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Greenhill School of Dallas promotes gay and lesbian agenda
http://www.glsendallas.org/ ^

Posted on 02/01/2005 12:35:43 PM PST by tgaimfreeatlast

Greenhill School, Upper-School Network, and the Parents’ Association present Mr. Kevin Jennings

Friday, February 4 Upper School Lecture Hall, 12:30 – 1:30

Mr. Jennings, the founder and Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will speak to Upper School students Friday morning about creating a truly safe community in which all students are free from intentional and unintentional harassment. Additionally, Mr. Jennings has graciously agreed to host a discussion for all interested Upper School parents from 12:30 – 1:30 on Friday, February 4. Mr. Jennings is a former independent school teacher who is recognized as a leader in both the education and civil rights communities. Mr. Jennings has received numerous honors and accolades including being named to Newsweek’s “Century Club” as one of “100 people to watch in the new century” and receiving the Human and Civil Rights Award of the National Education Association.

(Excerpt) Read more at glsendallas.org ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: dallas; gay; glsen; greenhillschool; homosexualagenda; kevinjennings; lesbian; liberal; newbie; schools
They seem to be promoting the gay and lesbian agenda under the guise of protecting kids at the school. How big of a problem can this be? The lecturer's website promotes same sex marriage and the homosexual lifestyle, which has to be offensive to some parents at that school.
1 posted on 02/01/2005 12:35:44 PM PST by tgaimfreeatlast
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

"safe community in which all students are free from intentional and unintentional harassment."

What the crap is 'unintentional harassment'?


2 posted on 02/01/2005 12:40:14 PM PST by Spok
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To: tgaimfreeatlast
What a bunch of cr*p, these people will find whatever it takes to cram their agenda down your throat. Same old democrat bull "all in the name of children"
3 posted on 02/01/2005 12:41:25 PM PST by mammer
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

There's no escaping it. Flee! That's what I've done and what I recommend for others.


4 posted on 02/01/2005 12:41:25 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real politcal victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

I went to high school in Dallas. Greenhill was the "alternative" school in the area where people could "express themselves" instead of really learning. They even had peacocks roaming free on their campus.


...Sooo glad I went to Catholic school.


5 posted on 02/01/2005 12:41:31 PM PST by Wolfram
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

"free from intentional and unintentional harassment"

Here's the scary part - "unintentional harassment"

That means harassment is whatever they say it is.

People used to be judged by their actions.

Then came hate crime laws meaning you are judged by what someone perceives as your intent or motive.

Now we have unintentional harassment meaning you are guilty of whatever I say you are guilty of.

What possible defense could there be for this?

Our society is doomed.


6 posted on 02/01/2005 12:43:42 PM PST by The Lumster
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

Welcome aboard member #193,873


7 posted on 02/01/2005 12:44:03 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: Spok

From forthepeople.com:

Unintentional harassment
Harassment is not always intended. Acts or behavior that are funny or don't mean much to one person may hurt or offend another. If you're not sure whether your behavior or action will offend someone, ask first. If you do offend someone without meaning to, you should apologise immediately and stop the behavior.


8 posted on 02/01/2005 12:44:16 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Wolfram

sounds like a flake factory to me, though the peacocks would be cool.


9 posted on 02/01/2005 12:45:44 PM PST by sassbox
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To: Spok

Oh, jeez. You gotta read this:

http://www.forthepeople.com/rcl_harassment_labor.asp


10 posted on 02/01/2005 12:47:02 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: tgaimfreeatlast
Mr. Jennings, the founder and Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), will speak to Upper School students Friday morning about creating a truly safe community

If he were really interested in creating a safe community, he would lobby for homosexuality to be illegal.

11 posted on 02/01/2005 12:47:40 PM PST by Ignatz ("Scribe of the Unwritten Law". ( Hey, someone's gotta NOT write this stuff down! ))
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To: Spok
What the crap is 'unintentional harassment'?

It's when people blame you for their failures. For example if So-and-So fails to achieve a passing grade in a class, and you have never done anything overt to get in his way, he invokes "unintentional harassment" toward him owing to his membership in x victim group.

Also known as "invisible barriers" among feminist victimologists.

12 posted on 02/01/2005 12:48:21 PM PST by freespirited
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To: L98Fiero

"you should apologise immediately and stop the behavior."

Would that apply if you offended someone who was Christian or pro-life? Or who'd voted for George Bush?


