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  • Dems push gun control agenda in DC, but not in battleground states

    04/29/2013 5:02:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/13 | Alexander Bolton
    Democratic leaders are wooing staunchly pro-gun candidates to run in pivotal Senate races at the same time they are discussing a strategy for bringing gun control legislation back up for debate. The two-pronged effort has prompted Republicans to accuse the Senate Democratic leadership of hypocrisy, but Democrats say it is simply smart politics. The question is whether two of the Democrats’ most promising potential candidates in Montana and South Dakota will pay a price for the leadership’s political maneuverings in Washington. Or will recruiting candidates who do not support President Obama’s gun control agenda have any effect on Democratic fundraising...
  • Former NC Democratic staffer may sue (RAT sexual harassment scandal)

    06/03/2012 9:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 5/31/12
    Former NC Democratic staffer may sueThursday, May 31, 2012 RALEIGH (WTVD) -- There may soon be more fallout from a sexual harassment scandal the state Democratic party recently faced. A former staffer is considering filing a lawsuit against the party and its chairman, David Parker. Raleigh attorney Kieran Shanahan sent a letter to Parker asking him to preserve all records related to Adriadn Ortega's employment and sexual harassment complaints.
  • Public hearing on David Parker Parents Rights bill this Tuesday Oct. 13 at MA State House!

    10/08/2009 4:25:42 PM PDT · by massmike · 1 replies · 250+ views
    massresistance.org ^ | 10/8/2009 | n/a
    In 1995 MassResistance (then known as Parents Rights Coalition) wrote and successfully lobbied for the Parental Notification Law (Ch. 71 Sec. 32A) which was signed into law by Gov. Bill Weld in 1996. Unfortunately, the law (which is "opt-out" and is aimed at sex education) has serious flaws and loopholes. In 1995 we did not anticipate the aggressive homosexual agenda in the schools. MassResistance has carefully crafted a new bill to address this issue properly, and close those loopholes. It's Bill H406 which we've named the David Parker Parents Rights Bill. It completely re-writes the current Parental Notification Law. It's...
  • Protect Marriage CA Rally Simulcast - October 19, 2008

    10/19/2008 7:34:42 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 442+ views
    Protect Marriage CA Rally for Congregations When: October 19, 2008 5:00-6:30pm Where: ProtectMarriageCA.com What: The ABCs of Protecting Marriage Speakers include Jim Garlow, Matt Staver, Miles McPherson, Alan Chambers, Tony Perkins and others. Teach and encourage your congregation to speak out with confidence and make their voices heard. The LIVE, SATELLITE SIMULCAST RALLY will feature: * Ake Green – he is coming all the way from Sweden and will be with us in San Diego. He is the pastor who preached from Romans 1 about homosexuality and was arrested, tried three times, found guilty by the High Court of Sweden...
  • How Same-Sex Marriage Affects Us All

    10/18/2008 2:23:47 PM PDT · by Enough_Deceit · 47 replies · 1,348+ views
    meridianmagazine.com ^ | 10/2008 | The Parker Family
    Watch this video. This is what we are coming to. This is disgusting. http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1815820715?bctid=1822459319 I hope this comes out okay.
  • California Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally - October 19, 2008

    10/16/2008 7:18:18 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 586+ views
    Stand for Marriage - Open Air Rally Restore Marriage ... Protect Children Sunday October 19 , 2008 Sponsered by Chinese Church Alliance Location: Veterans Memorial Park in Cupertino (21267 Stevens Creek Blvd... across the street from De Anza College) Poster Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Proposition 8

    10/14/2008 9:45:13 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 41 replies · 916+ views
    California Needs Help!!!
  • 'Millions' warned about 'gay' indoctrination

    10/12/2008 4:26:05 AM PDT · by Man50D · 6 replies · 690+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | October 10, 2008
    The Massachusetts father who spent a night in jail amid an attempt to stop instruction to his children that violated his Christian beliefs says his court case ultimately accomplished its goal. David Parker says he was successful even though the U.S. Supreme Court refused to take up the case. The high court's decision left standing an appeals court ruling essentially concluding parents who object to such indoctrination should either change their school board or start homeschooling. "It is the end of the line in the federal system," Parker told WND in an interview. "But this case is now being used...
  • Decision to teach kids to be 'gay' allowed to stand.

