“I love to help children's souls shine.” ― Bracha Goetz link
I am doing something that is a *no no* in the blogging world. I am going to post a link to a video and that is going to be my post for today. I really hate it when the news media force me to watch a video to understand the story. I like a synopsis in writing and then I move on.
However, I watched this video that Todd Wilhelm tweeted out other day. For those of you who know people that say "Get over it, already!" this is your go to video. Here is a synopsis of it from Channel 4 News in England.
Two and a half years ago, a pensioner walked into a police station and handed in a piece of paper. It revealed a horrific secret he’d kept hidden for most of his life – a litany of sexual abuse he’d suffered at a private school in Devon in the 1950s and 60s. His abuser went on to have a successful career as a children’s TV presenter and author. But now – the truth has finally emerged.
Please understand that this man is now around 70 years old. He is recounting things that happened 60 years ago! Remember this as you watch the video! This happened 60 years ago and he still bears the scars.
Recently, there were some members of Covenant Life Church (formerly run by CJ Mahaney and now run by PJ Smyth whose dad allegedly did something similar to this man's abuser) who spoke against a proposal to extend of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse in Maryland. They claimed that memories are faulty after all that time. Of course, they knew that if such an extension passed, their church might be on the receiving end of some threatened litigation. I hope that they watch this video but I suspect they don't have the guts to do so. I think you will see why extending the statute is vital after watching this man's testimony.
Watch the mans eyes as he talks. See how he recounts having had difficulty coping in his life and why he hid this secret for so many years. Think about the little boy in a boarding school and how he changed from a outgoing, happy child to being secretive and sad. I hope you won't forget it.
I cannot embed this video into the post since the news station did not provide the code. So, I am going to ask you all to go to this link and watch it ASAP in case the link goes dead. It will be worth your time.