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The Boston Globe


Mistakes should not tarnish an organization’s overall value

RE Boy Scout files reveal legacy of abuse” (Page A1, Oct. 10): I was unable to understand what value there could be to Globe readers of another report of a venerable institution covering up the presence of pedophiles within its organization. Admittedly, I read the article with a certain morbid curiosity, and upon conclusion regretted my transgression into voyeurism.

The media have heralded similar misguided actions at the hands of the Catholic Church and Penn State University, and now the Boy Scouts of America has joined the hall of shame.

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