When you elect someone to office, you want to make sure that they are a person of good character. That doesn’t just mean someone that is a good politician, we are talking about someone that is a good person in as many aspects of their life as humanly possible.
A person who should be of good character is someone that is put in charge of a group of children. Camp counselors fall under that category and the person who is in charge of them.
Think about that, you leave your kids at a place and leave for a few days and you hope that the people that are running the joint are of high moral character…If they aren’t, they shouldn’t be in charge of garbage let alone in charge of making laws.
According to Washington, counselors at Camp Farthest Out threw urine on him, locked him out of his cabin, and forced him to sleep outside overnight. The counselors were allegedly punishing him for wetting his bed by forcing him to sleep outside on a basketball court alone. He said that the urine that was thrown on him was from a bucket that they used when there were no bathroom facilities nearby.
The incident at the camp led to a lawsuit in 2003, and a large financial settlement.
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
“Warnock has faced scrutiny over his 2002 arrest for allegedly obstructing a child abuse investigation by Maryland State Police that centered on the camp’s treatment of children. Washington’s account is buttressed by records from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, obtained by the Free Beacon earlier this month, which indicated that campers were routinely left unsupervised; staffers were not subject to required criminal background check; and at least five cases of child abuse or neglect were brought against the camp’s director, who was ultimately forced to resign.
Warnock served as senior pastor at Baltimore’s Douglas Memorial Community Church from 2001 until around 2005. His job included overseeing the expansion of the church’s sleepaway camp, Camp Farthest Out, which served inner city children.”
Washington was reportedly shocked when he learned that Warnock was running for the Senate, saying: “I don’t think nobody like [Warnock] should be running for damn Senate nowhere … He should not be running for government.”
Details of the lawsuit were confirmed by Washington’s sister, who said that it was related to counselors who “poured urine on [Anthony], at the camp.”