Harry Potter, Junie B. Jones, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. These are book titles you are likely to find in your child’s school library. But what if you walked into your child’s classroom and saw titles such as Queer 13, Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth, and Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian on the bookshelves? According to a new report by Scott Baker of Breitbart-TV.com, the possibility of children as young as preschool age reading about subject matters that include public masturbation, prostitution, five-year-olds playing sex games, thirteen-year-olds having oral sex, affairs with older teachers, and the taste of semen, could become a reality in the not-so-distant future.
The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organization whose mission, according to their website, is to educate teachers, students, and the public against homophobia and heterosexism in schools. The group was founded by Kevin Jennings, who served as the Executive Director of GLSEN for many years. Where is Kevin Jennings now? He’s working under the Obama administration as the “Safe School Czar”
According to Baker’s report, GLSEN “strives to influence the educational curriculum to include materials which the group believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying.” This includes a suggested reading list for all students and is divided into three sections, K-6, 7-12, and books for teachers. The book list is featured on the GLSEN website, which even allows for online ordering for students and teachers who want to use the reading materials in their classroom.
OK, not that big of a deal. While I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about relationships of any kind (gay or straight) outside of a parent-approved sex education class, I do think students need to be taught to be tolerant of people who are not like them. I understand the desire for children of all walks of life to be treated appropriately. But wait, there’s more.
Around the time the book list was developed, GLSEN put out a press release, praising the passage of the Dignity in All Schools Act by the New York City Council. In the press release, GLSEN claims they focus on :educational resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs, and development initiatives.” In other words, one of their main focuses is influencing education. This group has an agenda.
Again, I have no problem with schools teaching tolerance, but not as suggested by a gay and lesbian group. No offense to gays and lesbians, but I would not want to see children given tolerance lessons by any group that is ultimately about sexual relationships, regardless of the sexual orientation of those involved. This is what many liberals and gay agendists don’t seem to understand. It is inappropriate for children to be talking about sex of any kind in school, unless they are participating in a class in which sex is part of the curriculum and only then, after their parents have approved of the content. These books force sex onto students who may or may not be ready for the topic.
Also, as the report states, it’s not about censorship. No one wants to ban these books, but forcing them onto a population of students under the age of eighteen is inappropriate. GLSEN does advise adults to review the books, but also insists the books were reviewed by staff members and contain appropritate content. The actual content of the books is too graphic to post here, but upon reading specific passages, I, myself, was shocked beyond belief. As an adult, I do not read books containing such language and I certainly would not want my children doing the same.
Kevin Jennings was heading the organization in a very “hands-on” role at the time this book list was published. Whether or not he knows about the list is not certain, but it is likely. Would you want the man behind the organization promoting such books to have any hand in educating America’s students? Decided for yourself. To read passages from some of the suggested books, please visit the full report at Gateway Pundit. Please be cautioned, the passages contain very explicit and pornographic language.