By Peter J. Smith
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 24, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) – He is known to the United States as the “Safe Schools Czar:” a special advisor in the White House responsible for helping formulate policies designed to keep US public schools “safe and drug free.” But US pro-family leaders know Kevin Jennings as something more: a highly influential homosexual activist, who admitted in a book on his childhood that a deep-seated hatred of God and religious believers began when he fully embraced a homosexual lifestyle and bid God farewell with the words, “Screw you, buddy.”
Jennings's official position within the Obama Administration is the Assistant Deputy Secretary, who directs the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools under US Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Duncan is a veteran of Chicago's public school system, who proposed and approved controversial plans for a special public high school designed for homosexuals.
Jennings brings to the Education Department his experience as the cofounder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), where in keeping with that organization's mission, he concentrated his energies on developing and advocating classroom curricula for public schools that would re-educate school-children to embrace homosexuality. As a key part of their strategy to advance their agenda and change the culture, GLSEN leaders say they specifically target children as young as kindergarten in order to begin a “saturation process,” that forms the imagination with positive impressions of the homosexual lifestyle, and so pre-cognitively influences the way a child perceives the world and makes judgments on right and wrong.
Bill Donohue, a civil rights leader and President of the Catholic League, stated that Kevin Jennings “has a history of bashing Christians” which appears deeply rooted in his decision at 17 years-old that he was a homosexual and God was to blame for his feelings of guilt and shame.
Donohue draws the conclusion from Jennings's own book called “Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son: A Memoir,” published in 2006 by Beacon Press, which deals with his upbringing by his father, the Baptist minister, and his mother, the non-believer and anti-Catholic. Jennings writes that he came to this “new attitude toward God” following a masturbatory experience that was prompted by fantasies of two “hot guys” taking off their shirts in his home.
“Before, I was the one who was failing God; now I decided He was the one who had failed me,” wrote Jennings. “I decided I had done nothing wrong: He had, by promising to 'set you free' and never delivering on His promise. What had He done for me, other than make me feel shame and guilt? Squat. Screw you, buddy – I don't need you around anymore, I decided.”
Jennings concludes by saying that for years afterwards he “reacted violently to anyone who professed any kind of religion” and it would be decades later before he opened a Bible again.
But Jennings still retains contempt for observant believers on what he calls “the religious right.” In fact, Jennings told a gathering of fellow activists in 2000 that conservative-minded Christians were “hard-core bigots” who should “drop dead.” But the GLSEN founder had the group laughing by telling them he really wanted to just say to them: “f*** you!”
Jennings was also on the board of advisers for a 2001 PBS documentary-style film that slammed the Boy Scouts of America for their policy of excluding homosexuals from their membership and was promoted at “gay pride” festivals to mobilize homosexuals against the Scouts.
Further concern has arisen about Jennings concerning his history as a former drug abuser, and as a school counselor back in 1988, who failed to report a sexually active homosexual relationship between an adult and a boy, then a sophomore high school student. Instead Jennings counseled the boy named “Brewster” on maintaining the relationship with the adult, which began in a bus stop bathroom.
During his tenure as GLSEN's executive director, Jennings also promoted homosexual conferences that featured GLSEN presenters hosting extremely graphic and detailed workshops to teenagers about all the mechanics and variations of homosexual intercourse.
To respectfully express concerns:
Arne Duncan, US Education Secretary
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 401-3000
Congressmen: (202) 224-3121
Senators: (202) 225-3121
President Obama's Switchboard: (202) 456-1414
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