By Peter J. Smith
BOSTON, December 9, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, was a collaborator in the sex-education scandal now known as "Fistgate" that has enmeshed Obama's "Safe School Czar" Kevin Jennings in recent days.
According to information posted at Andrew Brietbart's Big Government blog, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2000 held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. At that time Jennings was the executive director of GLSEN.
At the 2000 event, which was cosponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education, a youth workshop was held, specifically targeting 14-21-year-olds, which taught them how to perform a dangerous sexual practice known as "fisting" - a practice so extreme that it cannot be described here.
After the content of the workshop was made public and an uproar ensued, Kevin Jennings, dismissed the event as an aberration. "Like the Parents Rights Coalition and the Department of Education, GLSEN is also troubled by some of the content that came up during this workshop," he said.
"We need to make our expectations and guidelines to outside facilitators much more clear, because we are surprised and troubled by some of the accounts we've heard."
However, despite Jennings' assurances, a similar event happened at the 2001 GLSEN conference the following year, again held at Tufts University, and this time involving Planned Parenthood.
According to Breitbart, a Planned Parenthood booth offered "fisting kits" at the 2001 conference, which was attended by an estimated 400 students out of the 650 attendees.
MassNews, which obtained one of the Planned Parenthood "fisting kits" reported that "they contained a single plastic glove, a package of K-Y lubricant and instructions on how to make a 'dental dam' out of the material."
A label on the package bearing the Planned Parenthood logo and phone number stated, "protects against STD's."
On the day of the conference campus police at Tufts reportedly were out in force to prevent concerned Massachusetts parents from video-taping and exposing the goings-on, as they had done the year before.
Breitbart's Big Government has been cataloguing the different aspects of GLSEN's promotion of hard-core homosexuality to youth during Jennings' tenure. Jennings was tapped by President Barack Obama to run the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education, with an emphasis on Jennings' efforts to make "safe schools" for homosexual students.
During the time of Jennings' tenure, GLSEN published a book list of recommended reading for youth grades 7 - 12, which the group had deemed "age-appropriate," but which included sexually graphic language and explicit descriptions of deviant sexual practices. (see coverage at Gateway Pundit here: WARNING: content extremely graphic)
Jennings stepped down as executive director of GLSEN in 2008.
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