Quick Fact: Hoft falsely claims Jennings' "Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal S*x in Parks With Strangers"
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In his latest smear of Department of Education official Kevin Jennings, Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft wrote that Jennings' "Teen Conference Literature Pushed Anal S*x in Parks With Strangers," citing a booklet that he claims "children who attended Kevin Jennnings' GLSEN 2005 Conference also left with."
But that's not all. The children who attended Kevin Jennnings' GLSEN 2005 Conference also left with their own "Little Black Book - Queer in the 21st Century".
Here's one page from that Black Book for teens:
The entire Little Black Book is posted here.
And, here's the transcript from item #3 above:
"No Dookie On Your Noodle! Nobody knows better than queer men that sh*t happens. It's just a fact of life...and butts*x. While there are steps to take to avoid a mess, they're not always practical for the boy on the go. Condoms allow you a certain freedom that can be a great selling point if you're cruising the park and don't want stray spunk on your new polyester shirt..."
So, basically, in the crudest language imaginable, GLSEN recommended that "boys" go out cruising for anonymous anal sex in public parks with strangers.
FACT: Fenway Health -- not GLSEN -- mistakenly brought 10 copies of booklet to conference
In a May 19, 2005, article, The Boston Globe reported that "Fenway Community Health officials yesterday said they left about 10 copies of the 'Little Black Book' on an informational table they rented at a conference sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network of Boston." The article reported that according to a Fenway spokesman, one of their employees "brought the pamphlets along with other materials and put them on the table by mistake," and quoted the Fenway's president saying, ''Fenway Community Health regrets accidentally making available a small number of copies of the Little Black Book, an HIV-prevention publication for gay and bisexual men over the age of 18, at an event where young people were present."
FACT: GLSEN said their policy bans such material, would not have been allowed if they knew about it
From the Globe article:
Sean Haley, executive director of the education network, which sponsored the conference, added: ''We have very clear policies that sexually explicit material of any kind will not be made available at the conference. Had I seen the book, I would have asked them to put it away."
At the start of the event, Haley said, network officials scanned each of the 10 tables it had rented, for $35 apiece, to outside groups. He said nobody saw the pamphlet at the time. ''We're just going to have to be more rigorous in our review of materials," he said.
FACT: Brookline superintendent reportedly said he believed no students had received the book
On May 18, 2005, WHDH 7News Boston's Sean Hennessey reported that Brookline Superintendent of Schools William H. Lupini said that "none of his students, he believes, took the [Fenway] book home."
FACT: Source of Hoft's claim is anti-gay "hate group"
A MassResistance Web page asserted that the explicit safe-sex booklet referred to by Hoft in his post "was distributed to hundreds of kids (middle school age and up) at Brookline High School, Brookline, MA, on April 30, 2005," at a conference sponsored by GLSEN, which Jennings headed at the time [bold in original]. Hoft previously cited MassResistance in repeating that claim. The Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled MassResistance a "hate group" and its longtime leader reportedly denied that gays and lesbians were a target of the Holocaust and has compared the gay rights movement to the Nazis