13 posted on 02/01/2005 12:49:30 PM PST by Spok
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

Since Greenhill is a private school, I presume that the parents support this action.


14 posted on 02/01/2005 12:49:44 PM PST by writmeister
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To: sassbox

Oh it was a flake factory indeed...I participated in the ISAS art's festival a few times and during my senior year it was held at Greenhill. One of the things I will remember about that school till the day I die is the peacock standing on top of a small, one story building squawking (or whatever they do) at us.


Should have thrown rocks at it.


15 posted on 02/01/2005 12:50:54 PM PST by Wolfram
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To: L98Fiero
If you do offend someone without meaning to, you should apologise immediately and stop the behavior.

So, If I tell the folks at forthepeople.com that their website offends me, then they will apologize and pull it off of the web?

16 posted on 02/01/2005 12:50:57 PM PST by Ignatz ("Scribe of the Unwritten Law". ( Hey, someone's gotta NOT write this stuff down! ))
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To: L98Fiero

OMG!! Thought Police; Speech Police; Hearing Police; Actions Police -- where is it going to end???? George Orwell, we have finally arrived at 1984!!


17 posted on 02/01/2005 12:52:11 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: writmeister

Oh. It's a private school? Well then that's their business if they want to corrupt the minds of their own children. Pretty sad, but what can we do about that?


18 posted on 02/01/2005 12:56:29 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real politcal victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Spok
What the crap is 'unintentional harassment'?

You know, it's like that white power thing. Whites are born racist, and so now I guess heterosexuals are born harassers. We demand compulsory heterosexuality don't you know? It's heterosexism.

19 posted on 02/01/2005 1:00:07 PM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real politcal victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: Spok
What the crap is 'unintentional harassment'?

When someone swishes by you and you break out laughing.

20 posted on 02/01/2005 1:06:48 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Polyxene; Ignatz

"OMG!! Thought Police; Speech Police; Hearing Police; Actions Police -- where is it going to end???? George Orwell, we have finally arrived at 1984!!"

I Googled "Unintentional Harrassment" and this site had a definition. I almost hit the floor when I started reading that. According to that site, you are not allowed to do anything but breathe.....unless that offends someone and then you should cease the behavior and apologize.


21 posted on 02/01/2005 1:08:15 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: Spok

"Would that apply if you offended someone who was Christian or pro-life? Or who'd voted for George Bush?"

Hey man, I just found it and posted it. That doesn't mean I didn't almost spray Coke all over my monitor when I read it. You asked. :)


22 posted on 02/01/2005 1:11:06 PM PST by L98Fiero
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

The whole agenda is going to backfire. Give it time.


23 posted on 02/01/2005 1:13:02 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: L98Fiero
Harassment often happens when power is abused. The power may relate to:

cultural difference (e.g. a white person over a person of colour in a traditionally Anglo-Saxon society)

How about a conservative or religious person in the traditionally leftist society of a public school, college, or university?

24 posted on 02/01/2005 1:19:39 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

bump


25 posted on 02/01/2005 1:37:16 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

bttt


26 posted on 02/01/2005 3:48:31 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

This is a private school, but I wonder how the parents would feel if a pro-abortion lecturer came. Or how about some other lecturer that offended some of the parents. How does the headmaster decide who to let speak?


27 posted on 02/01/2005 6:33:08 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

b


28 posted on 02/01/2005 7:19:35 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: tgaimfreeatlast; little jeremiah; longtermmemmory
BTTT


Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Version 1.1)


What We Can Do To Help Defeat the "Gay" Agenda


Myth and Reality about Homosexuality--Sexual Orientation Section, Guide to Family Issues"

29 posted on 02/01/2005 8:42:04 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: tgaimfreeatlast; scripter
GLSEN is a homosexual activist organization. It's mission is to fill the eyes and ears of the precious children in our public schools with homosexual propaganda. I encourage anyone who wants to know more about GLSEN and its founder, Kevin Jennings, to read through the information and articles linked below.

GLSEN needs to be booted out of the public schools.

An excerpt from 'Queering the Schools' with response from Kevin Jennings, Executive Director of GLSEN and the editors response to Kevin Jennings.

( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=125#125 )

An Introduction to GLSEN.

( http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/668271/posts?page=131#131 )

Hurricane GLSEN

( http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Fey20030928.shtml )

GLSEN and Its Influence on Children

( http://www.narth.com/docs/glsen.html )

GLSEN Encourages Teens In Anal SEX "Don't give up."

