The Ship of State is Being Steered Toward a Maelstrom of Anti-Christianity

President Obama’s highly controversial Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings, is concerned about the heterosexual indoctrination of children in our public schools. In his bizarre view: “we all know what’s promoted in our schools: Heterosexuality is promoted in our schools. Every time kids read Romeo and Juliet or they’re encouraged to go to the prom or whatever it is, kids are aggressively recruited to be heterosexual in this country. And you know what, it doesn’t work. The reality is that if schools could affect your sexual orientation there would have been no gay people in the first place. But they’re still people out there who believe that myth, because you know what? It’s easy to panic people if you make them think that they’re after your kids.”

Jennings is the founder of the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) that claims a national network of 10,000 “students and allies working to create safer schools.” The truth is that GLSEN is after our kids, as its following 1999 statement demonstrates: “The fear of the religious right is that the schools of today will be the governments of tomorrow. And you know, they are right. If we do our jobs right, we’re going to raise a generation of kids who don’t believe the claims of the religious right.” Here in California, the recent passage of the law instituting “Harvey Milk Day” in the public schools should make it that much easier for GLSEN to achieve this goal.

Groups like GLSEN and the ACLU are now closer than ever to eradicating from the public schools all traces of the Judeo-Christian beliefs which have greatly influenced our American culture for over two centuries. The ACLU issued a statement in connection with the 2003 case of Lawrence v. Texas that said: "The religious beliefs of Americans have nothing to do with reality." Moreover, ACLU Board Member, Franklin E. Kameny, had this to say in 1993: "I view homosexual activity . . . as moral, virtuous, right, and desirable." This is apparently also the official view of the Obama administration.

Jennings’ concerns about kids being indoctrinated into heterosexuality are not unique to him. A coalition of liberal sex education advocates says the Obama administration and the Democrat-controlled Congress will end support for sex-ed programs that emphasize marriage and heterosexual relationships. Martha Kempner, vice president for information and communications with the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) claims that these programs will end because emphasizing marriage and heterosexual couples is discriminatory: “These programs are really made — I would say they are made — for a heterosexual classroom, but they are really made for a heterosexual world and obviously that’s inappropriate.”

Another Obama appointee, Harry Knox, is a leader with the homosexual activist group Human Rights Campaign. He has been appointed to President Barack Obama’s advisory council on faith-based partnerships. Knox has called Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic bishops “discredited leaders”. He has also attacked the Catholic lay men’s organization, the Knights of Columbus, by calling it an “army of oppression” for their work to preserve the definition of marriage as the union between a man and a woman.

Rather than heeding calls to replace Jennings and Knox, Obama’s recent public statements lead one to conclude that he actually supports their extreme viewpoints. At a recent speech before the Human Rights Campaign, Obama stated: “You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman.” He went on to state: “We must all stand together against divisive and deceptive efforts to feed people’s lingering fears for political and ideological gain.”

President Obama promised the Human Rights Campaign that he would seek to “pass an inclusive hate crimes bill” but, unable to pass it legitimately, as a stand-alone law, the Senate snuck it in as an amendment to a “must pass” defense funding bill. It was signed into law by Obama on October 28th. Such laws have been used in places like Canada and Belgium, where same-sex marriage is already permitted, to silence the voices of any that dare oppose it. We can expect the same to occur here. Indeed, closer to home here in San Diego, I have already seen religious persecution suffered by my own clients who dared stand up for traditional values. This includes the four brave Christian firefighters who protested their being ordered against their will to participate in the licentious San Diego Gay Pride Parade. It also includes my client Carrie Prejean, a native San Diegan and Christian, who lost her title as Miss California for courageously exercising her Constitutional right to speak out in favor of traditional marriage.

One of President Obama’s latest appointees to the EEOC is lesbian law professor Chai Feldblum, a former lawyer for the Human Rights Campaign and the ACLU. In 2006 , Feldblum admitted that when sexual freedom and religious liberty conflict, “I’m having a hard time coming up with any case in which religious liberty should win.”

At a recent GLSEN awards ceremony, a wealthy homosexual activist, David Bohnett, stated: “It’s time to combat head-on the religious organizations that are funding the opposition to marriage equality and safe school legislation.” He further declared: “Among our greatest adversaries who actively work against us are the leaders of the Catholic, Mormon, and evangelical churches who seek to deny equal protection for us and for our children.” Bohnett called for “active measures” to be taken against such religious organizations: “The Bible is all too often used as a weapon against us”. He argued that children taught that the Bible condemns homosexuality may become “school bullies” and later become the adults who vote “to deny marriage equality.”

It seems sadly ironic that the man who campaigned on the theme of unity is proving to be the most radical and divisive President in the history of the nation. President Obama’s hate crimes amendment will undoubtedly have the affect of chilling religious speech and may well be the counter-weapon to the Bible that the likes of Bohnett are seeking to try to silence their opposition. The battle has been joined. I only hope that parents of school children and the churches realize it.

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  • SeanReynoldsNZ

    Don’t you Americans have a Constitution that guarantees the right to free speech, freedom of the press, etc? You need to prove that such laws are unconstitutional.

