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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 01:56 PM
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Fla. Child-Protection Agency Chief (Jerry Regier) Quits (WOO HOO!!!)
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 01:57 PM by khephra
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The chief of Florida's troubled child-protection agency resigned Monday after becoming mired in controversy in recent months over the department's dealings with contractors.

Jerry Regier, secretary of the Department of Children & Families, offered his resignation during a meeting with Gov. Jeb Bush.

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns...

WOO-FUCKING-HOO!

Some choice Reiger quotes:


Excerpts of Regier's views in family-life essay

When Jerry Regier was president of the Family Research Council in the late 1980s, he and Dr. George Rekers coauthored an essay entitled The Christian World View of the Family.

The essay was published by the Coalition on Revival, a coalition of evangelical leaders, as one of 17 ''World View Documents'' detailing what it called ``comprehensive biblical principles of how to apply the truth of the Bible to all spheres of life and ministry.''

snip...........

``We deny that the Bible countenances any other definition of the family, such as the sharing of a household by homosexual partners, and that society's laws should be modified in any way to broaden the definition of family or marriage beyond the Biblically understood definition of heterosexual marriage, blood relations and adoption.''



'We deny that premarital and extramarital sexual relationships, promiscuity, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality, exhibitionism, pornography, adult-child sexual relations, prostitution, sex-act entertainment, masturbation and other sexual deviations should be sanctioned or accepted as `normal' or legal, even if done alone or by consenting partners . . .''



``We affirm that a man's authority as head of his wife is delegated to him by God; that this means that his legitimate authority over his wife is limited by what God's Word allows him; and that all authority is established by God and no one and no social institution has the right to exert any authority contrary to God's laws or the bounds God has set for the man's office in the family . . .''



``We affirm that an able-bodied man must take every reasonable effort to support his family continuously . . . that the wife may augment the family's income through effective management of resources or, with the husband's consent, by home business . . . and that in cases of family financial crisis, the wife may, with her husband's approval, accept temporary outside employment, but that the family should view this as bondage . . .''



``We deny that the state has a right to undermine or remove righteous, Biblically-mandated authority of parents, or to claim or usurp -- from parents who have not been convicted of physical child abuse or neglect -- the role of primary educator of, provider for, or protector of children.''



'We deny that the family should be a democracy; that lovingly enforced obedience harms a child; and that civil government has a right to define wisely-administered corporal punishment as `child abuse' or to allow children to 'divorce' their parents.''



``We deny that either the mother, the father, the civil government, or any other person or institution has a moral right to decree the death by abortion of any child for any reason . . .''



``We deny that the state has a right to undermine or remove the righteous authority of parents in a family or to claim the role of educator, provider, or protector for children or other family members, except in cases of judicially proven abuse, neglect, or abandonment, or upon the family's request.''



'We deny that the state has a right to impose unrealistic standards on families; that the so-called offenses of `emotional neglect,' 'emotional abuse,' 'educational neglect,' etc., which form the bulk of substantiated reports of 'child abuse and neglect,' are in fact crimes against children; that the state has any right to administer criminal penalties or usurp custody in neglect cases except when a child's life or physical health is obviously endangered; and that the state should ever administer criminal penalties or usurp custody in cases where the only accusation concerns mental health, since the state should not mandate what particular beliefs and attitudes are healthy or acceptable. . . .''



``We affirm that Biblical spanking may cause temporary and superficial bruises or welts that do not constitute child abuse, but that proven brutality to a child resulting in permanent disfigurement or serious injury should be punished by law . . .''

http://www.extralove.com/ash_regier.html
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:10 PM
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1. "Biblical spanking!???" What a sick, dangerous man.
And to deny that emotional abuse exists is just as wrong. I hope they install someone in his place who actually belongs there.... :mad: :mad: :mad:
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:42 PM
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6. No wonder Florida has high abuse fatality statistics!
The death rate for children dying at the hands of their caretakers, in the latest available year (2002) data (at http://ndas.cwla.org / ) gives a death rate for Florida (2.5/100000) which is 25% above the national mean (2.0/100000) and nearly 50% above the national median (1.7/100000).

This is unsurprising: the moron believed it was OK to beat children and wouldn't consider emotional abuse issues that might have been fatality risk indicators.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:10 PM
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2. Sorry, double post. Ignore this one.
Edited on Mon Aug-30-04 02:11 PM by atommom
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:13 PM
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3. There would be no more need for a BFEE in charge of kids.
...since Homeland security is warned, er, ah, informed of every child abuse investigation in the country no matter how local.
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:13 PM
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4. "the wife may, with her husband's approval, accept temporary outside
employment, but that the family should view this as bondage . . .''


Alrighty then. Thank God for small favors. A woman's career is akin to slavery? And where does that leave those women who are not "lucky duckies" and don't have a husband to look to for approval? I guess they just have to take what they can get. Has this guy's wife left him yet?
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Dudley_DUright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:23 PM
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5. Oh good
Can't wait to see if Jeb can top Reiger with someone even worse. :eyes:
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shadu Donating Member (889 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:44 PM
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7. He will try
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 02:48 PM
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8. Good riddance asshole.
But how long will it take Chimpy to hire him for some bullshit "faith-based" job?
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 07:09 PM
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9. kick
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bobbieinok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 07:13 PM
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10. didn't he have some hi gh profile job in OK before Jeb hired him????
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lil-petunia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 07:37 PM
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11. isn't this the same scum that preached on one hand
but cut huge deals with major league conflicts of interest with fellow repukes and jebbie supporters?

WE are talking several deals that total to the tens of millions, if I recall correctly.
Plus his agency's performance has been the worst in the nation in getting aid to the kids who need it most?

If this is the same guy, he deserves to be locked to a bed and beaten for a few weeks just to know how "biblical" torture feels.
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-04 07:50 PM
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12. Here's a bit about that, I think....
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lil-petunia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 06:12 AM
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13. same shit heel
Carl Hiassen also wrote a brilliant article about him. Then again, I am partial to his writing, so am admittedly easily swayed by his stories.

Good riddance, Florida!
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susu369 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 06:46 AM
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14. Thanks for some really good news this morning!
Of course, my joy may be short lived when we see who Jebbie replaces him with.
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triguy46 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-31-04 07:35 AM
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15. Love child of fine, God fearing governors...
We had this same thing with Regier in Oklahoma 3 years ago. He just happened to have the Fla. job lined up while working for Frank Keating and rather than face the heat, resigned. Of course, leaving OK is understandable, and with Jeb the Crown Prince in waiting. Just wait, S*t full of fat floats.
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