Yet another article is telling the sad tale of Penn State, but I found this one interesting and different because it points out that maybe–just maybe–the signs that these men were not actually “good men” were there and have been there for quite some time. The same is very true of ABWE leadership. Author Nick Summers says:
To many, Paterno’s fall from grace has come as a sudden and stunning shock. But in recent years, the football regime over which he presided like a god had begun to show signs of ethical decay. A search of media and court records by the Daily Beast reveals a program at Penn State marred by allegations of sexual aggression. At times those incidents met with apparent indulgence by Paterno and college authorities. Paterno’s failure to report Sandusky’s alleged assault was not the only time the head coach appeared to have an ambiguous approach toward members of his program accused of sexual misconduct.
And that’s how it is for those in the know about ABWE’s leadership in areas of sexual misconduct. Show me a child molester they turned over to authorities. You cannot tell me Donn Ketcham was the only child molester they ever experienced in their decades of missions and the only one they ever let slide through without so much as an actual discussion of facts with his pastor (they lied about that, remember?). It’s simply a statistical improbability that he’s the only one.