Tuesday, 24 June 2008

School ban on Fathers Day cards for fear of upsetting lesbians!

Full Story: http://www.stopinjusticenow.com/News_0893.htm

London , June 23 (ANI): Fear of embarrassing children of single mothers or lesbians has prompted schools in Scotland to ban Fathers Day cards. While the move was adopted by schools in Glasgow , Edinburgh , East Renfrewshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Clackmannshire, in the interests of sensitivity over the growing number of lone-parent and same-sex households, there are many who are condemning this policy. The policy came into light only after a large number of fathers did not get their traditional cards and handmade gifts on Fathers Day. The policy has received much flak from family rights campaigners, who claim that the move was absurd as it is an attempt to marginalising fathers. However, local authorities said that it is important for the teachers to react to the changing pattern of family life. In April, an Office for National Statistics report revealed that in todays date one in four British kids lives with a lone parent, which was twice than that was 20 years ago. According to Tina Woolnough, 45, whose son Felix attends Edinburgh s Blackhall primary school, many teachers did not allow children to make Fathers Day cards this year. This is something I know they do on a class-by-class basis at my son Felixs school. Some classes send Fathers Day cards and some do not. The teachers are aware of the family circumstances of the children in each class and if a child hasnt got a father living at home, the teacher will avoid getting the children to make a card. The Telegraph quoted Woolnough, as saying.

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