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Breaking: Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Is Promoting Child Porn in the Classroom

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This is disgusting.


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What we discovered shocked us. We were flabbergasted. Rendered speechless.

We were unprepared for what we encountered. Book after book after book contained stories and anecdotes that weren’t merely X-rated and pornographic, but which featured explicit descriptions of sex acts between pre-schoolers; stories that seemed to promote and recommend child-adult sexual relationships; stories of public masturbation, anal sex in restrooms, affairs between students and teachers, five-year-olds playing sex games, semen flying through the air. One memoir even praised becoming a prostitute as a way to increase one’s self-esteem. Above all, the books seemed to have less to do with promoting tolerance than with an unabashed attempt to indoctrinate students into a hyper-sexualized worldview.

We knew that unless we carefully documented what we were reading, the public would have a hard time accepting it. Mere descriptions on our part could not convey the emotional gut reaction one gets when seeing what Kevin Jennings wants kids to read as school assignments. So we began scanning pages from each of the books, and then made exact transcriptions of the relevant passages on each page.

Are we exaggerating, or misconstruing quotes that could be interpreted a different way? No: Read the passages below and judge for yourself. There’s no wiggle room. The language is explicit, the intent clear.

To be specific, the books we read were:

Queer 13

Being Different

The Full Spectrum

Revolutionary Voices

Reflections of a Rock Lobster

Passages of Pride

Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian

The Order of the Poison Oak

In Your Face

Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son

Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth

We can only vouch for what’s in these 11 books, since these are the only ones we’ve read through. Are there other books on the GLSEN reading list that are similarly outrageous? We can’t say for sure, but it seems very likely. What you see excerpted below is probably only the tip of the iceberg.

Let it be clear: This issue has nothing to do with gayness or straightness, which is irrelevant to this report. The point proven here is that the GLSEN reading list promotes the sexualization of children in general, regardless of the “orientation.”
 

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We have allowed this type of situation to occur because we have been too afraid to stand up to it for fear of the name calling that comes from those who have a either a broken moral compass or none at all.

We to take a stand for values and not resort to any religion teaching as our example because it only adds to the name calling, and hate for anything related by those who claim that opposition intolerance.

The destruction of moral values on one front opens the door for more and worse examples to come if they remain unchecked.

Being a radical on either side of any issue can lead to a situation in which everyone will suffer in the end. Those who claim intolerance can be vengeful as can those who claim the moral high ground, when taken to extremes.

The indoctrination of our children in any ideology is wrong and organizations like the ACLU and so-called human rights groups have contributed to this Countries present positions. Too many subjects that were just fine 40 or 50 years ago, when the first cries for tolerance and acceptance came up have brought us to the point of promoting what was widely seen as wrong.

It is the parent that needs to speak up and take back control over what their children are taught in school and this subject has no place in schools.
 

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We have allowed this type of situation to occur because we have been too afraid to stand up to it for fear of the name calling that comes from those who have a either a broken moral compass or none at all.

We to take a stand for values and not resort to any religion teaching as our example because it only adds to the name calling, and hate for anything related by those who claim that opposition intolerance.

The destruction of moral values on one front opens the door for more and worse examples to come if they remain unchecked.

Being a radical on either side of any issue can lead to a situation in which everyone will suffer in the end. Those who claim intolerance can be vengeful as can those who claim the moral high ground, when taken to extremes.

The indoctrination of our children in any ideology is wrong and organizations like the ACLU and so-called human rights groups have contributed to this Countries present positions. Too many subjects that were just fine 40 or 50 years ago, when the first cries for tolerance and acceptance came up have brought us to the point of promoting what was widely seen as wrong.

It is the parent that needs to speak up and take back control over what their children are taught in school and this subject has no place in schools.

The GLSEN has increased their power over schools and if you disagree you are a homophobe.
 

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Um_ From that website some of the books were

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

The Color Purple, Alice Walker.

Beloved, Toni Morrison.

Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck.

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner.

Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston.

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Native Son, Richard Wright

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.



Non of these are Homosexual porn, I have read a lot of these books. They teach our kids about different things. Slaughterhouse five is about the slaughter house reformations in safety. Please read some of the books before you judge them. Oh and these are the high school books not kid books.
 
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Um_ From that website some of the books were

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

The Color Purple, Alice Walker.

Beloved, Toni Morrison.

Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck.

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner.

Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston.

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Native Son, Richard Wright

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.



Non of these are Homosexual porn, I have read a lot of these books. They teach our kids about different things. Slaughterhouse five is about the slaughter house reformations in safety. Please read some of the books before you judge them. Oh and these are the high school books not kid books.

Don't forget the Pig Man by Paul Zindel. Our whole generation is messed up because that book used to be a required reading when we were in junior high. It was horrible and demeaning to read at that age because it described a...hard penis and then they had sex.

Throw it on the burn pile, too.
 

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Don't forget the Pig Man by Paul Zindel. Our whole generation is messed up because that book used to be a required reading when we were in junior high. It was horrible and demeaning to read at that age because it described a...hard penis and then they had sex.

Throw it on the burn pile, too.

