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A Texas teacher called Amber Parker has been fired after an 18-second video was released showing her presenting an argument against calling pedophiles, pedophiles and instead referring to them as “minor-attracted persons.”

There was some controversy surrounding the ordeal as students in the class, as well as a school board member, said the teacher was presenting the opposite side of the argument — not necessarily her view —  and challenging students.

Parker is heard saying people have to stop calling pedophiles, pedophiles.

“Stop calling them that,” she is heard saying. “We’re not going to call them that. We’re going to call them MAPS – minor-attracted persons. So don’t judge people just because they want to have sex with a 5-year-old.”

After an investigation, the El Paso Independent School District board voted to approve her firing.

Even a board member, Daniel Call, who expressed concern over the missing context of the teacher’s remarks eventually voted to approve the firing. The board member said he had heard from multiple students, including his own nephew, the video took Parker’s remarks out of context.

The teacher’s husband wrote on Facebook it is “scary and disturbing that an edited 18-second clip could destroy a 30-year career when taken completely out of context.”

Call noted the results of that investigation as why he voted to approve the firing, but said he could not divulge any of that information to the public.


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