The local newspaper, the Lexington Minuteman apparently had a flood of embarrassed and empathetic letters from Lexingtonians wanting to distinguish themselves from the suers. We didn't see any from Article8 types supporting the foursome. Yet, there were:
- The four weren't trying to compromise; they were bullying.
- The real issue is honoring cultural diversity.
- Schools offer ideas and facts; parents should explain those they disagree with.
- Parents can't pick and choose all curricula.
- The lawsuit forces reasonable parents to explain its hateful basis.
- Teaching diversity is the schools' right and duty.
- Lexington has a long history of openness.
- ACLU exec sees lawsuit as frivolous.
There's a wishy-washy attorney, who says the foursome needs to chill, but that the school system should bend a bit. The lawsuit attorney, Neil Tassel, doesn't convince us that there's any legal merit to the action. However, this is likely your best glimpse into the dustbin of the plaintiffs' thoughts.
The other three subjects look at the issue from their legal, parental and educational perspectives.
It may be that the suers know they are bound to lose. They may well just want spots on right-wing talk shows, which they are bound to get. On the other hand, if they want to wage a PR battle, they are way short.
This is one big fat artificial fight. What happens when you scream, "Let's go!" and no one follows?
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