Sent:Fri 6/15/07 6:48 PM
Kennedy, Jim - BLS (firstname.lastname@example.org); Ryan, Derrick K
(email@example.com); firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
email that Ryan received didn't say anything about the PFOX press
release, and I don't think Ryan knew about it, but it was clearly
the motive for this bizarre letter -- otherwise, why would anyone
think that the schools had discovered a "gay gene?"
The information in the
letter is uninformed and slanderous, and poor Ryan is just a teacher
minding his own business who received this ugly thing in his email
at work. Some lucky people don't have to deal with this kind
of hatred, and don't know how to deal with it. Some naive
people think you can respond to these things and have a dialogue
with these nuts. That's why I wrote to advise him that it
Here are the three email contents that
followed and rapped up this email exchange:
Ryan has the
title, "Gay-Straight Alliance, Co-sp" in his emails. You speak of
him as if he is a wet behind the ears child who did not know better
than to respond in the way that he responded.
It does not matter
if he knew about the news report or not. His response to
Mr. xxxxx was unprofessional and appalling.
Ryan said to Mr.
xxxxx, "So, what you are saying is that you are really gay and have
a lot of internal and self-loathing feelings..."
Now, I ask you, is
that type of response really what your school would support from a
man with that title? And if your only response is that "poor Ryan"
just didn't know how to deal with it, I highly suggest your
school replace "poor Ryan" with a professional who would
not behave so volatile.
You mention some people being lucky and not
having to deal with, what you call, "this kind of hatred." And you
refer to people who have emailed your school over this issue as,
"nuts." It is not hatred to be concerned about the wellbeing of
children, nor does such make a person a nut.
Perhaps you and
Ryan need to remove yourselves from working with children until you
both can deal with life a little better.
Derrick (woops, I was calling him Ryan) didn't
ask for this moron to email him. Maybe he is the faculty
contact for the GSA, helping gay and straight students understand
one another, that's just a way of making the world a better place,
and not an invitation to be slandered. He's a schoolteacher
and I don't think he sees this kind of hateful stuff in his
work. I didn't think his response was very well worded, but
what do you do when somebody takes a shot at you like that?
How did this schizo get Derrick's email address in the
first place, anyway?
As for your stuff about "the children."
The author of that vicious email wasn't defending any children, he
was accusing an unsuspecting Spanish teacher of "genital worship" of
all things, and he actually seemed to think that MCPS was teaching
students that there is a "gay gene." Look at that PFOX press
release, and tell me how anybody could actually believe that's what
they're saying. There's no problem here with any children, an
innocent teacher was teaching Spanish when this horrible stuff came
to his computer.
Excuse me? Do either of you two men know me? Yet
you both emailed me emails that have contents, which go against
how I believe on this topic. And you do not see me calling
either of you names or behaving in the manner in which either of you
Mr. xxxxx copied (cc) a school
Gay-Straight Alliance, Co-sp about that which you acknowledge
was in a PFOX press release about your school. Who better to
contact than a person with that title? And I do not believe for one
minute that a person with that title would be unaware of
the controversy surrounding homosexuality being taught
in public schools. Nor is he a victim of slander, if someone
contacts him on the issue of such.
Regarding your thoughts on what is "just a way
of making this world a better place": You have your view
on what could achieve that, and others have their views on the
topic. Many of us believe that getting the truth out to adults, as
to just what homosexuality is, the agenda, and legally pulling the
reigns in on that agenda, would be a way of making this world a
Yes, I truly believe that you both need to take
a solid look at yourselves and your behavior in these emails.
After The Email
My curiosity of this
person whose emails contradicted and had much distortion caused me
to seek out answers. That's when I learned who Jim Kennedy is. I
also learned more about Derrick Ryan, that he is far from "poor
*June 27th update
information for TeachTheFacts.org was changed today: Click
(I have also updated the
title and body of this article on my site to
reflect this update and a new finding on the FDA site.)
I had contacted the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics. In so many words, I was told this behavior was
not allowed. Privacy rules in the agency prevent them from
answering directly if any actions would be taken. Was he told
to remove the information and to stop conducting activism work from
a government office?
Has the running of his activism work from a government
office given him power and influence in his 'cause' that he
otherwise would not have had?
This is our
U.S. Federal Government. And any misuse of U.S. tax
dollars is our business, all of our business, all across America;
and should be addressed.
Is there anything more that you can
Yes, with regards to the curriculum itself: If you live
in Montgomery County and you would like to voice your concerns about
children's welfare being endangered with curriculum that teaches
children to have oral and anal sex with condoms and or the
curriculum's discriminative over-tone against ex-homosexuals (by way
of saying homosexuality is an innate condition), here are some
places you can contact:
Director of Public Relations
Montgomery County Schools
- 279 - 3853
Human Relations Director of Diversity
301 - 517 -
highly suggest writing to the two people below by
US Certified Mail, with a return receipt. The more documented
proof that citizens have contacted the State and county, the better,
should proof one day be needed. (Keep a
Office of the State Superintendent
Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
410 - 767
Maryland Child Protective Services
The Dept. of Health & Human Services
Rockville, Maryland 20850
240 - 777 -
If you are a parent of an 8th or 10th grade student in the
Montgomery County School District, write a letter to your child's
school letting the principal know that you will not allow your child
to participate in a class that teaches an acceptance of
homosexuality, homosexual acts, or anything related to such. The
fewer students who attend the classes the less damage that can be
done. Children could talk to other children about getting a note
from home as well. Communication and rallying together is a major
key in this. Getting the word out to many parents will also greatly
help. Keep in mind that
a flasher on a street corner, who has no audience, will close his
If you would like to educate yourself about 501(c)3
tax-exempt Status, here is a good place to begin: click here (Note the section on "Political
activity.") The U.S. Government tax info number is: 1 - 800 - 829 -
One More Tid-Bit
The following are three pictures from
TeachTheFacts.org on June 10, 2006 (a year ago.)
through these pictures, ask yourself the following
what is happening in Montgomery County Schools the work
of a secular religion?"
Notice the Unitarian Universalist
Church sign on the last picture.
Universalist Church (UUC) stands for everything bad. And it has
ties to the ACLU. For info, click
Here is what Brian Edwards is quoted as
saying about the curriculum:
Brian Edwards describes the curriculum
additions as a "discussion of defining terms related to sexual
orientation and information regarding teaching the concepts of
tolerance, empathy and respect for all people regardless of sexual
Concepts of tolerance, empathy and respect of all people
regardless of sexual orientation, all fall into the teachings of the
Unitarian Universalist Church. It is their beliefs that are
being taught in the Montgomery Maryland schools.
Copyright 2007 Debra J.M.