Exposing Kindergartens To Homosexuality

22 10 2009

gay-obamaI came across this story while working on the one from CNSNews.com about Obama and his Go Green Contest, or whatever the hell it was.

Personally, I would like to put this idea on the top of a pile of “Stupid Ideas of the Century” and set it on fire. Not only am I against teaching any sexuality to children at this age, I’m REALLY against teaching Homosexuality to children at this age. Does this make me a homophobe, maybe. If this was to happen in my childs school there would be hell to pay!

To add to the bad news, the statement below is made by one of Obama’s Czars…

God help us!

Gio-

BEWARE: This post will peg-out the Bullshit meter!

Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Says Teach Respect for Homosexuality in Kindergarten

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration’s safe schools czar, Kevin Jennings, has accused the Baptists, the Boy Scouts and sports fans of anti-gay bias, and he has advocated a special high school for gay teens as well as gay-straight alliance clubs for every high school in America.

Jennings, who was a prominent homosexual activist before being named director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education, also has called for kindergarteners to be taught to respect all sexual orientations, while insisting that “ex-gay messages” and “Christian values” are ‘misused to isolate or denigrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people” and have no place in the nation’s public schools.

Recent controversy surrounding Jennings’s role in the Department of Education has revolved around a 1988 conversation in which Jennings told a high school sophomore in a relationship with an older man that he hoped he used a condom–rather than reporting the possible case to statutory rape to authorities. Jennings recently said in a written statement that he was 24 at the time and wished he had handled the situation differently. 

Last Thursday, 53 House Republicans sent a letter to President Barack Obama asking that he remove Jennings from office. 

In the years before he became a political appointee in the Obama Education Department, Jennings served as founder and executive director of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), an organization that seeks to promote the mainstreaming of homosexuality in the nation’s schools and prevent bullying of gay students. In this capacity, he made frequent media appearances, statements and speeches, which were sometimes controversial. 

“What GLSEN does is teach young children they should not call each other names; that they should not beat each other up,” Jennings was quoted as saying in the Washington Times in November 2000. “Being gay doesn’t kill people, but homophobia does kill people.”
 
CNSNews.com could not reach Jennings for comment for this story after repeated phone calls last week to the Department of Education press office. 
 
Stressing safety for homosexuals in American schools has been a successful strategy, Jennings said in one speech to a GLSEN group.
 
“We immediately seized upon the opponents’ calling card–safety–and explained how homophobia represents a threat to students’ safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common,” World and I magazine reported that Jennings said in a 1994 speech.
 
“We knew that, confronted with real-life stories of youth who had suffered from homophobia, our opponents would automatically be on the defensive: they would have to attack people who had already been victimized once, which puts them in a bully position from which it would be hard to emerge looking good,” Jennings said. “In Massachusetts, no one could speak up against our frame [of the debate] and say, ‘Why, yes, I do think students should kill themselves.’ This allowed us to set the terms of the debate.”
 
The World and I article also reported that Jennings said in 1997: “I can envision a day when straight people say, ‘So what if you’re promoting homosexuality?’”
 
In a 2000 speech at a GLSEN event Iowa, Jennings argued that students as young as kindergarten should be taught to respect people “regardless of sexual orientation.”
The Washington Times has posted an audio of this speech on its Web site.
 
“Our curriculum at kindergarten, and first grade, and second grade–every grade until students have graduated should be ‘you must respect every human being regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of gender identity, regardless of race or religion or any arbitrary distinctions we make about people,” Jennings said in the 2000 speech. “If we cannot teach this very basic lesson in our schools we will be very surprised at how hard it is for these students to learn French or English or math.”
 
In a February 2000 speech, Jennings predicted at a GLSEN conference that the cause of making homosexuality acceptable would succeed in elementary school. “Homosexuality will become more acceptable to students, especially elementary ones,” he said, according to an article in The Post-Standard of Syracuse, N.Y. “We are at a new moment in our history.”
 
Jennings, however, has not called for respecting former homosexuals.
 
