Skip to comments.Greenhill School of Dallas promotes gay and lesbian agenda
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 Newsweeks 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.
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"safe community in which all students are free from intentional and unintentional harassment."
What the crap is 'unintentional harassment'?
There's no escaping it. Flee! That's what I've done and what I recommend for others.
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.
"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.
Welcome aboard member #193,873
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.
sounds like a flake factory to me, though the peacocks would be cool.
Oh, jeez. You gotta read this:
If he were really interested in creating a safe community, he would lobby for homosexuality to be illegal.
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.
"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?
Since Greenhill is a private school, I presume that the parents support this action.
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.
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?
OMG!! Thought Police; Speech Police; Hearing Police; Actions Police -- where is it going to end???? George Orwell, we have finally arrived at 1984!!
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?
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.
When someone swishes by you and you break out laughing.
"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.
"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. :)
The whole agenda is going to backfire. Give it time.
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?
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?
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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 )
( http://www.FreeRepublic.com/focus/news/668271/posts?page=131#131 )
( http://www.townhall.com/columnists/GuestColumns/Fey20030928.shtml )
( http://www.narth.com/docs/glsen.html )
( http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a9be92c26df.htm )
( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1026551/posts?page=285#285 )
( 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, Daddys 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 "Its 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 its about harassment, its about tolerance. Well, what does GLSEN say?" she asks. "The executive director, Kevin Jennings, says that it is about promoting homosexuality. Thats 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
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 GLSENs 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 its 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 )
Are there any other schools in the D/FW area where this guy is allowed to speak?
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.
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.
I just found out this is a REQUIRED lecture.
Kids...open your eyes. Sounds like something out of Clockwork Orange
I might have an easier time with "tolerance" if the people I'm supposed to tolerate weren't so subversive in thier tactics.
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.