Penn State's Shame and Ours
"Success with Honor" is the motto of
The alleged sexual abuse of young boys by former defensive coordinator
Baseball may still be called the national pastime, but football has become the national religion. College football is played on Saturday, the Jewish Sabbath, while professional football is mostly played on Sunday, the Christian Sabbath. Fans of both often express themselves in ways that are more vocal than the wildest Pentecostal preacher.
While denouncing what is alleged to have happened at
Since the free-loving '60s, we seem to have taken a wrecking ball to social mores. Today, anyone appealing to such a standard is denounced and stamped with the label of the day, usually ending in the suffix, "-phobe."
The medical and psychological professions have aided and abetted the cultural rot. Doctors once took an oath to "never do harm," accompanied by a pledge never to assist in an abortion. Now the official position of the American Medical association's "code of ethics" is this: "The principles of medical ethics of the AMA do not prohibit a physician from performing an abortion in accordance with good medical practice and under circumstances that do not violate law."
Doctors once led, now they follow cultural trends.
On its website, the
What changed? Pressure groups aided by secular education and the entertainment industry.
Last week, an episode of "Glee" featured two couples -- one straight, one gay -- "losing their virginity." The show's co-creator,
What we tolerate and promote we get more of and what we discourage and reject we get less of.
The message at
In the last verse of the Old Testament's book of Judges, there is this: "In those days
That could have been the motto at
Penn State sex scandal legal implications
- Sandusky: One Man's Actions and The Incalculable Damage Done
- Too Late But Penn State Finally Did the Right Thing
- Penn State's Shame and Ours
- Scandal Culture Snagged Paterno
- 'Right to Riot' Cemented in Campus Culture
- Key Files Missing From Jerry Sandusky's Charity
- Syracuse Assistant Basketball Coach Bernie Fine Denies Sex Assault Accusations
- Joe Paterno has Treatable Form of Lung Cancer
- McQueary's Story Adds Twist To Penn State Scandal
- Penn State Coach Mike McQueary Says He Stopped Alleged Sandusky Assault
- Sandusky Denies He's a Pedophile in TV Interview
- Big Ten Takes Paterno's Name Off Championship Trophy
- Penn State Assistant Mike Mcqueary Won't Coach, Attend Game Vs. Nebraska
- Picking Up the Pieces: Tom Bradley Takes Over at Penn State
Penn State Fires Coach Paterno, Effective Immediately
President Spanier Also Dismissed
- Paterno Facing Possible Civil Suit, Criminal Charges
- Paterno Wants to Talk About Penn State Controversy
- Penn State Officials Step Down Ahead of Arraignment on Perjury Charges
- Penn State Top Official Unconditionally Backs Embattled Ad Amidst Shocking Allegations
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