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Teacher Arrested For Letting Students Have Sex In Classroom
A Georgia teacher has been fired, arrested, and charged after being accused of allowing his students to have sex in a classroom closet.
A parent came across text messages between her son and middle school math teacher Quinton Wright, as reported by WHNT.
Wright allegedly texted a number of students who were interested, and let them know when the closet would be available. He made sure that they understood the other students they would be having sex with were not to discuss the arrangement under any circumstances.
The mother who discovered the texts said in a statement:
I was in a state of disbelief when I read all these messages. Basically he’s allowing the students to have sex in a storage room in his classroom. It’s very sickening and disheartening because we trust administrators and educators when we drop our kids off at school.
The mother pulled her 8th grade son from the school, and filed a complaint. The school later removed the 25-year old teacher from the classroom.
A warrant was later issued for Wright’s arrest on four misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Sen. Ted Cruz smacked back at a reporter who insisted on asking about his views on “gay” versus traditional marriage by turning the tables and querying him: Why are you guys on the left so “obsessed” with this topic?
Kevin Steele from KMBT-TV repeatedly asked Cruz about his stance on “gay” marriage during an interview in Beaumont, Texas. And Cruz’s fiery reply?
Can the Republican Party save itself? Richard Viguerie has the prescription in “Takeover.”
“Let me ask a question,” he said. “Is there something about the left, and I am going to put the media in this category, that is obsessed with sex? Why is it the only question you want to ask concerns homosexuals? OK, you can ask those questions over and over and over again. I recognize that you’re reading questions from MSNBC.”
He then told the reporter, “You’re wincing,” and refusing to talk about important issues.
“You don’t want to talk about foreign policy,” Cruz said. “I recognize you want to ask another question about gay rights. Well, you know, ISIS is executing homosexuals. You want to talk about gay rights? This week was a very bad week for gay rights because the expansion of radical, theocratic, Islamic zealots that crucify Christians, that behead children and that murder homosexuals. That ought to be concerning you far more than asking six questions all on the same topic.”
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The reporter asked, Real Clear Politics reported: “Do you have a personal animosity against ‘gay’ Americans?”
Cruz responded: “Do you have a personal animosity against Christians, sir? Your line of questioning is highly curious. You seem fixated on a particular subject. Look, I’m a Christian. Scripture commands us to love everybody and what I have been talking about, with respect to same-sex marriage, is the Constitution which is what we should all be focused on. The Constitution gives marriage to elected state legislators. It doesn’t give the power of marriage to a president, or to unelected judges to tear down the decisions enacted by democratically elected state legislatures.”
Robert M. Gates, the president of the Boy Scouts of America and former secretary of defense, called on Thursday to end the Scouts’ blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning the group’s executives that “we must deal with the world as it is, not as we might wish it to be.”
Speaking at the Boy Scouts’ annual national meeting in Atlanta, Mr. Gates said cascading events — including potential employment discrimination lawsuits and the impending Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage, as well as mounting internal dissent over the exclusionary policy — had led him to conclude that the current rules “cannot be sustained.”
If the Boy Scouts do not change on their own, he said, the courts are likely to force them to, and “we must all understand that this will probably happen sooner rather than later.”
Greetings "Sisters & Brothers!"
Please read and share this wonderful story of a small BUT important part of our Republic's rich history. I believe it will serve as another timely reminder of what this precious nation is all about, in and of itself!
Peace be with you, Amen
"Laus Deo & Shabbat Shalom"
Each year I am hired to go to Washington, DC, witha the eighth grade class
From Clinton, WI where I grew up, to videotape their trip. I greatly enjoy
Visiting our Nation's Capitol, and each year I take some special memories
Back with me. This Fall's trip was especially memorable.
On the last night of our trip, we stopped at the Iwo Jima Memorial. This
Memorial is the largest Bronze statue in the world and depicts one of the
Most famous photographs in history -- that of 'The six Brave Soldiers
Raising the American Flag at the top of a rocky hill on the Island of Iwo
Jima, during WW II.'
Over one hundred students and chaperons piled off the buses and headed
Towards the Memorial. I noticed a solitary figure at the base of the Statue,
And as I got closer he asked, 'Where are you guys from?' I told him that we
Were from Wisconsin. 'Hey, I'm a cheese head, too! Come gather around,
Cheese heads, and I will tell you a story.'
(James Bradley just happened to be in Washington, DC, to speak at the
Memorial the following day. He was there that night to say good night to
His dad, who had passed away. He was just about to leave when he saw
The buses pull up. I videotaped him as he spoke to us, and received his
Permission to share what he said from my videotape. It is one thing to tour
The incredible monuments filled with history in Washington, DC, but it is
Quite another to get the kind of insight we received that night.)
When all had gathered around, he reverently began to speak. Here are his
Words that night.
'My name is James Bradley and I'm from Antigo, Wisconsin. My dad is on
That statue, and I just wrote a book called 'Flags of Our Fathers' which is #5
On the New York Times Best Seller list right now. It is the story of the six
Boys you see behind me.'
