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Father's Day cards banned in Scottish schools
Telegraph.uk ^ | 6/23/2008 | Simon Johnson

Posted on 06/23/2008 5:45:05 AM PDT by grjr21

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 1984; antifamily; cards; deathofthewest; eu; fathersday; homosexualagenda; pc; scotland; uk
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1 posted on 06/23/2008 5:45:05 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: grjr21

And birthday cards are out of the question, since, for 99% of the kids, they will have a different birthday than the kid being honored.


2 posted on 06/23/2008 5:47:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Abortion is to family planning what bankruptcy is to financial planning.)
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To: grjr21

Sick


3 posted on 06/23/2008 5:47:33 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: grjr21

Soon they’ll ban fathers!


4 posted on 06/23/2008 5:49:50 AM PDT by Tolkien (Another day, another 1.603 million miles around the sun.)
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To: grjr21

To the “it can’t happen here” crowd.

I don’t care.

If the intent is there, it must be exposed so that we can make sure “it can’t happen here”.

There are those in Congress who intend to make America completely socialist. The intent is there, and we can’t just shrug it off because it’s unlikely to be implemented.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 5:52:17 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

This is stupid. Let’s just ban everything.........


6 posted on 06/23/2008 5:54:34 AM PDT by captjanaway
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To: captjanaway
This is stupid. Let’s just ban everything.........

The brave new world of the left ... whatever is not forbidden is mandatory.

7 posted on 06/23/2008 5:58:16 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: MrB

Some lefty private schools have had this sort of policy for years. Probably some government schools too, given the absence of fathers in some parts of the country, and they just haven’t announced it to the news.


8 posted on 06/23/2008 5:58:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Tax-chick's House of Herpets. What's *your* ambient temperature?)
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To: Tolkien
Soon they’ll ban fathers!

Whose wages will they garnish then?

9 posted on 06/23/2008 5:59:40 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the media vs. the people.)
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To: MrB
There are those in Congress who intend to make America completely socialist. The intent is there, and we can’t just shrug it off

I may be more scared of the ones without intent and just creep along one thing at a time because it's the expedient thing to do

10 posted on 06/23/2008 6:00:57 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
And birthday cards are out of the question, since, for 99% of the kids, they will have a different birthday than the kid being honored.

99.726 actually.

11 posted on 06/23/2008 6:01:51 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (New tag line in progress.)
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To: grjr21

So I guess they need to make a generic “parents day”, and get rid of both fathers and mothers day. What’s next? No Christmas? Oh yeah, they’re already getting rid of that too. :(


12 posted on 06/23/2008 6:02:07 AM PDT by Fox_Mulder77
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To: grjr21
If the kids were making the cards during a 'free' art time (where kids are allowed to draw whatever they want), then the school has no business forbidding them from doing so. I can see the school not setting aside time specifically to make fathers day cards, although their reasoning is a bit silly.

At least the school (so far) can't stop the kids from making dad a card at home.

13 posted on 06/23/2008 6:02:59 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Whose wages will they garnish then?

That's easy. There will just be an additional tax on males, since males are singularly responsible for high crime, fatherless children, and that's wrong in the world.

The saddest part of all is I know there are some people that have put forth that line of reasoning already.
14 posted on 06/23/2008 6:03:44 AM PDT by faloi
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To: grjr21

And just today the MSN.com headline happens to be:

“HOW TO LEAVE YOUR HUSBAND”,

with a secondary headline of

“Plus: 10 STEPS TO A MONEY-SMART DIVORCE”.


15 posted on 06/23/2008 6:06:57 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: faloi

coming to america...


16 posted on 06/23/2008 6:07:17 AM PDT by Blue Turtle (I)
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To: grjr21

Why are they making “Father’s Day Cards” in school in the first place??


17 posted on 06/23/2008 6:08:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: grjr21

You know...this is getting downright funny.


18 posted on 06/23/2008 6:09:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Vote Republican = Vote NO to the Radical Left!)
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To: grjr21

Will(did) they also ban mother’s day cards under the same reasoning?


19 posted on 06/23/2008 6:09:25 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That actually happened a few town overs in a class that had a Jehova’s Witness in it.


20 posted on 06/23/2008 6:12:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: grjr21

The Scolding Socialist Schoolmarms and Lesbo-Feminist Liberal Lefties and the Harping Homosexualist He-males have well-and-truly taken over.

