From the giving credit where it is (sort of) due category, see Men and Boys Behaving Badly: Where Are Their Fathers? – Jim Wallis | God’s Politics Blog | Sojourners.
Wallis rightly notes the obvious role of fathers in guiding their boys. The father of one of the Steubenville rapists even admitted that his absence from his son’s life was a big part of the problem. Roughly 90% of the men I meet in prison ministry had bad or absent fathers. So hey, we agree that fathers are extremely important!
But it is the political policies of Wallis et al that encourage fatherlessness. The “war on poverty” had the opposite effect. Liberal media and entertainment make fathers appear to be bad or superfluous.
And why don’t Wallis and his organization speak out against oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” that repeats ad nauseum the foundational lie that gender is paramount for couples (e.g., a gay guy must have sex with another guy and not just a butch female) but gender is completely irrelevant when it comes to parenting?
You can’t have it both ways. Wallis is right about the importance of fathers but a huge part of the problem in how their role is minimized. I’m surprised the LGBTQ lobby hasn’t blasted him for his “obvious” bigotry and homophobia in implying that two women aren’t just as effective in raising well-behaved children.
And of course I’m being overly generous to Wallis, a false teacher who claims the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution and has now come out in favor of “same-sex marriage” and refuses to call homosexual behavior a sin.