Considering our recent victory in New York State, a lot of angry homosexual activists think that we can now rest on our laurels. Sad to say, we cannot. As sweet as the victory in New York was, the threat to queer normalization is, in fact, greater than ever.
I’m speaking, of course, about the recent budget cuts impacting the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS) and the resignation of its first director, Kevin Jennings. The upcoming 2012 budget will likely slash this department’s budget by seventy-five percent.
The OSDFS has been headed, until this month, by an aggressive homosexual who really deserves credit for mainstreaming perversion in our public schools. You may know Jennings as the founder of GLSEN and the author of “One Teacher out of Ten”, a reference to the myth that ten percent of the population is homosexual. We took that statistic from sexologist Alfred Kinsey, a known pervert of the first degree who studied human sexuality in a vain attempt to prove that his activities were actually normal. The real statistic for the general population is somewhere between two and three percent, but we’ve lied about that for years in order to exaggerate our numbers. Now, if you’re talking about teachers, that stat would be something closer to 80%, as a result of the concerted efforts in the realm of homosexual evangelism.
Jennings also wrote the foreword to the book “Queering Elementary Education”. Personally, I think the nation’s elementary schools suffer from a deficiency of queerness and I’m glad Jennings is working on that. Or at least he was until he resigned.
This guy has been fighting in the trenches of America’s culture wars since the days of Jerry Falwell and Phyllis Schlafly.If you’re gay, you owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Jennings. He wants everyone to tell you that you’re wonderful just the way you are. Until the day that happens, you are not “safe”.
Get it? “Safety” is a code word! By extension, so are “safe schools”! Ha! “Safe schools” means no one is allowed to think poorly of homosexuality. Or at least they can’t say it out loud, which is essentially the same thing.
If the Radical Right can succeed in portraying us as preying on children, we will lose. Their language — “promoting homosexuality” is one example — is laced with subtle and not-so- subtle innuendo that we are “after their kids.” ….
Yeah, I know. As if anyone is “after their kids”. Well, we are after their kids, but only in a good way. Why else do you think I became a guidance counselor? I, for one, agree with the sentiments of a recent article from Queerty.com entitled “Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?”
They accuse us of exploiting children and in response we say, “NOOO! We’re not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear! It’s not like we’re trying to recruit your children or anything.” But let’s face it-that’s a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it.
I couldn’t agree more! What the hell is the point of infiltrating the public schools if I can’t push my own personal agenda?
Everyone should really read the article in its entirety. All in all, it earned eleven “LOL’s”, five “HOT’s”, and forty-two “MORE PLEASE’s”. A few prudes voted “WTF”. Anyway, I completely endorse every word in this fantastic article. Is it possible for an online publication to win the Pulitzer?
Jennings was a key architect of the homosexual blitz on America’s schools. He started right here, where Michael and I live, in the progressive bastion of Massachusetts. His strategy was simple–people will either accept homosexual indoctrination in their schools, or they will be accused of having blood on their hands.
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. Finding the effective frame for your community is the key to victory. It must be linked to universal values that everyone in the community has in common. In Massachusetts, no one could speak up against our frame and say, ‘Why, yes, I do think students should kill themselves’: this allowed us to set the terms for debate.
Brilliant! Let’s break it down to its most simple level. There are only two sides here–those who want gay kids to blow their brains out, and those who don’t. If you oppose our agenda, you want teens to kill themselves! If any teens actually do kill themselves, then it’s. all. your. fault. The appeal to emotion, rather than reason, is very strong. People tend to shut the fuck up when you phrase it that way, which is really what we want.
We want silence, and we achieve it through intimidation. Now, most people generally support the First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion. They tend to agree that 1) here in America, people have the right to hold their own religious beliefs, and that 2) here in America, people have a right to express their beliefs, even in the public schools. As a result of this backward thinking, most people tend to think that students have a right to disapprove of homosexuality and to say so, just the same way they have the right to object to the war in Iraq or tax cuts for the wealthy, or anything else under the sun. They don’t think that homosexuality is a special subject about which the protections of the First Amendment don’t apply.
But they get a little squeamish when we start accusing them of killing gay kids through their attachment to “freedom”. People tend to resign themselves to the withering of constitutional rights once we portray them as de facto murderers of fifteen year olds. Okay, okay. We can accept a gag order in public schools if you’ll just stop telling people that we’re killing children.
And then they shut up.
Let me take a moment to sound the alarm bells here…ALL OF THIS IS NOW IN DANGER! With Jennings out and the budget for his former office slashed to pieces, we may lose the ability to bully our opponents. If we don’t act now to rescue the safe schools office, our schools might lapse back into being unsafe. And when they do, parents might decide that they don’t like us handing out pornographic gay literature to their kids as we have in the past. So let’s not get too cocky in the wake of New York’s marriage equality vote. The forces of anti-gay bigotry are still alive and well. We need to be vigilant in the post-Jennings era.