According to an announcement from Minutemen United:
"It seems as if Lexington, Mass. is ground zero in the battle for the soul of America. Just last week a Federal Judge in Boston threw out a law suit by David Parker. To read more about the Parker's legal battle with the government schools read here. When tossing the Parker case the judge said that normalizing homosexuality to young children is ' reasonably related to the goals of preparing students to become engaged and productive citizens in our democracy.' According to Wolf, this means teaching 'diversity' which includes differences in sexual orientation. This case is about the rights of parents to 'train a child in the way that he should go.' The courts are consistently ruling against parents."
What follows is more detailed information:
Sponsored by The Patriot Pastor & The Heroes of Liberty & The Minutemen United
LEXINGTON MASSACHUSETTS …
THE CRADLE OF AMERICAN LIBERTY AND FREEDOM
April 19th-21st 2007 AD
The convention has rented the Knights of Columbus Hall at 177 Bedford St. in Lexington.
The Trumpet is being sounded again
To All Who Can Hear The Clarion Call and Respond.
There is an Alarm being sent through out The Nation from Sea to Shining Sea.
You can find one version of the flyer at: http://www.thewelloflivingwater.com/lexington/Lex07fly.pdf5.pdf
The Patriot Pastor
Patriot Pastor Garrett Lear of The Well of Living Water Christian Church, Wakefield, NH.
The Heroes of Liberty may refer to the "Black-robed" ministers of the colonies called the "Black Regiment," according to Lear, who appears in full colonial regalia in photos on his website.
Lear appears a bit of a Falstaff in one photo where he stands next to an artful sign proclaiming:
...state authority is
...results in Republic
The group Minutemen United describes itself:
"Minutemen United is a group of men and women dedicated to creating an environment where Christian thoughts, ideals and leaders can get traction in the marketplace of ideas. We hail from New York to California and are headquartered in Ohio 'the heart of it all'. "
"We recognize and honor those brave souls who prayed , lived and died for our Constitutional Republic. We believe the founding fathers "got it" when they created a ruling document and supporting instruments that serve and undeniably recognize our creator - the God of Abraham , Isaac and Jacob."
According to Minutemen United:
"In April of 2006 a group of Christian Patriots traveled to Danbury, Connecticut and held a prayer vigil at the site of the original Danbury Baptist Church. It was at that church that the course of America changed when the Baptist constructed a letter to then-President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson's response of 1801 contained the much-quoted line "separation of church and state" that was eventually made law by Justice Hugo Black and the Supremes in 1947."
Minutemen United is run by Dave Daubenmire:
"Dave Daubenmire, a veteran 25 year high school football coach, was spurred to action when attacked and eventually sued by the ACLU in the late 1990's for alledgedly mixing prayer with his coaching."
"More than two centuries later we believe that America is facing another crisis. If God fearing men and women do not arise to action NOW, we believe that the very sovereignty of this great nation may once again be in jeopardy. It is our belief that the only thing that can save this nation is a return to Christ. We declare Him to be our Commander-in-Chief, and choose to fight the battle by standing on the Word of God."
Coach Dave Daubenmir also runs "Pass the Salt Ministries."
"Challenging the 'church of the Status Quo', Pass The Salt is calling Christians to engage the culture. By taking the fight to the enemy Coach Daubenmire has become a recognizable voice with the media as he is an unashamed, articulate, apologist for the Christian world view. Coach's willingness to stand with Judge Moore in Alabama, Terri Schiavo in Florida, and the 10 commandments in Washington DC, has enabled him to partner with some of the nationally known voices in America."
"In addition to his weekly radio show, Coach has made regular national appearances on Hannity and Colmes, CBS Evening News, Scarborough Country on MSNBC, Fox News, The Edge with Paula Zahn, Dayside with Linda Vester, and Court TV."
Featured products include an audio series titled "Rebuilding the Walls:"
Massachusetts was the site of the 2006 Liberty Sunday rally which I wrote about previously:
October 15: Liberty Sunday - Bigotry, Gay Bashing, and Partisan Pandering
Liberty Sunday: Gay Bashing for Republican Victory
It appear that Massachusetts will remain a target of Christian Nationalist and homophobic activism for the foreseeable future. Several major national Christian Right groups have already denounced the ruling. Stay tuned...
Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates
The Public Eye: Website of Political Research Associates