The vast majority of high schools in the United States have football programs. While football programs allow students to benefit physically, emotionally, and socially, many of these football programs are plagued by a very troubling trend. For the past few years, the number of hazing incidents involving sodomy has increased significantly. Here is some information about the issue of sexual abuse and hazing in football programs across the country.
The Harrisburg Diocese and Allentown Diocese are under investigation related to allegations of child sexual abuse. They join the growing list of Diocese and Archdiocese in Pennsylvania, including Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, which are alleged to have harbored pedophile priests and clergymen.