Wanna know what that’s like? For the last nine years Helen Clark’s Labor party have governed New Zealand, with dumb-assical outcomes similar to this one from Scotland becoming the Norm.

I fear that if Obama becomes your next President, this is the nature of the “hope and change” that he will bring to your once-Great Nation. It will well-nigh ruin you.

This year we in New Zealand get to throw off they tyranny of the Helen Clark Labor government — if enough of us get our act together. It is by no means a certain thing.

Once the Do-Gooders are in, it is like excising a fast-spreading cancer to get them out.

Fear this!


21 posted on 06/23/2008 6:13:05 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: grjr21

What about banning Mother’s day cards, too, since some children’s mothers may have died or gone missing? What about children who have lost both parents to death and are being raised by cruel and abusive aunts and uncles?

Oh, wait. That was Harry Potter.


22 posted on 06/23/2008 6:14:40 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (I'mma do the things that I wanna do. I ain't got a thing to prove to you.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
And birthday cards are out of the question, since, for 99% of the kids, they will have a different birthday than the kid being honored.

For a class size of 23 there's a 50% chance that two will have the same birthday. Sounds strange, but true, it's called the birthday paradox. Anyway, I have heard of schools here not doing birthdays since it means kids with birthdays in the summer will never get to have a birthday celebration at school.

23 posted on 06/23/2008 6:18:28 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: grjr21

I always thought that the Scots had cajones under those kilts. Wrong again!


24 posted on 06/23/2008 6:19:04 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Tolkien
Soon they’ll ban fathers!

In Brave New World the words father and mother were OBSCENITIES, not to be used in public or private conversations......

25 posted on 06/23/2008 6:22:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: grjr21

That’s so gay.


26 posted on 06/23/2008 6:41:49 AM PDT by Huck (A Teddy Roosevelt wannabe is better than a Karl Marx wannabe.)
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To: grjr21

Seems they got it all backwards.

They have a problem of too many single parent households — the solution is to encourage Father’s Day.

If they think this generation is difficult to teach just wait until society collapses completely — we are getting very close.


27 posted on 06/23/2008 6:43:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: grjr21

Do you think that they don’t want to influence those teenagers with becoming Fathers???? lol.


28 posted on 06/23/2008 6:45:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Fox_Mulder77

So I guess they need to make a generic “parents day”, and get rid of both fathers and mothers day.

Actually many countries have Parent’s Day but they also have Children’s Day. As a kid, I always wanted that day...lol.


29 posted on 06/23/2008 6:49:11 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: grjr21

There are lesbians out there who could pass for fathers due to being so butch...


30 posted on 06/23/2008 6:53:53 AM PDT by NRA1995 (It should be called "Cosa Nostra", not "Congress")
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To: JoeSixPack1

And tomorrow the headline should be:

“10 WAYS TO DISPOSE OF YOUR GOLD-DIGGING WIFE’S BODY
IN THE MOJAVE DESERT WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT BY THE POLICE.”

That would be a hoot!


31 posted on 06/23/2008 6:53:55 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Screw the caribou....we need the oil!)
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To: grjr21

Soon to be replaced by “Baby Daddy” cards here as well.


32 posted on 06/23/2008 6:56:21 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: antiRepublicrat

My son has an August 9th birthday.

In his school (pre-school and kindergarten) they celebrated his, and the other summer birthdays, with parties during the last week of the school year.


33 posted on 06/23/2008 6:59:53 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Red Badger
Also from Brave New World they banned Bibles and other great works of literature. Children were programmed early on for specific roles in society and that each child belonged to everybody else. Also the children were encouraged to explore their sexual urges and not repress them.

Liberal leftists are foisting upon us all their version of Brave New World.

34 posted on 06/23/2008 7:02:53 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: grjr21

No doubt any more. Thinking like a leftist means that one has lost one’s mind.


35 posted on 06/23/2008 7:05:00 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: Red Badger
Leftism, Socialism, Communism.....they are all branches off the same tree: Facsism. Like all good fascists, today's Leftists want to destroy every and any institution which competes for power with "The State". And remember, that the "State" that these Leftists have in mind isn't just any old State, but an all powerful monopoly that controls every aspect of your life, no matter how small.

