No previous President has done a better job than President Obama in illustrating the validity of the old maxim that “Personnel is policy.” By dozens of political appointments and a Supreme Court nomination, it is obvious that President Obama understands the importance of having personnel who will implement his agenda throughout the government. This President has been remarkably consistent in choosing people for pivotal appointments who will advance his radical leftist agenda. He has been especially diligent in rewarding the feminists and homosexual activists.
Two recent homosexual appointments are especially troubling and should be causing outrage; they are appointments that will dramatically and overwhelmingly change two major institutions in America — the federal government and the public schools.
By appointing homosexual John Berry to head the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), President Obama guaranteed that aspects of the homosexual agenda will be implemented throughout the federal government. OPM is a very strategic position that influences personnel policy across all the federal agencies. In one appointment the President unleashed the Perez Hilton brigade to handle bureaucrats in the same way that Hilton squashed Carrie Prejean’s freedom of speech. The Berry appointment gave the “gay lobby” a choice plum, led to the President granting same-sex partners of federal employees and foreign service officers most of the benefits of marriage, and prompted the President to reiterate his promise to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
The same-sex partner benefits announcement followed the proclamation establishing June as “LGBT Pride” month — a move that institutionalizes public celebrations of lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender lifestyles. These actions flaunt the principles and values that are the building blocks of civil society and undermine marriage as an institution that is a central tenet of all the major religious beliefs in history.
But the worst appointment yet is that of Kevin Jennings to serve as Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools in the Department of Education. Jennings, who is homosexual, founded and served as the Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) until last year.