The echo chamber of attacks on Kevin Jennings is intensifying regarding the alleged approval of statutory rape. My guess is sooner or later we will hear the fraudulent phrase of "anger is swelling over an education pick of President Obama" despite the fact that very few people who are not lgbt or are not of the right ever heard of Jennings.
But I am viewing some disturbing things from members of the lgbt community.
Now I am not saying that I agree with statutory rape, period. Nor am I trying to drum up defense for Jennings solely due to the fact that he is gay.
I sincerely believe that Jennings is getting a bad deal and I also believe that he is the best person for the position that he has been appointed to.
And it is with that same sincerity that I am calling out some folks for throwing in the towel already. I am hearing a few lgbts claiming that Jennings committed a crime and he has to go.
Now I have stated my opinion on Jennings and the alleged incident involving supposed statutory rape but in all honesty, none of us know the facts.
We don't know what was said exactly between Jennings and Brewster.
We don't know just how old the alleged adult was in the case.
And we don't know what exactly the law dictates in the matter.
But we do know that the forces involved don't like President Obama, Jennings, or lgbts in general.
We do know that these folks have been known to lie and distort.
We do know that they lied when they said Jennings "encouraged" the relationship. Hell, we don't even know if it was a "relationship" rather than a one-time mistake.
And we do know that they not only distorted the tape of Jennings talking about the incident, but have been enveloping Jennings with a tissue of lies from the very beginning in sleazy attempts to derail his appointment.
Now they are whining about a double standard regarding Jennings and Roman Polanski despite the fact that Polanski was convicted of a crime and we still are not aware that Jennings did anything wrong.
So why in the hell are some of us so quick to give in? Why are we so quick to give their distortion credibility? Shouldn't our loyalty be to Jennings?
I sincerely hope that this situation doesn't end like I think it will - with Jennings' dismissal and another embarrassment for the Obama Administration.
But if this happens, perhaps it will teach us something.
Maybe before we start whining about how Obama isn't doing enough for us, why don't we concentrate on doing for ourselves.
You can't expect loyalty for perceived allies if you are not willing to give it to members of your own community.