    10/09/2008 5:22:05 AM PDT · by kindred · 96 replies · 4,277+ views
    WND ^ | 10/08/08 | Bob Unruh
    A federal court decision approving mandatory public school instruction for children as young as kindergarten in how to be homosexual is being allowed to stand, drawing a description of "despicable" from the parent who unsuccessfully challenged his school district's "gay" advocacy agenda. The U.S. Supreme Court without comment has refused to intervene in a case prompted by the actions of officials at Estabrook Elementary school in Lexington, Mass., who not only were teaching homosexuality to young children, but specifically refused to allow Christian parents to opt their children out of the indoctrination. The case on which WND has reported previously...
  • Supremes asked to stop 'gay' indoctrination

    06/05/2008 3:25:08 AM PDT · by Man50D · 20 replies · 63+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | June 05, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked review a case in which parents are objecting to the actions of a school district where officials are trying "to systematically indoctrinate young children into disbelieving core ten[e]ts of their families' faith." The case on which WND has reported previously involves Massachusetts father David Parker. His Boston law firm, Denner Pelligrino LLP, now has filed a cert petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for a review of January's ruling from a federal appeals court in Boston. There, Judge Sandra Lynch said those who are concerned over civil rights violations "may seek recourse...
  • POLL: Diversity Curriculum

    04/18/2008 6:32:10 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 11 replies · 91+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | April 17, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Lexington - Last month the Lexington Public Schools unveiled a formalized diversity curriculum to be rolled out next year, when four to five short units will be piloted in each elementary grade. The curriculum, according to schools Superintendent Paul Ash, will include books, materials, and discussion points that “help children feel welcome and allow them to talk about their families and the families of their friends.” It includes units focusing on families of other races and lifestyles, but the most controversial element is the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual families.In our highly unscientific poll last week, we asked...
  • Lexington (MA) superintendent threatened by radio host

    04/11/2008 4:29:33 AM PDT · by lexfreedom · 31 replies · 259+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | Mon Apr 07, 2008 | Ian B. Murphy and Bryan Mahoney
    Lexington superintendent threatened by radio host By Ian B. Murphy and Bryan Mahoney/Staff Writers Mon Apr 07, 2008, 12:12 PM EDT Lexington - Lexington - Lexington superintendent Paul Ash has been threatened by a New Jersey radio host urging listeners to “use threats and violence” against Ash for the school district’s new diversity curriculum. Web radio host Hal Turner, a white supremacist whose show is broadcast at www.halturnershow.com, says on his site he “advocate[s] parents using FORCE AND VIOLENCE against Superintendent Paul B. Ash as a method of defending the health and safety of school children presently being endangered through...
  • Radio Host Threatens Lexington Superintendent

    04/08/2008 4:12:01 AM PDT · by lexfreedom · 22 replies · 241+ views
    WBZ TV ^ | Apr 7, 2008 | Paul Burton
    Radio Host Threatens Lexington Superintendent Reporting Paul Burton LEXINGTON, Mass. (WBZ) ― An Internet radio talk show host based out of New Jersey has threatened the superintendent of schools in Lexington over the new diversity curriculum in town. He is urging listeners and readers of his Web site to use force and violence against Paul Ash. "I'm horrified of this particular Web site," Ash told WBZ. "Certainly I'm disturbed that there's threatening language in there." The controversy stems from the new diversity curriculum the superintendent will introduce to his kindergarten through fifth grade students next year. The lessons deal with...
  • Muslim parents ask UK schools to shelve pro-homosexual storybooks for 5-year-olds

