Is PFOX anti-ex-gay?

A couple of weeks ago, the Parents and Friends of Ex-gays asked the riveting question: Is Grove City College anti-ex-gay?Now I want to know, Is PFOX anti-ex-gay? Let me explain why inquiring minds want to know.In apparent answer to the query about GCC, the PFOX blog poster reproduced Peter LaBarbera's call to action and the One"News"Now article about me. Because I dispute stereotypes about gays and report the research as it is, LaBarbera says I engage in "pro-homosexual activism." Here … [Read more...]

Reflections on what we share in common

(This post from occasional contributor, clinical psychologist David Blakeslee, covers some similar territory as conservative gay blogger, GayPatriot on the Kevin Jennings controversy.) I have been a bit agitated lately, it is probably my own problem, but instead of being internally ruminative about such sensations I decided to find some object to focus these feelings on.  It didn’t take long, all I had to do was visit Warren’s blog .  There I could find a few outlandish assumptions, hypocri … [Read more...]

Does Brewster’s age matter?

As noted here two days ago, Kevin Jennings made a statement regarding a student's disclosure of involvement with an older man while Jennings was a teacher at Concord Academy. Here again is the statement:Twenty one years later I can see how I should have handled this situation differently.  I should have asked for more information and consulted legal or medical authorities. Teachers back then had little training or guidance about this kind of thing. All teachers should have a basic level of … [Read more...]

The saga of Kevin Jennings and Brewster: Enter Robertson

In an op-ed dated today but available online over the weekend, the Washington Times assails Obama safe-schools appointee, Kevin Jennings for his handling of a 15-year old student's sexual revelations when Jennings was a young teacher.According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night.FOX News has also reported on this and pointed to that recor … [Read more...]

Kevin Jennings appointed to Department of Education post

Big surprise, you elect a liberal president, you get liberal cabinet secretaries who in turn appoint liberal people to their departments. I can't say I was surprised that Education Secretary Arne Duncan appointed Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN and co-chair of LGB fundraising for Barack Obama to be the assistant deputy secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools inside the Department of Education.That said, I am concerned about this appointment. While in recent years I have … [Read more...]

WorldNetDaily column compares GLSEN to Hitler’s youth

Well, that headline probably got your attention. Judith Reisman in a WorldNetDaily column today compared the two groups primarily because they both involve youth. In fact, the comparison, such that it is, ends there.Naturally, GLSEN is none too happy being compared to Nazis. They issued a press release earlier today.NEW YORK, April 1, 2009 – In a commentary called "GLSEN and the Hitler Youth," World Net Daily columnist Judith Reisman today compared Day of Silence participants, GLSEN and … [Read more...]

WorldNetDaily. Golden Rule Pledge. Day of Silence.

I couldn't think of a good title for this one so I just assembled the players, so to speak.Check out this Worldnetdaily article banging away at the Day of Silence and then scroll about half way down the page and check out the "popular poster used to promote the Day of Silence."I was saddened to see that Linda Harvey believes her efforts were successful. But I had to smile a bit to think that the Golden Rule Pledge card was considered a promotion for the DOS.Maybe next year we'll have … [Read more...]

Golden Rule Pledge on the Bilerico Project

Bil Browning, majordomo at the Bilerico Project, asked me to provide a post regarding the background of the Golden Rule Pledge. The article was posted May 16 and includes a statement from Eliza Byard at GLSEN regarding the project.You can also subscribe to a Yahoo email group about the Golden Rule Pledge that will become more active toward the beginning of the next school year. … [Read more...]


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