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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Not to Beat a Dead Horse, But...

Many news watchers are undoubtedly aware that an article in this Sunday's New York Times Magazine ("Prep School Predators") by a former student of Horace Mann School (Amos Kamil) alleges that from the 1970s to the 1990s multiple instances of sexual abuse of students occurred and were perpetrated by teachers at the school. Moreover, it appears that school administrators (or at least some of them) ignored or condoned what was going on.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I think it's worth noting that none of the abusers were Roman Catholic priests. As I noted in a previous post ("Celibacy and the Pastoral Abuse of Minors"), contrary to much popular opinion Roman Catholic priests do not sexually abuse minors at greater rates than do males in the larger population. It is nice to see that the secular media are finally catching on.


  1. Interesting. I see that you are an equal opportunity myth buster. So you think the secular media ARE catching on.