:rofl I thought it was great book thought. I have read a lot of books with sex in it, and it hasn't messed me up. I do wish people wouldn't be so idtioic some times about kids learning about sex. It better to teach teenagers about sex, so pregnancy wouldn't go up ectt....
 
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Non of these are Homosexual porn, I have read a lot of these books. They teach our kids about different things. Slaughterhouse five is about the slaughter house reformations in safety. Please read some of the books before you judge them. Oh and these are the high school books not kid books.

No it's not.

You're thinking of Sinclair's "The Jungle".
 

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:rofl I thought it was great book thought. I have read a lot of books with sex in it, and it hasn't messed me up. I do wish people wouldn't be so idtioic some times about kids learning about sex. It better to teach teenagers about sex, so pregnancy wouldn't go up ectt....

I thought it was a great book, too. But I mean, you know we can't have any descriptions of penises in books or it's gonna ruin the kids. Won't someone think of the children???
 

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I thought it was a great book, too. But I mean, you know we can't have any descriptions of penises in books or it's gonna ruin the kids. Won't someone think of the children???

I hear that things like that turn kids gay.
 

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Children do play sex games with eachother, I played sex games when I was a little kid. Why censor the fact? It's a part of life.

Where was advocating adult-child sexual relations present. That would definitely bother me though.
 
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Anti-gay right advances new smear that DOE official Jennings promoting "Child Porn in the Classroom"


Conservative blogs have claimed that Department of Education official Kevin Jennings is unfit as "Safe Schools Czar" because he supposedly promoted "child porn" by allowing an education organization he founded to recommend for students in grades 7-12 books that included sexually explicit content. The organization, however, specifically stated on its book list website that "some titles for adolescent readers contain mature themes" and recommended that "adults selecting books for youth review content for suitability"; further, schools regularly teach books that contain sexually explicit material.

Anti-gay right advances new smear that DOE official Jennings promoting "Child Porn in the Classroom" | Media Matters for America
 

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Um_ From that website some of the books were

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

The Color Purple, Alice Walker.

Beloved, Toni Morrison.

Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck.

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner.

Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston.

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Native Son, Richard Wright

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.



Non of these are Homosexual porn, I have read a lot of these books. They teach our kids about different things. Slaughterhouse five is about the slaughter house reformations in safety. Please read some of the books before you judge them. Oh and these are the high school books not kid books.

The lesson that I ot from Of Mice and Men was that if you have a friend that is access baggage, you kill him.
 

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Children do play sex games with eachother, I played sex games when I was a little kid. Why censor the fact? It's a part of life.

Where was advocating adult-child sexual relations present. That would definitely bother me though.

You're probably one of the first ones to complain about teeage pregnancy, too.
 

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Um_ From that website some of the books were

Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger.

The Color Purple, Alice Walker.

Beloved, Toni Morrison.

Lord of the Flies, William Golding.

Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck.

Brave New World, Aldous Huxley.

As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner.

Their Eyes were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston.

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

Native Son, Richard Wright

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut.



Non of these are Homosexual porn, I have read a lot of these books. They teach our kids about different things. Slaughterhouse five is about the slaughter house reformations in safety. Please read some of the books before you judge them. Oh and these are the high school books not kid books.

In the article some of the quotes from the book sound like porn to me.
 

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You might want to stop listening to Lady Gaga. Too much of her music and you think anything is porn/sex reference.

No kidding. That ugly ass chick can make anything sound like porn. It's amazing.
 

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In the article some of the quotes from the book sound like porn to me.

Have you actually read any of the books in question? I'll provide links for some of them so you can at least buy them online and see for yourself.

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Queer-13-Lesbian-Writers-Seventh/dp/0688171613/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260176865&sr=8-1]Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade: Amazon.ca: Clifford Chase: Books[/ame]

It's probably a healthy sign that the autobiographical essays collected in Queer 13 display not only relief and anger, but nostalgia. Most of the contributors, including well-known writers like Wayne Kostenbaum (The Queen's Throat) and Rebecca Brown (The Terrible Girls), have overcome the stigma they felt in junior high. When they look back now at their sufferings, they're also able to recall moments of pure, unthreatened pleasure--although, having found the courage they once lacked, they tend to criticize their younger selves for having pandered to repressive parents or playground tyrants. It may be inevitable that these stories have a shared aura of sadness, since the universal experience of junior high seems to be bleak and crushing, but there are other commonalities that emerge: the "gay" childhood friend, for instance, who gets mercilessly dropped, or the casual cruelties of physical education. Some of the most affecting pieces are by writers who were battling other differences in addition to their sexuality, such as Rebecca Zinoric's "Becky's Pagination," about the indignities of being given special education because she was legally blind, and Marcus Mabry's lovely "Mud Pies and Medusa," about growing up black and gay. --Regina Marler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Being-Different-Lambda-Youths-Speak/dp/0531112225/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260177077&sr=8-2]Being Different: Lambda Youths Speak Out: Amazon.ca: Larry Dane Brimner: Books[/ame]

