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Opening video Ė Kids wishing their dads happy Fathers Day from Christian Hills
Today is Fathers day Ė a tradition that originated on June 19th in 1910 in Spokane Washington. It became a presidential proclamation in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson signed a bill declaring every 3rd Sunday in June as Fatherís Day.
Thesis: Today we follow the teaching of the Bible and we honor our dads today. Dads are different from moms and they are to be honored for being who God created them to be.
I read a recent Newspaper article talking about how Fatherís Day cards were been banned in many public schools in Scotland:
Fatherís Day cards banned in Scottish schools: Thousands of primary pupils were prevented from making Fatherís Day cards at school for fear of embarrassing classmates who live with single mothers and lesbians.
By Simon Johnson, Scottish Political Editor
Published: 8:44PM BST 22 Jun 2008
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 Fatherís Day card ban has been introduced by schools in Glasgow, Edinburgh, East Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Clackmannshire.
Tina Woolnough, 45, whose son Felix attends Edinburghís Blackhall primary school, said several teachers there had not allowed children to make Fatherís Day cards this year.
Mrs Woolnough, a member of the schoolís parent-teacher council, said: "This is something I know they do on a class-by-class basis at my son Felixís school. Some classes send Fatherís Day cards and some do not.
"The teachers are aware of the family circumstances of the children in each class and if a child hasnít got a father living at home, the teacher will avoid getting the children to make a card."
The making of Motherís Day cards and crafts, in the run-up to Mothering Sunday, remains generally permitted.
But the Fatherís Day edict follows a series of other politically correct measures introduced in primary schools, including the removal of Christian references from festive greetings cards.
Matt OíConnor, founder of campaign group Fathers For Justice, said: "Iím astonished at this. It totally undermines the role and significance of fathers whether they are still with the childís mother or not.
"It also sends out a troubling message to young boys that fathers arenít important."
Alastair Noble, education officer with the charity Christian Action, Research and Education, said: "This seems to be an extreme and somewhat absurd reaction.
"I would have thought that the traditional family and marriage are still the majority lifestyles of people in Scotland. To deny the experience of the majority just does not seem sensible."
Local authorities defended the change, saying teachers needed to act "sensitively" at a time when many children were experiencing family breakdown
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