Wednesday January 27, 2010

72-Page Report Documents Obama’s “Radical” Nominees and Appointments

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2010 ( – Liberty Counsel (LC), a pro-life and pro-family legal group, released a 72-page report on Wednesday detailing information on each of the nominations and appointments of President Barack Obama.

The document provides information on more than 100 of Obama’s appointments and nominations. It includes more than 850 citations to articles, websites, and cases regarding each of the individuals and, according to LC, took weeks to compile.

“President Obama has nominated and appointed the most radical group of ideologues ever assembled by an American President,” said Mathew D. Staver, Founder of Liberty Counsel and Dean of Liberty University School of Law. “The list of individuals, their comments, and backgrounds demonstrates that President Obama uses a radical ideological litmus test to select his nominees, which clearly takes preference over experience or qualifications.”

This report exposes the activities of radical activists like Kevin Jennings, Obama’s pick for “safe schools czar.” The founder and former executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, Jennings oversaw more than five years of student-workshops where topics included a message of homosexual sex, giving students their very own “fisting kits,” and graphic descriptions of homosexual practices, including urinating on one’s partner. For the high school students, there was a listing of local gay bars, complete with descriptions, but for the younger children there was a book list, recommended for ages 7-12, featuring explicit descriptions of sex acts between preschoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation affairs between students and teachers, and five-year-olds playing sex games.

Other nominees, like Dawn Johnsen, Obama’s pick to head the Office of Legal Counsel in the Department of Justice, are pro-abortion to an extreme degree. She has said that the idea to make abortion rare as well as safe and legal is “nonsensical” and that abortion restrictions “reduce pregnant women to no more than fetal containers.”

Johnson, the former ACLU employee and legal director of NARAL said, “The argument that women who become pregnant have in some sense consented to the pregnancy belies reality … and others who are the inevitable losers in the contraceptive lottery no more ‘consent’ to pregnancy than pedestrians ‘consent’ to being struck by drunk drivers.”

“Obama’s nominations are neither moderate nor merely left of center,” concluded LC’s Matt Staver. “They can best be described as radical. They are clearly out of touch with all but a radical fringe. Obama’s pattern of choosing radical ideologues raises serious concern about the competency of the government.”

(To view the complete report by Liberty Counsel, click here)