‘FistGate’ Goes Global: GLSEN Activist Promotes Masturbation at U.N. Conference
posted at 5:27 pm on March 4, 2011 by The Other McCain
Several bloggers — including Duane Lester at All-American Blogger and Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs — called attention to the report that a representative from the National Education Association promoted a bizarre agenda at United Nations conference:
“Oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms need to be taught in education,” Diane Schneider told the audience at a [United Nations conference] panel on combating homophobia and transphobia. Schneider, representing the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teachers union in the US, advocated for more “inclusive” sex education in US schools. . . . She claimed that the idea of sex education remains an oxymoron if it is abstinence-based, or if students are still able to opt-out.
Comprehensive sex education is “the only way to combat heterosexism and gender conformity,” Schneider proclaimed, “and we must make these issues a part of every middle and high-school student’s agenda.” . . .
A panel sponsored in part by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) advocated for “comprehensive sex education” not only as a tool to combat “gender oppression,” but also as the key to achieving all of the Millennium Development Goals.
It turns out that the NEA representative, Diane Schneider, is actually a leader in the radical group GLSEN (Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network):
Diane is a high school health educator in Spring Valley New York. She is very active with GLSEN in the Rockland County area, where she is its co-chair. She is also proud of the GSA that she advises in her high school. She is an online professor and has been active with the Health Education Leadership Team for NY State. She brings you this workshop as part of her training from the National Education Association’s (NEA’s) LGBT Trainer of Trainers.
You probably didn’t realize that America’s largest teachers’ union has an “LGBT Trainer of Trainers” program — I never imagined any such thing existed until I found Schneider’s bio on the Web site of a “PrideWorks” conference.
Something else that never crossed my mind, until it was pointed out by Maggie’s Notebook, is that Schneider’s role in GLSEN connects her to the infamous “FistGate” controversy involving Obama’s “safe schools czar” Kevin Jennings. (In 2007, Jennings was paid more than $270,000 as executive director of GLSEN.)
How was Schneider chosen to give this presentation to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW)? Was it the NEA or Jennings who chose her? Did Hillary Clinton’s friend Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, have any role in arranging Schneider’s participation in this conference?
Whoever arranged it, apparently it is now a key aim of U.S. diplomacy that we must teach the world’s children “oral sex, masturbation, and orgasms . . . to combat heterosexism and gender conformity.”
Call it the Obama Doctrine.