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So much for the Catholic majority on the bench.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the case brought by David Parker against a Lexington, Massachusetts, public elementary school that Parker claimed had been violating state law by indoctrinating children in the homosexual lifestyle.

On April 27, 2006, Parker and his wife, Tonya, along with another set of parents, Joseph and Robin Wirthlin, filed suit in a Massachusetts federal court in response to Estabrook Elementary School’s and the Lexington School District’s refusal to give prior notification to parents when the school presents homosexually supportive material to children, and for their refusal to allow parents to “opt out” of such presentations.

The Parkers’ son was in kindergarten when he was given a book titled Who’s in a Family?, which includes depictions of two homosexual households, as part of a “Diversity Book Bag” containing optional reading material. When he was in first grade, the same book was available in his classroom library, along with a book titled Molly’s Family about “gay” and lesbian relationships. The Wirthlins’ son was read King and King by his second-grade teacher during class time, a book that depicts a romance and eventual “marriage” between two princes.

The Parkers’ and Wirthlins’ suit claimed that the school district’s policy “was contrary to their religious views and parental rights to raise their children in accordance with their personal beliefs,” and that the school administration “intentionally interfered with their Fourteenth Amendment due process rights to direct the moral upbringing of their own children.”

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