Kevin Jennings, President Obama’s “Safe Schools” Czar, may have his department on the chopping block as the Federal Government looks to cut down on unnecessary spending. According to CNSNews.com:
A draft report by the president’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform calls for, among other items, eliminating a division of the Education Department run by one of the most controversial appointees in the Obama administration: Kevin Jennings, the safe schools czar.
The draft report, which will be finalized by Dec. 1 if 14 of the 18 members agree, calls for eliminating the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, which would save taxpayers an estimated $1.8 billion.
The intentions of Jennings, who ran and helped found the radical gay activist group GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), have been in question since a troubling episode he himself recounted surfaced involving his advice to a 15 year old student when he was a teacher in Massachusetts. CNSNews recounts the story below:
In a widely circulated 2000 speech, Jennings recalled a 15-year-old teenager named Brewster. “And I said, ‘Brewster, what are you doing in there asleep?’” Jennings said of the 1988 incident. “And he said, ‘Well, I’m tired.’ And I said, ‘Well, we all are tired and we all got to school today. And he said, ‘Well I was out late last night.’”
“And I said, ‘What were you doing out late on a school night.’ And he said, ‘Well, I was in Boston,’” Jennings recalled. “Boston was about 45 minutes from Concord. So I said, ‘What were you doing in Boston on a school night, Brewster?’”
“He got very quiet, and he finally looked at me and said, ‘Well, I met someone in the bus station bathroom and I went home with him.’ High school sophomore, 15 years old. That was the only way he knew how to meet gay people. I was a closeted gay teacher, 24 years old, didn’t know what to say,” Jennings added.
“Knew I should say something quickly, so I finally said, my best friend had just died of AIDS the week before. I looked at Brewster and said, ‘You know, I hope you knew to use a condom.’ He said to me something I will never forget. He said, ‘Why should I, my life isn’t worth saving anyway,’” Jennings said.
More on this episode is recounted in the video below:
Mr. Jennings is what I’ve come to term a “false physician,” seeking to impart a false identity to the troubled youth that are entrusted to him. The wounds are real, and the confusion is real (as was clearly evident in the case of this 15 year old). Yet, rather than leading these confused youth into their God-given identities as young men, and healing their wounds by cutting off these gates of Hell in their lives (in this case, anonymous sex with older men) with compassion, Jennings’ approach is to compound the problem permanently by acting like these illegal acts can be made “safer.”
With a radical gay activist like Jennings running the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, the ultimate goals and agenda of the office should be all too clear to the objective observer. The 1.8 Billion Dollars saved by its elimination will be welcomed.