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Critics Assail Obama's 'Safe Schools' Czar, Say He's Wrong Man for the Job
FoxNews ^ | September 23, 2009

Posted on 09/23/2009 12:17:51 PM PDT by Steelfish

Critics Assail Obama's 'Safe Schools' Czar, Say He's Wrong Man for the Job

Critics say Kevin Jennings is too radical for the job of director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, citing what they say is his promotion of homosexuality in schools, his writings about his past drug abuse and his onetime contempt for religion.

By Maxim Lott September 23, 2009

President Obama's "safe schools czar" is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.

Conservatives are up in arms about the appointment of Kevin Jennings, Obama's director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, saying he is too radical for the job.

Jennings was appointed to the position largely because of his longtime record of working to end bullying and discrimination in schools.

In 1990, as a teacher in Massachusetts, he founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which now has over 40 chapters at schools nationwide. He has also published six books on gay rights and education, including one that describes his own experiences as a closeted gay student.

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1 posted on 09/23/2009 12:17:51 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

He is the kind of man Obama picked. You can always judge a man by his friends.


2 posted on 09/23/2009 12:19:51 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Steelfish

Obama is the WRONG man for the job.


3 posted on 09/23/2009 12:21:14 PM PDT by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Steelfish

I guess schools are safer when he’s in an office in DC.


4 posted on 09/23/2009 12:23:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I'm not a princess, this ain't a fairy tale.)
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To: Venturer

What does that say about the voters that elected this POS?


5 posted on 09/23/2009 12:23:26 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Steelfish

With this gang, I wonder what will be made safe in these safe schools. Kinda like gun free zones are actually target rich environments.


6 posted on 09/23/2009 12:24:10 PM PDT by Texas resident ( It's us against them. And we're on our own.)
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To: Steelfish
citing what they say is his promotion of homosexuality in schools

I thought that homosexuality was about consenting adults in private. That would mean that exposing minors to it in an advocacy role would be corrupting minors.

7 posted on 09/23/2009 12:25:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Steelfish

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1078251/posts?page=101#101


8 posted on 09/23/2009 12:26:16 PM PDT by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: Steelfish

For the full story on Jennings, go to YouTube and look up the Clews-Todd Report. Brace yourself, it’s pretty graphic.


9 posted on 09/23/2009 12:29:17 PM PDT by hampdenkid
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To: Steelfish
"He wants homosexuality to be taught in American schools -- in his book Always My Child, Jennings calls for a “diversity policy that mandates including LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] themes in the curriculum.” But he wants only one side of this controversial issue to be aired, and apparently believes in locking sexually confused kids into a “gay” identity. That’s the implication of his declaration, “Ex-gay messages have no place in our nation’s public schools. A line has been drawn. There is no ‘other side’ when you’re talking about lesbian, gay and bisexual students.”

Jennings does not limit his promotion of homosexuality in schools only to high schools or middle schools. He wrote the foreword for a book titled Queering Elementary Education, which includes an essay declaring that “‘queerly raised’ children are agents” using “strategies of adaptation, negotiation, resistance, and subversion.”

Perhaps the most dramatic illustration, however, of Jennings’ unfitness for a “safe schools” post involves an incident when he taught at Concord Academy, a private boarding school in Massachusetts. In his book One Teacher in Ten (the title is based on the discredited myth, now abandoned even by “gay” activist groups, that ten percent of the population is homosexual), he tells about a young male sophomore, “Brewster,” who confessed to Jennings “his involvement with an older man he met in Boston.” But at a GLSEN rally in 2000, Jennings told a more explicit version of “Brewster’s” story. Jennings here quotes the boy and then comments: “‘I met someone in the bus station bathroom and I went home with him.’ High school sophomore, 15 years old. That was the only way he knew how to meet gay people.”

Did Jennings report this high-risk behavior to the authorities? To the school? To the boy’s parents? No -- he just told the boy, “I hope you knew to use a condom.”..."

Kevin Jennings -- Unsafe for America's Schools
by Tony Perkins, 6/29/2009:
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32472

10 posted on 09/23/2009 12:29:56 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steelfish
Obama's equal opportunity move for weirdos to get into the government; shouldn't discriminate. Right!/s
11 posted on 09/23/2009 12:35:52 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: hampdenkid

There needs to be a flaming torches and pitchfork revolt at this!


12 posted on 09/23/2009 12:38:46 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Why doesn’t Glenn Beck go after this guy? Afraid of the Gay Mafia?


