“Now, more than ever, we need good fathers….”
So I wrote in my book Fatherhood: In Pieces. I continued: “… We need their courage and strength, their good humor and hard work, their protection, judgment, perseverance, discipline, and love.”
And so I led off my essay on Father’s Day 2022. Since then, I have come to realize now how terribly out-of-touch I have been. I should have stated Now, more than ever, we need good non-birth parents, at least according to Connecticut’s Department of Public Health. My apologies for being so offensive and, no doubt, making many feel unsafe.
Snarky? You bet. How else to respond to the endless stream of recent developments undermining fathers (and mothers) in their critical role as parents. WABOBS, I say. WABOBS.
WABOBS? “What A Bunch Of BullShit,” of course. And there’s more, lots of it. Here’re just a few:
Imagine the chutzpah of a father, er, non-birth parent, speaking out against the grooming (there, I said it) in public schools.
MRCTV on Twitter: “A father in Maine won $40K from a local school board for violating his 1st Amendment rights. The board tried to ban him from school functions after he spoke out against sexualized books in public schools. https://t.co/GTsr7Lin4f” / Twitter
Sure, but this is Connecticut and Maine. Certainly such nonsense hasn’t crept beyond progressive enclaves, right? Think again, and read this from flyover country.
Idaho Government Agency Uses Sex Education Curriculum From Org That Advocates For ‘Porn Literacy’ | The Daily Caller
Sure, but who can object to a group hired to preach against the spread of STDs? Fine. But the same group advocates teaching school kids about “kink and power, pleasure, sexual identity, sexual acts, and sexual exploration in relation to pornography.” Nice.
Is it OK to ban parents from seeing what their kids are seeing in public schools?
Oh, come on. Catholic Vote? Those prudes. How bad can it be? Judge for yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q0iWESqcb8
To leave on a note that will warm the hearts of those who say a kid needs a dad like a fish needs a bicycle:
An America First Family Policy › American Greatness (amgreatness.com)
A startling new study by the Pew Research Center reveals a staggering statistic. The United States is No. 1 globally . . . but in a shameful category. Of the 130 nations surveyed America, by more than a factor of three, had the greatest number of fatherless homes: “The U.S. has the world’s highest rate of children living in single-parent households. Almost a quarter of U.S. children under the age of 18 live with one parent and no other adults (23%), more than three times the share of children around the world who do so (7%).”
As fathers, let’s ask a simple question: WTF?
And then a few more…
– Are we satisfied with this state of affairs?
– Are government and school officials aligned with our priorities as parents?
– Is this gender agenda what we want our kids to be force fed?
– If someone was harming our kids, would we watch and do nothing?
– And if not, what are we prepared to do?