Never let facts get in the way of a bigoted scare campaign.
The Marriage Alliance are an Australian lobby group who really like marriage. They also really like fathers. They’re very, very confident that marriage equality will “reject the necessity of fathers”.
So they celebrated Father’s Day this year by releasing a video of how great fathers are, and how terrible children become if they grow up without fathers living with them.
According to Marriage Alliance’s new advertisement (which they have posted to Facebook), fatherhood is important (and not at all creepy) because a father is apparently:
Fathers are also:
But kids who don’t have a dad living at home turn out to be terrible. How terrible?
Well, unfortunately, they mostly end up in prison.
Or drug addicted:
Or they just run-away.
But the thing you’ve really got to watch out for with children who don’t have a dad living in the home, is this:
It’s pretty dramatic stuff. I mean, who knew that kids who didn’t live with their dads would grow up to be rapists?
These are some pretty shocking statistics – and some very bold claims.
So it’s worth having a look at where this data comes from.