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  1. #1 Scots Ban Father's Day Cards In Schools To Cheer Up Lesbians, Single Mothers 
    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.

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    I’m ashamed of my people. :(
    At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Words fail. It's like Europeans don't even want to acknowledge simple biology, let alone any kind of parental attachments.

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    Maoist Socialism rears its ugly head,destroy the family and the nation will soon follow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by LogansPapa View Post
    I’m ashamed of my people. :(
    I asumed you were an 'Off Worlder'!
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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 passé.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    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?
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