Investigative Reporter Finds an Overqualified TSA Agent

May 25, 2012 4:40 PM ~  
Here's a funny headline making the rounds today:

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The CBS 3 I-Team has learned that a Catholic priest who was removed from the ministry over sex abuse allegations now holds a sensitive security post at Philadelphia International Airport.

The security checkpoint between Terminals D and E is a busy place where thousands of people – including lots of kids – pass through every day. But you might not believe who the I-Team observed working as a TSA supervisor at that checkpoint this week: Thomas Harkins.

Until 2002, Harkins was a Catholic priest working at churches across South Jersey. But the Diocese of Camden removed him from ministry because it found he sexually abused two young girls. Now, in a new lawsuit, a third woman is claiming she also is one of Harkins’ victims.

I promise you, I am not making this up. I had to do a double take when I saw this article and make sure I wasn't reading TheOnion.com

Predictably, people are highly upset about this story. It's on The Drudge Report, and it is taking the social media by storm. But why?

I mean people, come on! This guy has to be the most highly-qualified applicant to ever seek employment with the TSA! He's been molesting people for years, so you know he'll be the best damn security screener on the planet!

I guess everyone's outrage is some form of cognitive dissonance, where people are trying to convince themselves that the TSA really is a good, wholesome bunch that "keeps us safe." Wake up folks, they're just a bunch of child molesters!