    04/05/2008 4:11:53 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 33 replies · 255+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 April 2008 | Laura Clark
    Muslims' fury forces schools to shelve anti-homophobia storybooks for 5-year-olds By LAURA CLARK - More by this author » Last updated at 08:45am on 2nd April 2008 Two primary schools have withdrawn storybooks about same-sex relationships after objections from Muslim parents. Up to 90 gathered at the schools to complain about the books which are aimed at pupils as young as five. One story, titled King & King, is a fairytale about a prince who turns down three princesses before marrying one of their brothers. Scroll down for more... Withdrawn: The fairytale King and King and Tango Makes Three Another...
  • Lexington Schools Pro-Homosexual Diversity Curriculum

    04/05/2008 3:46:26 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 11 replies · 394+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | April 3, 2008 | Paul Ash
    Our Schools: A commitment to including everyone By Paul B. Ash/Lexington school s superintendent Thu Apr 03, 2008, 06:08 AM EDT Lexington - What does it mean for a school system to be inclusive? Educators have used this term for decades to talk about the ways we need to include students who have historically been disenfranchised, such as students with physical, emotional, or cognitive disabilities. This article highlights our ongoing commitment to diversity and to developing a curriculum that includes the many faces and backgrounds of all students in our community. We know that children must feel safe and welcome...
  • Superintendent's orders to worried dad: Butt out!

    04/05/2008 4:33:37 AM PDT · by Man50D · 100 replies · 157+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | ril 04, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    The superintendent of a public school that sparked a federal lawsuit by teaching homosexuality to children as young as kindergarten has told another worried parent he can review course material, but he has no right to withdraw his child from class during lessons. The lawsuit, on which WND has reported extensively, was filed by David Parker, whose child was in a class at Estabrook Elementary in Lexington, Mass. Parker's strenuous objection to not being notified when lessons concerning homosexuality were presented landed him in jail overnight. His subsequent lawsuit resulted in a court verdict that essentially concludes parents have no...
  • What to teach in public schools (anti- David Parker poll in Lexington)

    02/16/2008 7:50:18 AM PST · by lexfreedom · 4 replies · 273+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | February 14, 2008 | Lexington Minuteman
    Lexington - On Jan. 31 a three-judge panel upheld the dismissal of the case involving two families who sued the Lexington school district after their children were shown books at school depicting same-sex relationships. The initial case involving the Parker and Wirthlin families was filed in 2006. The case was heard in federal court a year ago, and was dismissed. The Parkers’ son brought home a book as part of the diversity book bag from his Estabrook Elementary kindergarten class in 2005. The book, “Who’s in a Family,” showed various family types including a same-sex-headed household, as well as single...
  • Court: No Opt-out of Homosexual Indoctrination in Class for Massachusetts Parents

    02/04/2008 4:09:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 102 replies · 291+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/4/08 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    BOSTON, MA, February 2, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A federal appeals court panel has upheld a Massachusetts policy of indoctrinating elementary school students with pro-homosexual attitudes without their parents consent.The three judge panel ruled that a lower court decision was correct when it denied parents the right to remove their children from such classes, while admitting that the purpose of the literature to which their children were being exposed was to influence children to "tolerate" gay marriage."It is a fair inference that the reading of King and King was precisely intended to influence the listening children toward tolerance of gay marriage,"...
  • Court upholds dismissal of David Parker lawsuit over schools' same-sex teaching

    02/02/2008 5:13:54 AM PST · by lexfreedom · 33 replies · 483+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 31, 2008 | Associated Press
    Court upholds dismissal of suit over schools' same-sex teaching January 31, 2008 BOSTON—A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Lexington parents who objected to same-sex families being discussed in their children's elementary school classrooms. Tonia and David Parker of Lexington sued school officials in April 2006 after their son brought home a book from kindergarten that depicted a gay family. Joseph and Robin Wirthlin joined the suit after a second-grade teacher read the class a story about two princes falling in love. In a ruling Thursday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Mitt supported Christian parent arrested for protesting homosexual agenda!

