Kevin Jennings, Assistant Deputy Secretary in the Department of Education who had assumed the duties of the so-called Safe Schools Czar in the Obama administration, has decided to move on to greener pastures. Mr. Jennings will be taking the helm of the Massachusetts-based non-profit, Be the Change. He was chosen for the role of President and CEO after a nation-wide search to replace the organization’s founder, Alan Khazei. Khazei intends to take on Scott Brown in the Massachusetts senatorial race in 2012.
Jennings was the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization that has exhibited some strangely perverted views on just what constitutes mentoring for gay and lesbian youth. GLSEN, under the guidance of Mr. Jennings, showed a particular fondness for sex seminars where gay boys received instructions on how to perform specific sex acts and how to find their way to the local gay bars for the purpose of meeting adult males and chugging down a brew or two.
My views on GLSEN, its mission, and its founder were best expressed in a post I wrote back in December 2009 when the FistGate controversy was flying fast and furiously.
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?
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. TLC: Fire the Safe Schools Czar
Let’s all wave bye-bye to Mister Kevin Jennings and hope this creep is kept well clear of America’s gay youth. Good riddance to perverted rubbish!