Gay-hating Rep. Steve King (R-IA) has corralled in 52 House Republicans to sign on to a letter to Obama requesting that the President fire Safe Schools czar Kevin Jennings.
As the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and StraightEducation Network (GLSEN), Mr. Jennings has played an integral role inpromoting homosexuality and pushing a pro-homosexual agenda inAmerica's schools-an agenda that runs counter to the values that manyparents desire to instill in their children. As evidence of this, Mr.Jennings wrote the foreword for a book titled Queering ElementaryEducation: Advancing the Dialogue About Sexualities and Schooling.Throughout his career, Mr. Jennings has made it his mission toestablish special protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual andtransgendered students to the exclusion of all other students. Thetotality of Mr. Jennings' career has been to advocate for publicaffirmation of homosexuality. There is more to safe and drug freeschools than can be accomplished from the narrow view of Mr. Jenningswho has, for more than 20 years, almost exclusively focused onpromoting the homosexual agenda.
Equally troubling is Mr. Jennings' self-describedhistory of ignoring the sexual abuse of a child. In his book, OneTeacher in Ten, Mr. Jennings recounts a 15-year old student confidingin him that he had a sexual relationship with a much older man. Mr.Jennings' only response was to ask if the underage boy used a condom.As a mandatory reporter, Mr. Jennings was required by law to reportchild abuse, including sex crimes. Mr. Jennings cannot serve as the"safe schools" czar when his record demonstrates a willingness tooverlook the sexual abuse of a child.
You can read the full letter here.
King continues to repeat the thoroughly debunked claims about Jennings' counseling interaction with the student, and the student has even written a letter defending him.
Hopefully, the administration, which has so far defended Jennings against this anti-gay witch hunt, will continue to stand by him.
The Hill reports: "Openly gay senior Democratic Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.) called theeffort a way for 'anti-gay' lawmakers to keep that issue at theforefront. 'This is just an effort to exploit anti-gayfeeling — they have this anti-gay view that they understand is becomingless and less popular with the public,' Frank told The Hill onThursday."
The wingnuts don't want to see any gay man in this position, much lessone who has spent the better part of 20 years dedicating himself to teaching tolerance in the nation'sschools. It's ironic that this is just a grown-up form of the anti-LGBT bullying Jennings has devoted his life to ending. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly apparent that certain members of the GOP will never stop acting like children.
The list of Republicans who have signed on to the letter, AFTER THE JUMP…