This is why I read the BooMan Tribune. I learn what I did not know. BooMan has this piece up about The Boy Scouts of America. I was not aware of the goings-on of the Oregon State Supreme Court and the ordering of the release of over 14,000 pages of “secret” files
Again and again, decade after decade, an array of authorities — police chiefs, prosecutors, pastors and local Boy Scout leaders among them — quietly shielded scoutmasters and others accused of molesting children, a newly opened trove of confidential papers shows.
At the time, those authorities justified their actions as necessary to protect the good name and good works of Scouting, a pillar of 20th century America. But as detailed in 14,500 pages of secret “perversion files” released Thursday by order of the Oregon Supreme Court, their maneuvers allowed sexual predators to go free while victims suffered in silence.
Full disclosure: For a brief period, I was a Boy Scout. My family moved to a different state just before my 14th birthday and I never went back to Scouting.
The only reason the Catholic church’s scandal is bigger is because that organization is bigger.