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The Washington Times editorializes:

 

 Fifty-three Republican congressmen yesterday demanded that Obama fire his embattled "safe schools czar," Kevin Jennings. Mr. Jennings' bizarre sexual agenda for American grade schools is one reason the president should dump this dangerous radical.

 

Mr. Jennings wrote the foreword to a 1998 book titled, "Queering Elementary Education." The book he endorsed was a collection of essays by different authors who supported teaching young children about homosexuality. Mr. Jennings' foreword explains why he thinks it is important to start educating children about homosexuality as early as activist-educators can get away with doing so. "Ask any elementary-school teachers you know and - if they're honest - they'll tell you they start hearing [anti-homosexual prejudice] as soon as kindergarten." And "As one third-grader put it plainly when asked by her teacher what 'gay' meant: 'I don't know. It's just a bad thing.' "

 

As another author in the book notes: "Any grade is 'old' enough [for the proper education] because even five-year-olds are calling each other 'gay' and 'faggot.' " Other writers claim there apparently is no problem getting into these discussions because, "The belief that children are not sexual beings is not substantiated by research."

 

The authors of "Queering Elementary Education" don't seem to be bothered by the dearth of evidence to justify their position in favor of teaching children about homosexual relationships. Because they do not provide the names of teachers who told various anecdotes included in the book, there's no way to check how many of the stories are secondhand exaggerations or even pure fiction.

 

One author in the book attacks the conservative notion that "artificial insemination, transient relationships, same-sex marriages and tangled family structures are not issues children should have to know about." Others contributors advocate that "sexual-diversity issues are central to multicultural education" and that schoolchildren should sing songs such as "In some families we have two Moms." Mind you, the authors don't provide scientific evidence that their policies accomplish the strange goals they push.

 

"Queering Elementary Education" argues consistently that children should be taught that same-sex-parent families are as normal and common as the traditional two-parent family or single-parent families. But it is one thing to argue certain behavior is acceptable; it is quite another to distort basic facts in an effort to change the worldview of children.

 

Mr. Jennings is one who claims that homosexual couples are more common than they actually are. One of his books titled "One Teacher in Ten" claims that 10 percent of people are homosexuals. Almost no one defends the old Alfred Kinsey survey that Mr. Jennings relied on to make this claim. That 1948 survey interviewed a high percentage of prison inmates and known sex offenders. There's plenty of more objective studies out there. For example, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago found that the number of homosexuals in America was less than 1 percent.

 

Advocating the indoctrination of kindergarten children based on anecdotal evidence or flawed science isn't Mr. Jennings' worst offense. But it's certainly not what Americans expect from a White House "safe schools czar" who is responsible for making policy decisions that impact children's safety.

Obama Appointee Lauded NAMBLA Figure
Mark Tapscott says that Kevin Jennings, Obama's Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, is in hot water this week for having failed to report that a 15-year-old sophomore student in his school had told him of having sex with an older man.

But failure to report what appeared to be a case of statutory rape of a child may be the least of Jennings' worries.  Lori Roman of Regular Folks United points to statements by Jennings a decade or more ago when he praised Harry Hay of the North American Association for Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA), which promotes the legalization of sexual abuse of young boys by older men.

Roman provides damning details and links here.  She also notes that Jennings wrote the forward "to a book called Queering Elementary Education.  And another fellow you may have heard of wrote one of the endorsements on the book jacket -- Bill Ayers."  Ayers, of course, is the Weather Underground bomber from the 1960s who is just an "acquaintance" of Obama.

Every presidential administration ends up with scandals inspired by controversial appointees, but typically those tend to revolve around financial improprieties, conflicts of interest, or some other form of white-collar misconduct.  For Obama, the scandals seem to be developing in a pattern of disclosures revolving around radical left ideology that raises questions about their fitness for any job in government.

And that in turn raises the inevitable question: Is nobody minding the White House personnel store?

A previous report on Obama's Deviate-in-Charge, documented Jennings' support of homosexual statutory rape and the teaching "fisting" in the public schools.
Obama's Concept Of "Safe" Schools
A pro-family organization is reporting that a publisher of "gay erotica" sought out Kevin Jennings, who heads Obama's Office of Safe Schools in the Department of Education, to write a book aimed at encouraging homosexuality in high schools and colleges.

