1. Major national gay groups, ACLU, and others file brief in federal court
opposing David Parker's civil rights lawsuit on indoctrinating homosexuality in
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
Background on David Parker issue:
David Parker was arrested and jailed in Lexington, Massachusetts in April
2005, over his request - and the school's refusal - to notify him when adults
discuss homosexuality or transgenderism with his 6-year-old kindergartner,
despite state law which requires parental notification. The incident made
national news, with even Gov. Mitt Romney agreeing with Parker. Then in March
2006, the same school presented the book "King and King", about homosexual
romance and marriage, to second graders, and again refused to grant parental
notification. In April 2006, the Parkers and the other parents filed a federal civil
rights lawsuit against school officials and the Town of Lexington over the
incidents and the town's refusal to follow state law.
April, 2005: Parker arrested and jailed
March, 2006: "King and King" homosexual book read in 2nd grade class
April 2006: Parkers & other couple file federal civil lawsuit against town & school
August 2006: Town & school officials file motion to dismiss case
September 2006: Parker's lawyers file rebuttal to motion to dismiss (see
NOW: Gay groups & others file brief in federal court against Parker!
Background and documents discussed here are at:
=== 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. ===
Our press release, issued today:
They've beefed up the attack on David Parker! Within days of the
rebuttal by Parker's lawyers, a the national pro-homosexual lobby along with
other local groups, has filed a 24-page amicus curiae brief - essentially a
harsh attack on Parker and his right to bring a lawsuit - in federal district
court in Boston.
The groups filing the brief are:
National homosexual groups:
Human Rights Campaign
Human Rights Campaign Foundation
American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
Massachusetts Teachers Association
Lexington Teachers Association
Read the amicus brief HERE:
These are major heavy hitters! The Human Rights Campaign, located in
Washington DC, is the world's largest homosexual advocacy and lobbying group,
funded with millions of dollars by major US corporations. In 2004, they poured
over a million dollars into your Massachusetts State Legislature elections, as
reported in the Boston Globe. The Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
(GLAD), funded in part with public money, won the infamous "Goodridge" same-sex
marriage case in Massachusetts and has a history of going after both private
groups and government agencies. The Massachusetts Teachers Association is
the powerful state-wide teachers union.
Interestingly, one of the ACLU's board members, Harvey Silverglate, went
on television earlier this year defending David Parker's rights (we'll be
posting that). But the ACLU's state executive director, Carol Rose, who lives in
Lexington, has personally helped lead the fight against Parker in an extremely
hostile manner, and has even written vitriolic stuff in the local newspaper
If you read the amicus brief, you'll recognize the same twisted use of "case
law" that we saw in the defendants' motion to dismiss, to attempt to justify
forcing homosexuality on young children without parents' knowledge or consent.
This has become their strategy - to mangle the legal system to make it appear
that everything we've always known about families and parents' rights is actually
the opposite, and force the courts to enforce that.
Thus, you'll notice that they focus largely on the weaknesses of the Parental
Notification Law (M.G.L. Ch. 71, Sec. 32A). There's a lot of various legal
minutiae regarding state laws, questionable definitions of the English language,
novel uses of court decisions, and (of course!) flawed logic -- rather than the
larger constitutional and civil rights issues that this case is really all
It's becoming clear that this represents a huge, landmark case that poses a
genuine threat to the larger homosexual agenda in public schools across the
country. And these groups realize that and are apparently willing to oppose
David Parker in the strongest possible way.
We'll keep you on top of this. And we have full confidence in Parker's law firm,
Denner Pellegrino, LLP, to handle this high-profile case.
=== 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. ===
This was filed last month by Parker's lawyers in answer to the Town of
Lexington's 57-page motion to dismiss the case. It's worth looking at.
It defends the Parker's position (fairly brilliantly, we think) and also
takes apart the absurd and often illogical arguments that the defendants try to
put forth. And it cites corresponding solid case law to solidly support the
points. It's bold, not wimpy, unlike a lot of stuff we've seen in the past.
(It's our opinion that our side has lost a lot of cases that we should have won,
because of inferior legal power. That's NOT the situation this time, we
Read the rebuttal HERE:
Of course, the whole idea that this needs to be argued at all in a court of
law is more than a little frightening. These are things that everyone had always
taken for granted, since the founding of this country. But unfortunately, the
concept of "normalcy" has been so thoroughly subverted over the last decade by
the radical elements who have hijacked our legal system, that this is the sorry
state our legal system is in.
The good thing: Judging from this rebuttal, Parker's lawyers appear to be up
to the task at hand!