Kevin Jennings has an image problem. Period. I was going to leave it at that, but at this point many of you have already seen the posts from other bloggers on our home page Newswire referring to Jennings’ connection to – actually he founded – the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
If you’re interested in finding out what all the chatter is about [gotta drop a content warning here if you start clicking links], Michelle Malkin has a couple of posts here and here, and Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit is releasing more information here, here, here, here, here, here and here. No need to click on all the links, make it through one and you’ll get the jist of it.
Jennings is currently President Obama’s “safe school” czar. I’m not quite certain of his current job description or responsibilities since I can not figure out for the life of me how some bureaucrat in Washington, D.C. can keep the kids in South Street Elementary School in Anytown, U.S.A. safe, but that’s beside the point.
Back in September you may remember Jennings was in the news when it was discovered he found out about a 16 year old student – Jennings was a teacher – having sex with an older man he met at a bus station bathroom. Prior experience keeping kids safe? You decide. From The New American…
Brewster/Robertson, a 15-to-16-year-old “troubled kid” who is abusing drugs and regularly traveling unsupervised to Boston (45 minutes away) to have sex with men (at least one of whom he met in a bus station restroom), repeatedly tells Jennings of these “adventures.” Jennings knows that the boy is suffering from depression and believes that his life is not worth saving. He knows that the boy is crushed by rejection of a sex partner he thought was his true love. Jennings, who is well aware of the promiscuity of the homosexual community and how vulnerable a youngster like Brewster can be when thrown into that adult environment, can only muster a vapid warning to “use a condom.” Jennings’ own partner had just died of AIDS, and news stories of AIDS and other STDs ravaging the homosexual community were making daily headlines, but all Jennings could tell Brewster was to “use a condom.” He didn’t inform the school administration, Brewster’s parents, or any other authorities regarding the serious peril this young adolescent was in.
The new revelations branded fistgate – if you wish to call it that – did make it to the main stream media on Hannity’s show as he discussed the subject with Michelle.
Exit question. Why does this stuff seem to be completely acceptable to parent teacher organizations, the National Education Association, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and the White House, but when a teacher wears a cross, kids read from a Bible, or a Christmas Tree is on display in a public school in the middle-of-nowhere U.S.A. the entire world knows about it within days and liberals are totally freaking out about the separation of church and state?
I know, I know … this is not a separation of church and state issue. My point is everybody seems fine with all of this and Jennings continue to work as Obama’s safe school czar.
What the heck?