Monday, June 18, 2018

#RPTCon18: Upon further consideration, the adopted language on Plank 187 is dangerous

"It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,
For a throne is established by righteousness."
Proverbs 16:12

We said our piece about the sexual harassment plank on Saturday night.  We stand by EVERY.  SINGLE.  WORD. of that piece.  But, having had a few days to digest event, the language that was adopted is REALLY problematic.

To review:
Sexual Harassment: RPT supports a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment.
The problem with that statement is that it doesn't define the phrases "zero tolerance" or "sexual harassment."  It also doesn't contain the phrase "due process."  That's trouble.

The ironic thing is that the only objection raised during floor debate concerned bad Title IX investigations.  NEWSFLASH: Vague language like what the delegates actually approved is HOW YOU GET BAD TITLE IX INVESTIGATIONS.  Of course, our amendment would have fixed that....

The good news, of course, is that the RPT staff has sense.  They won't take that language to the places it could go.  But if you had language like that in the wrong hands....

Bottom Line: Stupid, unforced, error.

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