Discussion in 'Current Events' started by William Joyce, May 2, 2005.
Welcome to America, 2005:
Any bets on how many people are going to say, "your story is from one of those right-wing sites - I don't believe it?"
I checked it out and the story appears to be totally true, but you know the board liberals that don't want to hear anything negative like this will say you or the site posting the article made this up....
Yup--ole Billy gets written off a lot--I bet he laughs last.
ill give ya 3 to 1 odds that principal plays for the other team
I checked it out too, Boston Globe wrote on it:
I'll take the bet. Look at her picture.
This is what you subject your children to in American public schools. So much for American freedom. Object to your child being subjected to gay propaganda, and you will be ARRESTED! That is INCREDIBLE. We are not living in the land Washington, Jefferson or Adams fought to make, that's for sure.
the parents are completely responsible for this happening. If you don't want something taught in your public schools, you don't protest to the principal, you go for the school board. The school board (in most cities I know of) are elected officials and they will want to keep their jobs. If they don't listen, you vote them out or run against them.
Yeah, and they're the ones voting to teach "creation science" along with evolutionary science in public schools. If that's not the dumbing down of America, I don't know what is.
would somebody kindly post the article? My Network Nazis are working over-time
Here you go my friend. From Boston Globe:
Arrested father had point to make
April 29, 2005
'We're not intolerant," said Tonia Parker. ''We love all people. That is part of our faith."
A handful of supporters of the Parker family appeared at the courthouse yesterday, including Brian Camenker, director of Article 8 Alliance. The group, which opposes same-sex marriage, posted e-mail exchanges between the Parkers and school officials on the matter on its website. Camenker said Parker contacted him in January.
The case drew interest across the state yesterday.
Governor Mitt Romney, an opponent of same-sex marriage, said: ''Schools under our parental-notification law are required to inform parents . . . of matters relating to human sexuality that may be taught in the classroom and to allow that child to be out of the classroom for that period of the education."
Romney said he supports parents' right to know, though he declined to speak specifically about the Parker case.
Thomas B. Griffiths, Lexington School Committee chairman, said parents of older students are notified in advance when sex education will be taught.
''We don't view telling a child that there is a family out there with two mommies as teaching about homosexuality, heterosexuality, or any kind of sexuality," he said. ''We are teaching about the realities of where different children come from."
The bag of books promoting diversity is sent home with one student at a time, said Rachel F. Cortez, copresident of the Estabrook parent-teacher association and a member of the school's Anti-Bias Committee.
Parents received notice about the book bag at the beginning of the year and the date that it was scheduled to be sent home with their child. The bag's contents also were put on display at a back-to-school night earlier in the school year, she said, and parents are not required to have their child bring it home.
''The kids don't have to take them [the materials] home," she said. ''Parents can either opt out entirely or use whatever materials they want."
Tonia Parker said yesterday she attended back-to-school night, but was not told about the bag or its contents.
David Parker said the topic of Wednesday's meeting was not about the book bag, but about concerns that his son could be exposed to more books and lessons about ''gay-headed" households.
''We're not giving unfettered access to the psyche of our son when he enters the school," said Tonia Parker.
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