    01/31/2008 5:10:50 PM PST · by freemike · 27 replies · 67+ views
    mass resistance ^ | April around 2005 | Mitt Romney
    Massachusetts Governor supports David Parker with statement on television the day following arrest:
  • U.S. Court Hears School Suit (Three-judge federal panel hears David Parker appeal)

    12/09/2007 1:26:25 PM PST · by lexfreedom · 5 replies · 179+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | December 5, 2007 | Ian B. Murphy
    Parker/Wirthlin lawsuit back in court Two families were back in court Wednesday to appeal the February dismissal of their federal lawsuit against Lexington and its schools.The three-judge panel of the First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave both sides 10 days to file supplemental briefs before beginning deliberations on whether the lawsuit should see a federal trial.The Parker and Wirthlin families’ lawyer, Robert Sinshiener, argued there are a set of facts to advance their claim that Lexington violated the families’ constitutional civil rights, specifically the right to the free practice of their religion. The two families sued the school district...
  • Same-sex marriage book donated to high school (David Parker disrespected again)

    10/04/2007 7:40:28 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 13 replies · 456+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | October 3, 2007 | Lexington Minuteman
    Lexington - On Monday, Sept. 24, authors of “Courting Equality: A Documentary History of America’s First Legal Same-Sex Marriages” officially commenced plans to donate a copy of their book to every public high school in Massachusetts. Greater Boston parents, families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) presented the first of these books to Lexington High School. The town of Lexington began receiving national attention when parent David Parker filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the school system after his son was shown a book that mentioned the existence of families headed by gay couples. Brian Camenker of the...
  • Speech cancelled amid questions of 'hate speech' versus 'free speech'

    09/30/2007 1:23:41 PM PDT · by Baladas · 20 replies · 198+ views
    Gloucester Daily Times ^ | September 26, 2007 | Kristen Grieco
    A speech by a "parental rights" activist in Gloucester has been canceled after a gay marriage advocacy group threatened to protest what it deemed "hate speech." Cape Ann Marriage and Family, which characterizes itself as "pro-family" and has been active in advocating for a popular vote on gay marriage, had planned a meeting at a Main Street pizza parlor featuring a lecture by David Parker of Lexington. Parker is suing the state for the right to be notified when issues of sexuality, including gay marriage, are discussed in his young son's school. The case was initially dismissed but is on...
  • 'Gay' Lessons violate civil rights, man says

    08/24/2007 5:12:07 AM PDT · by alvindsv · 24 replies · 1,311+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 24, 2007 | Bob Unruh
    A Massachusetts man handcuffed and hauled to jail after he objected to a public school teaching his kindergarten-age son about homosexuality has gone to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking justice. The man, his wife and another family are battling what they describe as a court order for segregation, after a judge ruled if they didn't like the school's advocacy for homosexuality, they could take their children and leave. They also are arguing that U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf's statement that "as it is difficult to change attitudes … after they have developed, it is reasonable for public...
  • Lawsuit filed by Parkers, Wirthlins dismissed

    03/01/2007 7:32:46 PM PST · by lexfreedom · 9 replies · 467+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | Friday, February 23, 2007 | Susan Bushey
    Lawsuit filed by Parkers, Wirthlins dismissed By Susan Bushey/Lexington Minuteman Friday, February 23, 2007 - Updated: 04:17 PM EST The lawsuit filed by residents David and Tonia Parker and Robert and Robin Wirthlin was dismissed from federal court earlier today. The lawsuit alleged the Lexington schools violated the families’ constitutional rights by including teachings about different types of families — including same-sex-headed households — in its curriculum. According to the decision, the couples argued that the school district’s conduct “violates their rights under the United States Constitution to raise their children and to the free exercise of their religion.” In...
  • Federal judge dismisses David Parker's civil rights lawsuit

    02/23/2007 1:09:23 PM PST · by darkangel82 · 37 replies · 1,123+ views
    MassResistance ^ | Feb. 23 | Massresistance
    BOSTON, MA (FRIDAY FEB. 23) This morning, federal judge Mark Wolf issued an outrageous and horrific 38-page ruling dismissing David Parker's federal civil rights lawsuit against Lexington, MA school officials. David Parker had filed the lawsuit, along with his wife and Rob and Robin Wirthlin, last April after the schools refused to notify parents when teaching about homosexuality and transgenderism in the elementary school. School officials, aided by national pro-homosexual groups, had filed a motion to dismiss the case which was argued before Judge Wolf on Feb. 7. Wolf's ruling is every parent's nightmare. It goes to extraoarinary lengths to...
  • Does he wonder what he did to Lexington? (David Parker libeled again)

