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June 20, 2010

Fathers Matter

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at June 20, 2010 8:34 AM

Father's Day seemed like a good occasion to post a link to this interview. Contra what we are told endlessly by radical feministas and their allies in the media, a turkey baster cannot replace an actual father.

From Hollywood to the halls of the academy, as I point out that WSJ piece, we often get the message that dads are superfluous. Plenty of people see men as second-class mothers. And large numbers of men and women in the U.S. think, on average, that single mothers can do just as good a job as a married mother and father in raising children.
But the science does not support the idea that fathers are fungible.
Children of donor dads are also much more likely to end up in trouble with the law before age 25, and to turn to drugs and alcohol to fill the paternal hole in their soul. For example, the offspring of maverick moms are 177 percent more likely to have a problem with substance abuse and are 146 percent more likely to report having had a run-in with the law, compared with offspring of two biological parents.

One mom, one dad, committed and monogamous is simply the best model for raising children and for sustaining the positive values of society. God doesn't write these laws because He's on the side of the corporate white patriarchy; His laws are a gift to us. If we follow them, life generally works out pretty well. When we break them, all Hell breaks loose.