13 posted on 09/23/2009 12:39:22 PM PDT by Commander X (Hey Barry, what are you hiding?)
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To: Steelfish
Not one of these people - NOT ONE - is a normal, mainstream American.

Not one of Obama's "czars" is even a mainstream liberal.

They are, to a man, woman or, ehh... whatever - radical fringe kooks.

This is not an accident, and we all know it.

14 posted on 09/23/2009 12:39:28 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Commander X

Your term “Gay Mafia” is not far off at all, unfortunately.


15 posted on 09/23/2009 1:06:34 PM PDT by greatplains
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To: greatplains

Yeah..I know. Too bad guys like Hannity and Beck never dare speakout about what is going on in our schools with the radical gay agenda. They seem to be very phony conservatives to me.


16 posted on 09/23/2009 1:17:45 PM PDT by Commander X (Hey Barry, what are you hiding?)
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To: Commander X
They seem to be very phony conservatives to me.
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There are two topics the conservative talk hosts almost never talk about:

1) Homosexuality ( especially in the schools)

2) Obama’s eligibility

I will never trust them again. They are big mouths with gonads the size of dust mites.

17 posted on 09/23/2009 2:29:29 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“I thought that homosexuality was about consenting adults in private”

Yeah, that was just the camel’s nose of course. The camel was you’ll love this & celebrate it & we’ll teach your kids how to do it, ya know, in the name of preventing bullying & stuff


18 posted on 09/23/2009 2:35:00 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: wintertime

I will never trust anyone who is given huge chunks of TV time.

Great, I’ll accept their contributions as long as they’re useful.

Sometimes I’m not even sure if I trust Rush. But I get over it.

It takes a lot to build trust in this world. And rightly so.


19 posted on 09/23/2009 2:37:20 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: Steelfish
President Obama’s “safe schools czar” is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools,
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There are schools in this nation that are so morally corrupt that it would be better for students never to step foot in them. This is true even if it meant the students remained illiterate and innumerate. ( I **seriously** mean it!)

Innumerate and illiterate can be corrected but spiritual damnation and emotional and psychological corruption may never be.

20 posted on 09/23/2009 2:43:40 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: BARLF
What does that say about the voters that elected this POS?

That they all have IQs on par with an empty beer can.

21 posted on 09/23/2009 2:53:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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NOT ANOTHER WH CZAR? Obama solidifying his power. Homo czar oversees "safe schools" program.

The Obama admin appointed Kevin Jennings, founder of the pro-homosexual GLSEN organization, "to oversee the nation's safe schools" program. Jennings was involved in the 2000 "Fistgate" scandal in which homosexual adults at a GLSEN youth workshop "guided young teens on how to engage in sexual perversions, including the violent gay practice known as "fisting," (Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com .........

SOURCE 6-6-09 | World net Daily | FR Posted by simonsaid

A coalition of Christian organizations has launched an effort to have him removed, asserting that Kevin Jennings is one of the most vitriolic anti-Christian activists in America. Jennings is known for his prolific use of obscenities to describe Christians. Jenning will apparently advance Barack Obama's anti-Christian homosexual agenda.

The shocking Jennings appointment is another flagrant example of Obama saying one thing and doing another---and flaunting it, as well. Candidate Obama catered to Black Churchgoers who voted for him thinking he would uphold their strong anti-homosexual views.

Obama ran on a platform against same sex marriage and has given the impression he will do nothing to advance same sex marriage as president. This calculated move serves to make Black Churchgoers complacent while giving Obama leeway to advance the homosexualist agenda in other ways.

ACTION RESPONSE America needs to very vigilant: Obama and his loathsome COS staff Rahm Emanuel are very calculated in their use of power----and are capable of staging events to boost their advantage even as dissent among the populace grows If these two arch-manipulators perceive there isn’t measurable fear in the hearts of the people, they will create that fear to solidify their power. They know people will succumb to fear and will relinquish their God-given liberties when they are fearful.

22 posted on 09/23/2009 4:12:30 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Steelfish
"Conservatives are ... saying he is too radical for the job."

Too radical? Is there a spectrum of "radical" and is there some acceptable level of it?

I swear, some of the statements of conservatives are an embarrassment.

23 posted on 09/23/2009 6:01:58 PM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Steelfish

Go ahead Obama make my day! I am keeping an eagle eye on our school, one that you haven’t destroyed yet, there are plenty of private schools in the area!


24 posted on 09/25/2009 4:55:45 PM PDT by catholicdad
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