Sunday, February 02, 2014

Damn liars! Christians drive me nuts!

I hate printing retractions. I really do. I try to post stories that are real, have legs and represent Christian hypocrisy. I though I had correctly represented a case where the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy had suspended a fifth grade teacher because nude photos of her had appeared on a revenge porn website. To quote myself...

My instincts are to protect the victims of a crime. It's the right thing to do. When you punish a victim instead of offering support, often in the name of some subjective moral standard, you punish the innocent. Is that right? I don’t think so. Parents be damned. Let’s what is right for the victim.

I still feel that the school should not have suspended the teacher, but the background story changed with the publication of an article titled: Police arrest former Christian Teacher for lying about 'stolen' pictures posted online. It seems that the victim, one Jamie Climie, lied to police about how her phone was stolen, and of course, there is more to the story. Climie has stated that she had no idea how the photos appeared online. She lied about that too.

During the course of their investigation, police discovered that the images had not, in fact, been shared with her husband, but that they had been taken for and shared with a married acquaintance of hers with whom she had been carrying on an affair.

Police were called to Climie’s home on November 24 after she reported that her phone had been stolen and nude images of her on it had been posted online.

After a forensic investigation of the cellphone records, police determined that it was Climie who had sent the image, and that she had done so to someone other than her husband.

The victim in my story was not some innocent little school teacher. She was in fact the type of person I write about. A hypocrite, who through her own cheating and lies, ruined her own career. I should have named her in my original post. I had her name. I tried reaching out for an interview. Pfft... I should have known better.

The NSFW selfie that got Jamie Climie in so much trouble is located here