White House Fatherhood Town Hall Features Eric Holder and Allan Houston

The Atlanta event will feature Holder and former basketball player Allan Houston.


By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

Since the Obama White House launched its series of town hall meetings on responsible fatherhood last Father's Day weekend, lots of celebrity dads have taken high-profile stumbles. Think Tiger Woods (father of two), Mark Sanford (father of four), David Letterman (father of one). It will be interesting to see if any of those names come up tonight at the Obama administration's town hall on responsible fatherhood in Atlanta.

The event, jointly sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Department of Justice, will feature Attorney General Eric Holder, retired NBA star Allan Houston, other administration aides, and local dads. This is the administration's fourth such event, including the Father's Day kickoff at the White House. The other two were in Chicago and Manchester, N.H.

It's worth noting that Houston, who has five kids, ties a straight line from faith to fatherhood. The first line of his website bio: "As a man of faith and strong family values, Allan Houston lives his life with a determination to utilize his success as a professional athlete to help others while continuing to grow a variety of entrepreneurial interests."

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