The traditional organisation of a Free Society has several institutions that exist apart from the State, and which wield their own power in a way not traditionally "controlled" by the State. These institutions are: 1)Marriage, 2)the Family (including the extended family Houses of the Medieval period), 3) the Marketplace, 4) the Church

The Free Market is what people do, naturally, in the pursuit of making a living and pursuing happiness. Capitalism is not an artificial ideology and it does not need state coercion to exist or to function successfully. It is simply the name we give for what people do naturally---they trade with one another. Free Markets can run a nation's economy efficiently and with little government regulation. Free Markets are, largely, beyond the direct control of government apparatus, although as we all know, laws can be written to change that.

The Church has traditionally been a "co-equal" social organising force with government, with it's own jurisdiction and even it's own courts. Despite the blather about "Seperation of Church and State", modern history is a one way street with government increasingly encroaching on Church perogatives and jurisdiction. One of the main areas of Church jurisdiction which has been hijacked by government is the afore-said institutions of Marriage. Marriage was traditionally, and originally, a strictly church affair. But then government butted in and started taking over the territory: To wit, government started licensing marriage, doing it's own marriages, and taking upon itself to issue divorces, not only for it's own marriages but those done by the churches as well.

Family, as a social institution, existed before the church. Indeed, the Family Clan existed as the first form of local government. Extended family tended to live in close geographical proximity, raised it's own militia in times of invasion, and even had it's own flag (family coat of arms). Charity, or what is now called "health and human services", was administered almost exclusively by the family clan, or your family House, in Renaissance times. The State didn't get involved in the social welfare business at all, leaving elder care, child care, and education to the Family, and to those in need of extra assistance, charity (that's what it is rightly called, not the "entitlements" of today) was handled by the Church.

Now back to our Modern Leftists: They cannot tolerate families taking care of things like elder care, child care, and education. This creates a separate power base, and separate alleigances to a competing institution (the family) in competition with THEIR State. Can't have that! Thus, the "Progressive" a.k.a. fascist State has not only gotten involved in these areas of human life, they have set up monopolies that have shoved aside the role of the family or the Church. All power is resevered to the State, and all are dependent on the State.

Because an intact, and wealthy family can compete with the Leftist's State for the alleigence of the individual, the Leftists are very specific about destroying the Family as a social institution. First and foremost, the Leftist wants a very high tax burden on the family, especially estate taxes. Once the State can prevent the family from accumulating wealth, the family's power over it's own members is greatly diminished, and the individual becomes more and more dependent on the State.

Thus, the State WANTS to subsidize births out of wedlock. You create a generation of children (larger and larger every year) that already have a broken family that cannot compete for the Child's loyalty against the State. Further, the family, such as it is, is financially dependent on the State---for food, clothing, housing, education, and medical care. And once you are dependent on the government for all these things, the State OWNS YOU. Your life is controlled by the State, run by the State. You are a cipher of the State.

Think about this: What better way to ensure that a people NEVER ever challenge or criticize their government than to control their access to healthcare? What greater threat to free speech can there be than when the government decides who will live and who will die?

Thus the State takes away the power of the family to control the morality of it's members. The State says to girls: "Be as ammoral and promiscuious as you want to be. We will fund your lifestyle and protect you from all the traditional social stigmas. All you have to do is incubate the next generation of slaves to the State." And slaves your children will be, such will be their dependency on the State.

So, State Schools denigrating and denying Fathers, and Fatherhood, should be seen for what it truly is: Just another small facet in the concious, planned campaign by the Fascist Left to destroy the family and make us all dependent (a.k.a. slaves) to their all powerful State.

36 posted on 06/23/2008 7:10:33 AM PDT by Joisey (Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time-a!)
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To: Don Corleone
I always thought that the Scots had cajones under those kilts. Wrong again!

They could use another Viking invasion or two, but the homeland of the Vikings is in no better shape.

37 posted on 06/23/2008 7:12:10 AM PDT by thulldud (Congress does not want answers. They want scapegoats. (andy58-in-nh))
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To: faloi
fatherless children

Sorry. I've had my head buried in my cubicle. Did I miss the invention of immaculate conception?

38 posted on 06/23/2008 7:14:31 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: thulldud
the homeland of the Vikings is in no better shape

Minnesota and look who they've been electing.

