Stunning Washington Post headline says student-teacher sex should not be a crime

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Writer Betsy Karasi – Photo Credit Borderstan.com

Supporters of same-sex marriage dismiss out of hand the charge by some critics on the right that it will open the door to both polygamy and pedophilia.

Where would they ever get such an idea?

As more and more states come around on same-sex marriage, a timely editorial was published Friday in the Washington Post suggesting “society needs to have an uncensored dialogue about the reality of sex in schools.”

A “much-needed dialogue” about sex between teachers and students.

Betsy Karasik, a writer and former lawyer, wrote:

“I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.”

Karasik tells us that teachers should not be held to a higher moral or legal standard than those naughty priests and politicians, as noted by Twitchy.

“If religious leaders and heads of state can’t keep their pants on, with all they have to lose,” Karasik writes, “why does society expect that members of other professions can be coerced into meeting this standard?”

And when it comes to the “extremely nuanced continuum of sexual interactions involving teachers and students,” Kasaril tells us that society should reassess statutory rape laws that create “unintended consequences.”

In the end, do the Washington Post’s editors really think it’s time for a national conversation on sex between teachers and underage students? Fortunately, Twitchy not only asked the question, but provided the answer:

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Tom Tillison

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