Charles Winecoff, who has sex with men, is a conservative pundit who actually defends Kevin Jennings. What he won’t defend, however, are other rabid defenders of Kevin Jennings. Namely, the website Media Matters for America.
It’s likely, at least in part, that Winecoff is a Jennings defender because the very thing that got Obama’s safe school czar into so much trouble — once, as a teacher, advising a teenage student to be safe with his relationship with an older man, but not to end the affair — is something Winecoff can identify with: As a 17-year-old, he, too, began a relationship with a teacher, even moving in with him at age 18, before getting burned, as young gays so often do.
But Winecoff, who writes for Big Hollywood (the conservative website of former Matt Drudge biz partner Andrew Breitbart), has to draw the line somewhere. Though he’ll “even” excuse Jennings for celebrating for NAMBLA supporter Harry Hay, he will not let Jennings off the hook for recommending SEX-FILLED BOOKS to teens. And he’s tired of Media Matters always defending Jennings on that point.
His taste in books stinks.
As if the “Fistgate” scandal wasn’t bad enough – and doesn’t keep getting worse – a cesspool tsunami of evidence recently hit shore regarding Jennings’s Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and its approved reading list of sexually explicit material [LINK] – aimed at adolescents – including a guide to gay bars that was distributed at a 2005 GLSEN conference.
And they wonder why drinking and drugs are so prevalent in the gay community. I hate to give up on a gay brother, but enough already. Jennings is either totally incompetent at keeping schools safe – or, hat tip to Bill Clinton, it all depends what the meaning of “safe” is.
Meanwhile, Media Matters for America has dived headfirst into the sewer to do some quick and dirty damage control, defending every unsavory turd that’s floated to the surface – by smearing the whistle blowers (including BigGovernment.com) as “haters.” The oldest trick in the “progressive” playbook.
The “conservative” playbook, too!
Fine. But what is it about Media Matters for America that’s so bad, uh, for America?
In traditional Stalinist fashion, MMA has systematically denounced, even ridiculed, anyone who objects to the inappropriate sex seminars sponsored by GLSEN – like Brian Camenker, the outspoken leader of MassResistance, the pro-family group based in Massachusetts (where “Fistgate” occurred). Camenker has compared his struggle with the “progressive” agenda in schools to the battle against the Nazis in WW2. His rhetoric may be overstated, but as MMA ”research” tries to paint Camenker as some kind of nut, the actual GLSEN reading list proves he is justified.
In 2007, Camenker complained that, ”A federal judge ruled that schools can show picture books to elementary school children about homosexual romance.” If only the GLSEN-approved books stopped there. Instead, these clunky tracts neglect love in favor of (far less universal) sexual practices that have nothing to do with the birds and the bees – and everything to do with (what is very often) compulsive adult behavior better suited to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders than to a seventh grade reader.
Kids are learning about the benefits of spitting versus swallowing when they should be reading Moby Dick.
The kinky, risky fetishes spilling out of these texts have been well-documented elsewhere. But what’s equally disturbing is the deadening, inhuman language of race/gender politics that is being foisted on unsullied, impressionable minds. Teenagers should be exposed to the colors, ideas, moral quandaries, literary innovations, and expansive worldviews of great authors – gay and straight, black and white, male and female – not the narrow, detached, theoretical manipulations of bitter Marxist hacks.
And let’s just take it to the deep end:
Media Matters is not helping the LGBT community. In fact, quite the opposite. By pointing fingers at concerned citizens and desperately trying to whitewash these biased educational affronts, MMFA is only reinforcing the perceived wedge between gays/lesbians – and their fellow Americans. It’s confused “tolerance” with the exploitation of minors, tossed commonality under the bus in favor of “queerness” – and wrapped separatism in a pretty package called “diversity.”