    Next question: “Indoctrination in heterosexuality”? So just how the heck does this Jennings drongo think he came into existence? As long as he lives, he is living proof that heterosexual behaviour is superior to homosexual behaviour because homosexual behaviour could never have caused his existence, but the sexual act of a man and a woman caused his existence. The gay rights lobby has a problem with reality.

    Is it discrimination to act in favour of real marriage? YES IT IS, but it is discrimination on the basis of the chosen actions of people, rather than on the basis of something that is intrinsic to their being. Think about it: The purpose of ALL GOOD LAW is discrimination on the basis of actions undertaken. What do I mean? If I murder someone, steal property, or break a traffic law then I am prosecuted on the act that I performed. The law discriminates there on my action. But if I am discriminated against because of my skin colour or my sex (male or female), then the discrimination is unjust (in most justice issues: there are some notable exceptions. A woman cannot be a priest, and I cannot play Othello because I am white -some of you may have seen the recent case in Australia regarding an act where blackface was used).

    Laws in favour of real marriage discriminate on the actions of the people getting married.

  • Part of the problem with the Constitution is that regardless of its language, its meaning is set and defined by the Supreme Court. And until some Supreme Court Justices get impeached and removed for redefining words and inventing whole clauses out of thin air (e.g., the precedent that the Constitution “casts penumbras, from which emanate” whatever “rights” the Supreme Court wants to enforce), there really is nothing in our system of government to motivate them to rule based on the language.

  • 4feely

    Thank You for this article and for your steadfast stand for heterosexual marriage and family life promoted by the Catholic Church. We need to bring Professor Charles Rice and other experts in the natural law forward. Many natural laws are broken and being replaced by human law which is absurd. Thanks also to Sean above for pointing out the common sense that Jennings came into existence by a Father and a Mother! What is happening is a hijack of our laws and it is crazy but not shocking because the homosexual agenda has been growing for years along with their push for rights. Let us seek the Divine Law of God and pray for those who are going against God.
    Romans 1:26
    Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.
    Genesis 19:12
    Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed
    (the angels said to Lot)….The outcry to the LORD against its people is so great that he has sent us to destroy it.”

    Acts 5:29
    Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than men!

    Let us pray and also call up to God and say Lord Have Mercy, Christ Have Mercy, Lord Have Mercy!!

  • terrygeorge

    thank you for your informative article
    what bill was that ammendment in? what explicitly does it say? what will be required to take that ammendment out of law now?
    what do we need to do to impeech the rotten sc justices? have any ever been impeached in past?
    those people who attacked supporters of the war in iraq and afghanistan bear special responsibility for this and ongoin abortion. they put obama in power, already one extreme sc justice appointed…

  • goral

    This Jennings guy could get an anministrative job in a catholic institution
    just like his twin brother at Notre Dame.

  • bkeebler

    A funny and clean video suitable for anyone to view and listen to, seriously true when applied to health care bill, religious freedoms, or any where the government wants to dictate our lives which seems everywhere these days. By the millions, we must contact our congressmen and let them know we don’t want government run health care and we don’t want them polluting our children minds. We don’t want a nanny state dictating our every move. I feel like I have awoke to an alter world where everything that was good is now considered evil and all that was evil is now considered good… unfortunately this is not a bad dream.

  • dennisofraleigh

    “Absurd” is right! Under Baracula’s Dictatorship of Relativism nothing can stand as it is supposed to, whether the concept of the innate sanctity of life from conception to natural death, or the marriage state as civilized societies have understood and accepted it for millenia.
    Your response to Jennings about how he came into the world would have carried a lot of weight in a prior generation, but now with the advanced biotechnology available in which babies can be conceived in test tubes and two lesbian women can “parent” a baby through artificial insemination (using artificial sperm and eggs made to order!) the only arguement left is that the biological dimension of human origin needs a female host once the sperm and egg have been successfully united.

    (As I’m writing this that late ’60’s pop song by Zager and Evans “In the Year 2525” just came to mind. I just thought of some updated lyrics. Those of you old enough to remember that tune can sing along…

    In the year twenty-ten,
    Won’t need no papas,
    Won’t need no men,
    Artificial sperm from a tube in a lab,
    Artificial eggs, for a baby to have,
    Whoa, whoa!

  • hsmarc

    This is what we are sadled with when liberal, God-hating people get in power, and that starts at the top with the insidious Obama. Remember this is Barack “You cab judge me by who I surround myself with” Obama. These and other administration appointees, czars, hangers on etc.. would not be allowed anywhere near children by any responsible parent.

  • LarryW2LJ

    Wow! I am a member of the “Army of Oppression”! All the good things the Knights do get swept under the rug because of their steadfastness on this issue.

    Funny how those who want claim to desire tolerance and equality, are at the same time, very intolerant themselves. I have never “gay bashed” in my entire life; but have personally felt the ugliness of anti-Catholic bigotry.

    I do not believe in oppressing any people of any sort; but that also does not mean that I have to be forced into accepting their lifestyle as “good and wholesome”.