By now, we know exactly what 'Safe Schools Czar' Kevin Jennings wants in the curricula of schools across the country. You don't write the forward to a book titled Queering Elementary Education without an agenda. But did we hear one peep about Jennings being tied to everyone's favorite globalist George Soros? Yep. You read that right.
Jennings founded the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network (GLSTN) back in 1990 as a means to unite gay teachers across the country and bringing awareness to the plight of gay students. As chapters opened nationwide, GLSTN officially became a national organization in 1995. In 1997, GLSTN held its first national conference in Salt Lake City [A slam at the Mormons, in my opinion.] and, later in the year, changed its name to the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Since then, GLSEN has lobbied to have homosexual curricula in our schools and "understanding" of GLBT students to prevent bullying. Their mission statement as posted on their site:
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
We believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. We recognize that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities.
GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. We welcome as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools. [emphasis mine]
The following is a list of sponsors as posted on GLSEN's website. These groups are responsible for giving donations of at least $75,000 each.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
David Bohnett Foundation
Ernst & Young
Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
David Geffen Foundation
George Gund Foundation
Heckscher Foundation for Children
Human Civil Rights Organizations of America: A CFC
International Association of Gay and Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs
Johnson Family Foundation
Metropolitan Tennis Group, Inc.
National Education Association
New York Community Trust
The Overbrook Foundation
Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation
Ted Snowdon Foundation
The Streisand Foundation
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation
The next time you buy a Pepsi product, remember that you're helping fund the group founded by Kevin Jennings, who had no problem with a seminar on "fisting" being held for teens during a GLSEN conference.
How does this all tie to George Soros? Lemme 'splain.
Back in June, when Kevin Jennings was still under the radar, GLSEN entered into the New Beginning Initiative with a national collaboration of organizations to push for "concrete federal administration policy and regulatory changes directly benefiting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and eliminating discrimination from federal policies." Regulatory changes directly benefiting the lives of LGBT people. What about benefiting everyone??? Seems kinda discriminatory if you ask me.
The initiative is based on the recommendations that focus "on pro-LGBT public policy changes the Obama administration can implement without legislative action." In other words, how to get around that pesky Constitutional provision that gives Congress the power to make law. And how can that be done? Appoint a 'czar.' As in maybe a 'Safe Schools Czar.' Yeah...that's the ticket.
Here's the story so far: Kevin Jennings founds GLSEN. GLSEN, funded by some pretty heavily-funded corporations, enters into the New Beginning Initiative to push for federal policy on gay rights without having to go through Congress. Jennings is given the job that does just that.
Now, it gets interesting.
The New Beginning Initiative was funded by the Open Society Institute. OSI is an organization funded directly by none other than billionaire nutjob and global socialist George Soros.
Some of the policies being proposed by the Soros-funded initiative:
How ironic. They want protection from bullying, but the radical gay movement will disrupt a Mass and desecrate the Eucharist and throw condoms from the pews. Lovely. Bunch of frickin' hypocrites. And recognizing runaways as "special needs" kids? Give me a break!
Passage of the Safe Schools Improvement Act to create a federal anti-bullying policy with enumerated categories such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. Amending the nondiscrimination guidelines for the federal civilian workforce to include gender identity and expression. Including sexual orientation and gender identity categories as a designated and mandated component of federally funded aging research and data collection. Ensuring LGBT people are recognized as a population marked by health disparities for appropriate inclusion in federally funded studies. Requiring the office of Housing and Urban Development to recognize unaccompanied homeless youth as a special-needs population requiring the development of targeted youth housing models. Encouraging U.S. diplomatic engagement on international LGBT issues as legitimate human rights concerns.
So there it is. George Soros has helped fund the group whose founder is advising the White House on educational policy.
Hold on to your kids for dear life. They belong to YOU, not George Soros.