A friend provided us with this link to great thoughts on why people who seem to be capable of doing “the right things” in other areas of life could fall so horribly short in some really important ones. Again, it’s inspired by the sad story of Penn State.
A favorite quote from the article:
I could write out a long list of names of good men and women I know personally, men and women of proven character and good reputation, who did not stand up for victims and instead protected a program or ministry. I’ve done it myself at times. Rocking the boat didn’t seem a Christian virtue in that moment.
Though good church people often value submission to authority over advocacy for the oppressed, God is clear on what we need to do with abusive authority.
Here you go: