Saturday, January 02, 2010

Kevin Jennings: Anyone Who Disagrees with Him Is Immoral "Child Abuser"

Whether or not any of Kevin Jennings’ claims of GLBT student victimhood are true – and GLSEN is expert at fabricating statistics -- note how Jennings swivels to assign the hate of the harassers to anyone who disagrees with his and GLSEN’s methods of pushing all things homosexual and transgender (including X-rated books and materials) at students in the schools. Anyone who disagrees with him – even if they accept his cause as genuine and/or sincere – is now a “hater” and "immoral". And any adult who teaches that homosexuality is immoral or dangerous is a “child abuser”.

Jennings is a very angry man -- not an appropriate temperament for a Department of Education official.  Here is Kevin Jennings in his own words, reacting to a letter from a cousin (reprimanding him for his "immoral" homosexuality and GLSEN activities). From Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son (2006, Epilogue, pp. 260-262):

I’m not the evil one here. And neither is anyone associated with GLSEN.

So let’s talk about moral values. It says in I John 4:20, “If a man says he loves God, and hates his brother, he is a liar.” Four out of five LGBT students are physically, sexually, or verbally harassed every single day at their schools. They are over twice as likely as their straight peers to be hreatened or injured with a weapon. Consequently, they are six times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. [emphasis in original]

We’re trying to protect [LGBT students] from that [harassment, violence, suicide]. To do so is the only moral choice.

To do anything else is immoral. As it says in Matthew 18:6, "Whosoever shall offend one of these little ones … it were better for him that a millstone were hung about his neck, and that he be drowned in the depths of the sea." I’m becoming something of an avenging angel in my middle age – more Old Testament prophet than New, I’m afraid. I’m not about to cede the moral high ground to people who claim they’re "protecting children while actively working to deny them protections if they are gay. I am not about to allow people to say they are for "family values" when they teach values that turn parents against their own children if they are gay. I am not about to let people claim they are American patriots when they teach children to violate their pledge of allegiance to "liberty and justice for all" if a fellow citizen happens to be gay. I am not about to let people call themselves Christian who then ignore the commandment of the Lord that we love one another. And I’m not going to let them hide behind that "love the sinner, hate the sin" malarkey, which reminds me way too much of how my dad would say, before spanking us, "This is going to hurt me a lot more than it’s going to hurt you.” I didn’t fall for it at age five, and I’m not falling for it now. As Mom would have said, “No siree, Bob.” My capacity for forgiveness has been exhausted: I can’t turn the other cheek anymore. Instead, I’m trying to figure out how I can carry millstones around with me. If I do, I know where to hang them.

This, in the end, is the essence of the difference between good and evil, the test of a just society and of a just people: how do we treat those who are the least among us? ... To create by one’s action or inaction a culture, an institution, a school, or a community that makes some young people feel so much the very least of their brethren that they choose to take their own lives – well, I have a name for the people who do this: child abusers. They’re the immoral ones, … not me, and for their sake, I hope there exists a merciful God, because they’re going to need one.

Hmm... "how do we treat those who are the least among us?"  What is Mr. Jennings' position on abortion, we wonder?