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Burgess Resolution Calls For The Immediate Firing Of Obama Czar Kevin Jennings

So-called Safe Schools Czar’s past support for inappropriate sexual education programs is inexcusable, Burgess says

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Washington, December 14, 2009 | comments
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) has introduced a resolution calling for the immediate firing of the Obama Administration-appointed Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings. Burgess’ resolution, H.Res. 966, cites a reading list and recorded tapings from a conference sponsored by Jennings that promote sexual activities between children and adults. “The appointment of Kevin Jennings as, of all things, the Safe Schools Czar, is very concerning.
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Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) has introduced a resolution calling for the immediate firing of the Obama Administration-appointed Safe Schools Czar, Kevin Jennings. Burgess’ resolution, H.Res. 966, cites a reading list and recorded tapings from a conference sponsored by Jennings that promote sexual activities between children and adults.

“The appointment of Kevin Jennings as, of all things, the Safe Schools Czar, is very concerning. His support for extremely inappropriate sexual education programs and his promotion of these programs to young school-aged children should not be tolerated,” Burgess said. “If President Obama believes a Safe Schools Czar is necessary, the post must be held by an individual who does not promote criminal behavior and will defend American values.”

H.Res. 966 states:
Whereas, on December 11, 2009, The Washington Times reported that Kevin Jennings was involved in promoting a reading list for children 13 years old or older that made the most explicit sex between children and adults seem normal and acceptable;

Whereas recorded tapings from conferences previously sponsored by Kevin Jennings had presenters explicitly conveying to adolescents certain types of sexual behavior;

Whereas Kevin Jennings has praised Harry Hay, a vocal supporter of the North American Man Boy Love Association (NAMBLA); and

Whereas Kevin Jennings in his capacity as `Safe Schools Czar' may not promote criminal behavior: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives--

(1) considers the behavior of a `Safe Schools Czar' promoting sexual relationships between adults and children reprehensible;

(2) supports the belief that any and all who occupy the position of `Safe Schools Czar' should not promote criminal behavior; and

(3) calls on the President and the Secretary of Education to find an immediate replacement for Kevin Jennings.

Congressman Burgess also delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives reiterating his concerns with Mr. Jennings holding the post of Safe Schools Czar because of his past activities and wrote a letter to President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan calling for the immediate firing of Mr. Jennings.

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To view the video, click here.
To view the letter, click here.
To view the Washington Times editorial mentioned above, click here.


Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and three of its subcommittees: Health, Energy & Environment, and Oversight & Investigations. He is also a member of the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee. Prior to becoming a member of Congress in 2002, Congressman Burgess practiced medicine in North Texas for over 25 years.
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