Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kevin Jennings’ GLSEN Promotes Pornography to Children

Obama’s “Safe Schools” czar, Kevin Jennings, founded and led GLSEN for 18 years. A current GLSEN lesson plan for “LGBT History” -- intended for schoolchildren – celebrates gay and lesbian activists from the 1950s and ’60s. It recommends the film “Gay Pioneers” which profiles several practitioners and promoters of pornography.

GLSEN recommends “Gay Pioneers” for classroom use, for showing at a Gay-Straight Alliance club meeting (invite other clubs!), for a school assembly, or for donation to the school library. 

(In the past, GLSEN’s website has recommended readings for children describing -- and implicitly endorsing -- adult-child sex and sexual experimentation at early ages. See Linda Harvey's research here and here.) 

Imagine teenagers hearing about these sex-obsessed “gay pioneers” (who are portrayed as heroic “civil rights” leaders), then doing a web search as they answer their homework questions. They’d quickly turn up the following fun facts on four of those profiled:

Franklin Kameny

Recently honored by Obama at the White House, Kameny is founder and president of National Consumers Association for the Advancement and Protection of Pornography, Inc. “Let us have more and better enjoyment of more and better and harder-core pornography by those to whom such viewing provides happiness.” 

Kameny does not deny he spoke at a NAMBLA convention in 1981 and says that as a “First Amendment absolutist … I support NAMBLA’s right to advocate whatever they wish, including advocacy of changes of law to legalize their preferences…” 

Kameny even wrote: Bestiality is not my thing … But it seems to be a harmless foible or idiosyncrasy of some people. So, as long as the animal doesn’t mind (and the animal rarely does), I don’t mind, and I don’t see why anyone else should.” Kameny is “revered by homosexual activists for his role in pressuring the American Psychiatric Association to effectively reclassify homosexuals as normal.” 

[Thanks to Americans for Truth about Homosexuality for this research on Kameny. See hereherehere and here.] 

Jack Nichols:
Nichols was a Mattachine Society member who edited and wrote for the pioneering pornographic magazine Screw. A sample of his writing:

Prior to SCREW and [its publisher] Al Goldstein, such [porn and sex toy] stores and their hardcore merchandise were unknowns. SCREW was the world's first publisher of newspaper nude frontals, both male and female. It was also the world's first newspaper to publish nude photos of males making love. I was one of those two males.... 

"My re-start [at SCREW] began in 1987 when I sought a place to vomit uncensored onto Ronald Reagan's AIDS-phobic lap. Now, eleven years later, I continue to grind this column out under the heading: ‘Homosexual Anarchist.’  In 1992, when Clinton ran for president, I suggested SCREW's readers support him. ‘Hillary and Bill,’ I exulted, 'are probably the closest thing we'll ever get to swingers in the White House.' The photo that accompanied that column was a composite. The heads of the candidates had been chopped and placed on other bodies. Clinton was blowing Bush while Perot, seated next to Clinton, his arm over Clinton's leg, masturbated….” [Source: Gay Today, 1997-98 archive.]

Nancy Tucker:

“… created the Gay Blade in the fall of 1969 Having seen the need for a gay community newsletter in Washington, DC, the Mattachine Society of Washington asked Nancy Tucker and Bart Wenger (known by the pseudonym Art Stone) to co-edit the planned periodical. …Nancy turned GWA [Gay Women’s Alternative] programming towards 'sex and shrinks', as she puts it, and as a result membership and revenues turned around.  The most popular event was an evening discussion and showing of lesbian pornography.” [Source: Rainbow History.]

Randolfe Wicker:
“GayToday's staff writer and pioneer cloning rights champion, Randolfe Wicker, whose counterculture button shop on St. Mark's Place became the first store to sell copies of SCREW, wrote an trailblazing article at the request of Goldstein explaining how best to violate New York state's now-defunct sodomy laws. Titling it ‘Up the ass is a Gas!’ Wicker began by saying: ‘Now listen, sports fans, if you're ever going to be proficient at fucking, you've got to be fucked.’ ”  [Source: Gay Today, 1997-98 archive.]

These are the “civil rights” leaders Kevin Jennings and his organization GLSEN hold up to children as worthy of emulation.