"A climate of fear, created by pervasive, excessive and arbitrary punishment, permeated most of the institutions and all those run for boys. Children lived with the daily terror of not knowing where the next beating was coming from," Ireland's Commission to Inquire Into Child Abuse concluded."
I believe Alex is right !! This is a direct result of theist authority being given succor by the state! We could name many other issues which directly relate to "tolerant" behavior toward a lack of separation of Church and state. A "tolerant behavior" and politeness every time a politician udders the words " God Bless America"!! The time for toleration is over. We must confront out of the closet and in their easily shocked faces!! Whew....was that to aggressive?
They ARE quiet.. and when it's not a christian group, like the White House Boys, still there is no outcry. Who will speak for the children? Who will admit the past so the present and future will be safer for the children?