The King County Regional Homelessness Authority Board in Seattle experienced an unthinkable event when co-chair Shanee Collston began yelling at a female member of the board for raising concerns over the appointment of a sex criminal to the board.

The woman was telling Colston about a sexual experience she had with the offender, which she said resulted in unwanted touch or sexual battery. She was also trying to convey that she would not feel comfortable being in the same space as him.

Thomas Leviel Whitaker, age 13, was found guilty of sexually abusing 2 minors. Colston recited his “life experiences” as a representative for “LGBTQAI+ and chronic homelessness.” Colston then began to scream when the woman who was not identified on the board raised concerns about Whitaker’s criminal history: “I’m cutting you off because here we don’t reveal people’s private affairs…I won’t tolerate that as co-chair!” Sex offenders make up the most vulnerable population!

Colston began screaming “Christie! Stop!” at that point. As co-chair I tell you that you can’t talk like this in this meeting. This is not acceptable. You will be removed and muted if you want to speak like that. It’s about equity, and everyone deserves housing. I don’t mind if they are coming out of prison or jail. Everyone deserves housing!”

King County Regional Homelessness Authority released a statement that backed up the female member of the board and claimed to have asked Colston for her resignation.

KCRHA supports the community’s concerns about the nomination of a convicted sex offender to the Continuum of Care Board, but does not endorse it. We agreed that the co-chair’s behavior in shouting at the board member that identified the nominee as a registered sexual offender was unacceptable. Therefore, we asked him to resign.

It will be a victory for the sanity if Colston does indeed resign. Our culture has been so influenced by woke values that we are unable to imagine allowing sex offender to compete at the Oppression Olympics.

You should be careful when you choose people to hold positions of authority.