In 2004, two factions within the National Education Association – the Republican Educators Caucus and the Ex-Gay Educators Caucus – objected to the NEA awarding Jennings the Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights, the Washington Times reported that year.
 
Much of that opposition was in response to Jennings writing in a GLSEN publication: “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, the son of a Baptist minister, has expressed his frustrations with Christians critical of homosexuality, and specifically with Southern Baptists.
 
In 2003, U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige responded to a question from the Baptist Press, which asked him, “Given the choice between private and Christian, uh, or private and public universities, who do you think has the best deal?”

Paige answered, “That’s a judgment, too, that would vary because each of them have real strong points and some of them have vulnerabilities, but you know, all things being equal, I’d prefer to have a child in a school where there’s a strong appreciation for values, the kind of values that I think are associated with Christian communities.”

On April 9, 2003, GLSEN issued a press release demanding clarification from Paige.

“The language of religious values — particularly ‘Christian values’ — has often been misused to isolate or denigrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” Jennings said in a written statement.  “For Secretary Paige to suggest that the tenets of any particular religion have a place in public education is an exceedingly dangerous breach of the constitutional separation of church and state, and of tremendous concern for safe schools advocates who seek to protect LGBT students and staff from harassment, violence and discrimination in schools.”

On Nov. 19, 2000, Jennings wrote an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer that was critical of the North Carolina Southern Baptist Convention’s position on homosexuality. 

“As a native Tar Heel and a former high school history teacher, I watched in amazement last week as the North Carolina Southern Baptist Convention passed a policy excluding gay people (and anyone who welcomes them) from the denomination. All I could think was of the old aphorism ‘Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it,’” Jennings wrote. 

He compared the denomination’s stance on homosexuality with racism during the days of slavery and segregation. 

“The same pious members who nodded in agreement as our preacher talked about ‘loving your neighbor’ seemed to believe that this meant loving your white neighbors. Our fellow churchgoers expressed a visceral hatred of blacks (except they didn’t say ‘blacks’), resisted the integration of schools in Winston-Salem, and generally were pretty ‘unChristian’ on the whole subject of race,” the Jennings op-ed continued. “The Southern Baptists of the 1970s were, in fact, just following the traditions and history of our denomination, which had been founded because Southern Baptists wanted to defend the institution of slavery and thus formed their own convention in the 1840s. In 1996, about 150 years after it mattered, the Southern Baptist Convention formally apologized for its role in upholding slavery and racism. Better late than never, I guess.”
 
GLSEN has back the “Day of Silence,” a national protest by gay high school students. But Jennings has dismissed the counter protest—the “Day of Truth”–sponsored by Christian student groups as “an effort by adults to manipulate some kids.”
 
“The Day of Silence was an event conceived of by students themselves in response to a very real problem of bullying and harassment they saw on their campuses,” Jennings told the Associated Press on April 13, 2005. “The Day of Truth is a publicity stunt cooked up by a conservative organization with a political agenda; it’s an effort by adults to manipulate some kids.”
 
People of faith are not the only demographic he finds “homophobic.” An Oct. 23, 2003 Jennings op-ed in USA Today carried the headline: “Homophobic fans’ ugly words spoil great games.”
 
“I am at Yankee Stadium, and it’s the top of the third inning in game one of the American League Championship Series. The guy behind me in Tier 3 (yes, you!) is screaming ‘FAGGOT’ at one of the Red Sox players for the 13th time this game. ‘Gee, I didn’t know the Red Sox had so many gay players,’ my domestic partner mutters under his breath,” Jennings wrote.
 
Jennings continues, “Ah, sports and homophobia. They just seem to go so naturally together, like peanut butter and jelly. I’d forgotten why I hadn’t ventured out to the stadium in a decade: As a gay man, I find it isn’t a lot of fun to go to pro sporting events.”

He then called for more policing of what he considered bigoted fans. 

“What to do? A good start would be for the police crawling all over Yankee Stadium to discourage this homophobic language. (Would they tolerate fans yelling the ‘N’ word?) Cutting off beer sales wouldn’t hurt, either,” he wrote. 

