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Dad on Trial Over Homosexual Book

September 21st, 2005 Visited 995 times, 1 so far today

David Parker

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.

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  • Leticia says on: September 21, 2005 at 12:05 pm

     

    This is why homeschooling is becoming more popular among Christian homes.

    I would probably be in the same shoes as Mr. Parker. These are our children, not school property.

    I shutter at what the future is going to be like.

  • Shelli says on: September 22, 2005 at 11:31 am

     

    WOW! I applaud him for standing up to the school system. There is quite a level of normalization in the public schools of the gay agenda as well as the anti-christian, anti conservatism. My daughter has been exposed to alot of things at school that she and I don’t agree with, but we just defend our position when necessary. The schools are hotbeds of political activism, and it would be great if Bush’s voucher program would be implemented, I’d have my kids in a private christian school in no time!

  • bipolrfrenzy says on: September 22, 2005 at 8:49 am

     

    I think the home school option would be a great choice for this dad. ‘Christian-phobic’ might be a good way to describe this school’s policy!

  • A Mother's Love by Peggy says on: September 22, 2005 at 6:33 pm

     

    Wow, that’s just rediculous! And people wonder why we homeschool? 😮

  • Mary says on: January 15, 2007 at 6:11 pm

     

    Good for that dad.
    You have some great things in archives, MIn. I’m enjoying reading as I wait for Window’s Live Writer to finish installing… :O)

  • Stephen Kingston says on: January 16, 2007 at 5:17 am

     

    This was back in 2005. Is there an update on the story?

  • MInTheGap says on: January 16, 2007 at 10:24 am

     

    Yes indeed. The update is here: Charges on Dad Dropped.

  • Stephen Kingston says on: January 16, 2007 at 10:41 am

     

    Thanks for that. Good to see that some commonsense prevailed in the court. A slightly odd administrative procedure perhaps.

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