Obama: ‘There Will Never Be a Substitute For’ Fathers; Obama’s DOJ: Children Don’t Need Fathers

Terence P. Jeffrey
CNS News

President Barack Obama, who favors legalized same-sex marriage and whose Justice Department is arguing in the Supreme Court that children need neither a father nor a mother, said today in a weekly address celebrating the Father’s Day weekend that “there will never be a substitute for” a father and that he still wishes he had had a father around when he was a child.

Obama also said in the address that he wanted to use his presidency to “encourage marriage” and that he would work with “faith” groups to encourage “fatherhood.”

“This Sunday is Father’s Day, and so I wanted to take a moment to talk about the most important job many of us will ever have–and that’s being a dad.”

“But no matter how advanced we get, there will never be a substitute for the love and support and, most importantly, the presence of a parent in a child’s life. And in many ways, that’s uniquely true for fathers,” said Obama…

…Soon, the Supreme Court will issue it decision in the case challenging California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state’s constitution to say that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Obama Justice Department filed a brief in that case expressly telling the Supreme Court that children need neither a mother nor a father because two parents of the same sex are just as good as a mother and father.

In its brief, the Obama Justice Department attacked the argument made by supporters of Prop 8 that the state has an interest in two-parent mother-father families because that is the optimum place to raise a child…


The complete article, with video, is at CNS News.
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