Indoctrination in the Public Schools — Another Warning From Massachusetts

Indoctrination in the Public Schools — Another Warning From Massachusetts

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
April 21, 2006

Just last year, parent David Parker was arrested for trespassing at the Estabrook Elementary School in Lexington, Massachusetts. Mr. Parker had demanded that school officials allow him to “opt out” his son from lessons on sexual diversity. His son had come home with a “diversity book bag” that included materials that depicted same-sex couples along with other family and relationship arrangements. School officials refused to allow Parker to withdraw his son from such programs and lessons.

Now, the same school is in the news again. This time, parent Robin Wirthlin complains that her 7-year-old son was in a class where the book King & King was read to students. The book is about a prince that marries another prince, rather than a princess.

From The Boston Globe:

”My son is only 7 years old,” said Lexington parent Robin Wirthlin, who complained to the school system last month and will meet with the superintendent next week. ”By presenting this kind of issue at such a young age, they’re trying to indoctrinate our children. They’re intentionally presenting this as a norm, and it’s not a value that our family supports.”


Lexington Superintendent of Schools Paul Ash said Estabrook has no legal obligation to notify parents about the book. ”We couldn’t run a public school system if every parent who feels some topic is objectionable to them for moral or religious reasons decides their child should be removed,” he said. ”Lexington is committed to teaching children about the world they live in, and in Massachusetts same-sex marriage is legal.”

Remember this the next time someone tells you that the schools are not determined to indoctrinate young children into a moral, cultural, and sexual revolution. Gladly, these developments are not progressing at the same pace in all communities and school systems — yet.

See also my article, “They’re After The Minds of our Children,” that deals more extensively with the King & King book.

R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

I am always glad to hear from readers. Write me using the contact form. Follow regular updates on Twitter at @albertmohler.

Subscribe via email for daily Briefings and more (unsubscribe at any time).