Three strikes is foul

By EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2012

Our view is they should stay out of town. If they don't, a boycott should be mounted.

But Menino is wrong to threaten Chik-fil-A with regulatory retaliation. The permitting process is not an ideological battle ground.

The US Constitution is designed so that the personal does not become the political. And that's an idea that the mayor, whose heart is in the right place on this one, should wrap his mind around.


As noteworthy — and welcome — as the NCAA's punishment of Penn State was, it could have been stiffer: a total football ban of, say, at least two years would certainly have been in order.

Still, the NCAA surprised many with the resolve it exhibited. And it is in marked contrast to the steps taken by Catholic Church — always too little, too late — to rectify and atone for the horrors of sex abuse inflicted by its clergy.

Now comes a Pennsylvania court, which has sentenced a monsignor to a prison term of three to six years for covering up the sexual abuse of Philadelphia priests.

Could it be that, at long last, society is getting serious about institutional sexual abuse?

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