The furor over Kevin Jennings, the founder and former Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and now the so-called Safe Schools Czar for the Obama administration, has flared again with new revelations concerning Jennings past antics with GLSEN.
On Wednesday, Mass Resistance reported that Jennings passed out gay bar guides to Massachusetts high school students at GLSEN events in 2005. The GLSEN bar guide featured hangouts offering porn, drag shows, strip shows, and leather (S/M). Also at this conference, GLSEN distributed to kids The Little Black Book–Queer in the 21st Century. This book introduces young teenage boys to such sexual topics as rimming, waters sports, and fisting. If you don’t know what these activities are, a quick search on Google will enlighten you.
Brietbart’s Big Government ran with this story under their Fistgate series and other conservative blogs and news outlets have also given it front and center attention. The Washington Times ran two scathing editorials this week on Jennings: Cruising Gay Bars with the Safe Schools Czar on Friday; and Obama’s Risky Sex Czar on Wednesday.
This latest revelation comes on the heels of the release of an undercover audio from Mass Resistance that was featured on the Gateway Pundit last Saturday. On the audio, a GLSEN workshop leader, an adult male, is asking boys whether it’s correct etiquette to spit out or swallow semen after engaging in oral sex. This workshop, entitled What They Didn’t Tell You About Queer Sex and Sexuality in Health Class, was part of the GLSEN Boston conference held at Tufts University in 2000 where Jennings was the keynote speaker. At the 2001 GLSEN conference, Planned Parenthood handed out fisting kits to approximately 400 boys. Yep, you read it right, fisting kits. Public funds and school buses were used for these events.
GLSEN has also been accused of promoting child porn in the classroom. The Gateway Pundit listed eleven books from the GLSEN website that contain sexually explicit content and themes which the organization is passing off as recommended reading for children as young as twelve.
The GLSEN website lists their mission as follows:
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Educator Network strives to assure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities.
GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.
Their mission statement is choked with the usual Prog Head newspeak—where would we be without words like diversity, homophobia, and heterosexism. And like all mission statements these days, it sounds nice and vague, and socially uplifting. Their real agenda and their actual foundational beliefs can only be guessed at. But based on Jennings’ history and some of GLSEN’s workshops, many Americans will feel they’ve learned all they need to know about Jennings and GLSEN’s genuine mission.
GLSEN is funded by corporations, private foundations, and other sources. Some of those sponsors include: American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association, Daimler/Chrysler, Eastman/Kodak, Ernst and Young, Ford Foundation, IBM, Pepsi, Time Warner, and the Streisand Foundation. Hopefully, many clear-minded citizens out there in the real world will be contacting these organizations and asking: What the hell?!
This scandal has me shaking my head and wondering what the gay male community is really all about. And who are these elite GLSEN ‘educators’ who think they know what’s best for other people’s children? Why do they believe that boys need special instruction in gay sexual practices at the hands of adult gay men? Is this what GLSEN means when it talks about engendering a positive sense of self? Is the conducting of sex workshops and the distribution of bar guides to teenagers what GLSEN considers a positive contribution to a more vibrant and diverse community? Do Jennings and the progressive establishment assume that by virtue of being gay these kids are or should be promiscuous? Are kids safe in the hands of an organization that welcomes them into the wonderful world of anonymous sex and gay cruising? Do the words degraded, debauched, and dangerous come to mind here?
You won’t find any mention of this scandal in the Democrat Controlled Media (DCM), nor nary a peep in the Prog Head presses of the gay community. All quiet on the Eastern Front. Somehow I don’t think that if heterosexual teenagers were instructed in specific sex acts by adults, and then given directions to the nearest bar for an alcoholic good time, that there would be such a dearth of comment in the DCM. On the contrary, we would be treated to a moralizing extravaganza with an unceasing barrage of prurient condemnation.
But we now live in more enlightened times where victimization has been elevated to a political art form of special rights and special considerations and where anointed young acolytes can fist their way through America’s public school system with lots of how-to help and our concerted best wishes. Ah, the sweet fruits of victim status.
Time to say goodbye to Kevin Jennings and time to start asking some tough questions of GLSEN.