Saturday, February 02, 2008

And In Massachusetts ...

They're dropping like flies, folks.
A federal appeals court yesterday upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Lexington parents who objected to same-sex families being discussed in their children’s elementary classrooms.

Tonia and David Parker of Lexington sued in April 2006 after their kindergartener brought home a book depicting a gay family. Joseph and Robin Wirthlin joined the suit over a second-grade story about two princes in love.

But the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with a judge who ruled last year that parents’ rights to exercise their religious beliefs are not violated when contrary ideas are taught in school.

“Public schools are not obliged to shield individual students from ideas which potentially are religiously offensive,” the court said. Court backs school on gay topics in class

I have seen CRW officers use the word "Massachusetts" as a code word for something. It's like they think the whole state is full of nothing but liberals and gay people, Kennedys driving off bridges drunk and everybody all snooty like John Kerry walking around using "logic" to link "facts" together. They will discount this story just because it happened in Massachusetts. Like, it must be one of those kind of judges, you know? Probably a gay or liberal judge who drives off bridges drunk and "thinks" about things.

Now, this is a weird way of looking at it. See what you think.
The parents’ lawyer, Jeffrey Denner, said they may go to the U.S. Supreme Court.

“Normally, when kids are taught certain things, they believe it to come from on high,” Denner said. “I think this influences the way they think in very, very direct ways and becomes functionally indoctrinating to them.”

The idea seems to be that kids can't tell the difference between what a teacher says and what God says -- it all comes from "on high." Weird, the nuts in our county never explained it that clearly.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The First Circuit's decision in Parker may be found at

February 02, 2008 9:21 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Wow! I've been teaching for 36 years and I've yet to have a student think I was the same as God!

I must be doing something wrong or teaching in the wrong place. Where do the children of the Citizens for Responsible Whatever go to school?

February 03, 2008 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think too many of the Citizens for a Responsible Whatever actually have any children... Now what we need to do it bar nasty hate-mongering groups like PFOX from distributing fliers with lies and discriminatory language. I teach in Montgomery County and I also have yet for a student to think of me as a "God". These people and their lawyers tend to use a lot of lies to get their points across. It's really quite sickening.

February 03, 2008 2:54 PM  

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