39 posted on 06/23/2008 7:15:31 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: grjr21

I remember feeling really bad for friends of my nephew during the ‘Mother’s Day’ making of cards, crepe paper corsages etc. Their mom walked out and left them, they never see her. The youngest was confused as to when he was supposed to give it to her and cried in class. When my oldest was in kindergarten, one of his friends told me during the Mother’s Day ‘tea’ that he was glad they got out of school before Father’s Day, since his dad never came to see him anymore. He just said if he made a card, it would make him feel bad since he didn’t know how to give it to his dad.


40 posted on 06/23/2008 7:17:37 AM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

My birthday is August 10th. As a kid, I was GLAD my birthday didn’t take place during the school year. Having to go to school on my birthday would have totally spoiled the whole day! So they could celebrate other kids’ birthdays in class all they wanted, and I wasn’t jealous. I got to sleep in on my birthday, and not go to school, and that was the best celebration of all!


41 posted on 06/23/2008 7:18:19 AM PDT by Nea Wood (I'm not a bad Christian because I refuse to join you in giving other people's stuff away.)
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To: Joisey

In a nutshell:

Hey, Leftists! “1984” was a warning, not a suggestion!


42 posted on 06/23/2008 7:19:42 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Joisey
Charity, or what is now called "health and human services", was administered almost exclusively by the family clan, or your family House, in Renaissance times.

Deuteronomy 16:14 Be joyful at your Feast—you, your sons and daughters, your menservants and maidservants, and the Levites, the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns. Deuteronomy 24:19 When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 24:20 When you beat the olives from your trees, do not go over the branches a second time. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. # Deuteronomy 24:21 When you harvest the grapes in your vineyard, do not go over the vines again. Leave what remains for the alien, the fatherless and the widow. # Deuteronomy 26:12 When you have finished setting aside a tenth of all your produce in the third year, the year of the tithe, you shall give it to the Levite, the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that they may eat in your towns and be satisfied.

43 posted on 06/23/2008 7:25:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (NOBODY MOVE!!!!.......I dropped me brain............................)
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To: MrB
"Hey, Leftists! “1984” was a warning, not a suggestion!"

Oceania is what Leftists have had planned for us since the 1930's. They have diligently worked to create that nightmare every year, everywhere they can. Orwell's book was indeed a warning. But very few people seem to comprehend that warning or what the Left is slowly but surely inflicting on us.

You may have heard the news story of 18 16 year old girls in Worcester Mass all getting pregnant under a "pregnancy pact". No one should be shocked by this. These girls just took what they were being taught in the public schools to it's logical conclusion.

44 posted on 06/23/2008 7:27:03 AM PDT by Joisey (Now, go away, or I shall taunt you a second time-a!)
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To: AndyJackson
Minnesota and look who they've been electing.

I was actually referring to the 10th century, a time which contrasts with ours in that then you could be reasonably sure that there were actually two teams on any given field. Today, when we see the ball moving in the same direction no matter who has it, we gotta wonder.

45 posted on 06/23/2008 7:27:35 AM PDT by thulldud (Congress does not want answers. They want scapegoats. (andy58-in-nh))
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To: Tolkien
Soon they’ll ban fathers!

They've been doing that for years in America's "Domestic Courts."

46 posted on 06/23/2008 7:30:29 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: faloi
The saddest part of all is I know there are some people that have put forth that line of reasoning already.

Even sadder is that some of them are FReepers.

47 posted on 06/23/2008 7:31:54 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: AndyJackson
Sorry. I'm falling into my old habit of differentiating between people who are conceived by someone that has no involvement in their life, and people who have a father that's active in their life. To my way of thinking, not all fathers are the genetic progenitors of the children they have responsibility for.

I freely admit it's a differentiation that certainly not everyone would agree with or use.
48 posted on 06/23/2008 7:39:14 AM PDT by faloi
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To: Nea Wood

Mine too. When I was in school, birthdays weren’t ‘celebrated’ in class anyway. No one ever had cupcakes brought in so I wasn’t really missing out on anything. Mine is in July, so not only could I sleep late but could go swimming, have friends over on my *actual* birthday (not having to wait for the weekend!) and use my new gift such as a bike!


49 posted on 06/23/2008 7:43:07 AM PDT by ktscarlett66 (Face it girls....I'm older and I have more insurance....)
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To: grjr21

I think some enterprising parent in Scotland should name their boy “Dad”.


50 posted on 06/23/2008 7:57:42 AM PDT by JZelle
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