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  • MiniTrue — 1984 + 30 — FaceBook Censorship

    07/07/2014 4:44:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Saynsumthn’s Blog ^ | 7/7/2014 | Carole Novielli
    Facebook Flags Images of Pro-Life Father Loving Unborn Child as “Violent” by Carole Novielli | Washington, DC | | 7/7/2014 A Black pro-life organization has had three Facebook images flagged as “graphic violence!”One of those images depicts a father loving his unborn child.Two of the three images are anything but violent. One is a 4th of July meme and the other says “We will not be silenced!”  LifeNews blogger Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Professional who founded The Radiance Foundation (TRF), a life-affirming 501(c)(3), along with his wife, Bethany. Working in conjunction with noted national civil rights...
  • Father of 'devastated' model singled out by virgin killer -barely remembers him'

    05/26/2014 12:17:20 PM PDT · by equalator · 112 replies
    Mail Online UK ^ | 5-26-2014 | Will Payne
    The model branded an 'evil b****' by virgin killer Elliot Rodger and blamed for his hatred of women is 'absolutely devastated' that she has been linked to the massacre, her father revealed today. Stunning blonde Monette Moio 'teased and ridiculed' Rodger after they met at school, sparking his vendetta against female kind, he claimed in his rambling 141-page manifesto. Enacting his 'revenge', he stabbed three friends to death at his home before shooting dead two sorority sisters and another male student in Santa Barbara on Friday. But now Monette's father, Hollywood stuntman John Moio, has defended his daughter, saying it...
  • Irreplaceable: A Movie Review

    05/07/2014 12:57:58 PM PDT · by jobim · 12 replies
    The film follows Tim Sisarich, the Executive Director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, as he goes on a worldwide quest to find out what’s wrong with the family. He starts his quest at the beginning, the foundation of what family really is and what it means to society. snip After finding out why family is so vital to a nation, Sisarich then decided to see why the family has become so devalued. So he looked at four issues affecting families today. The devaluation of sex. The devaluation of marriage. The devaluation of parenthood. The devaluation of children. Each...
  • The Story of Eli: A Moral Tale on the Peril of Faltering Fatherhood and Unfaithful Priestly Ministry

    01/16/2014 2:24:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/15/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the First Book of Samuel which we are reading now in daily Mass, we see are rather stunning portrait of poor parenting and poor priestly leadership in the person of of High Priest of the Sanctuary at Shiloh, Eli. Consider this line from the Scriptures: Samuel was sleeping in the temple of the LORD where the ark of God was. The LORD called to Samuel, who answered, “Here I am.” Samuel ran to Eli and said, “Here I am. You called me.”“I did not call you,” Eli said. “Go back to sleep.” …..At that time Samuel was not familiar...
  • Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.

    05/07/2011 4:07:04 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 83 replies ^ | May 6, 2011 | Msgr. Charles Pope.
    Cultural Misandry? – A Minor Rant on The “Men are Stupid” Commericals.By: Msgr. Charles Pope OK, you know the typical drill of a TV commercial: As the scene opens, some buffoon of a man, usually a husband, is struggling to have a clue as to what something is all about. Sure enough, an all-knowing woman (usually the wife), rolling her eyes and shaking her head in pity, is there to help the stupid buffoon of a man not utterly ruin everything. And of course the product being peddled is usually part of the solution. And, by the way, did...
  • Behold Islam, "Religion of Peace" - Husband Forces Wife to Drink Acid ... For Giving Birth to a Girl

    10/23/2013 6:56:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Nation (Pakistan) ^ | October 21, 2013 | Monitoring Desk
    Husband forces wife to drink acid SHEIKHUPURA: A man in Sheikhupura district forced his wife to drink acid after she gave birth to a babygirl, reported a private TV channel on Sunday. According to reports , family members of the man assisted him in the heinous act against his wife. God blessed Nawazish, a resident of Jandyala Road, with a daughter but he got so upset over the birth of a daughter that he decided to punish his wife. He did not even bother to look at the newborn girl and decided. He brought a bottle of acid and made...
  • Bill Cosby Tells Don Lemon Black Men Need To Raise Their Kids, Has Message For ‘No-groes’

