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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... hools.html

    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...

    The Father's 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 Edinburgh's Blackhall primary school, said several teachers there had not allowed children to make Father's Day cards this year...

    The Father's 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 O'Connor, founder of campaign group Fathers For Justice, said: "I'm astonished at this. It totally undermines the role and significance of fathers whether they are still with the child's mother or not.

    "It also sends out a troubling message to young boys that fathers aren't important."
    I wonder will the Scots ban Mother's Day cards on the same basis, that it might offend a subset of the school population (e.g. those raised by a father only, or fostered children)? The feminist educationalists and Labour councillors once again frame it as being pro-"equality", when really it is anti-father and anti-male.
    Marxists, Feminists and Leftists operate on the basis of "liberating tolerance" - i.e. their ideas should be tolerated, and any opposition should be suppressed.

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    Father's day is a ridiculous invention anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coc
    Father's day is a ridiculous invention anyway.
    As is mother's day - but I bet they don't ban cards on that day.

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    What about parents day?
    Signed, Universal (LGBT...QRSTUVWXYZ)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Universal_001
    What about parents day?
    Nah - that could upset orphans.

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    It does make the fatherless children feel excluded so there is a compassionate motivation to it.

    Just as Valentines day cards can make the loveless feel excluded...(so I am told).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Collins
    Quote Originally Posted by coc
    Father's day is a ridiculous invention anyway.
    As is mother's day - but I bet they don't ban cards on that day.
    More's the pity.

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    I 'd have thought that the "butch" partner in a lesbian relationship could wear a kilt on father's day and the kid wouldn't know the difference. Problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Collins
    I 'd have thought that the "butch" partner in a lesbian relationship could wear a kilt on father's day and the kid wouldn't know the difference. Problem solved.

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    [quote=Eddie Collins]
    Quote Originally Posted by "Universal_001":mus9pj04
    What about parents day?
    Nah - that could upset orphans.[/quote:mus9pj04]

    Oh the PC game, I love it

    "Parents, Guardians and group home managers day"?
    Signed, Universal (LGBT...QRSTUVWXYZ)

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