=== Latest on David Parker: Local newspaper finally "gets it" --
rebukes homosexual group for terrorizing restaurant, causing
cancellation of Parker speech. ===
This Saturday, September 28, David Parker was scheduled to give a
speech to a small group of pro-family people at Valentino's
restaurant in Gloucester.
But earlier this week the restaurant abruptly told the organizer it
was cancelling the event. It turns out that Tom Lang, head of the
homosexual group "KnowThyNeighbor" threatened the restaurant, telling them that if they allowed Parker to speak, Lang's group would stage a public protest outside of the restaurant. Fearing for the safety of their patrons, the restaurant was forced to give in.
Here's the newspaper account of the incident. (Note, that the
restaurant manager originally tried to claim that it was about an
unpaid $100 deposit, which was untrue, and he later admitted the
Speech cancelled amid questions of 'hate speech' versus 'free speech'
(Gloucester Daily Times)
Yesterday, the newspaper published a surprising editorial, backing David Parker and harshly criticizing the Tom Lang and his fellow
homosexual activists. Our thanks to the newspaper for seeing the
truth and not being afraid to say it!
Pressure tactics subvert dialogue (Gloucester Daily Times editorial)
(Note: David Parker will still give his speech, but the group has been
forced to change it to a secret location.)
Civil rights violation?
The Massachusetts General Laws seem pretty clear that using threats
and intimidation to stop someone from exercising his constitutional
rights is a serious Civil Rights violation. That's exactly what seems
to have happened here -- and what the homosexual activists do all the
time to anyone whom they disagree with. We wouldn't be surprised if
David Parker were to pursue this. The question is: Would the District
Attorney have the guts to do his job? We'll keep you informed.
Chapter 12: Section 11H. Violations of constitutional rights; civil
actions by attorney general; venue
Section 11H. Whenever any person or persons, whether or not acting
under color of law, interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion,
or attempt to interfere by threats, intimidation or coercion, with the exercise or enjoyment by any other person or persons of rights secured by the constitution or laws of the United States, or of
rights secured by the constitution or laws of the commonwealth, the
attorney general may bring a civil action for injunctive or other
appropriate equitable relief in order to protect the peaceable
exercise or enjoyment of the right or rights secured. Said civil
action shall be brought in the name of the commonwealth and shall be instituted either in the superior court for the county in which the
conduct complained of occurred or in the superior court for the county in which th person whose conduct complained of resides or has his principal place of business.
Who is David Parker? He's a parent who doesn't agree that children must be indoctrinated in the public school system to accept homosexuality as normal...
It's not just about same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. It's about
deciding how your children are educated. And not allowing others to intimidate you.