The result was "Becoming Visible," which opens with, "Why teach gay and lesbian history?  Indeed, as lesbian and gay studies has emerged as a discipline over the last two decades, its dramatic discoveries have shown it to be one of the most exciting fields in contemporary historical scholarship."

Researchers at Mass Resistance reported Sasha Alyson of Alyson Publications sought out Jennings to do the book.

In Jennings' acknowledgements for the book, he writes, "Writing this part of the book has caused me more anxiety than any other.  It simply is not possible to express my gratitude to the many people who have helped make this book possible...  With apologies to anyone omitted, here we go! The obvious place to begin is with Alyson Publications.  First, Sasha Alyson had the vision to conceive of this project, and I had the good luck to be the person he sought out to complete it.  I am deeply appreciative of being afforded this opportunity."

"It's outrageous that the same company that markets books that condition children to accept homosexuality also peddles instructions on how pedophiles can have sex with children without getting caught," said Lambda Report editor Peter LaBarbera.

There's more here . . . if you can stand it . . .
Obama's Buggery Czar
Warning:  Not for the squeemish.

The Washington Times says Jennings' group made sex between children and adults look normal.

The media is trying to keep this story in the closet, but it's important not to wink at all the serious problems surrounding Obama's controversial "Safe Schools" czar, Kevin Jennings.

Mr. Jennings is the moral malefactor who gave a speech about how he merely advised a 15-year-old high-school sophomore who was having sex with an older man that, "I hope you knew to use a condom."  He knew the boy had met the adult in a bus-station restroom.  Mr. Jennings also expressed admiration for Harry Hay, a notorious and extremely prominent supporter of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA).  "One of the people that's always inspired me is Harry Hay," he said.  Despite numerous requests to the Obama administration and Mr. Jennings, we have not received any answers to inquiries about these troubling issues.

Now revelations have surfaced that Mr. Jennings not only thought there was nothing wrong with boys having sex with older men (or girls having sex with older women), but he also played a role in promoting such relationships.

In 1990, Mr. Jennings founded the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, which later became the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).  He was the group's first full-time staffer and executive director, a position he held until August 2008.  One of GLSEN's tasks was to put together lists of suggested readings for K-through-12 students and their teachers.  The reading lists categorize books by the ages for which they purportedly are appropriate.  The organization Web site reassures us, "All BookLink items are reviewed by GLSEN staff for quality and appropriateness of content."

Some of these shocking readings clearly promote homosexuality and promiscuity.  Consider what GLSEN put forward as appropriate for children 13 years or older.  Eleven of the recommended books were examined by Scott Baker from Breitbart.tv and re-examined by The Washington Times.  Numerous passages discuss kids having sex with adults.  Many of the sexual discussions and scenes are too explicit for us to publish, so what follows are greatly sanitized versions.

In "Queer 13," the book describes a 13-year-old boy who has sexual encounters with older men.  His experience caused him to desperately want sex.  "While my classmates wondered what sex was like, content to masturbate over pinups, I was out there having my [explicit descriptions of having oral sex and being sodomized].  These were grown men I was tricking with.  Some were nice, grateful for a young boy to have their way with.  Some were harsh and mean.  ...That feeling of doing it to them and them doing the same for me was just too damn good."

In "Passages of Pride," a 15-year-old boy has sex with a much older man.  The boy says, "It wasn't a bad thing.  I didn't necessarily know it would turn into sex.  But I knew what I was doing."  The boy claims that he was "not intimidated by the discrepancy in their ages."

"Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian" details a 15-year-old boy's relationship with "a much older man."  And in "In Your Face," one 16-year-old boy has sex with a 25-year-old man, and another 16-year-old boy has sex with multiple men.  Four of the other seven books on the reading list contain passages of children having sex.

The readings try to make sex between children and adults seem normal and acceptable.  Being exploited by homosexual pedophiles is portrayed as something that can make children happy and fulfilled.  Perhaps Mr. Jennings will claim he was too busy to check what his organization was recommending children read.  Either way, this is not a man who should have been appointed by Obama to make schools safe.

Unless, of course, Obama agrees with Jennings.  He has been very aggressive in supporting the homosexual agenda.
 

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