We are so grateful for the many supporters, including a great number of BBC alumni, who rose up over the weekend to email, tweet and Facebook their disappointment that BBC Clark Summit would name its athletic center for Wendell Kempton, when his leadership at ABWE has left so many wounded.
His legacy did include some admirable things, but we feel–and you agreed–that mishandling and hiding child sexual abuse was collusion with the pedophiles. The good he did does not outweigh the bad. We said he was ABWE’s Paterno and you agreed. We are so very, very grateful for the outpouring of support, but we are also very grateful to BBC for quickly hearing our cries and halting their plans. (Who knew large organizations could act so swiftly!) We are very thankful that they have reconsidered, and we hope their final decision will be a wise one.
You did it! Thank you.