    09/14/2013 11:19:55 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 14, 2013 | Mediaite Staff
    CNN anchor Don Lemon has, of late, turned the focus of his frequent conversations on race to the idea of personal responsibility in the African American community. On Saturday night’s edition of CNN Newsroom, Lemon continued that controversial trend with comic legend Bill Cosby, who has also felt the heat of controversy on the subject. Cosby talked to Lemon about young black men raising their kids, over-medication of juvenile inmates, and may have even coined a new word: “No-groes.” For the past few months, Don Lemon has courted controversy with several segments pegged to his general agreement with comments by...
  • Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman - How to Frame the Abortion Rights Issue

    08/07/2013 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 19 replies
    Truth Out ^ | July 31, 2013 | Lauren Rankin
    The "War on Women" isn't just a war on women. Trans men and gender-non-conforming people are losing their rights too, and we need to rework how we frame these "women's issues." The last month has been particularly brutal for abortion rights activists and women's health advocates, as state after state has proposed and/or passed various bills that restrict abortion access and undermine abortion care. In response, there has been a re-energized reproductive rights movement, with many across the nation stating that they "Stand With Texas Women" or "Stand With North Carolina Women." But in this response, abortion rights activists have...
  • Congressman Thought He Had a Secret Illegitimate Daughter, But He Doesn’t

    07/18/2013 11:13:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    The personal life of Tennessee House Democrat Steve Cohen has been a bizarre mix of Days of Our Lives and Catfish lately: When he was caught tweeting during the State of the Union address to young aspiring swimsuit model Victoria Brink, he was forced to admit that she was his long-lost daughter. He deduced as much when, as he explained, he "Googled her mother, found out she had a child, and the math looked pretty accurate," despite another man believing all along that he was Brink's father. This morning, nearly six months after Cohen went public with his unscientific revelation,...
  • Pope at Mass: The joy of fatherhood

    06/26/2013 4:05:55 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 6/26/2013
    The desire to be a father is ingrained in all men, even priests, who are called to give life, care, protection to their spiritual children entrusted to them. This was the focus of Pope Francis homily at morning Mass Wednesday, in the chapel of Casa Santa Marta. Mass was concelebrated by the Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Salvatore De Giorgi, who was celebrating the 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination. "When a man does not have this desire, something is missing in this man. Something is wrong. All of us, to exist, to become complete, in order to be mature,...
  • Pre-School, Pool, and Snowmachine Photos… of Fatherhood

    06/21/2013 3:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Bristol's Blog on Patheos ^ | June 21, 2013 | Bristol Palin
    Hey Guys! You responded so well to yesterday’s posts about dad that I thought I’d add a few more photos! I’m so thankful for the many roles my dad plays, and so thankful Tripp will grow up with such a great role model in my dad. Click here for Photo 2!
  • The Superman of Grads and Dads

    06/18/2013 4:41:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | June 18, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Though deadbeat dads and high-school dropouts might pervade some communities, there are still far more models than mess-ups across our country, and some stand head and shoulders above the rest. Let me tell you about a few stellar examples. I understand that the fact that 1 in 4 U.S. students do not receive a regular high-school diploma is not good enough, with that number increasing to 1 in 2 students in New York City and other places and among Native Americans. And I understand that, as First Things First reported, in Richmond, Va., 60 percent of families are single-parent households,...
  • Fathers Should Act Like Fathers, Not Mr. Moms

