[Ansteorra] Fw: [Burkhaven] bad stuff here in the east
DonnelShaw at aol.com
DonnelShaw at aol.com
Sat May 12 20:24:03 PDT 2007
In a message dated 5/12/2007 9:03:03 PM Central Daylight Time,
dontivar at gmail.com writes:
At 08:50 AM 5/12/2007, you wrote:
>Sadly, that's been all over the news this week
As I recall, from discussions of this issue on the Rialto, back when
the story first broke, the actual assaults happened at non-SCA
events; the predator just used the SCA as his "hunting ground" as it were.
Reading through the news article, it appers to *me* that the parents
are suing the SCA because it's got deeper pockets than the
predator--sort of like suing the gun manufacturer because you got
shot by a robber--rather than accepting the fact that both they and
the SCA were duped by this predator. Looking at the website of the
law firm that is representing the abused kids, the phrase "ambulance
chasers" keeps coming to mind.
It is very sad but please remember that here in Ansteorra that we have built
into our programs the idea that parents are to be an active part of the
program. The MOC programs asks that parents also sign up and give part of their
day to help supervise and or instruct the activities their child attends. In
Youth Combat heavy and light it is required that a parent or an appointed
adult with all appropriate paperwork with them from the parent is with that
child. In children's archery they must have a parent with them to participate as
This was designed with great care and thought because most of those working
on these programs have worked with children for years and understand about
the importance of safety with our children. If we have the parents right there
it not only fosters that bond between the parent and child it also gives an
extra layer of safety to the program and insures that the parent is actively
monitoring the situation and the safely of their own child as well as the other
I would encourage all to continue to support your children in their
activities and find renewed determinations be there for them.
In remembering the past don't forget the future.
HL Maili Donnel MacGregor
Faith is believing what the eyes cannot see. ~~~~Michael of Langley
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