'Six boys raised the flag. The first guy putting the pole in the ground is
Harlon Block. Harlon was an all-state football player. He enlisted in the
Marine Corps with all the senior members of his football team. They were
Off to play another type of game. A game called 'War'. But it didn't turn
Out to be a game. Harlon, at the age of 21, died with his intestines in his
Hands. I don't say that to gross you out, I say that because there are
People who stand in front of this statue and talk about the glory of war.
You guys needs to know that most of the boys in Iwo Jima were 17, 18,
And 19 years old ... And it was so hard that the ones who did make it home
Never even would talk to their families about it.'
(He pointed to the Statue)
'You see this next guy? That's Rene Gagnon from New Hampshire. If
You took Rene's helmet off at the moment this photo was taken and looked
In the webbing of that helmet, you would find a photograph; a photograph
Of his girlfriend. Rene put that in there for protection because he was scared.
He was 18 years old. It was just boys who won the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Boys. Not old men.'
'The next guy here, the third guy in this tableau, was Sergeant Mike Strank.
Mike is my hero. He was the hero of all these guys. They called him the
'old man' because he was so old. He was already 24. When Mike would
Motivate his boys in training camp, he didn't say, 'Let's go kill some
Japanese' or 'Let's die for our country.' He knew he was talking to little
Boys. Instead he would say, 'You do what I say, and I'll get you home to
'The last guy on this side of the statue is Ira Hayes, a Pima Indian from
Arizona. Ira Hayes was one who walked off Iwo Jima. He went into the
White House with my dad. President Truman told him, 'You're a Hero.'
He told reporters, 'How can I feel like a hero when 250 of my buddies hit
The island with me and only 27 of us walked off alive?'
So you take your class at school, 250 of you spending a year together
Having fun, doing everything together. Then all 250 of you hit the beach,
But only 27 of your classmates walk off alive. That was Ira Hayes. He had
Images of horror in his mind. Ira Hayes carried the pain home with him
And eventually died dead drunk, face down in a ditch at the age of 32 (ten years
After this picture was taken).
'The next guy, going around the Statue, is Franklin Sousley from Hilltop,
Kentucky. A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. His best friend, who is now 70, told me,
'Yeah, you know, we took two cows up on the porch of the Hilltop General
Store. Then we strung wire across the stairs so the cows couldn't get down.
Then we fed them Epsom Salts. Those cows crapped all night.' Yes, he was
A fun-lovin' hillbilly boy. Franklin died on Iwo Jima at the age of 19. When
The telegram came to tell his mother that he was dead, it went to the Hilltop
General Store. A barefoot boy ran that telegram up to his mother's farm.
The neighbors could hear her scream all night and into the morning. Those
Neighbors lived a quarter of a mile away.
'The next guy, as we continue to go around the Statue, is my dad,
John Bradley, from Antigo, Wisconsin, where I was raised. My dad lived
Until 1994, but he would never give interviews. When Walter Cronkite's
Producers or the New York Times would call, we were trained as little kids
To say 'No, I'm sorry, sir, my Dad's not here. He is in Canada fishing. No,
There is no phone there, sir. No, we don't know when he is coming back.'
My dad never fished or even went to Canada. Usually, he was sitting
There right at the table eating his Campbell's Soup. But we had to tell the
Press that he was out fishing. He didn't want to talk to the press.
'You see, like Ira Hayes, my dad didn't see himself as a hero. Everyone
Thinks these guys are heroes, 'cause they are in a photo and on a
Monument. My dad knew better. He was a medic. John Bradley from
Wisconsin was a caregiver. In Iwo Jima he probably held over 200 boys
As they died. And when boys died in Iwo Jima, they writhed and
Screamed, without any medication or help with the pain.'
'When I was a little boy, my third grade teacher told me that my dad was
A hero. When I went home and told my dad that, he looked at me and said,
'I want you always to remember that the heroes of Iwo Jima are the guys
Who did not come back. Did NOT come back.'
'So that's the story about six nice young boys. Three died on Iwo Jima,
And three came back as national heroes. Overall, 7,000 boys died on
Iwo Jima in the worst battle in the history of the Marine Corps. My voice
Is giving out, so I will end here. Thank you for your time.'
Suddenly, the Monument wasn't just a big old piece of metal with a flag
Sticking out of the top. It came to life before our eyes with the heartfelt
Words of a son who did indeed have a father who was a hero. Maybe not
A hero for the reasons most people would believe, but a 'Hero' nonetheless.
We need to remember that God created this vast and glorious world for
Us to live in, freely, but also at a great sacrifice. Let us never forget from
The Revolutionary War to the current War on Terrorism and all the Wars
In-between that sacrifice was made for 'Our Freedom'.
Remember to pray praises for this great country of ours and also pray
For those still in murderous unrest around the world. STOP and thank
God for being alive and being free at someone else's sacrifice.
God Bless You and God Bless America.
Every Day that you can wake up free, it's going to be a great day.
One thing I learned while on tour with my 8th Grade students in DC that
Is not mentioned here ...That is you look at the Statue very closely and
Count the number of 'hands' raising the flag, there are 13. When the man
Who made the Statue was asked why there were 13, he simply said
The 13th Hand was the "Hand of God.'
Great Story ... Worth Every American's Time!
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