Much has been written over the past several months of the predatory acts of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky and the school’s inaction towards his crimes, but I’ve yet to see anyone suggest that Sandusky’s victims were, y’know, asking for it. Until now, anyway, as Father Benedict Groeschel (above, right), director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, took to the Catholic Register with the following hypothesis ; “suppose you have a man having a nervous breakdown, and a youngster comes after him. A lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.” If only Father Bruce Ritter had encountered this sort of empathy. (quotes courtesy The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan)
It’s not so hard to see — a kid looking for a father and didn’t have his own — and they won’t be planning to get into heavy-duty sex, but almost romantic, embracing, kissing, perhaps sleeping but not having intercourse or anything like that.
Here’s this poor guy — [Penn State football coach Jerry] Sandusky — it went on for years. Interesting: Why didn’t anyone say anything? Apparently, a number of kids knew about it and didn’t break the ice.