The American Enterprise

Civil disobedience in Concord.(Henry David Thoreau's protest against same-sex marriage class room discussions)(Brief Article)

Some 159 years ago Henry David Thoreau made a name for himself by spending a night in the Concord, Massachusetts jail as part of a tax protest--an event glorified in Thoreau's famous essay "Civil Disobedience" Recently another Massachusetts resident emulated Thoreau (inadvertently) by allowing himself to be jailed overnight, but for an issue much closer to home.

After his five-year-old son came home with a bag of books promoting "diversity" including one which depicts same-sex couples raising children, David Parker asked school officials to notify him or his wife in advance about any classroom discussions on topics like same-sex marriage, so that they might exclude their kindergartener from participation. …

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