Re: PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT
Mon, 12 Jul 1993 15:47:46 EDT
>From: NATIONAL REVIEW / July 19, 1993 / p. 18
>PROTECTING YOUNG PEOPLE
> President Clinton has nominated one Thomas Payzant to be an assistant
>secretary in the Department of Education. , Who is he? Thomas Payzant
>is the former superintendent of San Diego's public school system, in
>which capacity he pursued the gay-rights agenda "a outrance".
> First he changed the schools' discrimination code to include "sexual
>orientation" as a protected category. Then he used the amended code to
>wage war on that great gay bugaboo, the Boy Scouts of America. He
>eliminated the Scouts' Learning for Life Program, which offered arts and
>crafts activities in the elementary schools and career guidance in high
>schools, many of them inner-city schools. The Scouts are still able to
>use facilities after hours, but only because the law specifically
> Mr. Payzant launched the anti-Scout campaign in response to the
>recommendations of the city's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Task Force. He
>ignored the intense opposition of parents (whose letters ran 3 to 1
>against his effort) and the request of PTAs.
> For him the opposition didn't matter. This was a moral crusade. "We
>can't tolerate that kind of organization working with young people," he
>said, giving the word "tolerate" an interesting contemporary twist. The
>Scouts' programs, of course, had nothing to do with homosexuality, one
>way or the other; Mr. Payzant was engaged not in protecting young people
>but in executing the gay-lesbian vendetta.
> Mr. Payzant's nomination calls for an explanation from the President.
>But will the Republicans, too timid to fight the nomination of a
>militant lesbian to HUD, have the gumption to demand it?
It's a shame that President Clinton is the Honorary President of the Boy
Scouts of America.
This is no fault to him since he didn't ask for the honor.
I feel sorry for scouts who receive there Eagle in the next four years
they will have the President's signature on their award.
I agree with Kathie and Nathan
Kevin M. Torres
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Centennial Research Building Room 493
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
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