Fatherhood activists will be protesting against the highly-publicized Pizza Box/'Deadbeat Dad' campaign today in Butler County, Ohio. Fathers 4 Justice USA, the group leading the campaign, explains: "Butler County Ohio's Child Support Enforcement Agency CSEA under the direction of Cynthia Brown has convinced 3 local pizzerias to print 'Deadbeat Dad' wanted posters on their pizza boxes. One has received national media attention, Karen's Pizzeria in Hamilton Ohio. Unfortunately this action is spreading the myths about parents who allegedly are in arrears on child support and portraying them as criminals. Even more devastating is that the children of these fathers risk severe public humiliation when they and their friends see their father on these posters." F4J USA will be protesting at the CSEA and also at Karen's Pizzeria, which has been distributing the pizza boxes with the wanted posters of the "deadbeat dads" on them. For more information, go to F4J USA's website here. To learn more about this issue, see CBS' News Pizza Boxes Carry Deadbeat Mug Shots (3/26/07). Also, see my debate with Cynthia Brown, the architect of the pizza box/deadbeat dad campaign, on FOX News' nationally-syndicated Morning Show with Mike and Juliet by clicking here. Stephen Baskerville, president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, will be discussing this issue on CNN on Sunday morning at 9 AM EST.
Glenn Sacks, MA for Fathers & Families