You may not know about Kevin Jennings, but if your children or grandchildren go to school they may be influenced by his ideas. That’s because he is Obama’s director of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, or the “safe school czar.” You would think the job description is pretty obvious, right? Not to Kevin Jennings.
Kevin Jennings is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which has 40 chapters at schools around the country, and he has written six books on gay rights and education.
Perkins writes, “[Kevin Jennings] wants homosexuality to be taught in American Schools-in his book Always My Child, Jennings calls for a ‘diversity policy that mandates including LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] themes in the curriculum.’ But he wants only one side of this controversial issue to be aired, and apparently believes in locking sexually confused kids into a ‘gay’ identity. That’s the implication of his declaration, ‘Ex-gay messages have no place in our nation’s public schools. A line has been drawn. There is no “other side” when you’re talking about lesbian, gay and bisexual students.'”
Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, told FOXNews.com, “I think it’s unfortunate that [it] is a position that did not require any sort of confirmation process, because there are a lot of serious questions about Jennings and there has not been any forum in which Jennings has been required to answer the questions.”
Schools should be safe and drug free. Many are not, and work needs to be done to change this. Spend a few minutes looking into Jennings, and you’ll likely agree Americans need to know more about his radical ideas and lack of tolerance.
E.J. Smith is Managing Director of Richard C. Young & Co., Ltd. an investment advisory firm managing portfolios for investors with over $1,000,000 in investable assets.