Gr 9 Up--Personal narratives by 15 young people complement convincing commentary at the beginning of each chapter on what it is like to be young and gay. There are chapters on sexual identity, coming out, and the pain of being gay in high school (arguably our most homophobic institution). In addition, a chapter on religion-based attitudes toward homosexuality puts anti-gay rhetoric in perspective. Most of the narratives are by 18 to 21-year-olds who look back on their high school years with some degree of equanimity. Without melodramatics, they help the author make the case that intolerance toward homosexuality hurts young people the most. The book should prove an eye-opener for anyone who works with teenagers, and it is among a handful of titles on the subject that will be helpful to them. The format is stiff and the black-and-white photographs of the contributors are not well reproduced, but indentation of narratives enhances readability. A comprehensive collection of resources and a reading list are appended. Being Different is more subtle, and on the whole, more informative than Ann Heron's Two Teenagers in Twenty (Alyson, 1995), which contains 42 often powerful, but relatively unprocessed narratives by YAs. Roger Sutton's Hearing Us Out (Little, 1994) boasts a rich mix of narrative by lesbians and gays from all walks of life, written mostly from the vantage point of mature adulthood.

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Full-Spectrum-Generation-Transgender-Questioning/dp/0375832904/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260177148&sr=8-2]The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities: Amazon.ca: David Levithan, Billy Merrell: Books[/ame]

Using works submitted anonymously through the Web site the authors created in conjunction with the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Levithan and Merrell have selected 40 essays, mini-autobiographies, poems, and photographs that chronicle the lives of 21st-century young people, ages 13 to 23. The handsomely dense package includes real-life stories about coming out, falling in and out of love, mistaken identities, families and friends, misplaced affection, confronting homophobia, and more. A female-to-male transsexual teen describes a first trip into the men's restroom. A young man recalls his close relationship with a trash-talking, pot-smoking, horror-movie-loving burnout, illustrating the blurry lines that exist between romance and friendship. While nearly half of the installments tell the stories of young gay men, a sizable chunk is devoted to lesbians, and more than half a dozen pieces are about transgendered youth. While many of the stories recall memories of isolation, others delve into a young person's awareness and involvement in a queer community. As a whole, the collection is comprehensive, complex, and the perfect title to put into the hands of teens who approach the information desk asking for real stories about coming out and coming to terms with anything remotely GLBTQ.–Hillias J. Martin, New York Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Revolutionary-Voices-Multicultural-Queer-Anthology/dp/1555835589/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260177228&sr=1-3]Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology: Amazon.ca: Amy Sonnie: Books[/ame]

This groundbreaking, multicultural collection of stories by the queer and young should be required reading for every jaded adult--teachers, parents, politicians--and anyone who fears for the future of our country. In fact, 22-year-old editor Amy Sonnie should run for Congress. Her introduction to this touching, funny, and sometimes sad anthology is smarter and more thoughtful than any political rhetoric this old queer has heard lately. While the work is wildly diverse (one of my favorites involves a mother who bakes a cake to help her queer daughter celebrate Ellen DeGeneres's coming-out), all of it speaks to the isolation and fear of being queer and young. A boy lies awake at night practicing to be more masculine. An intersexed gay boy comes out to his high school. A butch girl tells of years of daily bashing. Fear, though, is not the overriding emotional tone to this collection. The contributors exhibit a belief in themselves, a well-placed youthful confidence that speaks as loudly as the most poignant writing. Their determination to survive and thrive despite a homophobic society comes through loud and clear. It's the perfect antidote to adult cynicism about youth. --Jack Connolly

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Reflections-Rock-Lobster-Story-Growing/dp/1555836070/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260177329&sr=1-2]Reflections of a Rock Lobster: A Story about Growing Up Gay: Amazon.ca: Aaron Fricke: Books[/ame]

Fricke made national news when he sued his school for the right to take a male date to the prom. Here is his story of growing up gay in America.

[ame=http://www.amazon.ca/Passages-Pride-Lesbian-Youth-Come/dp/0812923804/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1260177420&sr=1-1]Passages of Pride: Lesbian and Gay Youth Come of Age: Amazon.ca: Kurt Chandler: Books[/ame]

He focuses on six young gays and lesbians as each goes through the various phases: for example, we learn about Derek and the "science of living in the closet" in the book's section about awareness, and about Tara's discovery that there's "nothing wrong with being queer" in the section about community. Interspersed among these personal stories are chapters tagged "sidebars" and "codas" in which Chandler discusses topics such as resiliency, coming out, and a son's liberation (a particularly moving coda).

I didn't know Amazon was in the business of selling child pornography.
 
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GLSEN: "We recommend that adults selecting books for youth review content for suitability"

As Baker acknowledged, in describing its BookLink section, GLSEN states in red type: "All BookLink items are reviewed by GLSEN staff for quality and appropriateness of content. However, some titles for adolescent readers contain mature themes. We recommend that adults selecting books for youth review content for suitability. The editorial and customer reviews listed at Amazon.com often provide information on mature content." From the section:

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Things sure are changing, back in the early 60's my school district banned "The Scarlet Letter", and "To Kill a Mockingbird"....
 
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