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Dad on trial over homosexual book [Parent jailed for objecting to school curriculum]
worldnetdaily.com ^ | September 21, 2005

Posted on 09/22/2005 4:13:25 AM PDT by grundle

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46431

BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS

Dad on trial over homosexual book

District banned him from property after dispute at meeting

Posted: September 21, 2005

1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2005 WorldNetDaily.com

The trial of a Massachusetts man who was arrested after disputing the teaching of homosexuality in his son's kindergarten class has been continued until next month.

In April, David Parker, of Lexington, spent a night in jail and was charged with criminal trespassing after refusing to leave a scheduled meeting with officials at the Estabrook Elementary School unless they gave him the option of pulling his child out of certain classes.

Parker says the officials had indicated they would agree to a notification policy then suddenly refused. He insists he has done nothing wrong and is willing to contest the charge rather than plea-bargain.

The Lexington School Board contends Parker deliberately set out to be arrested and make national headlines.

Parker's attorney, Jeffrey Denner, rejected that claim, arguing Parker engaged in extensive communication with the school, at the invitation of officials, intending to "establish a dialogue to protect his own children and other children as well."

The dispute began last spring when Parker's then-5-year-old son brought home a book to be shared with his parents titled, "Who's in a Family?" The optional reading material, which came in a "Diversity Book Bag," depicted at least two households led by homosexual partners.

Article 8 Alliance, an advocacy group supporting Parker that opposes same-sex marriage, says that with the national publicity the case already has generated, the District Attorney's office appears reluctant to go forward with a trial, and would probably prefer to have Parker accept a plea-bargain that includes probation.

But Parker insists he has done nothing wrong and represents a danger to no one.

A no-trespass order issued against him by the school – which includes all district property – is "simply an intimidation tactic" against anyone who might protest the school's pro-homosexual policies regarding elementary school children, Article 8 says.

Parker cannot drop off or pick up his children from school; attend his children's sports events or other school activities; meet with his children's teachers at parent-teacher conferences; attend or participate in school committee meetings; or even vote on election day at his local polling place, a public school.

The illustrated book, according to Article 8, says, "A family can be made up in many different ways" and includes this text:

"Laura and Kyle live with their two moms, Joyce and Emily, and a poodle named Daisy. It takes all four of them to give Daisy her bath."

Another illustrated page says:

"Robin's family is made up of her dad, Clifford, her dad's partner, Henry, and Robin's cat, Sassy. Clifford and Henry take turns making dinner for their family."

Article 8 says the book "uses subtle but powerful emotions to normalize homosexual relationships in the minds of the young children."

A backer of the Lexington School District, Laura Tully, argued, according to WCVB-TV in Boston, "A 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with two moms deserves to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family."

The jury trial was to begin today at 9 a.m. at Concord District Courthouse, but the judge postponed the case another month. Why?

"The Superintendent of Schools has said he hasn't had time to make a decision yet," Article 8's Brian Camenker points out in an Agape Press report. "Now, one has to think, it's been all summer. It's been in the news. How can he not make a 10-minute decision? But this is what he claims."

Thus, the judge has given the superintendent one more month to decide whether to keep the no-trespass order in place, adds Camenker, or whether to discontinue the ban preventing Parker from setting foot on school grounds.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: ageofconsent; davidparker; gaystoppo; homonazis; homosexualagenda; pederasts; pedophiles; perverts; sodomites
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1 posted on 09/22/2005 4:13:26 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

speaking of a salem witch hunt...


2 posted on 09/22/2005 4:16:02 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: grundle

Thank God my children are done with the corrupt reprobate government school system. I pray it will be totally destroyed from within befor emy grandaughter is of age to be indoctrinated by the atheistic humanists,in rebellion against God and embracing the wickness of the world.Being a christian in America today -makes one an enemy of the godless State.


3 posted on 09/22/2005 4:17:10 AM PDT by StonyBurk
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To: grundle

Hillary would approve. After all, it takes a village.


4 posted on 09/22/2005 4:17:54 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: grundle
I wouldn't even screw with them. Just pull my children out and put them in private school or home school. I would refuse to support the Gov. school and refuse to pay any school taxes. That's where their Achilles heal lies.
5 posted on 09/22/2005 4:23:10 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: grundle
or even vote on election day at his local polling place, a public school.