GLSEN issued a press release on Sept. 12, 2007 extolling the virtues of gay straight alliances (GSA) in public high schools. “A straight high school student and GLSEN founder Kevin Jennings founded the first GSA in 1988 at Concord Academy in Massachusetts, where Jennings was a history teacher. The number of GSAs registered with GLSEN grew to 1,000 by the end of 2001 and could reach 4,000 this school year,” the release said.  

“LGBT students in schools with GSAs are less likely to miss school because they feel unsafe compared to other students,” said a GLSEN release. “Students in schools with a GSA are more likely to report that school faculty, staff and administration are supportive of lesbian, gay and bisexual students.”

The Boy Scouts of America, however, is a club that does not belong in public schools, Jennings said. 

“If you want to have the right to do what you want, because you are private, you cannot expect public money and public employees spending their time to administering your program,” the Washington Times reported Jennings saying in his 2000 speech in Iowa. “The fact is that our public schools cannot be in the business of running discriminatory programs. It is wrong. It undermines the very reason why we have schools, and it must not happen. …so let the Boy Scouts hoist themselves upon their own petard. They say, ‘we’re a private group, we should be allowed to do whatever we want.’ Fine. Do it on your own time and your own money. Get out of the schools.”

Last year, Jennings voiced support for a special high school for homosexuals in Chicago. 

“The fact is these kids are not making it through school, and we have to make sure they do while also making sure that every school is safe for every kid,” Jennings said in U.S. News and World Report. 

Commenting about the matter on CNN, he said, “We can continue to do nothing, and we know the results, or we can save young people’s lives and offer them an education and a future. The choice they are making is not ‘should we have this kind of school?’ The question is: ‘Are we going to do anything we can to get these kids an education?’ And there’s only one right answer – yes.”

In the April 1, 2005 issue of NEA Today, Jennings wrote, “At the same time, the average LGBT high school student comes out between 15 and 17. So they’re coming out in school systems that have no more policies than they did when I was in high school, with teachers who have no more training. And then we’re surprised when four out of five of these kids report that they routinely experience physical or verbal or sexual harassment. What did we think was going to happen?”

Jennings told the Columbia University chapter of Everyone Allied Against Homophobia (EAAH) that lack of acceptance of homosexuals is harmful to heterosexual men.

“I think one of the reasons straight men are the highest risk group for heart attacks and other stress-related illnesses is that they’re not allowed to show affection, to hug their friends,” Jennings said, according to a November 1999 article in the Columbia Spectator.

In that same speech, according to the Columbia Spectator, Jennings accused opponents of the gay right agenda of being against American values.

“Every time the right takes a stand against immigrants, against affirmative action, against gay rights, they are flying in the face of what it means to be an American,” Jennings said, according to the student paper

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19 responses

22 10 2009
Will

Yeah Gio after this post I doubt you will invited to a certain parade in San Francisco no time soon 🙂 but seriously WTH!? Dude how about a content warning next time aw my eyes it burns…IT…BURNS!!!!

22 10 2009
giovanniworld

That is one parade I will never attend. I tend to go for the moral past times, some examples….

Nude Volleyball.
Nude Swimming (skinny dipping).
Nude debating.
And my all-time fav… Competitive Cow Milking, clothed of course. What do you think I am, some kind of weirdo or something?

Gio-

22 10 2009
Will

Oh yeah Gio, heaven forbid if someone accuse you of being a “weirdo” after ready your choice of…er…sports :-).
By the way that competitive cow milking sounds a mite fishy to me.

22 10 2009
giovanniworld

Fish have nothing to do with Competitive Cow Milking. I have the Blue Ribbons to prove it.

In fact, over the years I have figured out a way to tell if I’m going to win or not. If the Cow turns and winks at me I know I’m gonna win, and I know I have a friend for life. If you know what I mean?

