Audio: Massachusetts teacher confirms Jennings controlled material at “fisting” conference

posted at 10:12 am on December 14, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit continues his investigation into “Safe Schools” czar Kevin Jennings and his involvement in a GLSEN conference that taught young teenagers about sexual techniques like “fisting,” “rimming,” and “watersports.” Some have suggested that Jennings did not know what kind of materials would be included in the curriculum for the conference, and contemporaneous reporting on the outrageous materials resulted in GLSEN firing one of the presenters. However, Jim interviews a Massachusetts teacher who attended the conference, and she tells Jim that Jennings not only was one of the presenters himself, he also was clearly in charge of all aspects of the presentations:

The audio is a little hard to understand, but Jim has a transcript. Here’s a key section:

GP: It’s a great picture. So there’s no way. Let me ask you this, there’s no way that Kevin Jennings could have been at this conference and not know that there was this explosive sexual speeches, talks, materials around the conference?

MT: This whole conference was his dream and his mindset. This was his vision from the very beginning.

GP: So there was no way that they would have had material there that he would not have, would you say approved of?

MT: Obviously, this is material that he abvocates. Even today if you read the text of some of the books that they put out.

GP: That was up on my blog, by the way.

MT: He knew about that too. He knows about everything all along. Remember, the buck stops with him. He was the head of all of this.

GP: OK.

MT: He brought in all of the people that would agree with him as any administrator would do. You bring in people who agree with you who you can work with.

Teenagers need a clear understanding of human biology, reproduction, and disease transmission in order to be properly educated in the mechanics of sexuality, and that should be accompanied by a proper moral foundation instilled by parents and family.  They do not need a how-to presentation on fetishistic practices at the age of fourteen, which is exactly what GLSEN’s presentation promoted, as this graphic shows:

I’m repeatedly struck by the childish presentation of this material, which shows that it’s obviously intended for adolescents by its presenters.  “How safe is dat“?  “Hooking up”?  The repeatedly dropped “g” on the gerunds?  The 1950s style cartoons of the doctors?  It’s almost embarrassingly patronizing for an age set that should be more focused on learning the basics, rather than getting indoctrinated into the outliers of sexual activities by cartoon characters.

Anyone who thought this material was appropriate for 14-year-olds shouldn’t be within 500 yards of a school, and as a choice for “safe schools” czar is as much a cartoon as the doctor on this handout.

Update: Shorter Media Matters — “Yes, Jennings was there, yes he gave the keynote speech, and yes, he was in charge of the group that staged this conference — but how dare you insinuate that he approved of it!” Noted.


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Nope. I’m not having any kids.

BowHuntingTexas on December 14, 2009 at 10:22 AM

We’re lost.

BowHuntingTexas on December 14, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Nope. Have twenty kids, homeschool them, and then turn them loose on society. If we all did, we could flush this filth from the earth.

tcn on December 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Re: Monica, on 12/14/09 at 10:19 AM:

“I love the Orwellian title – Safe Schools Czar.”

Of interest – on the Hot Air 12/11/09 Jennings thread (“Do safe schools require an iron fisting?”, commenter ‘mizflame98′ posted (at 10:41 AM) the following:

“I heard the term “safe School” is code in the gay and lesbian community. It’s safe for them to flaunt their sexual choices in schools.”

A few quotes from the Kevin Jennings founded Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network web site, http://www.glsen.org (caps mine):

“Founded as a local group in 1990, the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network (GLSTN) began as a volunteer group of 70 gay and lesbian educators.”

“…groups of concerned individuals began to establish chapters across the country, advocating locally and regionally for SAFE SCHOOLS for students who were, or were perceived to be, LGBT.”

“In 1995 GLSTN became a national organization and hired it (sic) first full time staff person, GLSTN’s FOUNDER and EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KEVIN JENNINGS.” “(changes its name to) Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, or GLSEN, in order to attract new members to the struggle for SAFE SCHOOLS for all students…”

“What is GLSEN?” “…a national education organization working to ensure SAFE SCHOOLS…”

“What does GLSEN do?” “(1) Convince education leaders and POLICYMAKERS of the urgent need to address anti-LGBT behavior and bias in our schools. “(2) Protect students by ADVANCING COMPREHENSIVE and EFFECTIVE SAFE SCHOOLS LAW and POLICIES.” “(3) Empower principals to make their schools SAFE places to learn.”

