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Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?
American College of Pediatricians ^ | ACP

Posted on 01/19/2006 4:09:34 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o

Are children reared by two individuals of the same gender as well adjusted as children reared in families with a mother and a father?

Until recently the unequivocal answer to this question was "no." Policymakers, social scientists, the media, and even physician organizations1, however, are now asserting that prohibitions on parenting by homosexual couples should be lifted. In making such far-reaching, generation-changing assertions, any responsible advocate would rely upon supporting evidence that is comprehensive and conclusive.

Not only is this not the situation, but also there is sound evidence that children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle may be at increased risk for emotional, mental, and even physical harm.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adoption; experiment; gay; harm; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; parenting; psychology; social
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As international law expert Dr. Richard Stith says,

I don’t understand why I never hear or read of the simple argument that even if homosexual parents would be the best role models for genetically-predestined homosexual kids, if there are any such children, gay adoptive parents still would not be the best role models for the heterosexual kids whom EVERYONE concedes to be the vast majority of kids. Since we cannot at this time test orphans for some incredibly powerful gay gene, we should do what will work out best in that vast majority of cases, i.e. seek first of all to place them with straight parents.

In other words, if we place an infant (of necessarily unknown tendencies) with homosexual parents, even the most radical gay activist must concede that there is at least a 90% chance that the child’s parental sex-role models will not match his or her inner sexual tendency.

All by itself, the above argument seems to me a sufficient reason for people of every ideological persuasion to reject putting adoption of children by homosexuals on a par with adoption by heterosexuals.

Richard Stith

Valparaiso University School of Law

656 South Greenwich

Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

Tel. 219-465-7871

Fax 219-465-7872

1 posted on 01/19/2006 4:09:36 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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2 posted on 01/19/2006 4:12:00 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Veritatis Gender.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Only problem is you can not even prove that being Gay is genetic. Seems more like a recruitment tool than anything else.
3 posted on 01/19/2006 4:15:09 PM PST by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

"Hey Dad, when is dad coming home?"

Ewww.....


4 posted on 01/19/2006 4:17:13 PM PST by proud_yank (Aspiring CEO of a multinational corporation)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Just say "NO!" to perversion.


5 posted on 01/19/2006 4:19:22 PM PST by DoNotDivide (Ask the Lord to make Himself real to you and receive His love today, while you still can!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Interesting read; thanks for the post.


6 posted on 01/19/2006 4:21:54 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I am shocked that the American College of Pediatricians would state this position. The various Medical associations have always aligned with the most radical interest groups. Perhaps the pedaitricians really are on the side of the child.


7 posted on 01/19/2006 4:27:09 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Policymakers, social scientists, the media, and even physician organizations1,

the usual suspects.................


9 posted on 01/19/2006 4:30:09 PM PST by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?

Romans 1 (New King James Version)

24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,
30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful;
32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

BibleGateway.com

10 posted on 01/19/2006 4:31:10 PM PST by winston2 (In matters of necessity let there be unity, in matters of doubt liberty, and in all things charity.)
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To: proud_yank

Double-dads will let their kids grow up to be cowboys. What on earth was Willy Nelson thinking?


11 posted on 01/19/2006 4:32:01 PM PST by billhilly
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To: Mrs. Don-o

".....there is sound evidence that children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle may be at increased risk for emotional, mental, and even physical harm."

The unfortunate kids with 2 daddies or mommys are immersed in it, not merely "exposed", by the way.


12 posted on 01/19/2006 4:32:53 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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As international law expert Dr. Richard Stith says

Only a Stith deals in Absolutes.

Ooops. Sorry. Wrong thread.

13 posted on 01/19/2006 4:34:27 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: proud_yank

"Daddy,have you seen my pet gerbil?"No son,go ask your other Dad,he's been walking around the house funny all day."


14 posted on 01/19/2006 4:34:36 PM PST by Uncle Meat
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To: originalbuckeye
I'm shocked, too!

Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-old prohibition on homosexual parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or by reproductive manipulation.

Stunning.

15 posted on 01/19/2006 4:40:13 PM PST by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Female adolescent to mothers: "Mommies? I've got a real nice boyfriend! What should I do?" Mommies: "How the hell should we know!"


16 posted on 01/19/2006 4:44:56 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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http://www.acpeds.org/?CONTEXT=art&cat=22&art=50&BISKIT=2920801063


17 posted on 01/19/2006 4:47:43 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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To: originalbuckeye
I am shocked that the American College of Pediatricians would state this position. The various Medical associations have always aligned with the most radical interest groups. Perhaps the pedaitricians really are on the side of the child.

Yeah, I too was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately, it seems that the American College of Pediatricians is smaller and less influential than the American Academy of Pediatrics (which toes the typical leftist line on issues like this).
18 posted on 01/19/2006 4:48:30 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: originalbuckeye

The American College of Pediatricians is different from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their views are exactly opposite.


19 posted on 01/19/2006 4:49:13 PM PST by durasell (!)
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To: durasell

Need I ask which group has more power?


20 posted on 01/19/2006 4:51:04 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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