    11/01/2006 6:53:17 PM PST · by lexfreedom · 14 replies · 533+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | October 19, 2006 | Jon Dreyer
    David Parker had clearly made the big time as he joined a who's who of the religious right, including Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), James Dobson (Focus on the Family), convicted Watergate burglar Chuck Colson, Gary Bauer, Mitt Romney, and a host of others, at the so-called "Liberty Sunday" event. I wonder, as he soaked in his standing ovation, whether he thought about his town -- our town -- that he and the Wirthlins sued collectively, or his kid's teacher, or our school administration, which they also sued individually. I wonder if he thought about all the time, money and...
  • Civil rights groups file brief opposing parent's suit

    10/06/2006 5:08:03 AM PDT · by worldclass · 1 replies · 430+ views
    Boston Globe (aka Queers R Us) ^ | 10/5/2006 | Raja Mishra
    A group of gay and civil rights groups have filed a brief opposing the lawsuit filed by Lexington parent David Parker, who has sued his hometown school district for failing to notify parents in advance of in-class discussions about homosexuality.
  • ACLU, gay groups file brief against David Parker

    10/05/2006 8:33:15 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 17 replies · 684+ views
    MassResistance ^ | Oct.5 | Brian Camenker
    MassResistance - ** Oct. 5 Email Update ** It's gone too far: Get involved! Join the movement to take back our government in Massachusetts! In this email update: 1. Major national gay groups, ACLU, and others file brief in federal court opposing David Parker's civil rights lawsuit on indoctrinating homosexuality in elementary school. 2. Days earlier: David Parker's lawyers file powerful rebuttal defending his right to bring federal civil rights lawsuit - in answer to motion to dismiss by defendants. 3. MassResistance radio - great show this weekend (and check out last week's show!) "Happiness requires freedom, but freedom requires...
  • Father arrested over objections to homosexual curriculum in son’s kindergarten class.

    04/28/2005 6:14:43 AM PDT · by worldclass · 334 replies · 7,429+ views
    LEXINGTON, MASSACHUSETTS, APRIL 27. Lexington parent, David Parker, was arrested today by the Lexington Police for “trespassing” at his son’s elementary school during a scheduled meeting with the principal and the city’s Director of Education over his objections to homosexual curriculum materials and discussions in his son’s kindergarten class. At the meeting, Parker demanded that the school inform him when homosexual subjects are to be discussed with his son, and allow his son not to be included in such activities. He said he would not leave until his request was granted. The Principal and the city’s Director of Education both...
  • Town wants suit dropped (government interest outweighs David Parker's parental rights)

    08/24/2006 8:15:51 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 12 replies · 680+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | August 24, 2006 | Bethan L. Jones
    Town wants suit dropped By Bethan L. Jones/ Staff Writer Thursday, August 24, 2006 - Updated: 08:18 AM EST Last week, the town of Lexington filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against School Committee members, former interim Superintendent William Hurley and current Superintendent Paul Ash, as well as a series of Lexington teachers. David Parker and his wife Tonia, along with Robb and Robin Wirthlin, filed a federal complaint against Lexington on the one-year anniversary of David Parker’s arrest at Estabrook Elementary School last April, alleging the town violated their civil rights by denying both families the option to...
  • Motion To Dismiss (David Parker lawsuit)

    08/18/2006 7:46:33 PM PDT · by darkangel82 · 21 replies · 885+ views
    MassResistance ^ | August 17 | Brian Camenker
    The ugly battle about pushing the homosexual agenda on young children is about to come right out into the open, front and center. We are now seeing an Orwellian nightmare unfold before our eyes -- a serious legal claim that schools have a legal and constitutional mandate to unconditionally teach homosexuality to even the youngest of children, and that parents have no right whatsoever to interfere with that. On Tuesday the defendants in David Parker's federal Civil Rights lawsuit issued a blistering 57-page Motion to Dismiss, making dramatic legal claims that, if allowed to stand, could reverberate across the entire...
  • Teach your children well (David Parker called a bigot)

