Pro-homosexual activists hold counter-demonstration to intimidate David
Parker rally participants, and support his ban from all school property.
Elected officials and local clergy take part.
It's utterly amazing how obsessed these people are, and how possessed by
Getting started. First, they gathered in front of the Visitors' Center
across the street. It appears a podium was set up for speakers.
Igniting the crowd. On podium, Meg Soens (well-known lesbian activist
and GLSEN workshop coordinator) exhorts the crowd against David Parker. Next to
her is Rev. Bill Clark (bald head) of the Unitarian Church.
In our faces. After that, they lined up along Bedford Street, right
across from the Parker gathering, to hold signs, intimidate, etc.
Outpouring of public anger and intolerance. The line stretched
over a block long. It included very young kids, adolescents, and adults.
Raising kids to hate others. Rev. Bill Clark again, along the street. The
kids' signs have particularly insidious messages: "Support ALL Our Children,
Families, Schools" and "Anyone Can Go to School." Note that these imply
that David Parker does not support all children, and that he believes that not
everyone can go to school. This is the angry mindset these people have, and
they're transmitting it to young children.
Top elected school official. Lexington School Committee
Chairman Helen Cohen was not pleased to get her picture taken by us as she
demonstrated against David Parker, and she
turned her sign aside so we couldn't see it.
Having fun bashing parents. School Committee member (former chairman) Tom
Griffiths (wearing coat and tie) enjoys the counter-demonstration, with kids. Note the
message again: "Support ALL Our Children" -- implying that David Parker doesn't,
and the sign "Welcome Everyone", with a similar thought.