Forgive Us Our Trespasses

The Family Research Council’s latest email message to its prayer team warns that marriage equality will be the death knell for religious liberty – literally

This week I met with pastors who are partnering with us to produce Liberty Sunday. There will be preaching from America’s great pastoral leaders, testimony from civic leaders, policy experts, and everyday Americans whose religious liberties are already being trampled due to same-sex marriage and the homosexual agenda. Americans will see and learn why same-sex marriage and religious liberty cannot coexist. Religious Liberty, the cornerstone of all our liberties, will die an untimely death if Bible believing Americans fail to pray and act now to defeat the legitimization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and elsewhere.

FRC claims that the untimely death of religious liberty is already well under way, saying

Religious liberty has already taken a back seat to Court-imposed same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. MA schools now teach children that sodomy and homosexual marriage are normal. One father who objected to his child’s homosexual indoctrination was jailed.

Presumably, FRC is referring to this incident from last year

For David Parker, the first alarm went off in January, when his 5-year-old son came home from his kindergarten class at Lexington’s Joseph Estabrook School with a bag of books promoting diversity.

Inside were books about foreign cultures and traditions, along with food recipes. There was also a copy of ”Who’s In a Family?” by Robert Skutch, which depicts different kinds of families, including same-sex couples raising children.

The book’s contents concerned Parker and prompted him to begin a series of e-mail exchanges with school officials on the subject that culminated in a meeting Wednesday night with Estabrook’s principal and district director of instruction. The meeting ended with Parker’s arrest after he refused to leave the school, and the Lexington man spent the night in jail.

Parker said he met with school officials to gain those assurances and then refused to leave until he got them. Parker stayed at Estabrook School for more than two hours, according to Superintendent William J. Hurley, as officials and Lexington police urged him to leave. Finally, they arrested him for trespassing.

Parker, who refused to bail himself out of jail Wednesday night, said he spent the night in custody to prove a point.

Parker was arrested for trespassing and chose to spend the night in jail, so he was in no way jailed for objecting to his son’s “homosexual indoctrination.”

It seems that, in FRC’s view, religious liberty includes the right to trespass with impunity.