Your letter is fantastic, IT IS AMAZING. I do not have an opinion of the substance of your letter, but I LOVE your typographical style. NOTHING says PROFESSIONALISM like writing in all CAPS and ITALICIZING and UNDERLINING . If the words were just in caps, I might have thought you were yelling. If the words were just italicized, I might have thought they were book titles. If the words were just underlined, I might have thought you had a typewriter that did NOT have italics; however, by combing ALL THREE, I knew that for sure that you were a prick.
May I remind you that your style of prose, IT IS BEYOND PERFECT. RUN, to Longman, DON’T WALK*, and demand to write for the fifth edition of The Elements of Style.
It’s a little bittle bullshit rolled up into a big ball of “won’t someone think of the children!?!?”
The short version, from what I can tell, is some time back when Jennings was a high school guidance counselor, a gay student came to him with some story about meeing an adult male (the student hadn’t had sex with the adult), and Jennings gave him a “make sure to wear a condom” speech.
That and he once had something nice to say about someone (can’t remember the name) who had something nice to say about NAMBLA.
There appear to be additional allegations now, allegations not discussed in the earlier thread. Specifically, there are tapre recordings of some teen sex conference at which someone allegedly told a group of 14-year-olds how to safely fist their partners and discussed the etiquette of spitting vs. swallowing.
However, there’s no allegation (so far as I’m aware) that Jennings was the one giving those sessions. He is excoriated for them merely because he was the Executive Director of the parent organization that sponsored the conference. So even assuming that the tapes are accurate, we have no way of knowing if this was a too-enthusiastic seminar leader, or an officially-sanctioned part of the day’s festivities. The connection seems very much guilt-by-association: Jennings ws the executive director of the national organization, the national organization affiliated with local organizations, one such local organization put on an event, and one presenter at that event delievered questionable material to a teen audience. Therefore, Jennings delivered quesitonable material to a teen audience. The transitive property of liability.
Needless to say, I don’t place any more stock in this latest revelation than I did in the earlier one.
Here’s an article on the (now ten year old) controversy.
Jennings not only didn’t give the seminar, the actual seminar wasn’t even given by his group. GLSEN sponsored the workshop, but they had several DOEd employees actually run it. So yea, he’s linked by several degrees of separation to an overly explicit sex-ed class that happened a decade ago, in other words, he’s pretty much a child-rapist.
Here’s a little more information. Please consider the source when you see how sensationally it is being reported (Fistgate:rolleyes:). However it sure makes for interesting reading. Check some of the other articles in this “scandal” and you’ll see that he is either Chester the Molester or else has been associating with some people with questionable thought processes.