House Bill 1385 (relating to sexual misconduct by school employees) introduced by Rep. Larry Haler, (R-Richland) on January 20, 2009, includes in the definition of sexual misconduct any school employee engaging in or assisting anyone to engage in the sexual involvement with any student up to age twenty. http://www.washingtonvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=70429
Please be aware of this bill. We will advise when the public should respond to lawmakers, although you may want to thank Rep. Larry Haler for his work on this matter.
Gay Portland Mayor Lied About Sexual Relationship with Teenager
Portland Mayor Sam Adams has been quoted as saying he is the first, "Queer mayor of a major city in the nation."
Adams officially took office at the beginning of this year--three weeks ago. Now the Portland press, not known for their traditional or conservative views, are calling for his resignation. The editorial boards of both The Oregonian and The Portland Tribune say he should go.
Last fall, prior to the election, he was asked about his relationship with Beau Breedlove, a teenage intern.
He forcefully denied any improper relationship with the boy, wrote an open letter to the public denying any wrong doing and taking to task those who were asking, calling their questions, "A nasty smear," saying he was merely the boy's mentor.
A part of Adams' lecture to the press and the public had to do with people trying to stereotype gay men as predatory.
Now he is admitting that he lied---and his explanation is not being well received.
Although this story has been brewing since the election campaign, it broke with his public apology after being caught through the investigative work of a reporter at the Willamette Week. Adams went to Washington D.C. Monday for the inauguration but when the story hit the press, he made an apology to the public through the media and boarded a flight back to Portland on Tuesday.
Knowing he was caught in his deceit, he admitted he was lying and apologized for lying.
No apology for having sex with a teenager.
He told the press, "It was an error in judgement. An anomaly, not a trend."
The apology didn't work. He is now explaining that although he had a sexual relationship with the boy, he didn't have sex with him until he turned 18, even though they had a relationship while the boy was 17.
I lied the first time, but I'm telling the truth this time.
The State Attorney General has announced his office will investigate in response to a formal request from the Portland Police Chief.
Adams had originally said he would not resign but has now said he will resign only if his actions may hurt the forward progress of the city.
The Oregonian wrote, "We don't believe the public makes much of a distinction when it comes to a man over 40 having sex with either a 17-year-old or an 18- year-old. And it makes no difference if the teenager is male or female---it's sexual opportunism, pure and simple."
There is a story circulating here in Washington State regarding a current elected official and a foster child. We are following the story closely and will report anything that is confirmed.
God protect our children.
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