Gio-

22 10 2009
littlemissmuffin

Will, bleach will help remove this eeeevvvvviiiiiillllll picture from your eyes. If bleach fails, try Drano. 🙂

22 10 2009
Will

And if either fails I heard good things about the “Plasma cutter” treatment!

22 10 2009
giovanniworld

C’mon guys, I kinda hope this picture of Obama catches-on, don’t you?
😉

Gio-

22 10 2009
Will

Like Hell!! 😉

22 10 2009
DCG

What ever happened to reading, writing, and math? These commies will stop at nothing to indoctrinate our children…

23 10 2009
Steve

Are you freaking kidding me……..kindergarten? My Son is in 4th grade and is kinda now just getting an idea of what it is………………not that there’s anything wrong with that…..LOL

23 10 2009
Will

I feel for you Steve. I don’t have kids but I do have plenty of Nieces and Nephews to worry about and I’ve seen enough to know that our public education system isn’t worth its weight in pig poop.

23 10 2009
Steve

Will…..while I agree the Public system is generally for crap, I’m pretty lucky. My Son goes to a Public school, but the Principal is an Ex-NYer and we see Eye to Eye on politics….it’s a hoot when some
new blood Teacher tries some liberal crap and I get wind of it…Mrs Bodden goes and puts a size 7 up her butt. She loves the kids, and truth be told, most of the teachers have all worked with her for last 20 yrs. Whenever she goes to open new school they follow. So they all are pretty tight team….love the kids and amazingly in this day and age………lean pretty far to the right. They grade the schools a-d. In the first year this scool opened it was Rated A…..unheard of. The last school she was at In one year she took it from a C to an A in 1 year. She let’s the kids rock and roll at lunch to blow off steam. But the best thing I ever saw her do was like on the 2 day of 2 4 yrs ago when it first opened, some kid barfed in lunch room….oh yeah ya can go up and have lunch with your kid when ever ya want, any way she went and grabbed the mop bucket and cleaned it up. When do you see an admin do that never. That’s when I introduced myself and told her she was amazing and she said why, what am I going to do…leave it?….Their my kids….Loved her ever since and when we start putting down dopey libs……..ah, life is good…..LOL

23 10 2009
giovanniworld

Steve,

You are lucky as hell!

Gio-

24 10 2009
Steve

Gio…………It get’s even better….she and my Son talk Politics and climate change and laugh at the dopes……………….LOL, ,,,he’s nine….now how funny is that. Oh my kid popped a kid in the nose the other day……the other kid’s been cracking momma jokes and Zach did not like. so he told kid to knock it off, so I said tell the teacher, and if no results drop him, he did…ooops. So anyway he goes to Bodden’s office (Principal) and what does he do….throws me right under the bus……LOL,,,says my dad said to hit him…LOL…He kinda forgot the part where I said to tell the teacher first. Any way I see Bodden and she says that Zach did nothing but say” I know I made a wrong choice and am really sorry” like 5 times…the other kid just sat there and did nothing and said nothing. She even said to the kid you see Zach apologizing and do you want to apologize………..nothing… Zach got off scott free…..cause he apologized and cause I think she likes him but the other kid not so much cause of his arrogance. She even said to me I wanted to smack the smug little kid….LOL………..Told ya …OLD school NY……Ya don’t rank on Momma.

23 10 2009
Dave

Government school = child abuse.

-Dave

23 10 2009
Will

That about sums it up for me Dave.

24 10 2009
Dick

Hear, Hear! Let’s teach our kids to hate people who are different from us good Christians!

24 10 2009
Will

Dude how do you manage to sneak a cheap shot at Christians? There was no mention of Christians in this conversation what…so…ever. and please by all means explain the hate that was being expressed in this conversation so the rest of the class may follow.

Dick, your name is showing. Get a grip.

24 10 2009
Steve

Dick…….so apprapo by the way……….I think the issue is not to teach hate. We do note condone hate. I just do not think it is appropriate nor do I think Kindergarteners are capable of understanding the subject matter. Much to young. And why do you bring in Christians…….I believe this was about public school system……..ooops your intolerance for others is showing

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