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 FoxNews.com, 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
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 FoxNews.com 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."