Friday, February 26, 2010

"Safe School" Czar seeks Transgender School Goals

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President Obama's 'safe schools' czar, Kevin Jennings, sees his transgender plans for public and private schools within reach in a move developing in the state of Maine.
A hearing is scheduled next week on a proposal before the Maine Human Rights Commission to make allowances statewide for 'transgender' students. An organization founded by Jennings is behind the effort, according to a new report.
The plan essentially would instruct schools to allow boys who say they are transgender to use girls' facilities, such as restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa.
Mass Resistance, a Massachusetts organization that works to counteract the advance of homosexual activism, has documented in a new report that the Jennings-launched "Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network" "has played a key role in the nightmare plan to transgenderize restrooms in Maine's schools."

The newspaper report said representatives from several "gay and lesbian" groups were involved in a Dec. 15 workshop with the Human Rights Commission on the guidelines.
"One of them was Peter Rees of the Downeast Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network [GLSEN] based in Ellsworth," the report said. "Rees said people who oppose rights for transgender students – such as allowing them to use locker rooms with people who are biologically of the opposite sex — fear something 'that just isn’t borne out in reality.'"

The Mass Resistance report noted Rees said, "What do they think is going to happen? That boy who is identifying as a girl is not going to be displaying herself in a girls' locker room. She's going to be acting as much like a girl as possible and being very modest."
But Mass Resistance wondered just what that means.
"'She' – meaning a boy – will be 'acting … like a girl … and being very modest.' But wait! We thought we weren’t supposed to stereotype on the basis of gender!? How confusing!" the Mass Resistance report said.
The organization also cited a 2008 report to the governor in Maine from the "LGBT Youth Commission," which cited GLSEN as an authoritative source on "what needs to be done in the schools."
"Maine's 2005 anti-discrimination law – covering the essentially undefined revolutionary concepts 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identity or expression' – has opened the door to the horror of boys using girls' restrooms and locker rooms (and vice versa), and playing on opposite-sex sports teams, in schools," Mass Resistance said.
The report also cited an incident in which a GLSEN-Boston board member talked to a classroom of third-graders about a student transitioning to "become a woman."
"'Safe Schools Czar' Jennings was one of the masterminds of this insanity being foisted upon young children across the country," the Mass Resistance report said. "He founded GLSEN shortly after his participation in the 1987 gay march on Washington. He apparently also participated in the 1993 gay march on the capitol, which was the first big event to push 'gender identity' non-discrimination alongside 'gay and lesbian rights' demands."
Last May, WND broke the news of Jennings' federal appointment to oversee "safety" in the nation's public schools after he had boasted of using the theme to promote homosexuality and other alternative sexual lifestyles to students.

Teen Helps Inspire California To Pass Cuss Free Week in March

A South Pasadena teen who inspired a no-cussing measure says he's received bomb and death threats in response to his crusade to clean up dirty mouths.The California Assembly has passed a resolution that would establish the first week of March as Cuss Free Week throughout the state.The resolution by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge, was approved on a voice vote Thursday and will be considered by the state Senate next week.McKay Hatch, who started a No Cussing Club at his junior high school in 2007, a movement that led to similar clubs in every state and 20 countries.Hatch traveled to Sacramento with his family to support the resolution. He sees a link between foul-mouthed incivility and other forms of problem behavior, such as drug use and bullying.However, the teen said that his efforts were received with hostility from the public."One day on Jan. 4, 2009, I think it was, we received 60,000 e-mails. And I was like, 'Sweet, that's pretty cool,'" Hatch said. "But actually what it was was a bunch of death threats of people trying to stop what I was doing and we actually had a couple bomb threats on our house."Hatch said because of those bomb threats, there is now a police car parked in front of his family's house."But I realize now they are bullies, and so I'm not going to let the bullies win," Hatch said.

However, Hatch said he's been getting positive support as well to his no-cussing club."We get a lot more support than we do death threats," Hatch said. "Really wants me to keep going."Hatch brought glass jars to the state Capitol Thursday, which he uses as a receptacles for change as penitence when people swear. He left one of those jars at the governor's office.The teen said he hopes legislatures in other states adopt similar resolutions on cussing.