Honor the honorable

Given recent tawdry headlines in the arena of college athletics, combined with the recent Thanksgiving focus, is it strange to suggest that one thing for which we ought to give thanks is every adult male who hasn?t molested a child? It sounds odd to say it, but we?re serious. The media are mesmerized by these high-profile alleged perpetrators. If the allegations against them are proven to be true, they deserve the hot glare of exposure. But for every well-known perp, thousands more wallow undetected in the sickness of their crimes. The damage to children and youth is incalculable. Perpetrators need to be stopped. But if we were so fortunate, let?s also affirm the fathers and other men who related to us honorably when we were vulnerable. They gave us a huge head start on the path to a healthy, productive life. ?DR

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