We have all heard of the Big Lie. Simply start with one tiny grain of truth and then extrapolate on that and turn it into a mountain.
Yes, someone at that Massachusetts school conference in 2001 did discuss "fisting" with some students. There were 50 different events going on at the same time, and this conversation apparently happened at one of those events.
So, suddenly, Kevin Jennings is "inept", a "pedophile", etc.
If one is involved in as many excellent activities as Kevin Jennings has been all his life, someone is bound to mess up somewhere along the way. Only a Right-Wing homophobic organization like MassHysteria (which should be its name) can turn such an incident into a vicious attack on Kevin Jennings, and only very gullible people would believe them.
As long as Obama is trying to run a gay-friendly administration, organizations like MassResistance, Punditgate and The Washington Times will say anything they can to rally our anti-gay citizens into the Republican column.
Jennings' organization, GLSEN, has done a superb job of bringing straight and gay students together, and overcoming much of the anti-gay prejudice that used to exist in schools (although plenty still remains). Jennings has never engaged in or condoned discussions of "fisting" or other topics that would be inappropriate for students.
However, the Right-Wing homophobes think they see an opportunity to destroy an Obama "Czar" and they leap at the opportunity. Hopefully, they will be hoisted on their own petard.
I'm glad to see there are other sites on the Internet which are hurling this gauntlet right back at them. Check out Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters; and Media Matters For America.