The culture War: Gay education?
This is interesting: Police arrested a Lexington father who refused to leave the Joseph Estabrook School yesterday after school officials rejected his demands that his 6-year-old son be shielded from any discussions about gay households. David Parker, 42, confronted officials after his son brought home ``Who's in a Family,'' a storybook that includes characters who are gay parents. Yesterday, Parker refused to leave a meeting after Lexington Superintendent Bill Hurley rejected his demand that he be notified when his son is exposed to any discussion about same-sex households as part of classroom instruction. ``Our parental requests for our own child were flat-out denied,'' Parker said in a statement. Parker also asked that the boy be pulled from similar discussions that arise spontaneously, said Brian Camenker, director of the Article 8 Alliance, which supports the ouster of four pro-gay marriage judges on the state's Supreme Judicial Court. I guess they won't be letting their kids watch the LOGO channel either. Too bad, their kids will probably grow up without knowing which lotion is best for moisturizing and exfoliating their skin, or watch TV shows where guests debate the color yellow. All kidding- and slightly homophobic jokes- aside, i can't help but wonder: is it really necessary to give a 6 year old kid a story that has gay parents? I mean, he is 6 years old, isn't that a little early to expose him to the idea of sexuality to begin with, let alone alternative sexuality? I understand the logic behind it: get the kids when they are young. Let them get used to the idea of gay couples and parents and they will grow up more tolerant and less homophobic. That's all well and good, but it's also brainwashing, especially if it's done at such a young age. If it was done when the children were 12, then it would be a different story, but they are giving them to 6 year olds. Imagine if that school sent the kids home with a religious story promoting a single religion, what would happen? Can you imagine the circus that the ACLU would make of this? Anyway, this goes out to prove what I've been saying all along: Boston isn't that godless commie yankee liberal gay capital the red-staters make it to be. It has a lot of religiously conservative people. I mean they elected Mitt "the stormin Mormen" Romney for God's sake. The culture war is alive and well people, and it's getting bigger by the day!