Thursday, June 30, 2005

In Their Own Words: GLBT Youth "Safety" Issue a Sham

How did GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) get its foothold in our schools?

Kevin Jennings, founder & executive director of GLSEN, admitted in 1995 that the "safety" issue for "GLBT youth" was a ruse for getting their propaganda into our schools. The Massachusetts legislature and governor fell for it then. And sadly, the whole country followed suit. Here are Jennings' exact words:

“In Massachusetts, the effective reframing of this issue was the key to the success of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth. We immediately seized upon the opponent’s calling card – safety – and explained how homophobia represents a threat to students’ safety by creating a climate where violence, name-calling, health problems, and suicide are common. Titling our report “Making Schools Safe for Gay and Lesbian Youth,” we automatically threw our opponents onto the defensive and stole their best line of attack. This framing short-circuited their arguments and left them back-pedaling from day one.”

A most clever strategy.

(6-30-05 pm: Sorry to our fans for forgetting the links earlier!)