Christian Group Slams Obama's Salute to Gay Dads The Associated Press reports that President Obama's salute on Father's Day is still drawing criticism from traditional marriage and family groups. During his proclamation, the president said, "Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian." White House Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said the president was just being "inclusive." American Family Association president Tim Wildmon saw the mention differently. "This is the first time in our nation's history that a president has used Father's Day as an excuse to promote the radical homosexual agenda and completely redefine the word 'family,'" he said.