Friday, December 04, 2009

New smear launched against Kevin Jennings using old tactics of omission

Dept.of Education official Kevin Jennings is being attacked again.


Conservative blogs have claimed that Department of Education official Kevin Jennings is unfit as "Safe Schools Czar" because he supposedly promoted "child porn" by allowing an education organization he founded to recommend for students in grades 7-12 books that included sexually explicit content.

. . . In a December 4 post on his Gateway Pundit blog - headlined, "Breaking: Obama's 'Safe Schools Czar' Is Promoting Child Porn in the Classroom" - Jim Hoft wrote that "Scott Baker from and Co-Host of 'The B-Cast' submitted this shocking report today on Obama's deviant Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings." In the post, Baker wrote that the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which Jennings founded and previously served as executive director, published a reading list for students in grades 7-12 that contained books which included "X-Rated" and sexually explicit content.

But like all the other attacks against Jennings, this one is full of holes.

Know your lgbt history - Which Way Is Up

Richard Pryor's 1977 movie Which Way Is Up proves that lgbts can be disrespected tremendously even when we are not on the screen.

In this movie, (a vile exercise that was so very beneath the talents of everyone involved), Pryor portrays a man seduced by corporate interests. As he moves up the corporate ladder, he finds himself losing control of his life.

Amongst other things, Pryor's character is juggling two women. Because of a vow he made to his girlfriend, he cannot have sex with his wife.

Needless to say, his first wife and all of their friends think he is gay (and I'm being nice here because they use a slur for gay).

The irony is that when Pryor becomes an outcast, he decides to show his friends his girlfriend and son.

And the revelation impresses them.

You get that? To these men, being gay is something to be ashamed of but having a wife and a girlfriend makes you "the man."

Like I said before, a vile, nasty movie:

Past Know Your LGBT History posts:

Know your lgbt history - Gays in Primetime Soaps

Know your lgbt history - Boys Beware

Know your lgbt history - The Boondocks

Know your lgbt history - Mannequin

Know your lgbt history - The Warriors

Know Your LGBT History - New York Undercover

Know Your LGBT History - Low Down Dirty Shame

Know Your LGBT History - Fortune and Men's Eyes

Know your lgbt history - California Suite

Know your lgbt history - Taxi (Elaine's Strange Triangle)

Know your lgbt history - Come Back Charleston Blue

Know your lgbt history - James Bond goes gay

Know your lgbt history - Windows

Know your lgbt history - To Wong Foo and Priscilla

Know your lgbt history - Blazing Saddles

Know your lgbt history - Sanford and Son

Know your lgbt history - In Living Color

Know your lgbt history - Cleopatra Jones and her lesbian drug lords

Know your lgbt history - Norman, Is That You?

Know your lgbt history - The 'Exotic' Adrian Street

Know your lgbt history - The Choirboys

Know your lgbt history - Eddie Murphy

Know your lgbt history - The Killing of Sister George

Know your lgbt history - Hanna-Barbera cartoons pushes the 'gay agenda

'Know your lgbt history - Cruising

Know your lgbt history - Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones

Know your lgbt history - I Got Da Hook Up

Know your lgbt history - Fright Night

Know your lgbt history - Flowers of Evil

The Jeffersons and the transgender community 

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Ugandan bill called genocide, religious right leader warns of D.C. 'bloodletting' and other Friday midday news briefs

Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill 'genocide' - Say it again. Louder this time!

FOTF's Citizenlink blog: GLSEN is sexualizing Santa - Okay this is beyond stupid but so typical of Focus on the Family.

Harry Jackson Warns of "Bloodletting" In DC - What in the hell is that supposed to mean?

Matt Barber vs Adam Lambert - I know you all are tired of the "Adam Lambert" thing but this is good. People for the American Way catches the Liberty Counsel in a HUGE lie.

Chase: NOM Ineligible for Charity Contest - Chase smacks down the National Organization for Marriage!

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Is Ugandan anti-gay bill a sign of moral righteousness?

I got an interesting comment on my site last night.

Now while I rarely like to focus attention on those who comment on my posts, this is a special case.

It's about that awful anti-lgbt Ugandan bill:

I suppose, we all know that Uganda can never be USA or EU etc etc. We are all missing the point by trying vilify Ssempa and Rick Warren. These two guys only just became friends recently. Ssempa has been in the strong fight against immorality in his country since 1988. His ministry has hardly seen any downfall in the fight against immorality in Uganda. We should then focus more on how to help Uganda rid out what she doesn't like since homosexualty is a dehumanizing act. In fact in Africa where most of you have never lived for more than a week, homosexuality is absolutely unacceptable. It will always be fought ferociously. There is no room for such here. So let's all join arms and support Uganda in its quest to maintain there moral culture. Thank you.

One more thing, Warren has never funded Ssempa. I was even shocked that the many times Warren has come to Uganda, he has never visited Ssempa's ministry. Ssempa has built up himself on Righteousness, Justice, Dedicated Service to his God and Generosity.

It's amazing how this man sidestepped the content of the bill in order to justify it. I don't see any morality in persecuting a group of people and frankly when I read what he wrote, it reminds me of when the late Ugandan leader Idi Amin persecuted Asians. It's an old but effective formula - scapegoat a group of people for a nation's problem, persecute them via violence or laws, and then claim that you are doing "God's work."

Naturally I gave him an reply but if any of you would like to, feel free. I must say that no matter how angry the letter gets you, please do not stoop to baseless name-calling or attacks on individual heritages.

One more about about the Ugandan bill - For a limited time, Truth Wins Out has an excellent video of Rachel Maddow going into more detail regarding the bill and members of the Republican party.

Related posts:

Martin Ssempa and the Family - Why Rick Warren won't speak out against anti-gay Ugandan bill

Rick Warren continues to lose integrity over proposed Ugandan anti-gay bill

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