WorldNetDaily reports that David Parker will go on trial today. The man’s crime– wanting to be involved with what gets taught to his Kindergartener.
In case you haven’t been following the story, Mr. Parker discovered that there was material coming into his home from his children’s school that was attempting to normalize homosexuality by comparing all family types as being equal.
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.”
So, what did this concerned parent do? He wrote to the school. He corresponded via e-mail, phone, and the school changed its tune from allowing his children to be exempt to not. When he went for a visit that was scheduled by the school, they started to backpedal and he said that he would not leave until they allowed him to exempt his child.
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 jury trial begins at 9 a.m. at Concord District Courthouse.
So, now he goes to court.
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.
You tell me, is this fair? Or is this exactly what I was talking about the other day– a society that is becoming more and more critical of Christians (or anyone that expresses traditional moral values for that matter) and continues to tell people that they can believe whatever they want at home, but only what the school believes at school and if you try to be reasonable to change it, you’ll be barred from your kid’s concerts and games.
If I were this guy, I’d seriously consider a non-public school option.