Lexington School Dept. files opposition to David Parker in US Supreme Court
Court now deciding whether to hear case
Posted: July 25, 2008
Last month we reported that David Parker's lawyers have officially filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court. Parker and his lawyers are asking the Court to review the bizarre decisions by Federal District Court Judge Mark Wolf and Federal District Appeals Court Judge Sandra Lynch, claiming that parents have no rights to intervene (or even be notified) when public schools introduce homosexual topics to their children.
Over the past few years this case has often made the national news. Parents across the country are watching to see what will happen.
This month the Lexington School System filed a 28-page "Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari" asking that the US Supreme Court NOT take the case.
READ "Opposition to Writ of Certiorari" by defendants
Two things stand out in this document. First, the defendants are continuing to lean heavily on a vegetable stew of case law, much of it rather obscure and strange to the average citizen. For example, there is a discussion of "hybrid rights" -- a concept invented by some federal judges in cases in other states -- taken as if it were actual law.
The second point the defendants use involves where we've come to with the drip, drip, drip of anti-family Massachusetts laws and official policies. From laws against discriminating against sexual orientation in the pubic schools, to mandates to teach about "diversity", to official guidelines to encourage teaching about "different types of families" - they add that up to claim that pushing homosexuality to children is simply "teaching tolerance". And of course, they conclude, that tolerance of perversion is necessary for a healthy society and parents should not be able to stop such progress.
And the Parkers are claiming that all that nutty case law, and all those state mandates don't obliterate their constitutional right to raise their children as they please, not as some bureaucrats decide.
So that's what we've come to
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce sometime in September or early October whether they will take the case.
But we also need to remember that this is the reason we've introduced the new Parents' Rights Bill before the Legislature which would deal with this problem at the roots. (And which is naturally being fought bitterly by the homosexual lobby and Planned Parenthood.) And which we will file again next session if necessary.