IIRC, Matt Bruce graduated from Harvard law, too. I understand that everyone wants immediate resolution. But if the NAQT is wise, they'll dot their i's and cross their t's. They have months until the next official tournament. Personally, I would prefer that they do something in-depth and 1) cover themselves legally and 2) find out who knew what in leading up to this rather than just let mob-mentality rule. After all, if someone was protecting Matt, I'd want to know. And potentially the worst case scenario is a long drawn-out legal battle that results in Matt staying in the NAQT.Skepticism and Animal Feed wrote:Yeah I've heard rumors that, for example, Matt Bruce has an equity or ownership stake in NAQT. If that's true, it could take mounds of paperwork to get him out and lawyers might need to get involved. They got rid of Andy Watkins pretty quickly, and he was a member, but Matt Bruce might be some kind of super-member.naturalistic phallacy wrote:Is there any internal difference between termination of membership and resignation within NAQT? I know that there some sort of profit-sharing given to NAQT members at the end of each year's cycle. Would resignation divest a member? Or does it work like stock in that a resigned member could still profit from NAQT?
(To clarify, I've idly wondered about this for months now, just out of curiosity regarding NAQT's structure. Now it seems to be at least somewhat relevant.)
Obviously, everyone is shocked and angry. I know I am. A pedophile hurting children or intimidating children or committing sexual assault (as per OP of course) is horrific. It seems like the sort of hyperbole you'd expect to see on Yahoo Answers, next to people comparing each other to Hitler. I have a hard time wrapping my head around how horrible that is. And it's happened to our very close-knit community. I'd like to add my voice to the dozens of others who have expressed shock and frustration and anger. It's what we should all be feeling right now.
But, and this is probably my own naivety, while I don't know anyone in the NAQT that well, they've never been anything but kind to me. I have a hard time matching the names and faces to people who would willingly protect a pedophile. Considering the complicated legal situation that they might be in, I think that it would be best to let them try to properly and methodically clear their name.
Of course if SCT rolls around and nothing has happened and Matt is still there, I would also suggest that no one should play SCT in protest.