For nearly two and one half hours after his meeting with the teacher, principal and superintendent of schools, Parker would not leave the building. He denied any affiliation with groups like the Article 8 folk, but he apparently spent a lot of time of the phone with them and had them come with a camera in case there was something gory or glorious in a victim-y way. Even at 6:24 p.m., he refused to leave and let them close the school unless they arrested him. He refused bail and would not call an attorney.
Perhaps worse are the points of contention. He is furious about same-sex marriage specifically and homosexuality in general, as though either of those was any of his business or under his control. He chose to pick a fight over a kiddy's picture book, which contains two drawings that show a two-mom family with kids and a two-dad family with a child. This, he said repeatedly, was teaching about sexuality, thus forbidden by state statute if he did not give his specific permission.
- There is no sex shown, implied, described or taught anywhere.
- He could have opted out of this take-home packet, but neither he nor his wife did.
- The packets were on display and available at the school any time before they came home, but neither Parker examined them
- He wants to claim that the school violated the law when he is the only lawbreaker in sight.
- While claiming homosexuals get all the special rights, he is the only one claiming special rights.
- Even though both school officials and police explained the legal issues of notification to him at length, he was too emotional or too thickheaded to get it.
Alas, David Parker. He has put himself in an untenable position. No good can come to him. We can hope for better experiences and more open minds for his children.