Commies, Fascists and Perverts, Oh My!
By: Matt Barber
Obamaâ€™s inner-circle is shaping-up like the bar scene from Star Wars. Itâ€™s a swollen throng of unaccountable czars and policy advisors comprised of some of the most bizarre fringe leftists imaginable. As mom always said, youâ€™re known by the company you keep and Obama keeps some downright creepy company.
Hereâ€™s a sampling: First, we have disgraced former green-jobs czar Van â€œtinfoil hatâ€ Jones. Jones, a self avowed communist and 9-11 â€œtruther,â€ was forced to resign after revelations of his extremism became public.
Then thereâ€™s science czar John Holdren, the unzipped Harvard professor who wants a â€œPlanetary Regimeâ€ to control world population through compulsory sterilization and forced abortion.
And of course thereâ€™s the administrationâ€™s very own Dr. Dolittle: regulatory czar Cass Sunstien, who advocates that animals be allowed to sue people.
But perhaps the creepiest of Obamaâ€™s advisers is â€œsafe schoolsâ€ chief Kevin Jennings. Jennings â€“ an open homosexual activist â€“ is former director of GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), a highly controversial group of adult homosexual activists who promote sexual anarchy and tacitly work to normalize the criminal practice of pederasty.
GLSENâ€™s primary purpose is to push dangerous and even deadly homosexual and cross-dressing behaviors in our government schools on children as young as five. So bold is Jennings in his promotion of homosexual behavior among children that he even penned the foreword to a book entitled â€œQueering Elementary Education.â€ (I donâ€™t know about you, but Jennings and his ilk will â€œqueerâ€ my elementary-age kids over my dead body.)
A number of Jennings past activities disqualify him from holding any position relating to children; but a recently revealed scandal involving an exchange between him and a former tenth-grade student leaves no doubt that heâ€™s unfit to serve in his current capacity. Jennings has admitted that while he was a teacher, a boy â€“ whom he understood to be 15 years-old â€“ shared that he had been sodomized by an â€œolder manâ€ who lured him home from a bus stop toilet.
Of course any reasonable teacher would have immediately called police and notified the studentâ€™s parents. But Kevin Jennings â€“ an anti-Christian bigot who once said of Christians: â€œF â€“ k â€˜em! â€¦ Drop Dead!â€ â€“ is anything but reasonable. Instead, he affirmed both the man-boy homosexual encounter and the boyâ€™s â€œgayness,â€ flippantly telling him, â€œI hope you knew to use a condom.â€ (Jennings recently admitted that he â€œshould have handled this situation differentlyâ€ but, as of yet, has arrogantly refused to step-down or even apologize).
Still, Jennings cavalier attitude toward adult-child sex should really come as no surprise. In a1997 speech he voiced his admiration for Harry Hay, longtime advocate of the homosexual/pedophile group NAMBLA (the North American Man-Boy Love Association.)
According to NAMBLAâ€™s website, Hay made the following statement in a 1983 address: â€œI also would like to say at this point that it seems to me that in the gay community the people who should be running interference for NAMBLA are the parents and friends of gays. Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what thirteen-, fourteen-, and fifteen-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world. And they would be welcoming this, and welcoming the opportunity for young gay kids to have the kind of experience that they would need.â€
Sickening, right? Shocking, no? Well, not to Kevin Jennings. His take? He gushed, â€œOne of the people that’s always inspired me is Harry Hay.â€
But, again, this should come as no surprise. Homosexual/pedophile groups like NAMBLA and homosexual activist groups have long been brothers-in-arms. In many instances, members of both groups are one-in-the-same. According to the non-partisan homosexual activist watchdog organization Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, NAMBLA marched alongside â€œgayâ€ activist groups in â€œgay prideâ€ parades for years until it became politically burdensome for homosexual activists to continue allowing them to do so.
As with â€œgayâ€ activist pioneer Harry Hay, legalizing adult-child sex has long been a goal of many homosexual activists (for years, overtly and today, covertly). Boys and teens utilized for homosex are referred to as â€œchickenâ€ in â€œgayâ€ lexicon.
