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5 Year Old's Father JAILED for STRAIGHT opt-out stance in MA-LIVE (vanity, my title)
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Posted on 08/10/2005 11:27:10 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance

Live right now on Webcast: (11-12am PST) David Parker did not want his child indoctrinated with pro-homosexuality material on a taxpayer-supported school campus. He was arrested and jailed during a peaceful visit to arrange an opt-out option for his five-year old child. He is being interviewed by Janet Folger, of Faith to Action. Folger is formerly with CFRA.org.

The incident happened at Esterbrook Elementary School Lexington MA

Folger has written a book, The Criminalization of Christianity.

People, especially residents of Massachusetts, are being urged to contact the school.... 781 861 2550 Superintendant's Office


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: davidparker; downourthroats; elementaryschool; esterbrook; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; inourfaces; lexington; ma; mass; massachusetts; nambla; pc; pcdespotism; politicalcorrectness; politicallycorrect; publicschool; reeducationcenter; talkradio; taxdollarsatwork; youpayforthis
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1 posted on 08/10/2005 11:27:12 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance
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To: bitt; speedy; little jeremiah; BykrBayb; EdReform; Born Conservative; Happy2BMe; ...

FYI


2 posted on 08/10/2005 11:29:27 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

On what charges was he arrested? Unless he showed up without an appointment, and was considered "trespassing" I don't think this holds. If he is in the right, he should sue for false arrest.


3 posted on 08/10/2005 11:30:32 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Blurblogger

Do you think we could get Massachusetts to succeed from the United States?


4 posted on 08/10/2005 11:30:45 AM PDT by elephant
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To: elephant

Morally they seceded long ago. Time to reign in the rogue legislative rascals all the way up to their two evil U.S. senators.

"When the wicked are in power, the people mourn." -- PROVERBS


5 posted on 08/10/2005 11:33:13 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

Is your link supposed to lead to the live webcast? It isn't working for me.


6 posted on 08/10/2005 11:33:22 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: elephant

"succeed"?


7 posted on 08/10/2005 11:33:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: elephant

Without the U.S., they'd never succeed. They need our tax dollars. But it would be great for the rest of us if they did secede.


8 posted on 08/10/2005 11:34:43 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: TommyDale; Jay777; Liz; wagglebee; Tumbleweed_Connection

Parker is being discreet in his comments but there is indication of a HUGE lawsuit. Prayers for a good judge....


9 posted on 08/10/2005 11:35:06 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: TommyDale
See:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1460608/posts

10 posted on 08/10/2005 11:38:19 AM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: Blurblogger

Something doesn't smell right. They're not even this brazen in California.


11 posted on 08/10/2005 11:38:42 AM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: AppyPappy

Time for me to get in the shower!


12 posted on 08/10/2005 11:39:41 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Blurblogger
"When the wicked are in power, the people mourn." -- PROVERBS

That explains alot if you really think about it.

13 posted on 08/10/2005 11:40:07 AM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.)
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To: Blurblogger; Sun; summer

update for written correspondence, etc.: Estabrook is the correct spelling
117 Grove Street
Lexington MA 02424

Parker is wise in urging in all contacts to NOT foment hate, do not return evil for evil. Be civil. Righteous indignation, with emphasis on the righteousness.


My own thoughts: This superintendant is a tool in a bigger agenda. Show your indignation but put the most stock in prayer--and action related to voter education and elections.


14 posted on 08/10/2005 11:40:13 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

What right does the govt have to teach about sexuality, let alone homosexuality to a 5 YEAR OLD!


15 posted on 08/10/2005 11:40:15 AM PDT by LongsforReagan (Dick Cheney is the best elected official in this country. Period.)
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To: Blurblogger

More details are needed here. I don't think it's nearly as cut and dried as your post would indicate.


16 posted on 08/10/2005 11:42:08 AM PDT by Melas (The dumber the troll, the longer the thread)
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To: elephant

as Massachusetts goes, so goes lesbian fisting education in day school


17 posted on 08/10/2005 11:42:35 AM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: BykrBayb

To get to the webcast...there are several light blue buttons on the home page, near the center of the page. Click on the Dial-Up or Broadband button, should work.


18 posted on 08/10/2005 11:43:11 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

Even the home page is not loading. I'm getting the dreaded

"The page cannot be displayed
The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings."

http://www.f2a.org%20%20%20%20link%20to%20webcast%20midway%20down%20on%20page/


19 posted on 08/10/2005 11:46:05 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: BykrBayb; All
Faith to Action homepage. Click on a light blue button midway down for dialup or broadband.

previous link comment didn't work after all, sorry.
20 posted on 08/10/2005 11:46:37 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Melas

What's cut and dried is the systematic agenda to chill all heteronormative outrage and free speech.


