Recently I’ve been going back and forth with Henry Burris on this disgusting Penn State debacle.
I have ONE STAND: if an adult has even the slightest suspicion that a child is being abused IT IS YOUR DUTY AS AN ADULT TO STAND UP FOR THAT CHILD AND DO SOMETHING NOW!
It’s not the time for semantics, for second guessing, for looking out for your own interest or your business interest, for your buddy or friend, or for looking the other way. It is the time to contact the authorities and speak up!
A child’s life is at stake.
Money, contracts, games, etc. are not important when it comes to the life of a child.
And if you’re the adult who saw something, or thinks they saw something IT IS YOUR DUTY AS AN ADULT TO STAND UP FOR THAT CHILD AND DO SOMETHING NOW.
It’s a silly argument to say that an adult has to see with their own eyes the actual incident(s) of abuse, it’s a baseless argument to say that since Joe Paterno wasn’t in the shower with the abuser and the victim that he bears no responsibility ~ absolutely a ridiculous thing to say, and Henry Burris should be ashamed of himself.
To be clear: I will always stand up for the victims, the survivors and ultimately the victors over this disgusting epidemic of sexual assault and abuse.
I will always speak up…it’s my duty as an adult.