Where oh where have Glenn Beck's "family values" gone? The radio entertainer spent this afternoon bashing Fatherhood.gov, a site that was launched by the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) in partnership with the US government.
According to the Fatherhood.gov site:
"The NRFC promotes and supports Responsible Fatherhood in an effort to advance the fatherhood movement, and support fathers and families. The long-term goals of the NRFC are to have its efforts help support the emergence of more well-functioning, economically independent families and stronger communities in line with the long term-goals of OFA -- family self sufficiency and economic independence."
Worse, the NRFC airs PSAs like the one below to give dads the message that "the smallest moments can have the biggest impact on a child's life."
Research shows that the lack of a father in the home correlates closely with crime, educational and emotional problems, teenage pregnancy, and drug and alcohol abuse. The Fatherhood.gov site offers parenting tips, resources, and more. I don't see the downside to any of this.
Oh, and by the way, Fatherhood.gov was started under President Bush. At that time, the site was called The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
I wonder if Glenn Beck ever let his daughter give him a manicure? He ought to try it sometime.