I know all to well the great lengths an organization will go to keeping secrets but I must say I am still always hoping to see an organization do the right thing. Sitting in the courtroom watching opening statements in the sex abuse case against the Boys Scouts of America I witnessed another example of corruption and cover-up. I am sure that sounds harsh but when it comes to our children I believe the duty to protect them from a sex offender should be the number one priority, not the protection of its own reputation. The scouts have over 1000 files documenting a decade of problems with sex abuse from all around the country that they have kept secret. Why? The attorney for the scouts said it was because the files were "were replete with confidential information." This information is confidential? Who do these people think they are. This information should have been turned over to the police.
So what we have here is a big organization with lots of money trying to cover up a crime and we have a lone victim trying to bring the secrets out. Reminds me of David and Goliath. Goliath is an intimidating and powerful force, much like the boy scouts. David faced down Goliath and won. I commend the man in this lawsuit for taking this case all the way to the courtroom. The public needs to know what he has been through. The public needs to know that the Scouts did not protect him from a known child molester. I commend the attorney, Kelly Clark for taking on the Boys Scouts of America. I know this is not an easy task, I know how much easier it would have been to settle this case out of court. This is an example of courageous action in the face of tremendous fear.