Posted: June 05, 200912:00 am Eastern
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Kevin Jennings, a homosexual activist who worked to create "safe spaces" for gay students at schools, has been appointed by the Obama administration to be assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools inside the Department of Education.
Jennings is also the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN), a "leading advocacy organization to promote a homosexual agenda in schools," said Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council.
"Their definition of safe schools are schools in which homosexuality is not only tolerated but is actively affirmed," added Sprigg.
He spoke with Greg Corombos of Radio America/WND. The audio of the exchange is embedded here: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=100154
Jennings coordinated school-centered campaigns, such as the annual "National Day of Silence," which Sprigg describes as part of a "safe schools" strategy that "takes a number of forms" to advance the normalization of homosexuality to children.
The organization's agenda "goes way beyond" anti-bullying policies to include so-called non-discrimination codes that "end up discriminating against people with traditional values," adds Sprigg.
"They pursue this agenda not only at the high school level, but at the middle school level and even at the elementary school level, from kindergarten on up."
Jennings, who wrote the foreword for a book called "Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling" once gave a speech in which he told the "religious right" to "drop dead."
Jennings is "controversial even for a 'gay' activist," said Sprigg.
"I just think his stands are beyond the pale."