The Rev. Casey dunsworth

serves as Associate Campus Pastor to the Belfry, the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry to UC Davis

and as Program Director for LEVN, the Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network.

Not football.

I'm having trouble breathing.

I'm sure you know what's happening so I don't need to preface this with much.

Penn State fired football coach Joe Paterno [not to mention University President Graham Spanier] today.

Why? Because, over the course of a decade, they [and other University employees] failed to properly report and investigate a decade worth of child molestation accusations against Jerry Sandusky, an assistant football coach.

This should be enough to disgust me. But what's brought me to tears tonight is not just the tragedy of these dozens of [if not more] children who have been raped and molested by this man, or that there were multiple eyewitnesses to these assaults, or that Penn State didn't deal with it properly, but that there are people across this country who don't think the University is at fault and who don't think Joe Paterno should have been fired.


We do not dismiss allegations of sexual assault.
We do not protect our colleagues when they hurt children.
We do not assume that getting to the bottom of abuse is someone else's responsibility.
We do not suggest that college football is more important than the victims of these heinous crimes.

I read that Penn State students took to the streets, today, in response to all that's happening at their university. If any of that outrage was about some football games that are probably going be lost, I just might give up on humanity all together.

Eve Ensler and I are over it.

What do you think about school vouchers?