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Kevin Jennings, Under Fire Again


Critics are continuing to go after Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network founder Kevin Jennings, whom President Obama recently appointed as the assistant deputy secretary of education for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. And joining the team of critics this time around? Fox News.

In a new article on, Maxim Lott has branded Jennings the "safe schools czar," saying he has advocated "promoting homosexuality" in schools and is a questionable choice for the position because of his writings detailing his past drug use and issues with organized religion.

The article is the latest to question Jennings's character. In the weeks following his appointment to the position, ads ran quoting Jennings's writings and asking people to, "Let President Obama know what you think of his choice for this position."

The article quotes Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the antigay Family Research Council, one of the critics the title of the piece alludes to.

"Jennings was obviously chosen for this job because of the safe schools aspect... defining 'safe schools' narrowly in terms of 'safe for homosexuality'. But at least half of the job involves creating drug-free schools, and we've not been offered any evidence about what qualifications Jennings has for promoting drug-free schools."

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