The Parkway Christian School was founded, and is currently run, by LaVern Jordan. In addition to his predictable God-speak during the course of the school year, Jordan has quite a bartering racket. While most kids in this country get a diploma through passing grades, Jordan will give you a diploma if you got the cash:
A fee to the school and some course work can get students a diploma without passing the required state test at Parkway Christian School, where the Web site boasts, "a program based on Christian character, morals, values and integrity."That last bit comes into play when we delve into what else Mr. Jordan would take in trade for a diploma: Sex.
Reporter Wayne Dolcefino at KTRK teamed up with a student's mother to record the entire conversation where Jordan outright asks the mother for sexual favors in return for taking care of the student's enrollment fee (transcript below the fold).
While this isn't directly related to the topic at hand, I'd like to take the opportunity to point something out. There are people like LaVern Jordan who run around with a bible in their hand and require political candidates to have religious beliefs that align with their own. They even go so far as to demean atheists as being amoral, and that they should not have a voice in this country.
Well, let me say this: I think you'd be hard pressed to find an atheist who would think that soliciting sex for education is appropriate. If you choose to be stubborn and feel otherwise, then read this story again and comprehend who's doing what.
[H/T to RawStory]
Jordan on tape: "Do you have sexual relationships often anymore? Are you seeing a man now?"
Mother: "No. Nuh-uh."
Jordan had already promised to waive the $300 school enrollment fee for a much different kind of payment.
Jordan: "For the uh, enrollment fee and stuff like that, maybe you and I can do something, you think?"
Mother: "Yeah, what, I mean what, what, you gonna wipe out all the fees?"
Jordan: "All the enrollment fees."
Mother: "All the enrollment fees?"
Jordan: "Three hundred dollars."
Mother: "So you gonna wipe everything if me and you get together?"
Jordan: "The enrollment fee, yeah."
Jordan: "If you and I get together."
Mother: "What you mean? I mean, what?
Jordan: "Excuse me and I don't mean to be so blunt but I am talking about f------ you."
Mother: "You talking about what?"
Jordan: "F------ you."
"I couldn't believe someone was saying such things like that," the mother told us. "I couldn't believe it."
And the tape shows Jordan wasn't just talking about a one time thing.
Jordan: "For the $300 I would expect maybe we could get together several times, you think?"
Mother: "Several times, whatcha mean several times?"
Jordan: "Well I don't know, you might like whatcha getting."
Jordan was ready for action right then.
Jordan: "If you're not in like just a great big hurry, I know uh, of a place not too far that we can go and I can just do that we can just do some play around a little bit. Would you like that?"
Jordan: "We could go and we could do some t--ty play."
Jordan wanted to make sure no one else would know.
Jordan: "Nobody else will know nothing?"
Jordan: "Can I touch you?"