The Point: Fatherhood Ad Banned Down Under

Hush little daddy, don’t you sing. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

In anticipation of Fathers’ Day, the Australian organization Dads4Kids has produced a lovely—and there’s no other word for it—lovely public service ad celebrating the importance of Fathers.

The entire minute and fifty-second ad features a dad singing “hush little baby don’t you cry . . .” with images of dads and their babies, toddlers, sons and daughters playing, reading, and spending time together.

But this evidently was too much for FreeTVAustralia, who informed Dads4Kids that the ad was flagged for political content.

Political content? What could be political about the importance of dads? Oh wait. That’s right. Australia is heading toward a national referendum on so-called same-sex marriage.

A spokesman for Dads4Kids said, “It is extraordinary that . . . we can no longer celebrate Fathers’ Day without being forced to look at it through the lens of the same-sex marriage debate.”

Indeed.  But make no mistake, people know the value of dads when they see it, especially kids.



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