Skip to comments.U.S. Department of Education to host LGBT youth summit Monday and Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Posted on 06/05/2011 11:26:03 AM PDT by Salman
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will give remarks at the Departments first-ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth summit at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. The two-day summit, Creating and Maintaining Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBT Youth, will take place Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7. Duncan will highlight the administrations commitment to ensuring equal access to education for LGBT students as it does for all students. He also will discuss the Departments Office for Civil Rights recently released guidance on the protection against harassment in an education setting based on gender, which includes gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender individuals. The guidance, which was sent to schools, colleges and universities in a Dear Colleague letter, explains educators legal obligations to protect students from harassment based on racial and national origin, gender and disability.
On Monday, June 6, at 8:30 a.m., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administrator Pam Hyde will introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who will give opening remarks. Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Educations Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will introduce Duncan on Tuesday, June 7.
LGBT youths are a uniquely vulnerable population in Americas schools. Because they suffer at a higher rate than many of their peer groups from physical violence, bullying, anxiety and depression, LGBT youths are more prone to exhibit high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, sexual risk-taking and running away from home. The summit, hosted by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, will bring together students, educators, administrators, and heads of federal and nonprofit agencies to provide information and seek solutions to these issues.
Note: Reporters will only be allowed to cover general sessions, not breakout groups.
I hope President Palin dismantles the Dept. of Education!
What does sexual deviancy have to do with education? They are both freaks shows?
Maybe they should try being straight. Ya think?
Unconstitutional, but who cares?
Average per student about 11,000.
In a real world situation we would have outsourced Education by now.
what a travesty. The US crashes, burns while Obama and minions play with themselves.
I’m an English teacher at a high school in Alaska. Many of my students walk into my freshmen English classes unable to read or write beyond a third-grade level. Many of those students arrive without good study skills, without an ability to work productively on assignments, without the self-control needed to focus on their reading, and without even the outline of knowledge about American culture or values.
Of course, our Beneficent Overlords have decided that the real issue is sexual attraction between teenagers.
Closing down the Department of Education is just one necessary step. It would be a great place to start, though.
another Obama first.
“youth summit” is code for: coerce impressionable youths to THINK they could be gay, so the old fogy hippie retreads can have perverted sex with them.
Maybe some NAMBLA-type bureaucrats want to score some dates.
“Many of those students arrive without good study skills, without an ability to work productively on assignments, without the self-control needed to focus on their reading, and without even the outline of knowledge about American culture or values.:
But they feel good about themselves because they’re all special, ya know. (dripping with sarcasm)
I forgot to say that just like the truism “It’s about the money”, for the LGBT crowd it’s about the SEX. Equal rights and I want to visit my partner in the hospital, in want cheaper group health insurance, we want to be married because we love each other, just like you........ BLAH BLAH BLAH. BULLCRAP.
It’s about the SEX. They want to legitimize their lifestyle so they can continue to engage in their deadly perverted sexual activities, while being able to increase their numbers to have more victims to prey upon.
Remember, It’s not just another lifestyle, It’s an “ABOMINATION”.
Translated into English from the Greek word for “ABOMINATION”.
Translated into English from the Hebrew word for “ABOMINATION”.
No wiggle room there.
Setting the stage for the pedophile predators. The homos are licking themselves over this one.
>> Someone remind me. What does the U.S. Department of Education “normally” do? <<
The Department is a ministry of truth. It is involved with news media, entertainment, the fine arts and educational books. Its purpose is to rewrite history and change the facts to fit Party doctrine for propaganda effect.
Propaganda not education.
Hate not knowledge.
regression to our ape ancestry not progress toward a better world.
Show me a presidential candidate who’ll even clearly, repeatedly and publicly promise to abolish the Dept. of Education. There are none, so no sale, no revenues.
Gonna be a whole lot of STD’s passed around in Washington this week
These things are only gay bars without the liquor. A chance for the pipe smokers and the rug girls, to meet and greet.
“...Show me a presidential candidate wholl even clearly, repeatedly and publicly promise to abolish the Dept. of Education...”
...And not call for the Dept of Ed abolition even to a TEA Party crowd. Sure it is not the best slogan for a general election but it is not that hard to make the case that the FEDERAL Department of Education spends billions and educates no one except for some overly costly and bureaucratically/inefficiently administered grants. The Dept is a waste!
With God’s help we can surely begin to clean up the filth and corruption that this administration is engendering (pun intended) when we go to the polls in 2012!
Agreed. Most of us can see by looking at local political efforts, that most politically active people are trying to get funds for various wasteful and corrupt special interests. It’s difficult to believe that anyone in politics would be ignorant of what’s really going on.
Give me a flippin break. Those kids don’t “know” if they are “gay”. The kids shouldn’t have sex lives. Sex is for marriage. Period.
I call BS on this report. Kids bully others because of their weight, looks, where they live, if they are nerds, etc. Why not hold a summit for obese youngsters? No, the left is obsessed with sex and deviance. God help this country!
In 2008, Obama swore he was not for same sex marriage---but he has done everything possible to promote the homo agenda. We need to get the word out about Obama appointee, 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 .........
Obama gave Jennings $410 million for his dirty work in the 2011 federal budget ON TOP of $400 million in 2010. Jennings just announced he was leaving the Obama admin (he can retire with riches beyond imagination--Obama gets a cut, of course).
CIRCA 2009 A coalition of Christian organizations 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 views against same-sex marriage. Obama ran on a platform against same sex marriage and has given the impression that, as president, he will do nothing to advance same sex marriage.
This calculated move serves to make Black Churchgoers complacent while giving Obama leeway to advance the homosexualist agenda in other ways.
