Students are quick to riot.... Good is supposed to trump evil but no matter how much good someone does, the bad stuff can never be made right by any amount of good stuff... You have to accept the consequences for the bad stuff and trust that over time people will still respect you for the good things you have done. You may never make it right but people will respect you more in the end if they see that you put the welfare of others over your own reputation. It isn't all Joe's fault, but the situation was not handled correctly and he was part of the leadership. We look to our leaders to be able to take moral stands even if it may hurt their reputation or even end their careers. Truth be told, this was probably going to end his career even if he had handled it the right way in the first place, but how many children could have been saved? That's the part that is hard to swallow... How could this happen for so long... IMO everyone that knew has guilt on their hands, Joe just happens to be the guy that when things go great gets the praise but when things go bad will need to get the blame. That's how being a leader works.
It is so terrible to think that someone knew for all these years and it wasn't being stopped.... I sure hope churches will learn from this. It must be stopped not just dismissed quietly.. We owe our children that much.