    06/16/2013 5:20:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | June 14, 2013
    These days we expect a lot more of fathers. As women have returned to the workplace, and the division of labor in families has changed, we have come to think about fathers as nurturers and caregivers as well as breadwinners. Some families have undergone role reversals, with mothers in the work force and fathers as primary caregivers. As a result, fathers sometimes get the same scrutiny to which mothers have long been exposed. Sometimes that scrutiny comes from mothers themselves, who are used to playing the major role in child-rearing (and certainly child care). Despite their own anxieties, mothers may...
  • Study: 60 percent of Richmond families are single parent

    06/10/2013 7:05:49 AM PDT · by tgusa · 57 replies ^ | 10 June | Joe St. George
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — As Father’s Day approaches, children are reminded to appreciate their dads and the impact on their lives. Today dads around the city were honored a week in advance of Father’s Day. Celebrate Fatherhood 2013 was held this afternoon at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center. While these dads and their children enjoyed the moon bounce and competed in contests, an alarming amount of children in the area won’t have fathers around to celebrate the holiday. First Things First, an organization dedicated to keeping dads involved in kids’ lives, reports that 60 percent of all families in the...
  • New Organization of Leading Women for Shared Parenting May Finally End Courts Favoring Mothers

    06/03/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A new group is emerging that may finally change the way Family Courts treat mothers and fathers. Currently, the default in most states is to award the lion's share of the time with the children to mothers, and require the father to pay child support. This is unfair to fathers, and has resulted in massive abuses within the system, leading to fathers committing suicide and being imprisoned. A new organization I am a part of, Leading Women for Shared Parenting, seeks to remedy this inequality by having women and mothers speak up in favor of shared parenting. When legislators realize...
  • DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers

    03/03/2013 4:58:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 148 replies
    DOJ: Children Do Not Need—and Have No Right to--Mothers March 3, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey Georgetown Law School. (AP Photo/Haraz Ghanbari) ( - The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers. The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman. The Justice Department presented its conclusions about...
  • Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago

    02/15/2013 5:26:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 66 replies
    Barack Obama says 'I wish I'd had a father' as he addresses guns in Chicago President Barack Obama today urged the young men of America to help tackle gun violence by taking responsibility for raising their sons, using an emotional return to his home city to admit: “I wish I'd had a father who was around and involved”. In an unusually personal speech at a school in his old Chicago neighbourhood, Mr Obama, who was raised by his mother, said his attempts to introduce new gun control laws must be matched by more men behaving like role models who are...
  • Back in Chicago, Obama laments lack of "a father who was around"

    02/15/2013 8:13:25 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 34 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 | Steve Holland
    President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday that he wished his father had been a bigger part of his life as he argued that stronger families are just as important as gun control in reducing crime and violence in poverty-stricken neighborhoods. Obama returned to his old home neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago with a different take on his gun control message - that it will require an improved home environment for children to reduce the possibility that they will one day resort to violence. To do that, he said, will require better economic conditions for low- and middle-class Americans,...
  • Redefining Marriage Raises Concerns For Children and Society

    02/14/2013 1:48:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | February 14, 2013 | Austin Nimocks
    NOTE: This is the sixth and final column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The fifth column is available here. Much of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage asks about societal harms. Many advocates of the change quickly dismiss the question and insist that a redefinition of marriage won’t hurt anyone. But that conclusion proceeds from a misperception about what marriage is—a failure to grasp marriage’s role as a public institution that shapes our thoughts and actions. Marriage is not merely a legal arrangement that bestows various benefits and obligations on its participants....
  • Dear Abby Tells Man: Get Over Your Girlfriend Having an Abortion

    02/14/2013 11:02:36 AM PST · by Morgana · 30 replies
    ln ^ | Dave Andrusko
    Until late yesterday, I’d not read “Dear Abby” since the last time someone forwarded me a column with her advice on abortion. It’s been so long I can’t remember if came from the original “Dear Abby” (the late Pauline Phillips) or after her daughter, Jeanne, assumed the nom de plume (and the column) in 2002. In a column that ran Tuesday, a boyfriend wrote that he’d just found out that his girlfriend of nearly four years had an abortion when she was in high school. He explained that he’d overheard a conversation after which he inquired about the implication–that she’d...
  • Is Fatherhood Being Killed so the State Can Play God? (Fathers/Authority Removed from Society)

