FW: [Libertarian Republicans] Father arrested over objections to curriculum in son's Kindergarten class
- Do we have an affiliate in MA capable of handling the local end of a fight
against this? If anything, we should object to this sort of treatment of a
parent and their rights.
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From: DJ Entropy
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:08 PM
Welcome to Masschussetts.
Father arrested over objections to homosexual curriculum in son's
Article 8 Alliance ^ | 4/27/2005
Posted on 04/28/2005 6:14:43 AM PDT by worldclass
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
refused his request. They then telephoned the Superintendent of Schools
who also refused. Police were called, who told Parker that unless he left
the school he would be arrested.
Statement by David Parker(April 27, 2005):
"I, David Parker, am the father of a kindergarten student at Estabrook
Elementary School in Lexington, Massachusetts. Since the beginning of this
school year, my wife and I have learned that school materials and
discussions about gay-headed households/same-sex union issues have been
exposed to the children. There are definitive plans to increase the
teacher/staff/adult mediated discussions of these subjects.
"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
"Our parental requests for our own child were flat-out denied with no
effort at accommodation. In our meeting on April 27, I, insisted that such
accommodation be made and refused to leave the meeting room. I was
informed that I would be arrested."
Parker will be arraigned on Thursday, April 28, in Concord District Court
at 9 am. "This is an unbelievable outrage," said Brian Camenker, a friend
and Newton, Mass. parent. "It's where last year's same-sex 'marriage'
ruling has brought us."
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- michael franks wrote:
> oh yes..im aware of the timeline.....but it goes to show their intent andOnly because public schools as we know them didn't exist before 1900.
> mindest of interpretation as to how they ran the govt. Bibles were not
> yanked out of the schools after the Constitution was written and the
> "establishment" clause came into existance, etc.