The "Fistgate" conference:
Keynote speaker Kevin Jennings (right) at infamous "Fistgate" conference, holding conference program. (Photo from print edition of Massachusetts News, May 2000 Special Report.)
[NOTE: Kevin Jennings, the founder of GLSEN, was appointed by the Obama administration to run the Office of Safe & Drug Free Schools in the US Department of Education! GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) is a national homosexual organization that targets children in the public schools, and has formed "gay straight alliance" clubs in schools across the country. Jennings was the Executive Director of GLSEN at the time and was the keynote speaker at this conference!]
Have you wondered what homosexual activists do when they are alone with kids in the tax-funded “gay clubs” in schools and other activities? It’s not pretty. In fact, it’s very disgusting. Now you can hear for yourself.
"Fisting [forcing one's entire hand into another person's rectum or vagina] often gets a bad rap....[It's] an experience of letting somebody into your body that you want to be that close and intimate with...[and] to put you into an exploratory mode."
The above quotation comes from Massachusetts Department of Education employees describing the pleasures of homosexual sex to a group of high school students at a state-sponsored workshop on during GLSEN-Boston's "TeachOut" Conference on March 25, 2000 held at Tufts University. Approximately 200 young teens and 300 adults attended the day-long event. Kids were bussed in from high schools across Massachusetts.
We have posted the actual audio recordings of what went on at that March 2000 event. Children as young as 12 were instructed by adults (state employees!) how to perform a range of dangerous and perverted homosexual sex acts.
These included: homosexual oral sex techniques, inserting one’s entire hand in someone else’s rectum, sado-masochism techniques, girls using “dildos” and rubbing their sex organs together, and more.
When we revealed this to the world a few months later it made national news. It was reported in all the Boston media – radio, TV and newspapers – and several national networks. FOX News came to Boston from New York to report on it. We made sure that each member of the Massachusetts Legislature was given a copy of the tape.
GLSEN (and Kevin Jennings) did not dispute that the recordings were genuine or that the events did not take place as we described them. Instead, they tried to get a court to ban the tape and sue us. In fact, Jennings defended the event.
But the Massachusetts Legislature wasn’t fazed. They caved in to the powerful homosexual movement. They have continued to fund radical "Safe Schools" programs in the Dept. of Education. And in 2006 the Legislature even wrote GLSEN into the general laws as a mandated member of the tax-supported Massachusetts Commission for GLBT Youth. This is the low opinion that our legislators have of your children.
On April 18, 2000, Scott Whiteman, who attended the GLSEN conference and made the recordings, hand-delivered an affidavit describing the event to the office of Middlesex County District Attorney Martha Coakley. He received no response from Coakley, nor did she take any action whatsoever other than to acknowledge that she received the affidavit. (Martha Coakley is now the Massachusetts Attorney General, has raised money for homosexual activist causes, favors same-sex "marriage," pushed the "transgender rights" bill, and challenged DOMA in the federal courts.)
A few weeks after the incident, Scott Whiteman, who was then Executive Director of Parents' Rights Coalition (now known as MassResistance), collaborated with Brian Camenker, president of Parents' Rights Coalition, on an article published in the May 2000 edition of Massachusetts News, a newspaper distributed across the state. The incident was dubbed "Fistgate" by Massachusetts News publisher Ed Pawlick. A week later the tapes were played on WTKK radio in Boston by evening talk show host Jeanine Graf. That sparked a media firestorm in Boston as excerpts from the tapes were played on radio and television news shows.
Soon afterwards, the three state employees (whose voices are heard on the tapes) were fired by the Department of Education.
The homosexual movement responded by persuading a Superior Court judge to ban the playing of the tapes, and then initiating a lawsuit against Camenker, Whiteman, and Parents' Rights Coalition, claiming that they had violated an obscure and antiquated Massachusetts wiretapping law, and seeking monetary damages. The "Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders" (GLAD) -- the same state-funded group that won the Goodridge same-sex "marriage" case -- went right into action.
A few months later, Margot Abels, one of the fired instructors, managed to get an arbitrator in the Mass. Dept. of Education to reinstate her. She didn't take her job back, but instead initiated her own lawsuit against Camenker, Whiteman and Parents' Rights Coalition to collect damages. She was completely unrepentent of her actions with the young students in the conference.
“I don’t know that we would have done anything differently,” Abels arrogantly told the homosexual newspaper Bay Windows. “We didn’t feel like we had to hide our work. We didn’t feel like we had done anything wrong.”
After a years of court activity, the GLAD lawsuit ended in 2005, when GLAD essentially abandoned the case. However, Margot Abels continued to pursue her lawsuit against Camenker and Whiteman. That suit was settled in 2006.
The terms of the settlements allow Camenker to distribute the tape and other information regarding the incident with no restrictions.