The grotesque situation unfolding at Penn State University is not only disgraceful but utterly nauseating. The ugly details emerging at one of the most prestigious football programs in the country has opened people's eyes to what really goes on behind closed locker room doors. Unfortunately, the same things go on behind closed doors anywhere powerful men feel it their right to abuse those too young or nave to defend themselves.
Whether football coaches, politicians, business tycoons or religious ministers; if abuse of authority is manifested, the punishment should be swift and decisive. Unfortunately, slaps on the wrist are usually administered by people more afraid of losing their job than their personal integrity.
There is absolutely no justification for abuse of any kind by any one directed toward another. Whether child abuse, spouse abuse, employee abuse or elder abuse; anyone found guilty of such actions needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and exposed for who they are, which is an ugly monster.
What right does a person have to sexually abuse a child? What right does a person have to beat the living daylights out of their wife or girlfriend? What right does an employer have to degrade, belittle or harass an employee? What right does a child have to abuse their parent or grandparent just because they grow old or feeble?
God has made it perfectly clear in His Word that no one has ANY right to abuse anyone else. No one, no matter how innocent, ignorant, feeble or impressionable should live in constant fear of being abused physically or verbally. Those guilty of this abuse are as the scum on our pond in the summer; ugly, worthless and worthy of elimination.
My heart aches for the young men who over the years were subjected to being raped by a man they admired as their coach. My heart aches for young boys subjected to physical abuse by clergymen who were nothing but pedophiles. My heart aches for children who are physically, mentally and emotionally abused by their fathers. My heart aches for helpless and feeble old people yelled at and made to feel their life is worthless.
These things are all so wrong yet they take place every day somewhere in America and around the world. Every minute of every day someone's life is permanently scarred by someone else manifesting an abuse of power. My heart goes out to these people, and always has. I wish I could gather them all up and bring them home to comfort and allow them to see not all people are evil monsters.
I pray the man responsible for the tragedy at Penn State gets the 460 years in jail he is due. I pray all the powerful men who turned away from the truth or sought to cover it up get fired and/or thrown in jail. I pray the mess at Penn State serves to wake up everyone to what corrupt men of power can and will do.
[quote]There is absolutely no justification for abuse of any kind by any one directed toward another. [/quote]
You are right. This is what sin does and we need to make an impact in our world for Christ so abuse does not happen.
Right on the money, B2y. The abuses you mentioned are so ungodly and cannot be tolerated in any form. All we can do is pray for those abused and remember..."vengence is mine says the Lord!"
Thanks for sharing. God bless...
We must never blindly follow or put our complete trust in any person of power - teacher, minister, star, politician. "See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." (Mt 10:16) - Bibleguy64