This may be actionable under the civil rights statutes. It is sort of moot if no election takes place while the order is in force. But a case probably could be made that this is a denial of his right to vote, and a conspiracy charge might also hold water if the school board used the order as an intimidation tactic.

6 posted on 09/22/2005 4:24:54 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: wolfcreek
I would refuse to support the Gov. school and refuse to pay any school taxes.

Typically, the school taxes come out of the local property taxes. He could end up losing his house if he withheld the school portion of the property tax. Counties can be merciless when you short them their viggerish.

7 posted on 09/22/2005 4:27:49 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: grundle

Bravo dad !!!


8 posted on 09/22/2005 4:33:32 AM PDT by lionheart 247365 (( I.S.L.A.M. stands for - Islams Spiritual Leaders Advocate Murder .. .. .. ))
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To: grundle

This needs to be on the front pages. If this is the whole story then it's really time to exercise that Second Amendment.


9 posted on 09/22/2005 4:37:05 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: leadpenny

It takes a village because Hillary (the smartest woman in America) is not competent to raise her own child without confiscating resources that she is not competent or willing to earn.


10 posted on 09/22/2005 4:37:42 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal=in need of therapy but would rather ruin the lives of those less fortunate to feel good.)
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To: grundle

This irks me. He could pull his kid out of school and homeschool, but he shouldn't have to. He's paying for the public school but they are so often times idealogically driven that they won't budge on something like this unless forced. I hope the parent wins or we all lose a little more liberty.


11 posted on 09/22/2005 4:39:08 AM PDT by discipler (China, release journalist Shi Tao.)
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To: grundle
I am speechless.

For even more details concerning Mr. Parker's plight go to the following link. Read Mr. and Mrs. Parker's emails pleading and then demanding their parental rights with the school. Watch the O'Reilly segment.

Click Here

I am speechless. And that is a good thing as I am very PO'd and my remarks would come across explicitly expressing the disdain I have towards the Queer agenda and those who support it.

12 posted on 09/22/2005 4:44:43 AM PDT by ImpBill (Nothing More!)
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To: grundle
I have noticed that in all these pervert indoctrination books for children, the same sex partner is always mentioned before the fluffy kitten or puppy.
A rather effective way to hide the pill about to be swallowed, revealing that there must be the conscious euphemism of equating a pervert with a pet.
For a reason.

A rather mixed message. Some families have snakes and rats for pets. Some even cockroaches.

13 posted on 09/22/2005 4:46:00 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Liberal level playing field: If the Islamics win we are their slaves..if we win they are our equals.)
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To: grundle
This is time for the accused to engage in Strategic Offensive Litigation. File a $10,00,000.00 lawsuit, naming District, State, Superintendent and all Board Members personally. Granted Sup and Board Members probably have Sovereign Immunity, but watch them all fold like a house of cards.
14 posted on 09/22/2005 4:46:06 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: discipler

Recently signed a note opting my kid out of sex and AIDS education at school. Fourth grade is still too young for this stuff...and I want to control how this information is taught rather than having a pro-homo agenda.


15 posted on 09/22/2005 4:46:33 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: wolfcreek

Around here, if you don't pay your taxes, they take away your house.


16 posted on 09/22/2005 4:47:38 AM PDT by MarxSux
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To: grundle
If the school is not giving him the option of pulling his kids out of these classes, it is they who are in violation of federal law, specifically the Hatch Amendment to the General Education Act of 1984.

-Eric

17 posted on 09/22/2005 4:48:58 AM PDT by E Rocc (Anyone who thinks Bush-bashing is banned from FR has never read a Middle East thread.)
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To: grundle

I thought he was jailed for refusing to leave the principal's office, not for objecting.


18 posted on 09/22/2005 4:49:02 AM PDT by HostileTerritory
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To: grundle
"Joyce and Emily, and a poodle named Daisy."

Slippery slope indeed!

19 posted on 09/22/2005 4:49:06 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: MindBender26

The litigation tactic works best if you have different parents from each school in the district file separate suits. The district gets tired of trying to defend 20+ lawsuits simultaneously...even attempts to consolidate the cases are relatively expensive.


20 posted on 09/22/2005 4:50:18 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: grundle
I think from now on my reply to "why do you homeschool" will be "because we believe in God".

And nobody will blink an eye.