( http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a9be92c26df.htm )

The Queering of Elementary Education

( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=285#285 )

An excerpt from "Targeting Children - Part two: How the homosexual movement uses public schools as instruments of change"

( http://www.afa.net/homosexual_agenda/childrenb.asp )

"GLSEN activist and New York kindergarten teacher Jaki Williams said starting in kindergarten is a must, since children at that age are still developing their ideas about the world around them. Even at that age, she said, “the saturation process needs to begin.”

Williams, in fact, is a model teacher when it comes to this “saturation” process. She regularly initiates conversations with her children by reading to them such controversial books as Heather Has Two Mommies, Daddy’s Roommate, and One Dad, Two Dads, Browns Dads, Blue Dads. She also hosts a viewing of the video Both of My Moms’ Names Are Judy: Children of Lesbians and Gays Speak Out, produced by a San Francisco pro-homosexual advocacy group.

According to one writer for The Lambda Report, who infiltrated a 1997 GLSEN workshop, one former teacher admitted that changing the mind of a child required more than a one-time effort. She said she had to expose her children to a constant stream of homosexual words and images, because "It’s really a conditioning process."


An excerpt from "Example Offered of Real Homosexual Agenda in America's Schools"

( http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/675813/posts )

"The school board says it’s about harassment, it’s about tolerance. Well, what does GLSEN say?" she asks. "The executive director, Kevin Jennings, says that it is about promoting homosexuality. That’s what he said is his mission. Let me read you his quote. He said, ‘Promoting homosexuality -- we can make it happen. That is our mission from this day forward.’ "

Folger describes the prospects as "frightening." "We had people that went into the GLSEN meetings. And make no mistake, this is not about tolerance in meeting with teachers -- it's about getting to the children," she says. "In fact, it was in that GLSEN meeting, locally held, that they said, 'We need this agreement to get to the children.' "


An excerpt from "When Silence Would Have Been Golden"

( www.cultureandfamily.org/articledisplay.asp?id=2580&department=CFI&categoryid=papers )

GLSEN'S JENNINGS: !&%#! THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT!

Addressing a church audience on March 20, 2000 in New York City — just days before "Fistgate" — GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings offered a stinging (and quite intolerant) assessment of how to deal with religious conservatives:

Twenty percent of people are hard-core fair-minded [pro-homosexual] people. Twenty percent are hard-core [anti-homosexual] bigots. We need to ignore the hard-core bigots, get more of the hard-core fair-minded people to speak up, and we'll pull that 60 percent [of people in the middle] … over to our side. That's really what I think our strategy has to be. We have to quit being afraid of the religious right. We also have to quit — … I'm trying to find a way to say this. I'm trying not to say, '[F---] 'em!' which is what I want to say, because I don't care what they think! [audience laughter] Drop dead!9

It should be noted that GLSEN and Jennings make heavy use of the words "respect" and "tolerance" in their public rhetoric and in descriptions of their programs.10

JENNINGS: OK TO PROMOTE HOMOSEXUALITY IN SCHOOLS

Although Jennings has employed manipulative methods that exaggerate homosexual victimhood to advance his pro-"gay" agenda in schools, he has occasionally been frank about GLSEN's real agenda:

I'd like five years from now for most Americans when they hear the word GLSEN to think, "Ooh, that's good for kids." … Sane people keep the world the same [sh---y] old way it is now. It's the [crazy] people who think, "No, I can envision a day when straight people say, 'So what if you're promoting homosexuality?' or [when] straight kids say, 'Hey, why don't you and your boyfriend come over before you go to the prom and try your tuxes on at my house?'" … [I]f we believe that can happen, we can make it happen. The only thing that will stop us is our lack of faith that we can make it happen. That is our mission from this day forward.11

BRAINWASHING KINDERGARTNERS

At the same 1997 regional GLSEN conference where Kevin Jennings revealed his goal to openly promote homosexuality in schools, New York teacher and GLSEN activist Jaki Williams led a workshop titled "Inclusive Kindergartens." What follows is Williams' chilling advice to other teachers and fellow GLSEN activists on how to push pro-homosexual themes on very young, impressionable children:

