Audio Flashback: Kevin Jennings quotes Karl Marx referencing 1980 Reagan win

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President Obama’s “safe schools” czar Kevin Jennings addressed his former organization the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network in Iowa in 2000.  In this audio clip, he talks about Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential win and references it back to a Karl Marx quote.

 Mr. Jennings notes that there is an initiative in Oregon (Measure 9…that was defeated in 2000) that would keep the promotion of homosexuality and bisexuality out of the public schools.  He further explains how heterosexuality is promoted in the schools over homosexuality anyway. He explains how children are “aggressively recruited” to become heterosexual and that it does not work.  Mr. Jennings also compares the plight of homosexuals to the attacks on Jewish people and blacks. Here is the rest of the audio transcribed :

Mr. Jennings says: AUDIO

“Anita Bryant was also for homophobia.  She started a campaign in the late seventies called ‘save our children.’ which was designed to repeal the few protections that existed in that time in our country for LGBT people. She succeeded. She panicked our nation. She started a nationwide crusade that led to the creation of the moral majority and the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. She was very successful, and I look at Oregon in the year 2000, and I think history repeats itself, and as Marx once said the first time as tragedy and the second time as farce. I am hoping this will be a farce.”

 

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Kerry Picket

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Kerry Picket, a former Opinion Blogger/Editor of The Watercooler, was associate producer for the Media Research Center, a content producer for Robin Quivers of "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius satellite radio and a production assistant and copy writer at MTV.

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