Children no longer have to return to school and leave their faith at the schoolhouse door. Public school students across America can form religious clubs, pray together in their free time, distribute religious literature to classmates, share their religious convictions in class discussions and in many other ways which belie the myth of the “godless public schools.” Teachers are preparing to teach about religions in various history and literature classes. State standards, especially in the social studies, now require that students learn something (and, in some states, a considerable amount) about the major faith traditions. This much religion in schools may strike some readers as surprising and new, but God hasn’t come back into public education overnight. It has taken more than two decades for student religious expression and study about religions to return, slowly but steadily, to public schools — owing to court decisions, legislation, and broadly supported guidelines issued by religious,...Read more No comments
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In Its Wake, Sandusky Sex Scandal Will Generate More Victims by Dean Tong August 13, 2012Few words can describe the unconscionable and heinous acts of sexual abuse perpetrated upon teenage boys by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky... surreal, detestable, pond scum. Sandusky was the late Joe Paterno's assistant coach for 31 seasons from 1969 to 1999. In 1977, Sandusky founded The Second Mile, a charity to help troubled young boys, in State College, Pennsylvania. But genuine child molesters can be smooth operators and clandestinely and cleverly secret their perverted acts. Known as hebephilia or ephebophilia, Sandusky possessed an attraction to sexually abuse puberty-aged and post-pubescent teenaged boys. Undoubtedly, The Second Mile was a tool used by Sandusky for "grooming" purposes. Grooming is a term used when child sex abuse perpetrators lay in wait or prepare to molest their victims. Ironically, In 2008, Sandusky was first investigated for sexually...