(RoyalPatriot.com )- Pedophiles should not be “judged” for wanting to bed youngsters, a teacher was heard telling students in a viral video.
Amber Parker was let go from her position as an English teacher at Franklin High School after she instructed students to refer to pedophiles as “MAPs”—a phrase that redefines and softens the term pedophile.
“You’re not allowed to label people like that. Stop it, Diego. We’re not gonna call them that,” the 53-year-old teacher could be heard stating in the 18-second footage.
“We’re going to refer to them as MAPs, or mildly attracted people,” she tells the student.
She said we shouldn’t judge individuals based on their desire to get into bed with a five-year-old.
Initially, Parker was supported by Daniel Call, vice president of the El Paso ISD Board of Trustees, who claimed that her comments were misinterpreted because she was getting her students ready to read The Crucible.
In a Facebook post last week, Amber Parker’s husband, Jason Parker, thanked Daniel Call for helping his wife.
“Mr. Daniel Call I happen the be the husband of the teacher in question. I can tell you that we were shaken to the core about these accusations. It is both scary and disturbing that that an edited 18 second clip could destroy a 30 year career when taken completely out of context. She is exemplary as a teacher and truly cares about the students. Needless to say we have spent many sleepless nights because of this cruel release to social media of the 18 seconds. We pray that you and the rest of the board will see this for what it is and not allow and edited video destroy an innocent woman, her career and her family in the process. I want to thank you personally for the updated post to begin to right this wrong.”
However, Amber Parker was ultimately let go after more thought.
Parents reportedly found the comments “concerning,” but someone who claimed to be a student said that the teacher’s comments were taken out of context and used to teach children about The Crucible.
In a post to his Facebook page on August 31, El Paso ISD board member Daniel Call supported Parker’s accusation, writing that Parker was “faking support for a stance she didn’t genuinely believe in to test the students in advance of their reading the book The Crucible.”