    02/04/2013 9:27:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Kelly O’Connell
    Is there a master plan for the subjugation of the human race? If so, it must perforce include a strategy for the removal of the single most influential figure in history—the Father....But who would desire such a purge? [big snip] Statistics: •85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes, 20 times the average. •Adolescents from single-parent families engage in greater and earlier sexual activity. •Fatherless children are at much higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. •Most abused children come from fatherless homes; only 1/3 abused kids lived...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • Tenth most popular request for kids' Christmas gift: a 'dad'

    12/25/2012 8:07:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/25/2012 | Rick Moran
    Doesn't this say more about the status of western culture than just about anything you've read recently? Telegraph: ********* When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse"...
  • A 'dad' is tenth most popular Christmas list request for children

    12/24/2012 10:26:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    When it comes to Christmas, it might be safe to assume children will ask Santa for an extensive list of toys, games and treats. But a survey of their typical lists for Father Christmas has shown many have more serious concerns, requesting "a dad" instead. A study of 2,000 British parents found most children will put a new baby brother or sister at the top of their Christmas list, closely followed by a request for a real-life reindeer. A "pet horse" was the third most popular choice, with a "car" making a bizarre entry at number four.
  • Conference to study father figures in television

    11/28/2012 2:22:54 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    cna ^ | November 28, 2012 | Estefania Aguirre
    Rome, Italy, Nov 28, 2012 / 02:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At an upcoming spring conference, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross will examine father figures and their portrayal in TV, including Lord Grantham from the British series Downton Abbey. Many television series “portray the father as being the family's problem,” observed Professor Enrique Fuster, one of the organizers of the conference scheduled for April 22-23, 2013 at the Roman university. Fuster, who teaches cinema history at Holy Cross, noted that screen writers often depict schizophrenic and dysfunctional families and their solution for these situations is usually “a family rupture.”...
  • ESPN Airs the Story of a Dad Who Wanted to Abort His Daughter

    10/12/2012 4:58:19 AM PDT · by rhema · 10 replies ^ | October 11, 2012 | Kristi Burton Brown
    ESPN airs a weekly show called “E:60.” This investigative hour-long show highlights stories – often personal, touching, and sometimes tragic ones – related to sports. On October 1, ESPN posted a segment of “E:60" called “Perfect” to YouTube. “Perfect” is nothing less than a gripping, life-changing tale. Heath White, a military man, marathon runner, and all-around success story, was suddenly faced with a choice. During his wife’s second pregnancy, Heath discovered that his new daughter would be born less than perfect, to his way of thinking. Heath admits that he pressured his wife to have an abortion, yet she bravely...
  • Single fathers want more say in children’s lives

    09/29/2012 6:25:50 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 20 replies
    Rhondall Feeles, founder of the Single Fathers Association of T&T, wants to help single fathers who would like more responsibility in their children’s lives. The group, which he started a month ago, hopes to meet with the incoming Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore, to discuss court orders which place children in the primary care of their mothers. Moore is to be sworn in as minister this week. Feeles said, “There are men who are willing to be part of their children’s lives and we are embarking on a recruitment drive for fellow supporters and single fathers.” However, he said the group...
  • Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)

    07/20/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 115 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/20/2012 | BY LANA ZAK
    A young couple who'd recently moved from New Mexico and were attending the Aurora, Colo., midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" with their children said they had planned to sit in the front row by the exit in which a gunman entered and allegedly killed at least 12 people. "Where the gunman came in, we were going to sit right there," Jamie Rohrs, 25, told ABC News today. "God was definitely with us and watching over us." Rohrs said that before the movie started, he and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta, also 25, opted for seats in the second-floor balcony....
  • (Vanity) Can Someone Tell Me When Obama Put This Program Into Place?

