AFA of PA encourages Christians, through education, to become involved in pro-family issues in their community, state and the nation. This is some of what has been going on in the Commonwealth and the nation.
President Obama recently announced his support for the NCAA sanctions against Penn State, also stating that making sure kids are safe is more important than sports. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania ( AFA of PA) agrees with the President on the need to keep kids safe, but has contacted the President for a further explanation on the federal government’s hiring practices in light of the recent hiring of former Penn State President Graham Spanier, who was also implicated in the Freeh Report for turning a blind eye to the accusations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Former Penn State Defensive Coordinator Jerry Sandusky sat before his jury of peers and was found guilty of 45 counts of sexual abuse last month and faces life in prison. Athletic Director Tim Curley and Vice President for Finance Gary Schultz have been charged with perjury and covering up allegations of child sexual abuse. Early Sunday morning Joe Paterno’s statute outside Beaver Stadium was removed. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) has but one question, “Where is Graham Spanier?”
Today the Louis Freeh Special Investigative Counsel released its report on Penn State’s role in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation case listing 120 recommendations in eight areas. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) is pleased that the report did not try to whitewash the misdeeds, lack of oversight or culture that allowed the serial molestation of young boys to take place by former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.
Tonight the Penn State Board of Trustees did the right thing in unanimously voting to fire President Graham Spanier and Coach Joe Paterno. But at least three questions remain: 1.) What will the Board do about Athletic Director Tim Curley who is on administrative leave? 2.) Will the school continue paying the legal fees for Curley and Gary Schultz, whose job description included oversight of the campus police? 3.) In their search for a new president, will the board heed warnings such as those that were registered with them in 1995 as they were on the verge of hiring Graham Spanier?
If the accusations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky prove true, Penn State faces the largest scandal of its history . The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA) notes that the atmosphere around Penn State has for years laid the groundwork for such accusations and alleged cover-ups. Penn State president Graham Spanier, who wrote his doctoral dissertation of wife-swapping, led the way. The AFA of PA calls on the Board of Trustees to do the right thing and dismiss Graham Spanier, which would be a step in the right direction of cleaning up Penn State’s image.