On 27 November 2007, the legal hammer fell on Massachusetts’ resident David Parker as he lost his court battle to determine what moral teaching his child would receive at school. It was the culmination of a legal case that began in April 2006 after Parker discovered (in early 2005), that the school was teaching his son about homosexual relationships and transgenderism.
In one of the most lawless legal rulings you’ll ever read, Parker and by extension every parent in Massachusetts, was plunged into the Orwellian nightmare that comes when gay marriage has the backing of legal force from the state. After running around looking for any possible justification for his views, Judge Mark Wolf ruled that:
- Now that gay marriage is legal the state had a duty to normalise homosexual relationships.
- The school could use teaching materials and methods to that end.
- The school had no obligation to notify parents when this was happening.
- You cannot ‘opt-out’ your children from such teachings.
In dismissing Parker’s rights, the Judge actually asserted (wrongly) the states’ rights.