    06/25/2012 9:11:05 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 6 replies I have never in my life heard of this. Have the good members of FR looked into this? How much is this costing every year? What the hell is it?
  • More Powerful Than the President

    06/12/2012 3:32:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    How much power does the president actually possess? That is a question at the heart of most debates about the federal government. Declaring war, writing executive orders, legislating, allocating taxpayers' money and even influencing what your children learn and eat are just a very small sample of subjects hotly under dispute right now. Well, I know a position more powerful than the presidency. I wholeheartedly believe in the Spanish proverb that says, "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy." But I also believe that men and fathers hold a unique role and power to restore our...
  • Fathers of Illegitimate Children Would Lose Rights to Adoption

    A bill presented in the House would allow the adoption of a child to take place without the consent of the father, if he has not previously developed a consistent and substantial relationship with the child. The definition of “consistent and substantial relationship,” has not been specifically defined in Missouri law. The bill seeks to express clearly the actions a father must take to develop a consistent and substantial relationship. Unless actively thwarted from doing so by the mother, the father must provide: Consistent prenatal financial support Payment of prenatal and natal medical care for the mother and baby Child...
  • Mother Loses Support, Custody for Interfering With Father's Rights

    12/08/2011 7:59:52 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | 12/09/11 | John Caher
    A mother who "deliberately and unjustifiably frustrated" a father's attempts to visit his child was appropriately stripped of child support and primary custody, an appellate panel in Albany has held. The Appellate Division, Third Department, unanimously affirmed a Schuyler County Family Court judge in a case where the custodial mother had repeatedly hindered her estranged husband's efforts to establish relations with his daughter, even though the father made no attempt to enforce his visitation rights for six years. Luke v. Luke, 510880, centers on a child born in 2001 to Melvin W. and Heidi L. Luke. The Lukes, who are...
  • Ex-girlfriend hid sperm and used for in-vitro pregnancy: suit

    11/27/2011 10:14:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 130 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 26, 2011 | KIERAN CROWLEY
    A Long Island man was stunned to find out that his 4-year-old twins weren’t an accidental pregnancy at all — his desperate girlfriend secretly stashed away his sperm and used it for an in-vitro procedure, he charges in a lawsuit. Elmont resident Joseph Pressil, 36, wasn’t planning on having children with Anetria Burnett, with whom he was in a relationship for six months in 2007, he said. So she took matters into her own hands, he told The Post, in order to remain in his Texas house and make a legal bid for half of his possessions. -snip- The real...
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

    10/24/2011 1:31:47 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 12 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 10/24/11 | Noman
    Fiddler on the roof is more than a movie. It is an experience. It brims with pathos and human emotions. It is overpowering, touching, meaningful. Its protagonist, Tevye (Topol), is a very particular man in very particular circumstances. He is many things: a Jew, a dairyman, a man in continual correspondence with God, a mensch, and a father. Yet, he is every man, universal. Ironically, this immanent cultural immersion opens to a transcendent understanding of the human condition before God. Perhaps Jesus partly alluded to this possibility when he said to the Samaritan woman at the well that "salvation is...
  • FILM: Courageous [Heroes Protecting the Streets, Fathers Trying to Connect, Honor Begins at Home]

    10/21/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 10 replies
    Yahoo /Movies ^ | 10/18/2011 | Yahoo
    Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood. While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark. When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency...
  • Steve Jobs’s Father Is . . . His Father -- Period.

