"Explosive: The not-safe-for-school reading list of the safe schools czar" State, National, International, posted by Beth, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 8, 2009 at 2:51 pm
Obama's handpicked "Safe School" Czar, Kevin Jennings is one sick person. And for him to indoctrinate our kids with his garbage is beyond the pale. In the past, I have voted democrat, however, I am having serious thoughts about switching after better understanding Obama's agenda and intentions.
I will spare you all with the offensive reading list for our public schoolers...however you can view samples from this link below.
"Doing the investigative work the dinosaur, Obama-enabling media won’t do, Scott Baker and a collaborative research team have waded through the sexually explicit reading list endorsed by safe schools czar Kevin Jennings and the group he founded — GLSEN.
Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit posts the team’s report.
Make sure you have an empty stomach before you read.
n March 2000 the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) organization of Massachusetts held its 10 Year Anniversary GLSEN/Boston conference at Tufts University. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. During the 2000 conference, workshop leaders led a “youth only, ages 14-21″ session that offered lessons in “fisting” a dangerous sexual practice. During another workshop an activist asked 14 year-old students, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?” The unbelievable audio clip is posted here. Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings is the founder of GLSEN. He was paid $273,573.96 as its executive director in 2007. Jennings was the keynote speaker at the 2000 GLSEN conference.
Breaking: Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Is Promoting Child Porn in the Classroom– Kevin Jennings and the GLSEN Reading List
Friday, December 4, 2009, 6:13 AM
Scott Baker from Breitbart-TV.com and Co-Host of ‘The B-Cast‘ submitted this shocking report today on Obama’s deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings.
—-Warning on Content—–
I was recently approached by a team of independent researchers that I have known for some time and have come to trust. They prepared this report involving ‘Safe Schools Czar’ Kevin Jennings and the organization he founded, GLSEN, and asked that I find a way to help draw attention to what they uncovered. Knowing that Gateway Pundit has followed Kevin Jennings since his appointment, as we have on The B-Cast (here, here, and here), and on Breitbart.tv (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), I felt this would be an appropriate place for this report.
Warning: The following material is very explicit.
Co-Host, The B-Cast
Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of an organization called the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). GLSEN started essentially as Jennings’ personal project and grew to become the culmination of his life’s work. And he was chosen by President Obama to be the nation’s Safe Schools Czar primarily because he had founded and led GLSEN (scroll for bio).
GLSEN’s stated mission is to empower gay youth in the schools and to stop harassment by other students. It encourages the formation of Gay Student Alliances and condemns the use of hateful words. GLSEN also strives to influence the educational curriculum to include materials which the group believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying. To that end, GLSEN maintains a recommended reading list of books that it claims “furthers our mission to ensure safe schools for all students.” In other words, these are the books that GLSEN’s directors think all kids should be reading: gay kids should read them to raise their self-esteem, and straight kids should read them in order to become more aware and tolerant and stop bullying gay kids. Through GLSEN’s online ordering system, called “GLSEN BookLink,” featured prominently on their Web site, teachers can buy the books to use as required classroom assignments, or students can buy them to read on their own.
According to GLSEN’s own press releases from the period during which its recommended reading list was developed, the organization’s three areas of focus were creating “educational resources, public policy agenda, [and] student organizing programs”; in other words, the reading list (chief among its “educational resources”) was of prime importance in GLSEN’s efforts to influence the American educational system.
The list is divided into three main categories: books recommended for grades K-6; books recommended for grades 7-12; and books for teachers. (The books on the list span all genres: fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, even poetry.)
Out of curiosity to see exactly what kind of books Kevin Jennings and his organization think American students should be reading in school, our team chose a handful at random from the over 100 titles on GLSEN’s grades 7-12 list, and began reading through.
What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.
We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.
We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it. Mere descriptions on our part could not convey the emotional gut reaction one gets when seeing what Kevin Jennings wants kids to read as school assignments. So we began scanning pages from each of the books, and then made exact transcriptions of the relevant passages on each page.