In fact, part of homosexual activists â€œ1972 Gay Rights Platformâ€ called for the â€œrepeal [of] all laws governing the age of sexual consent.â€ This should send a chill down the spine of any parent. Such a repeal would legally allow homosexuals and pedophiles to access your children and teens for their own predatory sexual gratification â€“ so long as those children â€œconsentedâ€ to having sex (like the boy who confided in Jennings).
To be sure, Jennings is no stranger to scandal. In a 2000 GLSEN sponsored event, adult homosexual activists were caught in an ACORN-style sting teaching children as young as 13 the horrific practice of â€œfisting.â€ (For a definition click here, itâ€™s not fit to print). Jennings, response? He defended the event and even filed suit in an attempt to cover-up the scandal.
But â€œcover-upâ€ is at the very core of Jennings strategy. In 1995, while summarizing his political approach of manipulation and indoctrination, he warned fellow homosexual activists to hide their true motives and avoid using language about â€œpromoting homosexuality.â€ Instead, he astutely observed that â€œthe effective reframing of this issueâ€ through the disingenuous use of propagandist euphemisms such as â€œsafetyâ€ and â€œviolenceâ€ was â€œthe key toâ€¦success.â€
Itâ€™s worked like a charm.
But rather than being appointed by Obama to such a position of power and prestige, both Kevin Jennings and GLSEN should be held liable for engaging in reckless educational malpractice. By promoting and facilitating homosexual behavior among children, they demonstrably place children at risk.
Multiple studies have established, for instance, that homosexual conduct, especially among males, is considerably more hazardous to one’s health than a lifetime of chain smoking.
One such study â€“ conducted by pro-â€œgayâ€ researchers in Canada â€“ was published in the International Journal of Epidemiology (IJE) in 1997. (see the study here: http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/26/3/657.pdf )
While the medical consensus is that smoking knocks from two to 10 years off an individualâ€™s life expectancy, the IJE study found that homosexual conduct shortens the lifespan of â€œgaysâ€ by an astounding â€œ8 to 20 yearsâ€ â€“ more than twice that of smoking.
â€œ[U]nder even the most liberal assumptions,â€ concluded the researchers, â€œgay and bisexual men in this urban centre are now experiencing a life expectancy similar to that experienced by all men in Canada in the year 1871. â€¦ [L]ife expectancy at age 20 years for gay and bisexual men is 8 to 20 years less than for all men.â€
The risks associated with homosexual conduct are so drastic, in fact, that U.S. health regulations prohibit men who have sex with men (MSM) and women who have had sex with MSM, from ever donating blood. (Yet Jennings and GLSEN encourage children to engage in the very behaviors that â€“ for quantifiable health related reasons â€“ would preclude them from giving blood â€¦ ever.)
Consider that, according to the Food and Drug Administration, MSM, â€œhave an HIV prevalence 60 times higher than the general population, 800 times higher than first time blood donors and 8,000 times higher than repeat blood donors.â€
Adults and children who engage in homosexual conduct â€“ especially males â€“ are also susceptible â€“ at an astronomical rate â€“ to nearly all other forms of sexually transmitted disease (STD). For example, the Hepatitis B virus is about five to six times more prevalent among â€œgays,â€ and Hepatitis C is twice as common.
Furthermore, a 2007 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that, although homosexuals make-up only a fraction of the population (one to two percent), they account for an epidemic 64 percent of all syphilis cases.
So, all of this begs the question: Why on Godâ€™s earth is this Kevin Jennings nut â€“ whose entire lifeâ€™s work has irrefutably placed children at risk â€“ in charge of promoting â€œsafe schoolsâ€? Heâ€™s even bragged in his personal memoirs about his own drug and alcohol abuse.
Indeed, Obamaâ€™s Jennings appointment was a gold medal blunder among a litany of Olympic-sized missteps. If his administration seeks to salvage any modicum of rapidly waning credibility, the President must force Jennings to step down and denounce his reckless behavior.
Every day Jennings remains in place is another day he hurts Obama; but more importantly, itâ€™s another day he hurts children.
The real scandal is that Jennings was ever appointed in the first place. He must go and he must go now.
Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. Send comments to Matt at email@example.com. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)
Matt Barber (@jmattbarber on Twitter) is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as vice president of Liberty Counsel Action. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)