21 posted on 09/22/2005 4:52:22 AM PDT by zipper (Freedom Isn't Free)
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To: BibChr

pingomai


22 posted on 09/22/2005 4:53:22 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: grundle

Look at the irony here, One dipstick in California has "Under God " banned in the schools there, but this man cant stop his kids from being taught the homosexual agenda in Kindergarten.

We are losing folks and we better start working harder.


23 posted on 09/22/2005 4:53:50 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: grundle
A 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with two moms deserves to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family."

heaven help the child who gets abused at home by "Aunt Phil"- will there be books on that ? (sarcasm)

What about the family unit that consists of Klansmen? - will there be books on that (again sarcasm)

24 posted on 09/22/2005 4:55:32 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: grundle
"A backer of the Lexington School District, Laura Tully, argued, according to WCVB-TV in Boston, "A 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with two moms deserves to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family."

Does a 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with a dad that beats his mom's face to a bloody mess deserve to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family? Books that make his dad's behavior look normal?

Oh, I forgot that some types of deviant behavior are protected while others aren't yet. I should consult my list.

25 posted on 09/22/2005 4:56:22 AM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: avg_freeper
"Joyce and Emily, and a poodle named Daisy." Slippery slope indeed!

Is Daisy a trans-sexual??

26 posted on 09/22/2005 4:56:32 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (http://giinthesky.blogspot.com)
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To: lionheart 247365

I agree. I applaud him for doing what's right. It's a little surprising that there's only one parent that objects.


27 posted on 09/22/2005 4:58:26 AM PDT by stevio (Red-Blooded American Male (NRA))
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To: grundle

Public School Homosexual Agenda Sodom & Gomorrah U.S.A.


28 posted on 09/22/2005 4:59:08 AM PDT by joesnuffy
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To: grundle; TaxRelief

Astonishing.

The only reason this can go on is that a majority of parents don't know or care what their children are being taught.


29 posted on 09/22/2005 5:01:35 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Start the revolution - I'll bring the tea and muffins!)
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To: grundle
"Dad on trial over homosexual book [Parent jailed for objecting to school curriculum criminal trespassing]"

Please do not imitate the media with inaccurate titles.

30 posted on 09/22/2005 5:03:52 AM PDT by verity (Don't let your children grow up to be mainstream media maggots.)
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To: peyton randolph
And you can get very creative with your Defendants. Find someone without Sovereign Immunity, a Board member's wife who made some public comment on the issue and name her personally, etc. Pretty soon someone panics.

Another tactic is to send pickets to the Board member's neighborhood at 4:00 PM when everyone is driving home from work. Signs asking why Member XYZ is encouraging YOUR children to adopt homosexual lifestyles and giving the member's home phone number so "interested parents" can call usually produces results within 72 hours.

It's especially fun if you know when the Member is going to have a party at their home. Remember. if someone is on the School Board, their opponents hate them, so this gets the phones ringing ASAP.
31 posted on 09/22/2005 5:04:10 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: peyton randolph
And you can get very creative with your Defendants. Find someone without Sovereign Immunity, a Board member's wife who made some public comment on the issue and name her personally, etc. Pretty soon someone panics.

Another tactic is to send pickets to the Board member's neighborhood at 4:00 PM when everyone is driving home from work. Signs asking why Member XYZ is encouraging YOUR children to adopt homosexual lifestyles and giving the member's home phone number so "interested parents" can call usually produces results within 72 hours.

It's especially fun if you know when the Member is going to have a party at their home. Remember. if someone is on the School Board, their opponents hate them, so this gets the phones ringing ASAP.
32 posted on 09/22/2005 5:04:36 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: MarxSux
He's already in legal trouble, why not take it to the limit and set a precedence. We've got to let these schools know who pays their bills.(sans the part the Gov. pays)
33 posted on 09/22/2005 5:04:41 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: grundle

It will cost me a homosexual flaming (as opposed to a flaming homosexual?), but here is goes:

In my gnerally libertarian opinion, homosexuals have the right to be homosexuals. They can live with each other and should be afforded the chance to make a life-time commitment to each other with the legal advantages of being recongnized by the state. Just not marriage.

Their children have the right to be accepted as "normal" by other children. And not be expected to be ashamed or embarassed.

This content of this lesson, appears from the article to merely be teaching children that families with same sex partners exist. I understood neither a positive nor negative value judgement. It is information.

I understand that many think the mere recognition of the existence of homosexual couples without condemning it is a value judgement. I respectfully disagree.