Children in the kindergarten age are "developing their superego," Williams said, and "that's when the saturation process needs to begin." … She explained that "five-year-olds really are very interested in the big questions. They're very interested in sex, death, and love, and they ask those questions, and they talk about them. And we want to help them find the answers … on their level." To initiate conversation, Williams said she has her class read from an assortment of pro-homosexual children's books, such as "Heather Has Two Mommies" and "One Dad, Two Dads, Brown Dad, Blue Dads."15


An excerpt from the article "Changing minds"

Opposition to the message of the Ex-Gay Educators Caucus is led by Kevin Jennings, a former private school teacher in Massachusetts and founder of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. Mr. Jennings is a partner with the NEA in promoting acceptance of homosexuality through curriculum materials in the nation's schools as early as kindergarten and elementary grades. He was given the NEA's human rights "creative leadership" award at this year's convention.

"Ex-gay messages have no place in our nation's public schools," Mr. Jennings said in a publication of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network. "A line has been drawn. There is no 'other side' when you're talking about lesbian, gay and bisexual students."


Now consider this excerpt from "CFI Panel Exposes GLSEN’s Cross-Dressing Agenda - Medical Doctor Says Young Male AIDS Cases Linked to Abuse

"... FROM ABUSE VICTIM TO ‘GAY’ STUDENT

LaBarbera also relayed an account by GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings in which he counseled one of his former students, a sophomore boy named Brewster who had been victimized by a homosexual pedophile. According to his account in his book One Teacher in Ten: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories, Jennings, then an openly homosexual teacher at the private Concord Academy in Massachusetts, met with the troubled Brewster, who nervously revealed “a story about his involvement with an older man he had met in Boston.” Jennings wrote that after the talk, Brewster “left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on campus.”

Jennings said proudly that he had helped the boy realize “that it’s OK to be gay.” Several years later, he saw Brewster at a homosexual restaurant in Boston. “He was now twenty-two, taking time off from college, and living with his boyfriend,” Jennings wrote.

LaBarbera said the story illustrates the problem of open homosexual activists working in schools and using their authority and trust as role models to promote false, unhealthy sexual identities to impressionable students. He said that in reality, young Brewster was not “gay,” as Jennings had claimed, but the confused victim of a homosexual predator..."




See also the following replies in scripter's Homosexual Agenda: Categorical Index of Links (Version 1.1):

( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts )

Replies: 80, 141, 142, 152, 155, 167, 168, 173, 174, 175, 179, 189, 202, 204, 206, 208, 216, 223, 226, 230, 238, 246, 256, 270, 271, 285, 342, 373, 376, 387, and 391.



Additional information posted here and here.


30 posted on 02/01/2005 8:52:12 PM PST by EdReform (Free Republic - helping to keep our country a free republic. Thank you for your financial support!)
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

Are there any other schools in the D/FW area where this guy is allowed to speak?


31 posted on 02/02/2005 9:17:29 AM PST by tgaimfreeatlast
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To: Spok

Like, asking someone if they want to go on a date, and having them file a harassment claim, or geting charged with harassment for a harmless comment like"you like nice, today." I guess that is what they must be talking about.


32 posted on 02/02/2005 9:20:37 AM PST by Rca2000 (Helping to swing the swing state of Ohio to "W")
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To: Spok

No, that would NOT appply, to a Christian, a conservative, or to a (straight, non-metrosexual)man. they are fair game, for ANY comments, and the law will NOT help them.


33 posted on 02/02/2005 9:23:37 AM PST by Rca2000 (Helping to swing the swing state of Ohio to "W")
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

I just found out this is a REQUIRED lecture.

Kids...open your eyes. Sounds like something out of Clockwork Orange


34 posted on 02/02/2005 9:41:06 AM PST by tgaimfreeatlast
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

I might have an easier time with "tolerance" if the people I'm supposed to tolerate weren't so subversive in thier tactics.


35 posted on 02/02/2005 9:42:29 AM PST by the invisib1e hand ("What are you gonna believe, the media, or your own eyes?" -- Marx .............(Groucho))
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To: tgaimfreeatlast

The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's website www.glsendallas.org has a lot about promoting the gay and lesbian agenda, including same-sex marriage. I guess I missed the part about promoting the straight agenda. Maybe they should be called GLEN instead of GLSEN.

Sure glad they've got a link for a dating service. Wouldn't want your high school kid to miss that.


36 posted on 02/02/2005 9:48:43 AM PST by tgaimfreeatlast
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