A picture of Harry Hays from the 1990 book,The Trouble with Harry Hay, by Stuart Timmons, a chapter of which was included in the 1994 anthology Becoming Visible, which Jennings compiled and edited. Zombie argues that this means it is beyond doubt that Jennings had read ‘The Trouble with Harry Hay’.
Ouch, talk about an uneven battle of wits. Zombie has lowered the boom on lefty hacks, Media Matters, who have been working feverishly to defend Obama’s “Safe School Czar, Kevin Jennings, in a post written specifically for them to ponder.
Yes, Harry Hay was a big NAMBLA supporter.
Yes, Kevin Jennings admired him.
Yes, Kevin Jennings knew about Harry Hays’ NAMBLA support.
Zombie provides the ample evidence.
Where I disagree with Zombie, is his/her assessment that such a profound lapse in judgment can be forgiven if:
Jennings and the Obama administration to enter “crisis management mode”: In other words, they should get in front of the story, apologize, acknowledge mistakes, and vow to never repeat them.
I think this is the wrong person for “Safe School Czar”, period, as should be clear from the evidence Zombie presents.
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
Byron York, who has been staying on top of this story, reports:
53 House Republicans call on Obama to fire Kevin Jennings
A group of 53 Republican members of the House has sent a letter to the president asking for the removal of Kevin Jennings, the gay activist who now runs the Education Department’s Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. “It is clear that Mr. Jennings lacks the appropriate qualifications and ethical standards to serve in this capacity,” the lawmakers write.
The letter was written by Rep. Steve King, who last week became the first lawmaker to call for Jennings to be fired. Among the signers of the new letter are some prominent members of the House GOP, including Republican Conference chairman Rep. Mike Pence, along with Reps. Paul Ryan, Darrell Issa, John Carter, Patrick McHenry, Spencer Bachus, Duncan Hunter, Michelle Bachmann, and 45 others.
“As the founder of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Mr. Jennings has played an integral role in promoting homosexuality and pushing a pro-homosexual agenda in America’s schools—an agenda that runs counter to the values that many parents desire to instill in their children,” the lawmakers write in the letter to Obama. “There is more to safe and drug free schools than can be accomplished from the narrow view of Mr. Jennings who has, for more than 20 years, almost exclusively focused on promoting the homosexual agenda.”
More at link.
Where are the rest of the Republicans?