Ridiculing someone for pointing out corruption and crime against innocents is just wrong. I wish more people had a sense of righteous indignation on the subject.
Hmm. I wrote a check to RAINN already this year. I've already completed my Youth Protection training for the BSA for 2012.
If you missed my very early posts on this topic, the matter strikes home for a number of reasons. Not only do I work with youth, and not only did I formerly work in a children's hospital with a large sexual abuse clinic, but Joe Paterno was one of my heroes. You don't keep many of those as an adult. Although I had no ties whatsoever to Penn State or Pennsylvania, as a child in Seattle I put black electrical tape on my white plastic football helmet so I could 'play' for Joe Paterno in the backyard with all of the other kids. I believed all of the veneer about his moral superiority.
If the authorities won't take action? Joe Paterno had a remedy. 9-1-1. And the 'authorities' from the beginning, if he weren't concerned with the image of Penn State football, were the police.
I've served on BSA Health & Safety Committees at the Council level and higher. I've reported sexual abuse concerns regarding a fifth grade girl which, tragically, were correct.
Now, do you have a problem with that?