Special Father’s Day Link

With father’s day looming, I couldn’t resist linking to this story, in which a woman expresses shock and dismay that the father of her child, who has also sired 20 other children with 15 other women, does not turn out to be such a great daddy.

Read about it here.

Of course, at the time, she had only known that he had four other children with other women.  So he seemed like a winner!

Of course, for the woman’s daughter, this is no joke.  Quoth the article:

Shields says Turnage hasn’t really shown up in his daughter’s life, “She calls him and it`s a ‘hi’ and ‘bye’, ‘see you later’ type of situation.”

Shields says Turnage doesnt typically pay child support either, but when he has, the monthly checks have been $6 to $9.

I feel like borrowing from John McCain to say, “The fundamentals of our culture, however, are strong.”

About Timothy Dalrymple

Timothy Dalrymple was raised in non-denominational evangelical congregations in California. The son and grandson of ministers, as a young boy he spent far too many hours each night staring at the ceiling and pondering the afterlife.
In all his work he seeks a better understanding of why people do, and do not, come to faith, and researches and teaches in religion and science, faith and reason, theology and philosophy, the origins of atheism, Christology, and the religious transformations of suffering