    08/09/2006 6:32:38 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 33 replies · 914+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | July 27, 2006 | Jon Quint
    Letter: Teach your children well Thursday, July 27, 2006 David Parker is right - he should be allowed to "direct the moral upbringing of his children." As a parent, educator, and citizen, I am glad to see any parent take responsibility for his children's upbringing. I know of no one who would deny him this right. Unfortunately for Parker, he has chosen to instill in his children a sense of bigotry that that the majority in his community condemn. While it is a sad reality that in parts of the country people are judged by their race, gender, age, and...
  • David Parker should protect his son (snide attack on "rambling version of events")

    08/09/2006 9:51:03 AM PDT · by lexfreedom · 46 replies · 932+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | July 27, 2006 | Vicki Blier
    I must confess that I had trouble following David Parker's rambling version of the events surrounding the schoolyard fight between his child and his child's friend (with whom he had a play date later that week). However, a few questions clearly remain unanswered: Why is Mr. Parker subjecting his young child to nationwide publicity through the press releases of a fringe political group? How does this help his child to have normal school relationships (or even a normal childhood)? How can he use his child to gain maximum publicity for his cause and at the same time decry the fact...
  • Dad To File Lawsuit Over Gay Book Feud (Lexington, MA)

    04/27/2006 10:02:49 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 20 replies · 1,032+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 27,2006
    David Parker was arrested one year ago Thursday when he refused to leave his son's elementary school while protesting a gay book in his second-grade son's curriculum Parker had gone to the Estabrook School to criticize teachers for giving his 6-year-old a book about gay families. Parker is now one of two sets of parents expected to file a civil-rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Boston against the principal, the superintendent and other school officials. The suit, according to the parents' attorney, will contend that the school system violated the parents' civil rights because they weren't notified about the...
  • A mockery of the rules (MA)

    07/09/2006 4:10:24 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies · 764+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 9, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN THE Massachusetts Legislature meets in joint session as a constitutional convention this week, the most notable item on its agenda will be a proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage. A record-breaking 170,000 registered voters have signed petitions to put such an amendment on the state ballot. But the Massachusetts Constitution mandates a detour: The measure must first win the support of at least 50 lawmakers in two consecutive legislative terms. Only then can it be submitted to the people. If the amendment gets past every hurdle, it will reach the ballot in November 2008. It is a deliberately long...
  • David Parker gets some fair hewspaper coverage-for a change

    07/07/2006 12:42:41 PM PDT · by gidget7 · 74 replies · 1,065+ views
    The Newton Tab - Newton, Massachusetts ^ | July 07, 2006 | Tom Mountain/ Our Turn
    It could happen here By Tom Mountain/ Our Turn The Newton Tab - Newton, Massachusetts Wednesday, June 28, 2006 All David Parker of Lexington ever wanted was for his young son to attend a normal school in a normal environment devoid of any ideology and propaganda that contradicted his Judeo-Christian ethics. All he ever sought was the respect and consideration normally granted to any parent of any child in any American public school. All he ever needed was an assurance from his child's school that his parental rights would be respected and upheld in accordance with state law and that...
  • In Lexington, fear surrounds flap over gay teachings (Ash calls David Parker "a gentleman")

    07/06/2006 4:34:51 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 18 replies · 676+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 5, 2006 | Maria Sacchetti
    Angry callers threatened to beat up the school superintendent. A school principal, bombarded by nasty e-mails, left town. Even David Parker, the father who stirred the controversy when he asked that his son be removed from class if homosexuality was covered, now is worried about his son's safety at school. The anxiety and suspicion that has gripped this progressive town over the past year shows the consequences for a community when a national political issue hits home. On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the only state to legalize gay marriage, in a nation with a president who wants to ban...
  • Group wages battle against Massachusetts gay culture