21 posted on 08/10/2005 11:50:41 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

...AND the rights of parents.


22 posted on 08/10/2005 11:51:19 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

The Article8alliance web-site has all the e-mails between the Superindendant and Mr. Parker. He was set up. MA law requires schools that add homosexual agendas to curriculum to notify the parents so they can opt out. The school is in violation of the law.


23 posted on 08/10/2005 11:53:10 AM PDT by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: Blurblogger

It's easy to sympathize with Parker in this case but what did he think was going to happen? He should homeschool his child or put him into a parochial school. If he can afford to live in Lexington Mass., he won't notice those tuition checks to a private school. It's nice to fantasize about returning Massachusetts to traditional values, but that war was lost long ago. Value Mass. for the object lesson it sets for the rest of the country--if you don't watch your politicians and judges carefully, this is what could happen to you. But don't waste time and resources thinking you'll eventually get them to see your point and do it your way. It's like dating a druggie with the idea that you'll redeem them and you'll all live happily after.


24 posted on 08/10/2005 11:53:43 AM PDT by Moosilauke
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To: Blurblogger

I'm there. Thank you.

The links are to the left of the words "Hear Janet Live"


25 posted on 08/10/2005 11:54:20 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: LongsforReagan
What right does the govt have to teach about sexuality, let alone homosexuality to a 5 YEAR OLD!

Its disgusting...robbing kid's of their childhood innocence like that. Can there be any doubt anymore that public education creates such an environment where its attendees become brainwashed and dumbed down into depending upon services from the all-powerfull government? Its like feudalism all over again.

26 posted on 08/10/2005 11:55:12 AM PDT by BureaucratusMaximus (The function of socialism is to raise suffering to a higher level.)
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To: Melas

It is precisely as stated. The kid came home with a Queer Agenda book, the Father, forgetting that he lived in Mitt Romney's Hell, went to the school to complain and when they wouldn't talk to him he said he'd wait for the principal. That's when the gestapo was called in and he was arrested.


27 posted on 08/10/2005 11:57:57 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (Google search CFR North American Community.)
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To: massgopguy

Is that thw same law that kept New London from seizing private property for someone else's private use? (Yes I know that was Connecticut and this is Taxachusets).


28 posted on 08/10/2005 11:58:16 AM PDT by TeaDumper
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To: massgopguy; bitt; speedy; ken5050; Cboldt

"The Article8alliance web-site has all the e-mails between the Superindendant and Mr. Parker. He was set up. MA law requires schools that add homosexual agendas to curriculum to notify the parents so they can opt out. The school is in violation of the law."


THANKS and absolutely! MassGOP, can you please post a link to that?


29 posted on 08/10/2005 12:00:26 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

If I recall correctly, I believe this guy had some sort of restraining order that kept him from the school.

I also recall that the basis for the restraining order was bogus.

If he has been arrested for anything, it is probably a violation of that restraining order - I'll see what I can find...


30 posted on 08/10/2005 12:00:56 PM PDT by kidd
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To: the gillman@blacklagoon.com
The real question here is a simple one: How belligerent was the guy being?
31 posted on 08/10/2005 12:02:22 PM PDT by Melas (The dumber the troll, the longer the thread)
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To: Blurblogger

What can you expect from Assachusetts, home of the Kennedy's?


32 posted on 08/10/2005 12:03:23 PM PDT by pankot
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To: BykrBayb; massgopguy

The next broadcast up now includes Matt Staver, attorney from Liberty Council and author of Faith and Freedom, now discussing the Parker case from the last hour.


33 posted on 08/10/2005 12:05:57 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Melas
The real question here is a simple one: How belligerent was the guy being?

I don't know about you, but if my 5 year old was being subjected to homosexual propaganda at his public school, I'd be pretty belligerent...

34 posted on 08/10/2005 12:06:50 PM PDT by teawithmisswilliams (Question Diversity)
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To: Blurblogger

There is already a thread on this.


35 posted on 08/10/2005 12:07:05 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Blurblogger

Oh good, so I didn't miss everything. But I may not be able to stay for the whole program. I'm trying to get some work done before running out for a few errands.


36 posted on 08/10/2005 12:09:04 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Impeach Judge Greer - In memory of Terri <strike>Schiavo</strike> Schindler - www.terrisfight.org)
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To: Artemis Webb

"There is already a thread on this."


Sure didn't find it. Can you please cross link it and ping me?