OCTOBER 2009 Obama received a warm welcome at the annual dinner of the homosexual support group Human Rights Campaign, promising to sign hate crimes legislation, to repeal both "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and the "Defense of Marriage Act." and to continue supporting his besieged appointments as "safe schools czar" and head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
WND revelations about Kevin Jennings, the safe schools czar, and Chai Feldblum, his EEOC nominee, have resulted in criticism in Congress and from group's concerned about past actions and statements.
53 members of Congress demanded that Obama dismiss Jennings following WND disclosures about his past, including an incident in which he counseled a 15-year-old student to keep quiet about being seduced by an older man. WND disclosures that Feldblum proclaimed "gay sex is morally good" have also made her a target for criticism.
"I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight," Obama told the homosexual activist group. "For even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot and we will not put aside issues of basic equality. I greatly appreciate the support I've received from many in this room. I also appreciate that many of you don't believe that progress has come fast enough. I want to be honest about that. Because it's important to be honest amongst friends."
Obama made a direct reference to his besieged appointees without naming them. "Nobody in America should be fired because they're gay, despite doing a great job and meeting their responsibilities," he said. "It's not fair, it's not right, we're going to put a stop to it. Read more at wnd.com
Ohaha and the Democrats know they cant win on radical abortion and gay rights issues. 2008 Obama duped Black voters into voting for him----so 2012 Obama needs to convince church going black Christians that (A) hes a lifelong Christian, (B) he is not the most extreme Democrat on the issue of abortion, and, (C) he is not a supporter of the homosexual agenda.
Obama invokes religious themes as 2012 campaign nears (O'mao's big government failures mean B-i-g trouble for O'mao)
washington examiner.com | 2/05 | julie mason
FR Posted February 06, 2011 by RummyChick
"When I wake in the morning, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to give me the strength to do right by our country and its people," Obama said. "And when I go to bed at night, I wait on the Lord, and I ask Him to forgive me my sins, and look after my family and the American people, and make me an instrument of His will." more at Wash/Ex.com
LAST YEAR'S OFFICIAL DNC POSTER
THIS YEAR'S OFFICIAL DNC POSTER
"Voters, Obama is baptized in the fire of faith."
"Obama's been saved. Thank you, Jesus."
"Voters, let's hear an Alleluia and an Amen."
My guess is hardly any heterosexual white guys work at the Federal Department of Education. That its real purpose is give high paying “make work” jobs to gays, blacks, women, Hispanics, Asians and every other affirmative action group under the sun.
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Well, you fetch him, and I’ll find another Dr. Frankenstein. Let’s fire him up again.
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Why aren't Repub Congressman up in arms about this? Why is the Dept of Education (which should be dismantled anyway apart from this abomination) be turned into a chicken hawk agency to indoctrinate children into sodomy? Where is the outrage? Using our money to basically molest children - there should be protests at the building - loud, vocal, and huge. Note that reporters are NOT ALLOWED AT THE "BREAK OUT" GROUPS!!! OUR MONEY and they're hiding their digusting tactics of perversion from reporters!
Yet ANOTHER reminder that there CANNOT be a “truce” on social issues......
Please note that “religion” is missing from the list.
Yes, no harrassment is allowed based on race, national origin, sex, or disability....but...I suppose that means harassment of Christians and observant Jews is OK.
Obamas Homosexual Safe School Czar Tells God Screw You, Buddy in Memoir
He is known to the United States as the “Safe Schools Czar:” a special advisor in the White House responsible for helping formulate policies designed to keep US public schools “safe and drug free.” But US pro-family leaders know Kevin Jennings as something more: a highly influential homosexual activist, who admitted in a book on his childhood that a deep-seated hatred of God and religious believers began when he fully embraced a homosexual lifestyle and bid God farewell with the words, “Screw you, buddy.”
In Chicago he proposed a high school designed for gay students. Aimed at keeping students from being bullied and ostracized, Duncan pitched the idea of an explicitly gay-friendly school, where half of the students were expected to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
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Note: Reporters will only be allowed to cover general sessions, not breakout groups.
This is wrong, using our tax dollars for this. I think it is just as wrong to have a Department of Education. I’m for live and let live, but I just think having a youth summit over homosexuality is wrong.
“Education Dept. Blocks Reporters from LGBT ‘Youth Summit’ Sessions for Teens”
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
By Patrick Ryan
SNIPPET: “Washington (CNSNews.com) — The U.S. Department of Education refused to allow reporters into break-out sessions at its first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Youth Summit, a taxpayer-funded event attended by teenagers that was held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday.
When CNSNews.com asked organizers why reporters could not attend the break-out sessions, Education Department public affairs specialist Jo Ann Webb said: Every summit weve had has been this way. Its to promote an open exchange and thats just the rule, okay?
CNSNews.com followed-up, asking, Even though this is sponsored by the Department of Education and paid by federal tax dollars? and Webb replied: Its been that way for every summit. If youve been coming in the past, its been that way for every summit.”
“Obama Administration to Public Schools: Gay Clubs Have Equal Right to Form on Campus”
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
By Penny Starr
SNIPPET: “(CNSNews.com) Education Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the Federal LGBT Youth Summit on Tuesday by video, stating that his Department was sending a letter to school districts detailing the policies and laws available to ensure that homosexual student groups can form and function on public school campuses. LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
This first-ever Federal LGBT Youth Summit was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and held at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday.
My commitment to LGBT students is unequivocal and it goes back to when I first supported a charter school for LGBT students in Chicago, Duncan said in the video. Our Department here has taken concrete steps to protect LGBT students.”