Ignoring the Story

, Rev. Louis P. Sheldon, Leave a comment

The mainstream media has ignored a major news story out of
Massachusetts involving a first grader who was dragged and beaten on the
playground at Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington. His crime? He is
the son of David Parker, a concerned parent who objects to his son being
taught about homosexuality. School officials have admitted that the attack
on his son was planned and premeditated!

In April, 2005, Parker
met with the Estabrook principal and the director of education over the
promotion of homosexuality in the classroom. He asked to be notified in
advanced about any pro-homosexual teachings so he could pull his child out
of the class. He then refused to leave the office until they agreed to
his request. They called the police and had him arrested for “trespassing”
instead. He was handcuffed and spent a night in jail before facing a

Ever since his arrest for trespassing, he and his family
have been the victims of a pro-homosexual smear campaign in Lexington. In
this latest attack, Parker’s first grader was assaulted on the playground
by eight to ten children on the second anniversary of the imposition of
same-sex marriage in Massachusetts by the Supreme Judicial Court.

These young hoodlums
surrounded Parker’s son on the playground, threw him against a wall and
began punching him in the chest, stomach, and genital area. As he fell to
the ground, one of the thugs said, “Now you can finish him off.”
Fortunately, one girl ran to get a playground aide to stop the beating.

My good friend Brian Camenker, who heads MassResistance, is one of the few individuals to report
on this hateful assault on David Parker’s son. Where are the outcries
against “hate crimes” by liberal journalists? Where are the candlelight
vigils on behalf of his son? Has Parker been invited to tell his story on
Good Morning, America? Of course, not. Liberal hatred directed against a
first grader isn’t apparently considered “hate,” but justice directed at
the son of a “homophobic” parent.

Estabrook Elementary School’s
leadership is apparently captive to the Gay, Lesbian and
Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
, which sets up programs to make
schools “safe” for students who think they are homosexuals. While GLSEN
may make schools “safe” for homosexual recruitment programs, it obviously
does not make schools safe for children who do not wish to be
indoctrinated into thinking that homosexual conduct is normal or healthy.
David Parker’s son is a chilling example of what may happen to other
children whose parents oppose the normalization of homosexual sex among
kids. Are schools to become unsafe places for these children?

is time for Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to step up and be counted.
He has expressed support for a federal marriage amendment that defines
marriage as a one-man, one-woman union as the best protector of children.
He should also put his convictions on the line by launching a thorough
investigation into this hate-filled assault on David Parker’s son.

Gov. Romney should find out if pro-homosexual parents encouraged
their children to beat up Parker’s son, to make sure the hoodlums who
assaulted this child are punished, and to assure that all schools in
Massachusetts are “safe” places for children who think homosexual
behaviors are abnormal and physically dangerous. If parents encouraged
this beating, they should be prosecuted as accessories to a crime.

In my view, David Parker is one of the most courageous individuals
in America. He has had the courage to take on the homosexual activist
movement and to protest against the recruitment of children into
life-threatening homosexual behaviors. He should be honored, not
vilified—and his son should not fear being beaten up on the playground.

What has happened to David Parker and his son is a frightening
example of what will occur to anyone who openly opposes the
homosexualization of our nation’s children. This injustice against Parker
and his family must be corrected—and Governor Mitt Romney should take a
leadership role in seeing that justice is done—and making certain that
all children are safe in Massachusetts schools – not just
sexually confused children who are being recruited into the homosexual

Rev. Louis P. Sheldon is the Chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition.