Youngsters of "gay households" negatively affected

Birthpangs 2012/06/14 17:28:53
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What is being hailed as the most scientifically credible study so far on the issue demonstrates that children are harmed by growing up in homosexual and lesbian households.
The study analyzed data from nearly 3,000 American adults, ages 18 to 39, who were raised in "different types of family arrangements." The results, according to principal investigator Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin, reveal "numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian relationship and those with still-married (heterosexual) biological parents" -- effectively dispelling the "no differences" paradigm.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality points out prior research extolling that paradigm and painting a positive picture of growing up in a homosexual home was biased.

"A lot of the previous studies were done, for example, by [University of Virginia professor] Charlotte Patterson [who is] a lesbian," he points out. "These [studies] were junk science done by homosexual researchers or pro-gay academics."

LaBarbera says the University of Texas research is accurate and very thorough -- adding that states that encourage homosexual adoption are wrong. The study provides "very tragic data," he says.

"For example, you're more likely basically to get molested in a household led by two lesbians. You're more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases. You're more likely to identify as homosexual. You're more likely to be on public assistance," he lists.

"[And] you're more likely to have been forced to have sex unwillingly," he concludes. "Big difference [there] -- 8 percent in a normal household versus 31 percent in a household led by lesbians." In addition, one raised in a homosexual or lesbian household is more likely to have thoughts of suicide.

LaBarbera concludes that, simply put, the study proves that having a mother and a father really matters.

The findings of The New Family Structures Study will be published in the July issue of Social Science Research.

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  • Think Free 2012/06/14 18:40:03
    Think Free
    Murderers, rapists, robbers and thieves..... all have straight parents. I challenge anyone to give an example where there was heinous crime and see them interviewing the gay parents...


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  • Verberat 2013/07/14 00:23:50
    There is nothing wrong with encouraging full acceptance of homosexuality and bisexuality in society. It certainly won't hurt anyone. It should be seen as normal and equal to heterosexuality, because it is! A huge benefit to society is that same-sex couples can adopt babies to give them a loving home and family.
  • Charles E 2012/06/18 03:07:34
    Abnormal marriages produce abnormal children
    Charles E
    Why should any thinking person expect different results from research not controled by those promoting the gay agenda.
  • Maddog 2012/06/15 22:21:31
    I don't wish to make a value judgement about homosexuality, one way or another. That said, according to The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    "Research has shown that in contrast to common beliefs, children of lesbian, gay, or transgender parents:

    • Are not more likely to be gay than children with heterosexual parents.

    • Are not more likely to be sexually abused.

    • Do not show differences in whether they think of themselves as male or female (gender identity).

    • Do not show differences in their male and female behaviors (gender role behavior)."
  • Birthpangs Maddog 2012/06/15 22:37:53
  • c.ruth93 Birthpangs 2012/06/16 04:19:08
    All theory no relative truth. This is just going to be like Freudian psychology, which by the way was accepted for the longest till proved later it was all junk. Just like Sigmund Freud. You'll die old and bitter thinking your theory was absolutely correct. Besides all your little scientists who did this article are sociologists much like psychologists all of it was born out of more junk science.
  • DFA 2012/06/14 20:42:59
    Not buying it.
  • Birthpangs DFA 2012/06/14 21:19:58
  • DFA Birthpangs 2012/06/15 21:12:39
    That's fine.
  • Think Free 2012/06/14 18:40:03
    Think Free
    Murderers, rapists, robbers and thieves..... all have straight parents. I challenge anyone to give an example where there was heinous crime and see them interviewing the gay parents...

  • Birthpangs Think Free 2012/06/14 18:53:08
  • Think Free Birthpangs 2012/06/14 19:29:33
    Think Free
    Maybe in your world friend. Still, no examples.
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/14 17:44:28
    There would have to be SOME effect on the children, but we won't see it until this generation hits reproductive age.
  • Birthpangs 2012/06/14 17:30:11
  • DFA Birthpangs 2012/06/14 20:42:31
  • Birthpangs DFA 2012/06/15 22:39:24
  • DFA Birthpangs 2012/06/16 00:27:44
    Scroll to the bottom and look at the plethora of references. Feel free to read some of them.
  • c.ruth93 Birthpangs 2012/06/16 04:09:56
    Hey did you know male lions will have sex with other male lions to show dominance...you actually can see this same thing happen with your neighborhood dog. Well if nature isn't natural then I don't know what is?
  • Birthpangs c.ruth93 2012/06/16 12:08:44 (edited)
  • c.ruth93 Birthpangs 2012/06/16 13:03:49 (edited)
    Only a fool would call that statement idiotic. What truth do you propose? Only a foolish man thinks he knows the truth.
  • Birthpangs c.ruth93 2012/06/16 15:01:30
  • c.ruth93 Birthpangs 2012/06/16 23:00:11
    Good one...I actually went to a little catholic school so I know all about "God's Word". By the way none of it contains much historical context and most laws were just garbage control laws. I hope you aren't wearing any clothes containing multiple fabrics, otherwise we'll have to stone you.
  • Birthpangs c.ruth93 2012/06/17 02:04:10

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