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Entries in debate. TV coverage (1)


"Are fathers an optional extra?"

That's the question posed at the start of a BBC1 religious programme Sunday Morning Live.

It's too late to add your opinions to the text vote, but well worth watching the debate between Christopher Hitchins with Bishop Stephen Lowe, Bonnie Greer  and presenter Samira Ahmed.

The poll result at the end of the programme:  85% support the idea that families need fathers.

But the real question we feel should have been asked is why this statement "Families Need Fathers" was posed as a question in the first place?

We look forward to the follow-up programme asking "Do Families Need Mothers?".