Radical group putting new homosexual “marriage” book in high school libraries across Massachusetts
WALTHAM, MA (SEPT. 24, 2007) The Boston Chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) has announced that they intend to place a new book glorifying the homosexual “marriage” movement in Massachusetts, “Courting Equality” in every high school library in Massachusetts. They intend to do this using the gay-straight alliance (GSA) homosexual clubs in the schools, and also using activist faculty and parents at schools without homosexual student clubs.
PFLAG is one of the most aggressive groups promoting transgenderism and cross-dressing to children. The Massachusetts chapter, PFLAG-Boston, recently hosted a transgender conference promoting sexual sadism and polyamory (group sex). They’ve run at least one event with the New England Leather Alliance, a group devoted to sado-masochism. Read more about PFLAG here. Unbelievably, PFLAG-Boston is an official member of the taxpayer-funded Massachusetts Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, and they have a presence in public schools across the state. (More about PFLAG: The World According to PFLAG: Why PFLAG and Children Don’t Mix by Linda Harvey.)
According to news reports, the funding to accomplish this was provided by a donation from a homosexual couple, Keith Maynard and Chip McLaughlin of Cambridge, who are pictured on the cover of the book exiting Cambridge City Hall on May 17, 2004, after receiving their “marriage” license.
Homosexual activists have even put up a website for the book, with news, events, and "gay history".
On Sept. 24, Lexington High School ceremoniously became the first high school to graciously accept the book for their library, at PFLAG’s annual meeting in Needham. This was apparently done as a symbolic stick-in-the-eye to parents who support David Parker, who lives in Lexington and is suing the school system over the homosexual agenda (and their refusal to allow notification or opt-out) in the elementary school.
The local Lexington Minuteman newspaper covered the story in their usual left-wing manner:
Same-sex marriage book donated to high school
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 anti-gay activist group Mass Resistance appeared at the book donation ceremony to stage a protest. [NOTE: The previous sentence is untrue – a figment of the reporter’s imagination. There was no protest, nor even any plans or intentions of a protest or disruption of any type. Nor did the organizers of the event claim there was a protest. The Lexington Minuteman reporter did not contact us for any comment or confirmation of that "incident". It's the usual shoddy journalism of the Lexington Minuteman, trying to discredit MassResistance.]
PFLAG chose the Lexington school system to receive the first copy of the book because of “the town’s commitment to diverse, safe, and welcoming schools for children of all families,” according to a statement from the group.
PFLAG president Stan Griffith, a Lexington resident, said that “‘Courting Equality’ captures one of the defining moments in the struggle for equality and dignity for all. The message of marriage equality has resonated around the world. We want students to know about this.”
Carla Yengo-Kahn, a sophomore at Lexington High, accepted the book on behalf of the school’s Gay Straight Alliance (GSA).
“It is appropriate that my high school should get the first book. We are from Lexington, the birthplace of the American Revolution, which was fought for the very principles of freedom central to our democracy, and appropriately our educational system,” Yengo-Kahn said. “In our curriculum everyone is a part of ‘We the people.’”
PFLAG’s donation was made possible by Chip McLaughlin and Keith Maynard, the married same-sex couple on the cover of Courting Equality. The book was released by Beacon Press on May 16, 2007.