Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Will Parker Plead Insanity Next?

David Parker and his attorneys were in the Concord Courthouse for all of ten minutes today. He will get a jury trial starting on September 21st. Parker still refuses to admit to what he did and insists he has done nothing wrong. (I guess holding up in a school and telling school officials and police that he wasn't leaving until he was arrested is nothing wrong)

Article 8 has their version of today's events on their site. Their opening paragraph:
People still cannot believe that this can happen in America. A father of a six-year-old on trial for criminal charges, having spent the night in jail over homosexuality in his son's kindergarten class.
David Parker DID NOT go to jail because of homosexuality or a book or a fax. He went to jail because he refused to leave the school after being asked to leave by school administrators and finally the police. HE chose to stay, HE could have been released on his own recognizance but HE chose to stay over night in jail. These people are always talking about choice but they refuse to acknowledge the choice David Parker made. If the judge keeps to the facts of the case then the case is about David Parker trespassing in the school and nothing else.
As Parker's son prepares to enter first grade this fall, the town of Lexington refuses to relent on their ban of Parker from all school property.
They continuously use Parker's son as a pawn in this whole affair. They talk a lot about "the children" when in fact they could care less about children. If he's cares so much about his son's welfare then he should send him to a private school.

Look at how serious they are taking this whole thing, some of them are dressing up in costume (half way down on their site). Did they conveniently forget that John Adams was a Unitarian? At the 1996 General Assembly of the UU, delegates voted overwhelmingly to call for the legalization of same-sex marriage. The Unitarian Universalist Association has a long-standing and deeply held commitment to support full equality for bisexual, gay, lesbian, and transgender people, going back 33 years to 1970. (No one said that Article 8 was bright)


Anonymous said...

We shouldn't be surprised, it's not the first time that the radical fringe resorted to criminal activity to advance their agenda.

Anonymous said...

It's all over the papers...er...I guess not since a crazy man who held up in a school and refuses to accept responsiblity is not news. It looks like as much as Article 8 wants to keep this story going, it's already died a fast death.

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for us UUs!

But I'm disappointed--no comment on Ms. Massresistance's silly Tuesday post complaining about, among other things, how "the radical homosexuals ... demand repeal of all state laws prohibiting transvestism [sic] and cross-dressing"?

Damn those radicals for wanting to get rid of anti-cross-dressing laws! Can you just imagine the damage to society done by men wearing dresses? Women wearing pants? (Er....)

Are there still "state laws prohibiting transvesti[ti]sm and cross-dressing"? Anyone know?