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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Penn State Tragedy

I write with a heavy heart about our wonderful Penn State football team. It is tragic that events like those outlined in the press were allowed to continue even after exposure to the authorities. How could the original witness walk away, leaving an innocent child in the hands of a pervert?

 The sin of one man being further perpetrated by "good men doing nothing" is appalling. My heart grieves for the children's lives that have been permanently damaged by the cruelty of a sinful man and those who allowed it to continue.

Last night they held a prayer vigil for the victims. I'm thankful that there are many who put the children first. I was shocked to see so many in support of Joe Paterno. Yes, he did a lot for football and Penn State, but at what cost?

I would  hope those who turned out to show their support for him would put some perspective on the events in question. Games - over lives? Please. Have we fallen so far?

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