A bipartisan bill that would stop convicted sex offenders from working in schools has been passed by the House but is running into a foe as it heads to the Senate: major teachers´ unions like the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Kyle Olson, with the Education Action Group Foundation told Megyn Kelly Wednesday night on “The Kelly File” that the unions’ objection to the bill proves “unions are out to protect the adults…they are not out for the interests of the children.” “We should have zero tolerance for issues like this,” Olson said. “We have zero tolerance policies
Comments: How do we ever recover from the destruction caused by the sick leftists. The despicable Keith Ellison "has spoken out against the bill, saying it does not allow for people to overcome their criminal backgrounds." Really??? What would he feel like if one of his children was hurt by one of these sick reprobates?? I may have to take a permanent sabbatical from politics. It´s getting to be simply overwhelming because there is nothing I can do about this utter insanity.
While I do not oppose this law in principle, I have a problem with the way in which we have defined "sex offender". In many states, a "sex offender" is everyone from someone who pees behind a tree alongside the road to a rapist who killed his victim.
Before folks jump on #3 or 5, make note of the large number of teachers (especially WOMEN) caught having sexual relationships with young male students. The Daily Mail covers these cases, from nearly every state the last five years or so, mug shots, names and all. The American media ignores it!!
This isn´t what they´re fighting over, but the Registered Sex Offender list is practically useless at this point. A 16-year-old boy having consensual sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend could end up on it. Someone who urinates in public might end up on it. The list, at this point, is a mess.
But, yes, certain crimes need to be known and taken into account when hiring. This is what the unions fighting against. They don´t give a hoot about the poor buy emptying his bladder at 2am on the side of the road, let him carry sex offender status for the rest of his life! It´s the pedos they want to give a pass to. Because that´s a "condition".
#13 You got that right. In every sex offense case it´s easy to find out exactly what the offense was ~ ´cause it went to court, there was a trial, and then the perp is on the list ~ presumably school hiring authorities are astute enough to look it up.
Only revision to the law would be a paragraph identifying the specific statutes someone was convicted of violating.
I suspect the motives of the union people objecting.
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A&E broke its silence on Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments late Wednesday. The cable network announced Robertson is off the hit show for the time being. The network issued the following statement to EW: “We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty. His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely.”
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Hours after we reported that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson dropped some illogical “logic” on homosexuality during his GQ interview, his home network A&E decided to indefinitely suspend him from the show. While Robertson’s comments were hilariously ignorant, they were predictable — especially given his family’s socially-conservative, Bible-loving image. Suspending the lead character for his wholly predictable comments is not only an overreaction but a gross misstep. To recap: The Duck Commander patriarch remarked to the men’s magazine that homosexuality is on par with bestiality, and used fifth-grade “logic” to imply that homosexual men should give up their ways of choosing a
A&E has placed Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on indefinite hiatus following anti-gay remarks he made in a recent profile in GQ. "We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E said in a statement. "His personal views in no way reflect those of A+E Networks, who have always been strong supporters and champions of the LGBT community. The network has placed Phil under hiatus from filming indefinitely." The news comes after Robertson compared homosexuality to bestiality in an interview
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At 9:30 a.m. on December 19th, CNN´s Piers Morgan tweeted that the First Amendment "shouldn´t protect vile bigots" like Phil Robertson. And while making this claim, Morgan also reiterated his position that the Second Amendment "shouldn´t protect assault rifle devotees." Twitchy.com posted Morgan´s tweet, as well as one he sent six minutes earlier in he which typed, "Phil Robertson is not a ´victim of political correctness.´ He´s a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry." When defenders of Robertson´s right to speak his mind took to Twitter to tell Morgan how the First Amendment works, Morgan hedged himself in by tweeting, "Calm