Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Fallout From Fabricated Massresistance/Article 8 Press Release

The Boston Globe documents the harassment and intimidation tactics that Massresistance/Article 8 has forced upon Lexington by issuing a deceptive and fabricated press release:

Paul Ash , 56, the new superintendent of schools, said news of the playground fight posted on blogs intensified the attacks. The conservative group's press release accused school officials and other adults of inciting students to fight, and claimed the spat was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the legalization of gay marriage. Then, a blogger posted Ash's phone numbers and e-mail address.

At 4 a.m. on June 18, a man from Japan called Ash's home and angrily asked why the school was beating up children. The phone rang until Ash took it off the hook.

By the next day, his e-mail box was clogged with nearly 400 messages, and his work voicemail filled with vitriolic messages.

In addition to the threats and intimidation which Massresistance/Article 8 is always accusing other of doing, they also say that people that don't agree with them post lies and deception. Well, here's a sample of what David Parker had to say in the Globe article:

Sitting on his living room couch, Parker denied that he is being used by anyone. But in retrospect, he acknowledged there was no evidence that an adult had directly incited students to bully his son.

He is worried that adults who criticize his views against homosexuality might have led some children to not want to play with his son or to pick on him.

"Are parents and administrators telling little children to get [my son] on the playground because of his father's beliefs? No, I doubt it," Parker said, but added: "You have children being exposed to the notion that this guy, or this family, is wrong and maybe is a bad guy. That can influence their actions."

Two interesting issues here which are all David Parker's doings:
  • Where is the Press Release from Massresistance/Article 8 saying that there is no evidence that this was caused by adults? As of last night Massresistance/Article 8 still had on its home page links to "A child beaten because of gay marriage"
  • He's worried that adults might not want their child to play with his children! Look what happens when a friend of their child has a disagreement with his child, a national circus. Does any parent want their child to go through what David Parker/Massresistance/Article 8 has put everyone through? It's a scary thought to think that your child's friend's parents are going to make a national scene over some disagreement because the kids.

Parker seems to not accept the consequences of his actions. Obviously he wasn't thinking of his child when he chose to stay in jail or link up with Brian Camenker. This IS a parent's right issue and parents reserve the right to not have their children associate with people who do not share their values including the Parker's narrow definition of family.

Somehow I don't believe the author of the article knows the depths that Massresistance/Article 8 has gone through to push its anti-gay agenda.


knowthyneighbor said...

David Parker "not?" being used by anyone?

He WAS in the past. The below is an email that was sent to me by a GOP State Committeewoman last year from one, Madeleine Prendergast who was a "volunteer" of VoteOnMarriage/the GOP State Committee in the signature collection on the petition. This was one of a series of emails that I leaked to the Globe which generated the story on the GOP/VOM partnership last Fall in the signature gathering.

From: Madeleine
To: "state committeewoman"
Subject: Republican issues
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 16:10:29 -0400

Dear Nancy:
I'm an active Republican in Carlisle. I got your name from Nice to meet you via this e-mail!

My main issue is family values, in particular defeating the homosexual agenda.
I've been very active in gathering signatures to put the Marriage Protection Amendment on the ballot (Petition K). I was just wondering if the Republicans in your area are active in gathering signatures? If so, would you be willing to forward this to active supporters of this cause?

I am also an active supporter of David Parker, the Lexington dad who was arrested, basically for protecting his then-kindergartner from an introduction to same-sex marriages without his consent. Please see David's been speaking at Republican Town Committees. He's a superb speaker, explaining about the homosexual agenda in our school systems and the attack on parental rights. It's an abuse of our tax dollars that many taxpayers are not even aware of. The meetings generate animated discussion.

Nancy, David is willing to travel anywhere to speak to any group, 15 people or more. Do you know anyone in your area who'd want to take advantage of this, either by arranging meetings at a church or at Republican town meetings? Please forward.
Thank you so much. I look forward to your reply.
Madeleine Prendergast
Cell 781-698-9222

Anonymous said...

The Article8 site has been updated to say:

David Parker's first-grade son surrounded and beaten up at school . . . School officials work with gay groups in attempt to discredit incident!.

Are they shameless or just delusional?