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Gingersnap
06-23-2008, 11:36 AM
Father's Day cards banned in Scottish schools

By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor
Last Updated: 8:57AM BST 23/06/2008

Thousands of primary pupils were prevented from making Father's Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians. The politically correct policy was quietly adopted at schools "in the interests of sensitivity" over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households.

It only emerged after a large number of fathers failed to receive their traditional cards and handmade gifts.

Family rights campaigners last night condemned the policy as "absurd" and argued that it is marginalising fathers, but local authorities said teachers need to react to "the changing pattern of family life".

An Office for National Statistics report in April found that one in four British children now lives with a lone parent - double the figure 20 years ago.

The Father's Day card ban has been introduced by schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Clackmannshire.

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The making of Mother's Day cards and crafts, in the run-up to Mothering Sunday, remains generally permitted.

Words fail. It's like Europeans don't even want to acknowledge simple biology, let alone any kind of parental attachments.

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2176315/Father's-Day-cards-banned-in-Scottish-schools.html)

LogansPapa
06-23-2008, 11:58 AM
Iím ashamed of my people. :(

megimoo
06-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Words fail. It's like Europeans don't even want to acknowledge simple biology, let alone any kind of parental attachments.

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2176315/Father's-Day-cards-banned-in-Scottish-schools.html)Maoist Socialism rears its ugly head,destroy the family and the nation will soon follow !

megimoo
06-23-2008, 12:04 PM
Iím ashamed of my people. :(I asumed you were an 'Off Worlder'!

biccat
06-23-2008, 12:04 PM
I'm reminded of something about how gay marriage isn't going to hurt society, and that we're all a bunch of bigots for insisting that kids need a mother and a father.

noonwitch
06-23-2008, 01:30 PM
Every kid has someone to make a Father's Day present/card for, even if it isn't his or her father. Grandfathers, uncles-if not, have those kids make cards for old guys in nursing homes. Nobody has to be stigmatized for not having a father, if the teacher tells the class to make cards for your fathers or other important men in your families.


There are ways to handle any situation with neutrality and common sense.

AlmostThere
06-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Every kid has someone to make a Father's Day present/card for, even if it isn't his or her father. Grandfathers, uncles-if not, have those kids make cards for old guys in nursing homes. Nobody has to be stigmatized for not having a father, if the teacher tells the class to make cards for your fathers or other important men in your families.


There are ways to handle any situation with neutrality and common sense.
Ah, there's the rub. Didn't you get the memo? Strong male role models are so passť. :rolleyes:

Elspeth
06-23-2008, 01:56 PM
Every kid has someone to make a Father's Day present/card for, even if it isn't his or her father. Grandfathers, uncles-if not, have those kids make cards for old guys in nursing homes. Nobody has to be stigmatized for not having a father, if the teacher tells the class to make cards for your fathers or other important men in your families.


There are ways to handle any situation with neutrality and common sense.

Exactly, Noonwitch. But this would be too simple a solution, eh?