37 posted on 08/10/2005 12:12:06 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Kevin OMalley
I agree. There have to be a few details missing from this. Something had to trigger the arrest, and some law or order had to have been broken. This should be interesting to follow, to say the least.
38 posted on 08/10/2005 12:12:43 PM PDT by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: Blurblogger
Blurblogger I apologize. I don't know how to create a link but this is the title of the thread:

Dad Embroiled In Gay Book Dispute Goes To Court (David Parker, Lexington MA)

Again apologies and good wishes.
39 posted on 08/10/2005 12:15:56 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: LongsforReagan; Blurblogger
This is much closer to to problem.

The Constitution defines what is and is not constitutional, those elements can change only through legislature at the ballot box. Liberals have succeeded in taking over the education process and in turn are forcing personal policy upon their students. They are attempting to invoke change in a manner not designed by the Constitution. Regardless of what the teachers lecture or the schools demand, rules defined within the Constitution remain firm. Our rights must be recognized unless constitutionally modified

40 posted on 08/10/2005 12:20:35 PM PDT by Tumbleweed_Connection (I urge Roberts to support all sections of the Constitution which uphold abortion)
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To: teawithmisswilliams

While fascinating, it doesn't change much. If this guy was a raving lunatic (as I suspect) then it simply stands to reason that he was arrested. If on the other hand, he was calm and polite and was arrested, then he's been wronged and he has a case. Sometimes things really are that simple.


41 posted on 08/10/2005 12:23:06 PM PDT by Melas (The dumber the troll, the longer the thread)
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To: Artemis Webb; BykrBayb; massgopguy; bitt; speedy
Dad Embroiled In Gay Book Dispute Goes To Court (David Parker, Lexington MA)

THANKS. FYI --

< a href ="URL" > TITLE< /a >

is the way to make links...replace the ALL CAPS part with the appropriate information, then remove the spaces between the characters (had to put them in so they would display for you)
42 posted on 08/10/2005 12:26:43 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: kidd; Melas
If I recall correctly, I believe this guy had some sort of restraining order that kept him from the school.

Well, if there was a restraining order, bogus or not, this isn't a simple case of a man innocently walking into a school for a polite conversation and unexpectedly being arrested.

Teaching homosexuality to kids this young is completely wrong. But his actions, from what I can tell here, are out of line. He's obviously doing more harm than good by giving the district a reason to dismiss all people with objections as wingnuts. If this is a legit case, I'd urge him to call the ACLJ for legal help. This seems like a case they'd be interested in.

43 posted on 08/10/2005 12:30:14 PM PDT by TomB ("The terrorist wraps himself in the world's grievances to cloak his true motives." - S. Rushdie)
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To: Blurblogger

Here's a link that gives all the extensive background information, including other links: http://www.article8.org/


44 posted on 08/10/2005 12:38:32 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Blurblogger

Here it is:

http://www.article8.org/


45 posted on 08/10/2005 12:41:02 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: TomB
If I recall correctly, I believe this guy had some sort of restraining order that kept him from the school.

Well, if there was a restraining order, bogus or not, this isn't a simple case of a man innocently walking into a school for a polite conversation and unexpectedly being arrested.

Here's a link to a copy of the restraining order, which was issued AFTER the arrest.

http://www.davidparkerfund.org/html/news.html

Please consider supporting the Parkers in their struggle against the new tyrants ruling Massachusetts.

http://davidparkerfund.org

46 posted on 08/10/2005 12:46:49 PM PDT by lexfreedom
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To: Moosilauke
It's nice to fantasize about returning Massachusetts to traditional values, but that war was lost long ago.

Think of Massachusetts as the Fallujah of the culture war -- there's a civilian population that's under the thumb of the leftists in power, but it's not too late to fight back!

Massachusetts is being used as the wedge to get the leftist/homosexual agenda propagated throughout the country -- I hope all Freeper's will join in to see that it's stopped. We're severely outgunned, but still fighting in a guerilla action behind enemy lines ...

47 posted on 08/10/2005 12:52:39 PM PDT by lexfreedom
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To: libstripper

thanks for adding the links!


48 posted on 08/10/2005 1:05:34 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (SAVE THE BRAINFOREST! Boycott the RED Dead Tree Media & NUKE the DNC Class Action Temper Tantrum!)
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To: Blurblogger

He and others trapped in thekennedy-kerry garbage can of a state: Leave Massachusetts as soon as you can. The State is a goner.


49 posted on 08/10/2005 1:16:28 PM PDT by BamaAndy (Heart & Iron--the story of America through an ordinary family. ISBN: 1-4137-5397-3)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
Its disgusting...robbing kid's of their childhood innocence like that.

Kids are fairly brutal of their own right. "Innocence" isn't as clear cut as we tend to think.

That said, a parent has the power to determine the upbringing and education of their own children. If the parent isn't getting in the way of educating other kids, then arrest is an indication of loss of individual freedom.

50 posted on 08/10/2005 2:39:39 PM PDT by Cboldt
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