Saturday, December 07, 2013

Victimizing the victim... it's a Christian thing

A fifth grade school teacher has been suspended by Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Her crime? She was the victim of a crime. Her iPhone was stolen. It contained nude or seminude photos. These photos were published to a revenge porn website and... well she's been suspended.
"To confirm, we do have an employee who appears in some photos that have been compromised and made digitally available. This employee has been put on Administrative Leave while the matter is being investigated. While this investigation happens, it is our goal to have minimal disruption here at the school. Parents, Faculty and Staff have all been notified. Due to the sensitive nature of this investigation, and out of respect for this person's family, no additional details are available at this time."
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.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy can be contacted at (513) 247-0900 or by email at

***Update 2/2/2014
A retraction of sorts: The victim, Jamie Climie, lied about the reason she took the selfie and the theft of her cell phone. She was having an affair with a married man and her phone was not stolen, she sent the photo herself. Related post: Damn Liars! Christians drive me nuts!