For Immediate Release

U.S. fathers on the brink of civil disobedience

International protest movement sweeps out of England

BOSTON, June 19 – An escalating campaign of non-violent, direct action is the only recourse left to the nation’s noncustodial fathers for whom justice has proved to be an unobtainable goal, according to Fatherhood Coalition Spokesman Mark Charalambous.

In a Father’s Day message, the Coalition affirms its support for a growing international civil disobedience movement emanating from England.  The father’s rights organization Fathers-4-Justice (F4J) has waged an escalating campaign of civil disobedience and flamboyant publicity stunts that, while causing civil disruption across the United Kingdom, have seized the public’s imagination and are forcing the British government to address the complaints of noncustodial fathers.

Supreme Court rules fathers are not parents

"Evidently noncustodial parents are of such little concern that the court found it more expedient to undercut their rights than to decide the Pledge of Allegiance case"

-Jeffery Leving, attorney

As if to underscore the futility of using conventional means to obtain social justice, the U.S. Supreme Court gave the nation’s noncustodial fathers an early, bitter, Father’s Day ‘gift’ on Monday.  Rather than addressing the core issue of the appropriateness of the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in the Newdow case, the nation’s highest court sidestepped the issue by ruling that a noncustodial father has no legal standing to come before the court on behalf of his daughter.

According to father’s rights attorney Jeffery Leving, “Evidently noncustodial parents are of such little concern that the court found it more expedient to undercut their rights than to decide the Pledge of Allegiance case,” he said.

According to Charalambous, “Leving’s observation underscores the extent of the fatherless crisis in our nation, and points to the only realistic solution in the face of over three decades of anti-father, anti-family, and anti-male indoctrination emanating from the cultural elites and now deeply ingrained in our legal and social institutions: An escalating campaign of civil disobedience.”

Violation of civil and human rights

The nation’s family courts routinely violate the civil and human rights of noncustodial fathers, in contravention of Constitutionally guaranteed rights. The list of grievances is long. A short list includes:

Fathers-4-Justice from U.K. spreading overseas

Since December, 2002, F4J has waged an escalating civil disobedience campaign across the U.K, including London.  As of this date, they have staged dozens of aggressive protests and flamboyant publicity stunts designed to force the public’s attention on what Charalambous calls the “War on Fatherhood.”

So far this year, the focused strategy of civil disobedience by F4J has caught fire in Germany, Holland and Canada, and there has already been a preliminary F4J-inspired first strike in Alabama this week. They are planning the official launch in the U.S. soon.


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For further information, contact:

Mark Charalambous
CPF Spokesman
(978) 840-0268

Mike Franco
CPF Co-Chairman
(413) 295-DADS

Michael O'Neil
CPF Co-Chairman
(508) 698-2513

CPF / The Fatherhood Coalition

A non-profit, all volunteer organization of men and women advocating for fatherhood since 1994