“What should be a SAFE place for learning is instead a dangerous and isolating place for many students – gay and straight alike – who regularly face anti-LGBT verbal and physical attacks.”

One could reasonably conclude that the title “SAFE SCHOOLS” is indeed code in the gay and lesbian community, and that Obama’s use of the term for Jennings’ czar position is not-so-veiled praise and condonement of Jennings and his agenda.

Bottom line: by appointing Jennings “SAFE SCHOOLS” Czar, Obama has aligned himself and his administration with any and all aspects of Jennings agenda, and “expertise” – including the topic of this thread.

Revulsion is too mild a word. Why aren’t ALL of Obama’s political opponents on the Capitol steps screaming into bull horns about this? For that matter, why aren’t Democrats?

GGMac on December 14, 2009 at 1:35 PM

BuckeyeSam on 12/14/09 at 10:53 AM suggested someone needs to get Arne Duncan’s reaction to this and also the reaction of the national teacher’s union, saying he (BuckeyeSam) wanted these idiots on record as either flatly in favor of this material or flatly against it.

On the GLSEN web site (http://www.glsen.org), under “Donate/Sponsors” is this list:

OUR SPONSORS:

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS
Anonymous
Arcadia
Arcus Foundation
Calamus Foundation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Citi Foundation
DaimlerChrysler Corporation
David Bohnett Foundation
Eastman/Kodak Company
Ernst & Young
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Ford Foundation
David Geffen Foundation
Gill Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Heckscher Foundation for Children
Human Civil Rights Organizations of America: A CFC
IBM Corporation
International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs

Johnson Family Foundation
KPMG LLP
Metropolitan Tennis Group, Inc.
Morningstar Foundation
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
New York Community Trust
The Overbrook Foundation
Pepsico
Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Ted Snowdon Foundation
The Streisand Foundation
Time Warner
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation
Working Assets/CREDO

Quote: “These corporations make an annual committment to GLSEN of $75,000 or more and, in addition to our gratitude, receive recognition as National Sponsors in our publications and website. Current National Sponsors are Cisco, Citi, Goldman Sachs, IBM, KPMG, NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION and Pepsico.”

So…unless a denouncement is forthcoming from the NEA…as well as from the rest of this list…we can only surmise they condone and support this vile garbage.

GGMac on December 14, 2009 at 1:58 PM

You:

Being against gay marriage makes you a churchy mcbigot..so, what about teaching children about fisting? Is it okay to be against that? Will generations in the future mock us for our backwards views? Or will they be too busy banging children to care?

austinnelly on December 14, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Liberal of your choice: “Bush lied, people died!” Or, “What about the Crusades?” Or, “Every president cheats on his wife.”

We know how it goes, how liberals answer the hard questions about their side.

Liam on December 14, 2009 at 2:01 PM

This creep should be on the National Sex Offender list. . . .

karra on December 14, 2009 at 2:06 PM

We need to bring back ancient Rome’s vomitoriums for stuff like Jennings is telling about to children.

Liam on December 14, 2009 at 2:08 PM

I can picture the lib defense of this, on national television:

MSM: So, Liam, you were once into teenage sex, right?

Me: Yeah, when I was a teenager.

MSM: Then you have right to so much as comment on this matter. Shut off his microphone!

Liam on December 14, 2009 at 2:15 PM

I would have hoped that some Democrats would have a problem with Mister Fister as “safe schools” czar and also with someone who wants to secretly sterilize the population through the food and water supplies as the “science” czar. I haven’t heard any Democrat objections, though.

Buddahpundit on December 14, 2009 at 2:32 PM

I haven’t heard any Democrat objections, though.

Buddahpundit on December 14, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Don’t expect to. Because, among libs, to debate one point of their ideology is to call all their other sick notions into question. They’re not emotionally able to handle that. It’s a cascade, and they know it.