    10/11/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2011 | Dennis Prager
    On a daily basis, I sit in awe at the amount of nonsense that pervades the world’s media. The latest is the preoccupation with the ethnicity of Steve Jobs’s biological father. Steve Jobs was adopted at birth. And until his untimely death last week, as far as almost anyone in the world knew, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jobs. In fact, as far as Steve Jobs himself was concerned, his only parents were Paul and Clara Jobs. As the New York Times reported nearly 15 years ago (“Creating Jobs,” Jan. 12, 1997): “Jobs holds a firm...
  • 'I'm the daddy... to SEVENTY children!' The moment sperm donor confessed to his stunned fiancée

    09/30/2011 1:35:15 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 29, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A lawyer who donated sperm to pay his way through college has learned that he has fathered an astonishing 70 children. More than 15 of those have already attempted to contact 33-year-old Ben Seisler. The donor confessed to his fiancée as part of a new reality show, Sperm Donor, that aired on the Style Network on Tuesday. Seisler donated sperm for three years while attending law school at George Mason, Virginia. He earned around $150 per donation.
  • “Nobody puts baby in the corner” changes ever-so-slightly with fatherhood

    08/28/2011 7:14:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | August 17, 2011 | Matthew Dicks
    Things change when you have a child. You begin to feel differently about a multitude of life’s experiences. The entire world takes on new meaning and nuance. Take Dirty Dancing. Pre-fatherhood, I watched Patrick Swayze tell Jerry Orbach that “Nobody puts baby in the corner” and thought, “Hell yeah, Johnny Castle! You let that patronizing old fool have a piece of your mind! He doesn’t deserve Baby for a daughter! Damn straight nobody puts Baby in a corner!” Now that I’m a father, things have changed slightly. Now I watch Patrick Swayze tell Jerry Orbach that “Nobody puts baby in...
  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Doug Giles' 'Righteous and Rowdy' Delivers

    06/29/2011 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 | Matt Barber
    Dads, when you let the National Education Association, Hollywood and the cast from Glee raise your daughters, you shouldn’t be surprised if they turn out to be self-absorbed, painted little Paris Hilton wannabes. As Doug Giles, columnist and host of the nationally syndicated Clash Radio program puts it: “Fathers, don’t let your babies grow up to be Snookie!” I know: easier said than done. Ever wish that fatherhood came with an instruction manual? Well, with his latest book, Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls, Giles comes as close to anyone in producing it. Throughout this page-turner, Doug’s unique blend of...
  • Woman accused of using child as a weapon on TTC streetcar

    06/28/2011 9:20:01 PM PDT · by Immerito · 16 replies ^ | June 28, 2011 | Sarah Ratchford
    Police are looking for a woman accused of beating a fellow TTC passenger, using a child as a weapon. Police said the woman boarded the streetcar last Friday around 5 p.m. with the child in a stroller and got into an altercation with another passenger. The woman picked up the child and started hitting the other passenger with the child, police said. When other passengers intervened, the woman pulled one of them by the hair, police said.
  • Male bashing and the false premises that lead to it

    06/18/2011 2:11:38 PM PDT · by WriteStuff · 7 replies
    PointMan ^ | 06/18/2011 | Todd Fitchette
    How do we defend fatherhood in a culture that seems to alienate fathers thru false premises and downright lies? It can’t be just me. I read online of men complaining that they’ve been marginalized in a society that — let’s face it folks — would not have advanced to the point it has without the spirit, competitiveness, drive, desire and even the testosterone of men. A recent report by the Heritage Foundation points to statistics that suggest children growing up in homes where both mom and dad are present and active are less likely to engage in risky behaviors and...
  • The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show! Uniting the Races with Truth Instead of Dividing them with Lies!