Are we exaggerating, or misconstruing quotes that could be interpreted a different way? No: Read the passages below and judge for yourself. There’s no wiggle room. The language is explicit, the intent clear.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Dec 8, 2009 at 7:12 pm
All young people need sex education. Generally, health education in schools does not address the sexuality or lifestyle concerns relevant to young LGBT youth. They learn from their friends, sex contacts, various media and sometimes family. Some of the information that they come in contact with glamorizes particular sexual practices that can be very harmful, misleading and in some instances, linked to drugs. For especially curious youth, trying out something new once might be enough. For others, they might just walk away and express no further interest in trying anything that seems too risky. Unfortunately, there are also predatory adults who will exploit the curiosity and vulnerability of youth and that can be problematical and illegal. Whenever adults sexually exploit youth, it is illegal and can lead to serious difficulties for the youth and their families in the present and in the future.
We live in a culture that views human sexual diversity as "sick". The media is perverse and American audiences love viewing the sexploitation on reality TV. There are multi-millions of web sites of hardcore porno that is often free for teens to view. They're going to have questions about what they see and read and if they are not honestly discussed in a reasonable manner, many youth will go out and often figure it out on their own. Or, hook up with others who are more than willing to teach a novice a few new tricks.
Daily there are stories of children being trafficked throughout the world. Youth cannot be completely protected from what lurks all about them. However, I have no solutions re: how best to approach the issue of teaching certain youth about sexuality. If parents are not involved, then whoever makes such decisions re: the content of a human sexuality course will do as they please and find ways to promote it.
My concern is not so much the books on a list as who does the teaching, how they teach, qualifications and the readiness of youth to listen and learn how to survive in a complex and often dangerous world.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Dec 8, 2009 at 9:16 pm
I had a tasty dinner and my stomach is not upset.
I think that how information is presented can set up readers to be angry and outraged.
It seems to me that it's going to take reasonable adults to work out a more comfortable balance so that many teens receive information that is not only more clearly related to their sexuality but also provides the parents of LGBT teens needed information so that their child can grow into adulthood more realistically and lead happy fulling lives.
Posted by Janna, a resident of Dublin, on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:23 am
You know, you keep posting these links that have an obvious bias. Are you one of those people who is afraid your child will be recruited to be gay if it's talked about in school? Your child's sexual orientation has already been set.
Posted by Stacey, a resident of the Amberwood/Wood Meadows neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:50 am Stacey is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
If you dig a little deeper you'll see that the book list is produced by a private organization and there's been absolutely no suggestion that this is something being made a part of any public school curriculum. Also you'll discover that the book list has a warning label for adults to review the content. But you won't be told that if you only read the Breitbart information.
Posted by Jim, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2009 at 1:33 pm
I understand that this evening (beginning 6pm Pacific Time) on the Hannity program (FoxNews), Michelle Malkin will be talking about this very topic of our "Safe School" Czar Kevin Jennings and his booklist which he recommends for public schools in their required reading programs.
Posted by Bill, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Dec 9, 2009 at 9:59 pm
What is your point, Cholo? I don't give a rip what classes college age people "choose" to take! We are talking about children who have no choice about the content they are being taught. Obama's "fisting" czar is a depraved psycho who shouldn't be anywhere near children, let alone be responsible for influencing and mandating policy for millions of kids.
Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore, on Dec 10, 2009 at 11:36 am
The information MIGHT BE OF INTEREST. It can't hurt to understand the world and it might prove informative if you have the Courage and Willingness to learn.
There are many "Explosive" videos to view. The language that Ms. Malkin uses is intended to be "explosive". She developed her style of reporting many many years ago. Fortunately, she has a right to Free Speech and I can't fault her. I have no problem with Ms. Malkin and I have NEVER felt "outraged" by what she says. NEVER.
My concerns is not so much about content in curriculum but that there be parent involvement in structuring curriculum for youth. If parents have no input, then the curriculum gets developed without your presence or input.
It's way easy to feel "outraged" and involved only on an online blog. I think it's appropriate to ask yourselves, how involved have I been in having my voice heard re: appropriate and inappropriate curriculum in elementary and high schools?
All children deserve to be treated equally. It's your responsibility as parents to protect and educate yourselves and all of our future leaders.