Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Teacher Fired For Being In A Porn Flick

Via Going to the Mat I learn about a teacher in Kentucky that was recently fired for being in a porn movie--11 years ago.

Wow.

I don't see the logic here. At the above link Matt discusses some of the logical ends of such a course of action--might someone with a drunk-driving conviction in his/her past now be fired? He's right when he says that people might be able to be fired for "immoral" conduct that happens while they are under contract, but for something that happened over a decade ago? This happened almost a decade before this school distict even hired her!

I'm not a big fan or morals clauses anyway. Way too subjective for my taste. I'd rather stick to legal/illegal, rather than moral/immoral, when it comes to firing someone. And what she did was entirely legal, even though she now regrets doing it.

I wonder how it would play if they fired a "practicing homosexual" for immoral conduct.


Update, 5/12/06 6:42 am: Here's a similar story out of Florida.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My question is, what was the administration doing watching this film?

Darren said...

"Research"? :-)

Scott McCall said...

ya really...i remember the case with Capital Christian School, where they expelled a STUDENT because the student's MOM worked at a strip club. (the student was somewhere between K-2 grade, i cant remember which one.) and somehow, someone at the school found out and told the principle. how would that person find out? arent they commiting a sin, or in this case, breaking a rule, just by finding out?

Darren said...

Scott, you're leaving out a bit of the story--which I blogged about last November :-)

http://rightontheleftcoast.blogspot.com/2005/11/problems-at-private-schools.html