At least among Cons, if one among us transgresses, we dump him/her. Yet, our Movement remains intact; we stand to our principles.

Since libs have values that are self-degrading in so many ways, they have to defend their perversions no matter the level or degree. Anything else would bring down the walls of their castle, were they to truly look at what they believe.

Liam on December 14, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Kevin Jennings and GLSEN members need to be arrested for promoting sexual practices between adults and children.

Why do have laws on the books that are not enforced? Oh, sorry…forgot about the Black Panther intimidation and the decision by Eric Holder….guess that’s my answer.

manateespirit on December 14, 2009 at 2:50 PM

No prayer in schools.

Fisting instead.

fossten on December 14, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Nope. I’m not having any kids.

BowHuntingTexas on December 14, 2009 at 10:22 AM

Obama: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

fossten on December 14, 2009 at 3:12 PM

“This whole conference was his dream and his mindset. This was his vision from the very beginning.”

Good thing we have a ‘Free and Independent’ press to inform the citizens of this country what their government is doing…

… Otherwise, I would be getting a little worried.

Seven Percent Solution on December 14, 2009 at 3:46 PM

Why hasn’t this guy gone the way of Van Jones and resigned? This is worse then anything he ever did, in my opinion. These are our kids we’re talking about!

Susanboo on December 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Drilling for natural resources is a completely different term from a lib..

Sonosam on December 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM

Nope. I’m not having any kids.

BowHuntingTexas on December 14, 2009 at 10:22 AM
We’re lost.

BowHuntingTexas on December 14, 2009 at 10:42 AM
Nope. Have twenty kids, homeschool them, and then turn them loose on society. If we all did, we could flush this filth from the earth.

Amen. Let’s start the revolution with the extinction of immoral education.

Goldy1 on December 14, 2009 at 4:00 PM

GGMac on December 14, 2009 at 1:35 PM

Thanks for the info about the real meaning of “Safe schools”. Here’s more info from the parent of a bisexual teenager who sings Jennings praises (“The smearing of Obama’s Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings”) and which supports your definition.

Buy Danish on December 14, 2009 at 4:07 PM

Mr. Kevin Jennings is no different than any child molesting NAMBLA bastard who stalks children at the playground with candy from the back of a van.

If our government condones this, then perhaps the only way people like this will get busted, is for people to get organized, start an organization with financial backing to investigate a-holes like this and expose them to the public for the perverted cockroaches that they are.

Toss Barney Frank into the mix as well… his ‘ethical indiscretions’ contributed to the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac disaster.

Danny on December 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM

“rather than getting indoctrinated into the outliers of sexual activities by cartoon characters.”

“outliers of sexual activities”? Try child porn, Ed. “Outliers of sexual activities” is a meaningless, gratuitous and unnecessarily polite/nuanced phrase about this travesty of pigs who are NAMBLA pedophilia cohorts, child porn and homo recruitment degenerates. They are back-alley perverts who would be locked up in any civilized society, but they have been smart enough to infiltrate and cloak their deviance in their “education degrees”; such highly respected “education professionals” that the President himself (who was probably molested for years by self-admitted pedophile, pornographer and obama-admitted “mentor”, Frank Marshall Davis), thereby shamelessly intimidating Mr. & Mrs. Uninformed Citizen,(unless we use terms that are visceral and necessary to wake them up, like child porn!) while gaining access to their children in order to lead them into unspeakable perversion. Oh, and getting paid handsomely with our tax dollars to do it.

tigerlily on December 14, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Nope. Have twenty kids, homeschool them, and then turn them loose on society. If we all did, we could flush this filth from the earth.

tcn on December 14, 2009 at 1:27 PM

+1000

tigerlily on December 14, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Thank God I’m past menopause. If I had children to protect from this curriculum, I’d have a stroke.

disa on December 14, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I’m repeatedly struck by the childish presentation of this material

Why shocked? These ‘intellectual elites’ are nothing more than educated pedophiles.

GarandFan on December 14, 2009 at 7:04 PM

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