Several years ago Louisa Tuck (stage name, Crystal Gunns) exploited plastic surgery and personal innocence in exchange for fast money. Today she works with children in elementary school and the YMCA in Vineland, New Jersey. By every measure, a career change in an honorable direction.
But Louisa Tuck has come under fire from parents and education administrators. They have no grounds for her dismissal based upon her work. She has proven herself to be positive and effective in her work with children. But her past still lives on through the internet and other media sources. And that past raises fears of parents and educators in Vineland.
Now the school board of Vineland has been tossed this hot potato and asked for a verdict.
Board of Education President Frank Giordano wants Louisa Tuck fired. He let concerned parents know if it was his decision alone, he would fire her and worry about consequences later. District Superintendent Lawyers for the school district have said no action should be taken against Tuck; she has done nothing to violate her duties as a Teacher’s Aide.
Two important issues beg discussion here:
#1 Jesus constantly demonstrated forgiveness to others and directed those people toward a redeemed life. shouldn’t people (particularly of faith) offer a second chance to this woman?
#2 Five years removed from her former life, has Ms. Tuck significantly demonstrated her desire to leave her past behind and serve in a job that benefits children? If not, what amount of time marks the tipping point for her to clear her past?
So, is this a just war waged on Louisa Tuck or a modern-day stoning taking place in New Jersey?