CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- People who attended Thursday's Kanawha County school board meeting to support a student who spoke out against an abstinence-only speaker at George Washington High School were outraged when school board member Becky Jordon said her husband donated money that helped pay for the controversial speaker's visit.
Andrew Jordon, owner of Pritchard Mining, made a personal donation to Believe in West Virginia, a Christian organization, which brought Pam Stenzel to speak at George Washington and Riverside high schools, Becky Jordon said.
She said when Joe Holland approached her husband, he didn't think twice about giving a donation. Holland is a member of Believe in West Virginia's board of directors.
"My husband gave him a donation. My husband believed in it. If you look around Kanawha County, my husband donates to a lot of good causes," she said. "There's a soccer field, there's a golf course, there's many things my husband has done all through this county and paid for completely."
When Jordon made the remarks, members in the board meeting's packed audience called for her to resign, shouting things like, "But you're a member of the board of education" and "separation of church and state."
Since the assembly -- where Stenzel was recorded telling students that birth control is unsafe and that any sexual contact will likely lead to sexually transmitted diseases and infertility in women -- GW student Katelyn Campbell has made national headlines because she opposed her visit to the school.
Campbell filed an injunction in Kanawha Circuit Court against GW Principal George Aulenbacher, alleging that he threatened to call the college she's been accepted to and tell them she has "bad character" after she went to the media with her concerns.
Campbell, who called Stenzel's presentation a form of "slut-shaming," has publicly asked him to resign from his position and issue an apology.
While Stenzel's visit cost a reported $4,000, Jordon said her husband was not the sole contributor.
"There were a lot of people, but I don't know who else," she said Thursday.
Last week, Jordon told the Gazette she did not know who the private donor was. Aulenbacher said because it was a private donor, he could not reveal the source.
But Jordon said she did not see a problem with her family donating to Stenzel, and said she supports Aulenbacher, saying, "He is awesome. It makes me sick.
"I'm a parent before I'm anything. I'm not dogging this child, but the media has chosen to give this young lady the time, and it's not right. ... The media has allowed her to have all the ink," she said.
"Now it's your all's time," Jordon told Aulenbacher supporters at the meeting.
Before Stenzel's visit to George Washington, fliers were distributed promoting "God's plan for purity." Jordon said that one teacher who saw the fliers "stirred it up" at the school before Stenzel even spoke to students.
Jordon also said that Charleston attorney Mike Callaghan, who is representing Campbell and has children who attend GW, "has beef" with Aulenbacher.