    07/05/2006 5:33:19 PM PDT · by DBeers · 10 replies · 740+ views
    Times Argus ^ | July 2, 2006 | Steve LeBlanc
    Group wages battle against Massachusetts gay culture BOSTON — The minute they spotted the mannequins in Macy's department store window celebrating the city's Gay Pride week, Brian Camenker and the watchdog activists at MassResistance jumped into action. The group quickly posted a photo of the window on their Web log under the caption: "Male mannequins with (apparently) enlarged breasts, one wearing a rainbow skirt." Within days, Macy had removed the mannequins but left up a list of pride week events. It was the latest victory for a group dedicated to battling what it characterizes as the aggressive gay and lesbian...
  • First-graders accused of pro-gay hate crime in Mass

    06/30/2006 9:18:25 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies · 1,985+ views
    SoVo ^ | 06/30/06 | LOU CHIBBARO JR
    The superintendent of schools in Lexington, Mass., said it all started when two first-grade boys argued over who should sit where in the cafeteria. One of them punched the other several times on the playground while at least five children stood by and watched, the superintendent said. But according to a Massachusetts group that opposes gay rights, a band of first-graders singled out 7-year-old Jacob Parker for a schoolyard “beating” in retaliation for his father’s campaign to stop Estabrook Elementary School from including information about same-sex parents in its curriculum. The May 17 incident was triggered by a climate of...
  • Guest Commentary: Moving forward (co-founders of anti-David Parker hate group)

    06/29/2006 7:15:47 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 24 replies · 584+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | June 29, 2006 | Meg Soens and Pam Hoffman
    Guest Commentary : Moving forward By Meg Soens and Pam Hoffman/ Guest Commentary Thursday, June 29, 2006 - Updated: 07:58 AM EST Our community has been wounded. The recent false allegation that a first-grade child was beaten by several children because of his parents’ activism has had grievous impacts on many people in our town. Amid the rancor and distrust this has created, it has left many of us wondering what we can do to regain our balance as a community. What can we do to move forward? First, we need to understand the effects of this allegation on our...
  • Show and tell (MA) (Mega Barf ALert!)

    06/23/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT · by DBeers · 32 replies · 908+ views
    Bay Windows ^ | June 22, 2006 | Ethan Jacobs
    Show and tell Educators say the pre-school set needs straight talk on gay issues Despite the controversy that can arise when gay issues are talked about in elementary school classrooms, a group of educators are trying to give schools the tools they need to do just that. This year Wheelock College offered a new course for early childhood education workers on making schools and daycare settings welcoming for same-sex couples and their children. The course prompted the formation of the Massachusetts LGBT Early Childhood Education Initiative, a consortium of people in the field working to make classrooms around the state...
  • Seven-year-old Son of Massachusetts Pro-family Activist Attacked

    06/23/2006 11:26:09 AM PDT · by Zender500 · 81 replies · 2,191+ views
    CWA ^ | 6/22/2006 | Sarah Kuziomko
    A mob of schoolchildren seized and beat the 7-year-old son of pro-family activist David Parker behind his school, Estabrook Elementary, in Lexington, Massachusetts, recently, on the second anniversary of same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts. The victim, first-grader Jacob Parker, apparently is feeling the heat for his father’s opposition to forced pro-homosexual education. “When you tell children over and over that opposing homosexuality amounts to hatred, you’re setting some kids up for this sort of abuse,” said Robert Knight, Director of Concerned Women for America’s (CWA’s) Culture & Family Institute. “The school posted numerous slanted articles in the school library about Mr....
  • Message for Parker: Stop Bullying (anti- David Parker hate mail)

    06/23/2006 5:51:54 AM PDT · by lexfreedom · 52 replies · 1,167+ views
    Lexington Minuteman ^ | June 22, 2006 | Bill McKenney
    Letter: Message for Parker: ‘Stop bullying’ Thursday, June 22, 2006 - Updated: 05:28 PM EST When bullies stay in the spotlight too long, they show their true colors. Such it is with David Parker. First, he poses as a champion protecting his son from a liberal school system that tolerates all families. When his belligerent ways with teacher and principal and superintendent get nowhere, he turns himself into a media spectacle to carry his anti-gay message further. So be it. In this age of divisive hate politics, it can happen anywhere. Lexington is a community that was annealed defending the...
  • Bay State Gay Rules

