Safe School Czar
The Washington Times
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
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
Obama Appointee Lauded NAMBLA Figure
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.
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.
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
And that in turn raises the inevitable question: Is
nobody minding the White House personnel store?
|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.
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
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
"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.
here . . .
|Obama's Buggery Czar
The Washington Times
says Jennings' group made sex between children and adults look
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.
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
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.
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.
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