Will Pelosi, Jennings backers in media apologize to ousted GOP Congressman?
The magic number is 16.
Just last night, on Sean Hannity’s Fox Show, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said in defense of the liberal media’s non-coverage of Kevin Jennings, that a person’s entire career should be taken into consideration before they are sent packing from public service.
So let’s talk what Democrats call “sex crimes,” shall we? What the media, Nancy Pelosi were about on this issue back in the fall of 2006.
And what Kevin Jennings considers to be a real “threat to children.”
Let’s talk about gays, gay bashing, anti-gay bigotry, sexual predators, Kevin Jennings, Harry Hay, Nancy Pelosi, Mark Foley — and a liberal double standard that is bigger than the Grand Canyon.
First, the scorecard (so to speak.) The players.
• Kevin Jennings — Mr. Jennings is the Obama administration’s Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, or, if you like, in the political vernacular of the moment, the “Safe Schools Czar.” Mr. Jennings is a gay activist of considerable reputation in the gay community, as one can learn from his own website.
• Harry Hay — Mr. Hay, who died in 2002, was a famous and long-time gay rights activist. He was also a notable supporter of “man-boy love,” a hero of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Among his views on the subject was this famous quote, made at a 1983 New York University forum: “Because if the parents and friends of gays are truly friends of gays, they would know from their gay kids that the relationship with an older man is precisely what thirteen-, fourteen-, and fifteen-year-old kids need more than anything else in the world.”
• Nancy Pelosi — Congresswoman Pelosi, a Democrat, represents San Francisco, a city with a considerable gay population and culture. In 2001 she marched in the annual San Francisco Gay Pride parade, an event that drew the cream of the San Francisco Democratic Party political establishment, including soon-to-be mayor Gavin Newsom, now running for Governor of California. The honoree of the parade was Harry Hay. Ms. Pelosi became Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives when her party captured control of the House from Republicans in November of 2006.
• Mark Foley — Mr. Foley, a Republican, served as the Congressman from Florida’s 16th district from his election in 1994 until his resignation from the House on September 29, 2006. His resignation was the result of an ABC News investigation that discovered Mr. Foley, a closeted gay man, had sent sexually explicit and solicitous e-mails to male House pages for approximately ten years. News accounts reported the pages were as young as 16 years of age.
Mr. Jennings is under fire for his actions as a teacher when he advised a boy he claimed was 15-years-old on what to do about an older man whom the boy said he had met in a bathroom of a bus station. A man who had made sexual advances to a boy in the style advocated by Harry Hay. Jennings’ now infamous advice was to wear a condom. By Jennings’ own account, the boy was 15, although the boy in question has now stepped forward to say he was in fact 16, the age of consent in Massachusetts, the state where the episode took place.
It has now surfaced that Jennings has also expressed his expressed admiration for Harry Hay, he who was an advocate of sex between older men and young boys as young as 13. Said Jennings: “One of the people that always inspired me is Harry Hay.” Paired with Jennings’ writings and the activities of organizations in which he has played a key role, the demand is on for Jennings to go.
This demand from many conservatives, notably Fox’s Sean Hannity, has been met with accusations of “gay-bashing” “anti-gay-bigotry” and “witch hunt.” Among those hurling these accusations or supporting Jennings are:
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