When Playboy appeared in December 1953 with a nude Marilyn Monroe on the cover the attack against fathers began. It’s evolved to the disappearance of fathers especially among the poor and middle classes in America. Is that a problem? Listen to the words of a man who knows, a man who grew up without his biological father.
“We know the statistics. that children who grow up without a father are five times more likely to live in poverty and commit crimes. Nine times more likely to drop out of school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison. They are more likely to have emotional problems or run away from home or become teenage parents themselves and the foundations of our community are weaker because of it.”
Who said that? Senator Barack Obama. Why are father’s important? Why is marriage between a man and woman important?
An adult is complete so far as being able to do every conscious and unconscious action except one. Be a parent. Reproduction is impossible by oneself. Yes, a woman can conceive without a man present but she needs sperm to fertilize her egg and that requires a man. If the woman is rich enough she can buy sperm and become pregnant but she will be denying her offspring the value of a father. She can hire both men and women to rear her child but she cannot provide the father is he is not there.
The President has allegedly evolved his views about homosexual marriage but it’s doubtful he’s changed at all in his attitude towards fatherhood or towards his daughters.
A child without the father will have a tougher road to follow, a steeper hill to climb and a void where the father should have been. A woman who conceives in vitro or in the back seat begins the life of her child by putting the child at a distinct disadvantage for the rest of the child’s life. That’s important to know partly because it’s the truth and partly to realize the lie that was promoted by Playboy magazine in December 1953.