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Protest over York County text message urging child support

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 5, 2014 11:17 AM
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(York) -- Some men in York County are protesting a text message they received from a county agency urging them to celebrate Father's Day by paying child support. 

The York Dispatch reports today's message from the York County Domestic Relations agency said a payment would be "the ideal Father's Day gift.'' 

Ricardo Reyes says he was offended by the implication that all dads are deadbeat dads.

Jesse Mauss says it also implied fathers are only good for money rather than nurturing or other parental responsibilities.

Both says they are up-to-date on payments. 

Agency director Theresa Gross says the message wasn't meant to offend, but was an effort to use "innovative ways'' to encourage child support payments and was intended for people who are behind.

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