November 11th, 2011 | By admin
By Katt Anderson
This past week our morals have been challenged. The firing of Joe Paterno has caused a lot of talk on the news. Have our morals been challenged by the firing of a winning coach, instead of looking at the morals of his assistant coach? Does winning a football game mean more than the harming of these precious boys?
Mr. Paterno knew about Jerry Sandusky’s misbehavior, but did nothing. Instead, he allowed eight boys to be molested by this man. Now the students are in a roar because they fired Paterno. I’m glad they did. Someone like that does not need to be in the spotlight.
When I worked, and was over a department, it was my job to make decisions about an employee who was doing wrong. The editor of the newspaper did not fire a person, I did. Times have not changed that much. It was still Paterno’s job to see that Sandusky was punished.
What does the Bible say about this? In James 1:14, 15, it says, “But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.” When we sin, we are dead to Christ. If we are constantly sinning, we are drawn away for God.
The kind of behavior that Mr. Sandusky portrayed is sin. He saw a boy in the shower, and he attacked him. It sickens me to think of what that child went through. What happened will always be in the boy’s memory for the rest of his life.
What has happened to the morals of the students who are outraged that Paterno was fired? Have we as parents failed the young people of today? When did winning become more important that doing what was right? This is beyond me. I cannot comprehend how this could be good. Mr. Paterno should have fought for those boys by making sure Mr. Sandusky was fired. It doesn’t matter if he was a great assistant coach, he did wrong.
Things go on today that are not right. If you see something that is not right, even if it will make you look bad, please report it. Don’t let others be hurt by the actions of one person. Raping a boy in the shower is as wrong as raping a woman in her bedroom. It is a sin, and it should be reported. I admire the person that brought this to light. I know they will suffer, but they are a hero in my book.