Sunday, June 19, 2011

News Brief: Happy Father's Day

Two Father's Day news stories, without comment:

Runaway fathers are like drink-drivers, blasts David Cameron

"David Cameron is launching a full-scale attack on fathers who abandon their families – calling for them to be "stigmatised" by society in the same way as drink-drivers are.

The Prime Minister's intervention – in an article for The Sunday Telegraph to mark Father's Day – is one of the most outspoken he has ever made in defence of traditional family life, which he describes as the "cornerstone of our society".

Mr Cameron said Britain needs to be made a "genuinely hostile" place for runaway fathers, who deserve the "full force of shame heaped upon them" and are "beyond the pale". "

And from the International Business Times:

American Father Self-Immolates To Protest Against Family Courts

"On June 15 around 5:30 pm, a 58-year-old New Hampshire father named Thomas Ball self-immolated in front of the Cheshire County Court House. Ball was pronounced dead at the scene.

Before he died, he sent a letter The Keene Sentinel to explanation his actions...

Ball said he set himself on fire in front of the courthouse because he was “done being bullied for being a man” by the US family court system."

Happy Father's Day.