    06/22/2006 10:01:45 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 25 replies · 855+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 21, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    Just over a year ago, David Parker was arrested for trespassing onto school property. Parker, whose son was a kindergartner at the time, was on site to meet with the school’s principal and Lexington’s Director of Education to discuss his objections to the school teaching his child about homosexuality and transgender without his consent. In a statement made after his arrest, Parker explained the situation, “We have officially stated on many occasions—to the Lexington school administration—a request that we be notified when these discussions are planned, and want our 6-year-old opted out of such situations when arising ‘spontaneously.’” “Our parental...
  • Gay Bashing in Massachusetts

    06/21/2006 12:38:56 PM PDT · by bocopar · 59 replies · 1,196+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 6/21/06 | Bob Parks
    RADIO SPOT SCRIPT FOR 6/23 Last week, I brought up the recurring theme of the liberal indoctrination of kids. In some cases, adults persuading children to do their dirty work, which includes breaking the law. It just so happens I’ve got another example for you. Last year, a Lexington, Massachusetts man was arrested when he protested the Estabrook Elementary School's refusal to notify him when adults discussed homosexuality or transgenderism with his son, then in kindergarten. Personally, I have problems with the discussion of any kind of sexuality with kindergarten kids, call me old-fashioned. And to be consistent, high schools...
  • Parental Rights vs. Public Schools

    08/10/2005 8:04:45 AM PDT · by vrwc0915 · 76 replies · 1,771+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2005 | Wendy McElroy
    David Parker (search) of Lexington, Mass., is scheduled to go on trial on Sept. 21 for asking his son's public school to provide parental notification before discussing homosexuality with the 6-year old. The actual charge is criminal trespassing. But the real issue is whether parents or schools will control the teaching of values to children The conflict began on Jan. 17, when Parker's then-5-year-old son brought home a Diversity Bookbag from kindergarten. Included was Robert Skutch's "Who's In a Family?" that depicts families headed by same-sex couples. Parker had wanted to decide for himself the timing and manner in which...
  • Where's the Outrage Over the Beating of David Parker's son?

    06/21/2006 5:59:32 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 44 replies · 1,539+ views
    Traditional Values Coalition e-mail | June 20, 2006 | Rev. Louis P. Sheldon
    Where’s The Outrage Over The Beating Of David Parker’s Son? By Rev. Louis P. Sheldon Chairman, Traditional Values Coalition The mainstream media has ignored a major news story out of Massachusetts involving a first grader who was dragged and beaten on the playground at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington. His crime? He is the son of David Parker, a concerned parent who objects to his son being taught about homosexuality. School officials have admitted that the attack on his son was planned and premeditated! In April, 2005, Parker met with the Estabrook principal and the director of education over the...
  • Official says father's view on gays didn't spark fight (David Parker insulted by Superintendent)

    06/20/2006 5:54:24 PM PDT · by lexfreedom · 142 replies · 1,743+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 20, 2006 | Maria Sacchetti
    Lexington's school superintendent yesterday denied assertions that a first-grader was beaten up on a playground last month in retaliation for his father's campaign to stop the school from teaching his son about homosexuality. School officials, citing interviews with the children involved, said the fight actually started over where students would sit in the cafeteria and then spilled onto the playground. The student, the 7-year-old son of David Parker , who filed a federal lawsuit in April over the teaching of homosexuality in school, was punched several times during the May 17 fight. ``These were two first-graders having a child squabble...
  • Bay State Boy's Beating May Be Linked to Dad's Stand on Homosexuality

    06/19/2006 4:32:55 PM PDT · by DBeers · 138 replies · 1,994+ views
    AgapePress ^ | June 19, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Bay State Boy's Beating May Be Linked to Dad's Stand on Homosexuality (AgapePress) - The young son of a Massachusetts pro-family activist was physically assaulted by fellow elementary school students on the two-year anniversary of same-sex "marriage" in the state. On May 17, first-grader Jacob Parker was beaten up by a group of eight to ten kids on the playground at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington. Just weeks before the assault, his father and mother had filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the school. Last year, David Parker was arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the school until...