Thursday, October 8, 2009

Congressman Steve King to Obama: FIRE Jennings NOW!

Lawmaker sends letter to Obama: Fire Jennings now

Washington Examiner
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
10/06/09 2:08 PM EDT
Republican Rep. Steve King is sending a letter to the president today calling for the firing of gay activist Kevin Jennings, head of the Education Department's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. "The totality of Mr. Jennings' career has been to advocate for public affirmation of homosexuality," King writes. "There is more to safe and drug free schools than can be accomplished from the narrow view of Mr. Jennings who has, for more than 20 years almost exclusively focused on promoting the homosexual agenda."

In the letter, King points to a foreword Jennings wrote for a 1999 book entitled Queering Elementary Education, as well as Jennings' work as founder of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network. King also mentions a 1988 incident in which Jennings, then a teacher, chose not to alert any authorities when he learned of a teenage boy, a student, who had become involved with an adult man. Finally, King points to stories Jennings has told of his own drug use. "Kevin Jennings cannot gain the approval of parents who want their children safe and their schools drug free," King writes.

King is the first member of Congress to call for Jennings' removal. Here is the entire text of the letter to the president:

Dear Mr. President,

I respectfully request that you remove Kevin Jennings, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. It is clear that Mr. Jennings lacks the appropriate qualifications and ethical standards to serve in this capacity.

Mr. Jennings life’s work has been the promotion of homosexuality, much of it in our elementary schools. As the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Mr. Jennings has played an integral role in promoting a pro-homosexual agenda in America’s schools. As evidence of this, Kevin Jennings wrote the foreword for a book titled Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue About Sexualities and Schooling. Throughout his career, Mr. Jennings has made it his mission to establish special protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students. The totality of Mr. Jennings’ career has been to advocate for public affirmation of homosexuality. There is more to safe and drug free schools than can be accomplished from the narrow view of Mr. Jennings who has, for more than 20 years, almost exclusively focused on promoting the homosexual agenda.

Equally troubling is Mr. Jennings’ self-reported history of ignoring the sexual abuse of a child. In his book, One Teacher in Ten, Mr. Jennings recounts a 15-year old student confiding in him that he had sexual relations with a much older man. Mr. Jennings’ only response was to ask if the underage boy used a condom. Kevin Jennings was a mandatory reporter who was required by law to report child abuse, including sex crimes. If the victim had been a 15-year old girl with a 25-year old man, I suspect Mr. Jennings might have obeyed the law but his career of promoting the homosexual agenda likely affected his judgment. Mr. Jennings cannot serve as the “safe schools” czar when his record demonstrates his willingness to overlook sexual abuse of a child.

As the “safe school” czar, Mr. Jennings is also charged with ensuring our schools and students are drug free. It is clear that Mr. Jennings is unfit to serve in this capacity, as well. His own history of unrepentant drug and alcohol abuse indicates that he is of the opinion that getting drunk and high as a young person is acceptable. In his memoir, Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Mr. Jennings describes his use of illegal drugs, without expressing regret or acknowledging the devastating effects illegal drug use can have on a person’s life.

Everyone that deals with the education of the most vulnerable must be a positive role model. Our children are not blessed with the wisdom to discern and reject. Children presume the adults who educate them are approved by the larger society and their parents. Kevin Jennings cannot gain the approval of parents who want their children safe and their schools drug free. Perhaps you could replace him with someone who has a record of nurturing and educating children in a safe and moral environment. Given the very serious issues with Mr. Jennings’ record, I urge you to remove him immediately.


Steve King
Member of Congress

If history repeats itself - and it does- This letter will get about as much response as Mr. King's letter back in March to disqualify Obama's Legal Council, Ms. Dawn pro-life-is-servitude-to-the-state, Johnsen. (who is expected to be confirmed any day now.)

"Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself". Obama- 2008 campaign


Anonymous said...

It is homophobes like you that make it absolutely imperative that your children be indoctrinated in our schools. If you won't teach the exceptance of nonhateful tolerance of sexuality differences in your home then it is up to the Government to do so outside of your home. It is inevitable, through civil rights, that children will be ours to teach a new generational unity that hetrosexuals refuse to do. If kids do not have to struggle with who they are and explore their sexual options and confusion with guidence and care they will be much better off than listening to some bigoted parent. President Obama will give us the social freedom we deserve to impact change.
Get over it.

Louis said...

After watching these videos you will know what they mean by Safe School Czar. He is trying to make it safe for Homosexuality in our Schools. I was able to get some good footage on this guy. He wants to bring change into public schools to change the way society looks at homosexuality and he wants to do it by teaching our kids and teachers about homosexuality. There is 8 videos take the time to watch these video so you are aware of what the Obama Admin is trying to do to our kids.

greybeard said...

sorry for delay -
Hi Louis!
I'm downloading and looking now.
I'm still on ancient 56k so it takes awhile. Haven't had a chance to look around your your site, but will.

I've read a lot about KJ so I pretty much can foresee what 'change'-our-kids Jennings has in store for school programs. Many states are already lawfully required to indoctrinate kids, like california.
I have a few notes written already on jennings here:

and here:

Thanks for your post! and the video information for all.

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