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Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Blasts Middle School Gay Straight Alliances As ‘Indoctrination’ Tools

Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), who has compared homosexuality to choosing an ice cream flavor, has said anti-gay workplace discrimination doesn't exist, opposed DADT repeal, and fired an intern for retweeting a pro-gay tweet, is at it again in a new column calling GLSEN’s outreach to middle schools across the country a campaign of “recruitment and indoctrination.” 

Writes West: 

Allen west…hat tip to our cohort LTC (Ret) Dr. Rich Swier who writes, “The homosexual-transgender movement is working hard to indoctrinate schoolchildren as young as possible. By far, the most effective way is to get them into school-based “gay” clubs that are run by activist, often radical, adults, but though otherwise unsupervised. They have been working at this for several years, but are now ramping up their efforts considerably. […]

In middle school, I had a hard time figuring out whether I would survive playing both sides of the ball. I was focused on making good grades, not my sexual behavior. Darn good thing I had teachers and coaches that kept me focused – but I guess that’s not the case now. It seems our young kids are being recruited for something other than the science fair!

Here we are sitting around thinking our kids are going to school to get an academic education, when in reality they’re just lab rats in an indoctrination test tube. The sustainable approach for the gay community — since reproduction requires outside assistance– is one of recruitment and indoctrination — right in our faces.

West also says there's a double-standard in terms of today’s society embracing efforts to spread Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in schools but not ‘Christian’ clubs.

Just one simple point — can you imagine if there was a conference of Christians that brought together teachers, activists, and supportive administrators to promote “Christian clubs” in schools? Oh yeah, I can hear it now: the separation of church and state diatribe.

Except I think West might just have it backwards on that last one - as I seem to recall there being at least 3 or 4 Christian organizations and afterschool clubs at my tiny Texas high school growing up. But a GSA? No freakin' way.   

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  1. Negro Please!

    Posted by: elwoodl | May 25, 2014 8:16:38 PM

  2. Some people who achieve so much in this world are at the same time SO STUPID.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 25, 2014 8:21:04 PM

  3. Yes, enriching people's lives by teaching kids how to get along with each other is taking foot hold in schools all across america. Next step world domination!

    Posted by: zeddy | May 25, 2014 8:36:23 PM

  4. His head is where brain cells go to die.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | May 25, 2014 8:36:49 PM

  5. This war criminal shouldn't be lecturing anyone about anything except how to torture prisoners...

    Posted by: DRoseDARs | May 25, 2014 8:52:38 PM

  6. As an African-American who obviously benefitted from the forced mixed race schooling from his hey day, this despicable man should be ashamed

    Posted by: Christopher King | May 25, 2014 8:58:09 PM

  7. Where to start? Plain old ignorance, or even worse, plain old willful ignorance. I believe that that about covers it.

    Posted by: StevyD | May 25, 2014 9:10:07 PM

  8. He sure enjoys having Roger Ailes hand up his ass.

    Posted by: bkmn | May 25, 2014 9:17:17 PM

  9. " by activist, often radical, adults, but though otherwise unsupervised".


    And if that did make any sense, that's no way to run an indoctrination camp. Just sayin'.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | May 25, 2014 9:21:43 PM

  10. I forget, is this guy still an elected official somehow, or is he just one of those Fox has-beens like Palin or Rove?

    Posted by: David | May 25, 2014 9:28:30 PM

  11. Why waste space even mentioning this hate filled little man. He's nothing more than a discarded tool who wishes someone would find a use for him. Too bad he doesn't try to actually help people instead of trying to shove them down. Perhaps then he could feel that his life has some value. As he currently behaves he's simply a drain on the needs of humanity seeking only for his own recognition. He'll never find it as he acts now.

    Posted by: Steve | May 25, 2014 9:29:26 PM

  12. Why would anyone listen to a discredited military criminal (he got off with a $5000 fine instead of court marshal) loser former Congressperson nutjob? Among a string of other stuff, at a town hall meeting in Palm City, Florida on April 11, 2012, West was asked by a man in the audience, "What percentage of the American legislature do you think are card carrying Marxists or International Socialists?" West responded that "there's about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party."

    Oh of course he's a Fox News commenter.

    Posted by: emjayay | May 25, 2014 9:36:05 PM

  13. GSAs have proven to reduce student suicides, bullying and have shown to make for more peaceful and cohesive school environments.

    West would rather his young closeted family members commit suicide. Sadly, it's very likely to happen.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | May 25, 2014 10:05:00 PM

  14. Allen West IS an indoctrination tool.

    Posted by: OhhAhh | May 25, 2014 10:17:07 PM

  15. I thought this mental case had been spirited off to a madhouse years ago when he was booted off the House.

    Posted by: Pandion | May 25, 2014 10:19:15 PM

  16. so, by loosely basing my response to him on his own logic, if he sends me an invitation to a fundraiser, or i receive emails from his; is he trying to indocrinate me into becoming a black sexist man?

    Posted by: vwdavy | May 25, 2014 10:24:10 PM

  17. It's really quite simple for the reason that Gay-Straight Alliance clubs are spreading and not Christian Clubs. Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs = Tolerance, understanding and education. Christian Clubs = Bigotry, ignorance and indoctrination. Allen West is a Bigot parading around as a savior...

    Posted by: Robert M. | May 25, 2014 10:44:00 PM

  18. Can Allen West be sued for defamation? A class action lawsuit?

    Posted by: OhhAhh | May 25, 2014 10:49:29 PM

  19. Allen West is the definition of gay face.

    Posted by: petey | May 25, 2014 11:09:39 PM

  20. 1. Notice it says FORMER Rep. Meaning, we should not even be paying him any attention because he is insignificant.

    2. Anyone else notice the irony of him saying anti-gay discrimination in the workplace doesn't exist, yet, he fired an intern for tweeting deemed pro gay?

    Posted by: wheelie81 | May 25, 2014 11:45:50 PM

  21. And the reason we're supposed to care what this washed-up has-been hack says is....? Any guesses?

    Posted by: Jim | May 26, 2014 1:30:35 AM

  22. 1) "In middle school, I had a hard time figuring out whether I would survive playing both sides of the ball."

    Is he using a football metaphor to admit that he was sexually confused? Because it sure sounds like it.

    2) Why is he trying to look like a character from a 1980s Cosby spinoff? Does he have some kind of arrested development adolescent man-crush on Kadeem Hardison? Because it sure looks like that too.

    Posted by: Both Sides Then, Both Sides Now | May 26, 2014 2:08:03 AM

  23. This invective is dangerous and should not be ignored. The homophobes used to cloak their hatred in anti-gay-marriage rhetoric. Not it's Putinesque bold and outright hatred of gays. There should be a response from SPLC or HRC every time this pathetic Uncle Tom or Perkins or Brown or Graham disparage us. It's not enough to fight for our cause; we have to fight the degradation and attack the attackers.

    Posted by: Richard | May 26, 2014 3:14:19 AM

  24. @CHRISTOPHER KING - Please don't compare race to sexuality. The two have nothing in common!!!!

    Posted by: You're Irritating | May 26, 2014 5:15:54 AM

  25. @you're irritating I think he was comparing civil rights in general.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 26, 2014 5:56:13 AM

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