Home schooling is legal and is the alternative when individuals do not want their children exposed to certain types of information.

And yes, I am also of the opinion that individuals are born homosexual.


34 posted on 09/22/2005 5:05:01 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (If you want to know the truth, I am lying.)
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To: grundle
"A 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with two moms deserves to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family."

Yeah, right. And just how many kids in Lexington school have same sex parents?
35 posted on 09/22/2005 5:05:23 AM PDT by neefer ("All great change in America begins at the dinner table." RWR)
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To: ImpBill

To me, this is a free speech issue, not a gay issue.


36 posted on 09/22/2005 5:05:48 AM PDT by grundle
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To: Publius6961
Some families have snakes and rats for pets.

Actually, the snake would be the pet. The rats would be the food for the snake.

37 posted on 09/22/2005 5:07:15 AM PDT by grundle
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To: stevio
"It's a little surprising that there's only one parent that objects."

Actually it is very alarming. "We" are losing and most of "us" don't even realize it.

38 posted on 09/22/2005 5:07:33 AM PDT by ImpBill (Nothing More!)
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To: grundle
or even vote on election day at his local polling place, a public school.

Unbelievable!

39 posted on 09/22/2005 5:09:09 AM PDT by TX Bluebonnet (Victoria TX)
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To: HostileTerritory
I thought he was jailed for refusing to leave the principal's office, not for objecting.

That was the official reason he was jailed. But not the real reason.

40 posted on 09/22/2005 5:09:12 AM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle
OK, but to me it is a "gay rights issue" vs. a "parental rights issue". And I am sick to death of "gay rights" issues.
41 posted on 09/22/2005 5:11:44 AM PDT by ImpBill (Nothing More!)
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To: grundle

"The Lexington School Board contends Parker deliberately set out to be arrested and make national headlines."

So? That is the beauty of our justice system. Even the little guy gets his voice heard when facing a beauracratic goliath.


42 posted on 09/22/2005 5:12:16 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The Mainstream Media is "Stuck on stupid". (Gen. Honore))
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To: grundle
And, for someone who has tried and tried to be as accommodating as my bias's will let me, I am getting sick and tired of "gays" ... QUEERS!
43 posted on 09/22/2005 5:14:33 AM PDT by ImpBill (Nothing More!)
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To: wolfcreek
"...Just pull my children out and put them in private school or home school"

Instead of cutting and running, it is better to fight them. By leaving we are giving them a free hand. I would love to see everyone who sends their kids to private schools enroll in the public systems and watch the systems collapse. A lot of public school systems are over crowded as it is. This would destroy the system and then they would have to let competent people rebuild it.

(This is my first post - please be gentle)
44 posted on 09/22/2005 5:15:02 AM PDT by EngineDad (When it comes to liberals remeber - You can't fix stupid)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

"Typically, the school taxes come out of the local property taxes. He could end up losing his house if he withheld the school portion of the property tax. Counties can be merciless when you short them their viggerish."

I don't live in a city proper and my taxes are collected from individual taxing entities. Quit being afraid to fight for what's right.


45 posted on 09/22/2005 5:16:26 AM PDT by wolfcreek
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

I agree that some are born homosexual, just as some are born alcoholics. That does not mean we should condone the expression of either.


46 posted on 09/22/2005 5:19:35 AM PDT by KenD
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To: grundle

Billy lives with his father and his father's friends Bruce and Steve. Bruce screams a lot and Steve is very affectionate. It takes all four of them to remember to keep the blinds closed.....

The above was not meant to be funny. Just a reality check.


47 posted on 09/22/2005 5:20:26 AM PDT by Drawsing ("This uniform is not for sale." Alvin C. York after turning down commercial offers.)
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To: ImpBill

"We" are losing and most of "us" don't even realize it."

The time has come for "us" to take over the school system. They work for us. Many do realize it, but don't have the grit to do anything about it.


48 posted on 09/22/2005 5:27:22 AM PDT by panaxanax
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
This content of this lesson, appears from the article to merely be teaching children that families with same sex partners exist. I understood neither a positive nor negative value judgement. It is information.

But is it information that a 5 year old needs at that stage of his/her development?? We are talking about KINDERGARTEN!

49 posted on 09/22/2005 5:28:19 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: grundle

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1481064/posts
A Policy Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Safer Schools Issues


50 posted on 09/22/2005 5:28:36 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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