Tags: obama | aid | gay | agenda

New Obama Aide Pushed Gay Agenda in Schools

Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 12:52 PM

By Jim Meyers

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Kevin Jennings, who has been appointed by President Barack Obama to a top Department of Education post, is the founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools.

Jennings has been named assistant deputy secretary of education in charge of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

He founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a prime force behind the creation of "gay-straight alliance" clubs in high schools and junior highs around the country, CNSNews reported.

Gay-straight alliances are student organizations that advocate for lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered rights on school campuses.

According to GLSEN's Web site, the organization's mission since 1994 has been to "assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression."

GLSEN publishes a manual, "The Jump Start Guide," that instructs teenagers and some pre-teens how to form gay-straight alliances.

In the manual's section on transgender individuals, it suggests that teenage students "leave a blank line on forms that your student club or school uses when asking for gender, rather than having only two boxes for female and male."

The guide equates "covert discrimination" against gays with "overt discrimination" such as "membership in the KKK" and "slavery."

GLSEN claims to have registered more than 4,000 gay-straight alliances.

Jennings, who left GLSEN in late November, received praise from Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, in a June 1 speech at GLSEN's annual awards gathering.

"Starting next month, [Education] Secretary [Arne] Duncan will have an excellent partner in this work," Biden said, referring to Jennings' appointment.

But Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, called Jennings a "social revolutionary" and said GLSEN espouses ideas that "are antagonistic to family values and to millions of Christian parents and others opposed to the homosexual agenda."

He told CNSNews: "More than any other homosexual activist group, GLSEN is responsible for the promotion and acceptance of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality in schools. And Kevin Jennings is the man behind it."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Sen. Claire McCaskill Sets Hearing on 'Militarization of Police'

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:53 PM

In the wake of the violent clashes between police and protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, Sen. Claire McCaskill has announ . . .

Vulnerable Democrats Reframe Debate on Health Care

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:04 PM

President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it  . . .

Pope Francis Offers Condolences on Detroit Cardinal Szoka's Death

Friday, 22 Aug 2014 13:01 PM

Pope Francis says he offers his heartfelt condolences to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved