PA--Sandusky letter is posted on line
Sandusky letter is posted on line; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Thursday, Jan. 29
What possible good can come from posting on line a letter from convicted serial child molesting Penn State coach?
Little that a proven child molester says from prison will ever be helpful. But giving a platform to child molester will almost certainly be upsetting to victims of such horrific crimes.
Imagine if your child had been raped by Jerry Sandusky. Would you like to be watching TV with your family and suddenly see Sandusky’s mug shot and hear an announcer acting as though a few sentences he wrote to one person being treated like it’s legitimate “news.”
Some want to defend Joe Paterno or other college staff. So be it. But we hope John Ziegler and other Paterno backers will at least find the decency to deny Sandusky a voice he can use to further re-victimize those he has already hurt so badly. Ignoring Sandusky’s remarks is a simple way we can show solidarity with his victims.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
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