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A Religious Response to Jerry Sandusky: Compassion, Victims, and Monsters

posted on June 25, 2012

Religion New Service’s Omid Safi writes that all the spontaneous celebration, which broke out in response to the guilty verdict of former Penn State assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, on multiple charges of child sex abuse, is understandable. “As a parent, I … relate to the very primal urge to protect every last of our children from this monster.” But condemning Sandusky to “the lowest bowels of hell,” writes Safi, takes our attention away from “the many kids who have been hurt, scarred, and violated. That anger, while justified, ultimately proves poisonous to our own hearts.”

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