Dani Klein Modisett is a friend and a congregant. Professionally, she is a writer, actress and stand-up-comic. She is also a loving wife and mother. Dani gave me permission to post her article (link is below) on my blog.
Dani was a child molestation victim at the age of 8. Now 47, she reflects in The Huffington Post on the Penn State University scandal involving the molestation of at least 40 children by the former Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky between 1994 and 2008.
As the ongoing investigation has now revealed, Head Coach Joe Paterno, the beloved University personality and Penn State icon who made “Success with Honor” the University’s mantra, knew (along with others) about Sandusky’s predatory behavior, but neither he nor anyone reported it to the police or took action of any kind against Sandusky on behalf of the children he abused or the University that employed him.
Edmund Burke’s warning bears repeating: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”