Sunday, April 02, 2006
(AgapePress) - An author says parents may want to consider pulling their children out of public schools once they find out young people are much more likely to be sexually abused at the hands of public school employees than by Roman Catholic priests.
Last week Florida public school teacher Debra LaFave escaped jail time despite admitting to repeatedly molesting a 14-year-old boy. WorldNetDaily magazine managing editor David Kupelian has analyzed a study commissioned by the U.S. Education Department that finds such abuse is "likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."
Kupelian, who has a 14-year-old son, says Americans -- for the most part -- do not understand how large the problem of sexual abuse in public schools really is. "This problem of teacher sexual predators in schools is just one of a thousand huge, daunting problems facing the public school system," he says.
I've often wondered how long it will take before the above scandal explodes on the mass media scene.
You notice that the media usually always referred to the Church scandal using words such as "pedophile" priests (even though the great majority of abuse cases envolved teenage boys with no acts of physical violence, clearly homosexual abuse), and sexual "abuse."
But few people use the term "pedophile teachers." And the title of the article is not Teacher-Student "Sexual Abuse" Epidemic, but "Sex" Epidemic.