ‘Are they hoping to shield assets in case if there’s personal liability?’ ” He added, “It sounds like an attempt to avoid personal liability in having assets in his wife’s name.”

Paterno knew he likely would become a target of civil lawsuits by Sandusky’s victims. The property transfer to his wife is to protect and secure Joe Paterno’s assets. Someone should look into what good ol’ Joe has done with the couple’s other assets, such as stocks, bonds, and bank accounts.

Meanwhile, ABC News reports that one of Sandusky’s alleged victims has hired a lawyer to look into suing Sandusky and others who may have kept the scandal quiet. The attorney could target Penn State staff or workers for the former coach’s Second Mile charity.

Paterno, who will turn 85 next month, is in line for a pension of more than $500,000 as a state employee who had worked at Penn State since 1950, according to an Associated Press report. The formula for determining benefits gives him a pension equal to 100% of the average of his three highest-salaried years. Over the last three years, Paterno’s annual pay increased from $541,000 to $568,000.

The civil lawsuits can and should go after his pension.

In the future, staffers aware of child abuse may face more than a lawsuit. The Wall Street Journal reports there is a bill planned in the Pennsylvania state legislature requiring anyone in such a position to inform police of the abuse. Current state law simply requires notifying “the person in charge,” which is what Joe Paterno did when he reported to his immediate superior — Penn State U’s athletic director — of Sandusky’s anal rape of a 10-year-old boy in the locker-room’s shower.

In other words, Paterno — a “lifelong” Catholic — merely did the legal minimum, instead of the morally right thing to do, which would be to report the rape to the police.

~Eowyn