Culture / Theology / June 26, 2012

A Justice Paradox


Friday night was a victorious night for the American justice system. Due process was duly just as serial pedophile Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of the 48 charges brought against him. The longtime former assistant football coach at Penn State was on trial for molesting and raping at least 10 boys over a period of many years. A jury of his peers found him guilty, a jury with three quarters of its members having ties to Penn State. Prior to the trial there were grumblings that a jury of Penn State supporters could never be objective in the trial of one their heroes. Score one more for fairness and justice.

Amos 5:24 famously says, “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream,” and on that night justice did roll down. It rolled to the tune of a sentence that will put Sandusky behind bars for somewhere between 60 and 440 years. Justice rolled indeed, and it was a good thing.

But even as our man-made justice system did its best work, victim No. 6 (name withheld) sat in the courtroom and sobbed.

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