The culture War: Gay education Update
Remember the Mass. Father that got arrested for refusing to leave his 6 year old's son's school until the adminstration assured him that his son would be shielded from discussions about Gay households? You know, because he found out that the required reading for his 6 year old son included a Gay family? You do? Yeah, he is facing trial after spending a night in jail. And it gets better: The Lexington School Board contends Parker deliberately set out to be arrested and make national headlines. Parker's attorney, Jeffrey Denner, rejected that claim as supporters picketed outside the courthouse. The counter-argument for having the book and rejecting the Guy's demand? A backer of the Lexington School District, Laura Tully, argued, according to WCVB-TV in Boston, "A 5-year-old who is coming to the classroom with two moms deserves to be in a classroom that includes books that show his family." And like every good american real-life drama, there has to be a civil-lawsuit, you know, to give everybody on both sides of the fence something to get all riled up and angry about. Denner said he is negotiating with school officials to prevent the trial, but he also indicated that Parker likely will file a civil suit in federal court by this fall against the town of Lexington, the school system and its officials. The Culture War SUCKS!