    06/14/2011 10:10:54 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 7 replies
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  • People Mag Provides Obama Five Pages for Father's Day Photo Spread and Essay on Fatherhood

    06/13/2011 10:14:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/13/11 | Tim Graham
    People magazine loves Obama. In the top right corner of the June 20 issue is a picture of the president tenderly sitting with younger daughter Sasha on the White House lawn and the words “President Obama On Being a Good Father: Plus Exclusive Family Photos.” Inside are five pages of pictures of adoring daughters getting moments with Obama’s White House photographer Pete Souza. The newest one’s from last August. The White House pictorial also comes with an essay titled “Being the Father I Never Had, by Barack Obama.”
  • Lesbian couple used me: sperm donor

    05/25/2011 6:44:59 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    The Canberra Times ^ | 25 May 2011 | Natasha Wallace
    Neil Richards was so excited about the impending birth of his child 10 years ago he discussed building a home in the Blue Mountains for himself and the lesbian couple who had used his donated sperm to conceive. Mr Richards, who answered the couple's advertisement in a magazine, said they agreed he should be involved in his daughter's life but exactly how was never decided. He said he provided sperm to Jesse Star, now 49, paid $5000 for her fertility treatments at a Woollahra clinic and paid for the midwife who managed the home birth of the child in August...
  • There’s No Place Like Rome (Part One)

    05/25/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 1 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 26, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    Like so many “lost” civilizations, her rollercoaster ride history is hard for politically-correct elites to process. But why ignore or edit her lessons? One clue: Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College says, “In some ways ancient Rome, especially during the centuries of the Republic, was as politically incorrect a place as you can imagine.” To Christians, Rome strengthened the church through persecution. That said, not all Romans were bloodthirsty tyrants, and Christians and Jews weren’t always at odds with warring imperialists. Table-turning Christ (no pacifist) openly applauded the Centurion. In the Bible, “righteous pagans” (even turnaround prostitutes) were given credit,...
  • European Court Orders Breast Feeding Leave for Dads

    11/01/2010 10:24:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 30 October 2010 | John Semmens
    The European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled that Spain’s law providing paid leave for mothers to breast feed their babies is discriminatory against fathers. Employers were ordered to grant 30 minutes of breast feeding time off per work day for all fathers of newborns. “The assumption that mothers are the only ones capable of breast feeding infants contradicts the state’s obligation to treat every member of society equally,” the ruling read. “If the law grants mothers time off for breast feeding then it must grant an equivalent time to fathers.” As has been the case with mothers granted...
  • What is a Real Man – Part 1?

    09/02/2010 12:02:10 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | September 2nd, 2010 | Maurice Blumberg
    Recently, I watched a promotional video for the movie, Courageous, a Christian movie which will be available in 2011 (the video can be viewed here). The movie is the story of four law enforcement officers who are called, in very challenging situations, to serve and protect others and their families. Watching this video reminded me that as Catholic men, we are constantly bombarded in the media with images of men, husbands, and fathers that are not only negative, but counter to the biblical image of who we are in Christ as men. The video also reminded me of the series...
  • When bureaucrats give advice on fatherhood… and cupcakes

    06/24/2010 6:48:35 PM PDT · by Big Bureaucracy · 4 replies
    Big Bureaucracy ^ | June 24th, 2010 | Ellie Velinska
    The new US government is full with helpful tips: Take Time to Be a Dad Today Tips Bake a cake, cupcakes, or cookies with your children. Following directions and measuring ingredients help improve children’s reading and math skills. What a sweet way for children to learn while spending time with you. Let’s see how this would work: OK, honey, go relax; I am planning to have some Dad-time with the boys. We’ll bake some cup-cakes. What is that thing in the jar? Which one is the sugar? It doesn’t say ‘sugar’ on it! Don’t worry, I got that. We...
  • Fathered by a sperm donor - so why does she bitterly resent the stranger who gave her life?

    Caroline was fathered by a sperm donor - so why does she bitterly resent the stranger who gave her life? 24th June 2010 The act will have been brief, impersonal and utterly bereft of emotion - but 25 years on, the moment that Caroline Halstead was conceived is causing her lasting heartache. For she was fathered by an anonymous sperm donor and, like a growing number conceived in this way, she has struggled to come to terms with the fact that she is the product of a scientific process rather than a loving union. 'I was conceived in a petri...