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New Evidence that Childhood Family Factors Influence Sexual Orientation
lifesite.net ^ | November 30, 2006 | lifesite.net

Posted on 12/19/2006 9:45:14 PM PST by freedomdefender

COPENHAGEN, November 29, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A major study published last month in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development.

The study used a population-based sample of 2,000,355 native-born Danes between the ages of 18 and 49. Denmark -- a country noted for its tolerance of a wide variety of alternative lifestyles, including homosexual partnerships -- was the first country to legalize gay marriage. The researchers assessed detailed marriage records for all Danish-born men and women marrying a same-sex partner from the years 1989 through 2001.

With access to the "virtually complete registry coverage of the entire Danish population," the study sample therefore lacked the problematic selection bias that has plagued many previous studies on sexual orientation.

Parental Influences on Sexual Orientation Development

The authors conclude: "Our study provides population-based, prospective evidence that childhood family experiences are important determinants of heterosexual and homosexual marriage decisions in adulthood."

Assuming that people who marry heterosexually are almost always heterosexual -- especially in a country where homosexuality carries little stigma, and gay marriage is legal -- and people who marry homosexually can be presumed to be homosexual, the study's findings offer intriguing evidence about family factors separating homosexual from heterosexual persons.

The following are findings from this new data:

- Men who marry homosexually are more likely to have been raised in a family with unstable parental relationships -- particularly, absent or unknown fathers and divorced parents.

- Findings on women who marry homosexually were less pronounced, but were still associated with a childhood marked by a broken family. The rates of same-sex marriage "were elevated among women who experienced maternal death during adolescence, women with short duration of parental marriage, and women with long duration of mother-absent cohabitation with father."

- Men and women with "unknown fathers" were significantly less likely to marry a person of the opposite sex than were their peers with known fathers.

- Men who experienced parental death during childhood or adolescence "had significantly lower heterosexual marriage rates than peers whose parents were both alive on their 18th birthday. The younger the age of the father's death, the lower was the likelihood of heterosexual marriage."

- "The shorter the duration of parental marriage, the higher was the likelihood of homosexual marriage...homosexual marriage rates were 36% and 26% higher among men and women, respectively, who experienced parental divorce after less than six years of marriage, than among peers whose parents remained married for all 18 years of childhood and adolescence."

- "Men whose parents divorced before their 6th birthday were 39% more likely to marry homosexually than peers from intact parental marriages."

- "Men whose cohabitation with both parents ended before age 18 years had significantly (55% -76%) higher rates of homosexual marriage than men who cohabited with both parents until 18 years."

- The mother's age was directly linked to the likelihood of homosexual marriage among men -- the older the mother, the more likely her son was to marry another man. Also, "only children" were more likely to be homosexual.

- Persons born in large cities were significantly more likely to marry a same-sex partner -- suggesting that cultural factors might also affect the development of sexual orientation.

"Whatever ingredients determine a person's sexual preferences and marital choices," conclude the study's authors, "our population-based study shows that parental interactions are important."

Reference:"Childhood Family Correlates of Heterosexual and Homosexual Marriages: A National Cohort Study of Two Million Danes," by Morten Frisch and Anders Hviid, Archives of Sexual Behavior Oct 13, 2006


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1 posted on 12/19/2006 9:45:15 PM PST by freedomdefender
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To: freedomdefender

The more screwed up their childhood was the more likely they are to be screwed up as adults. Go figure.


2 posted on 12/19/2006 9:50:41 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: kinoxi; monkapotamus
How screwed up would your childhood be with parents like this?


3 posted on 12/19/2006 9:51:53 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: Tamar1973
I see Yoda has finally turned to the dark side, sad.
:)
4 posted on 12/19/2006 9:53:14 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: freedomdefender

Nurture not nature? Who woulda thunk?


5 posted on 12/19/2006 9:53:25 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: freedomdefender

46% of all statistics are made up!

What the hell does this all mean?

Don't die or get divorced, your kids will be gay!


6 posted on 12/19/2006 9:53:49 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: freedomdefender

Homosexuality in a rational society would be classified as a mental disorder. And up until the 1970s, it was. A genetic explanation can be ruled out on evolutionary grounds.

Yes, homosexuality occasionally happens in animals, but 1) humans are animals too (though we aren't merely animals) and 2) homosexuality isn't normal for animals either.

Secondly, just because someone has a mental disorder doesn't imply they should have no rights-- it only implies homosexuals aren't normal people. If narcissism and things like "conduct disorder" are considered mental illness, then I see no reason to exclude sexual confusion from the list.


7 posted on 12/19/2006 9:54:59 PM PST by JHBowden (President Giuliani in 2008! Law and Order. Solid Judges. Free Markets. Killing Terrorists.)
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To: kinoxi
I see Yoda has finally turned to the dark side, sad.

Who would have thought Yoda was female? Strange, this revelation is. Meditate on this I will not. LOL!

8 posted on 12/19/2006 9:55:03 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: freedomdefender

What say the "we-were-born-this-wayers"???


9 posted on 12/19/2006 9:55:26 PM PST by cookcounty (The "Greatest Generation" was also the most violent generation.)
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To: occamrzr06

"Don't die or get divorced, your kids will be gay!"

It's possible. ;)


10 posted on 12/19/2006 9:55:43 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

The possibilities are endless.

What if I die, then get divorced?

Do the odds go up?


11 posted on 12/19/2006 9:59:42 PM PST by occamrzr06
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; DirtyHarryY2K; DBeers; maica; Mrs. Don-o

Ping


12 posted on 12/19/2006 9:59:51 PM PST by Albion Wilde (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. -2 Cor 3:17)
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To: freedomdefender
I worked as a Flight Attendant at TWA and I knew more gay men than most people ever will. I can't recall any that had a "normal" upbringing and very few that didn't have an incident of molestation in their past.
My best friend while I worked there was ....um....a bit flamboyant so to speak and he recalled an incident with an overly affectionate(to sugar coat it a bit) "boys group" leader on a camping trip. ( It's not the group you are probably thinking of.) I have also observed that most of them had domineering mothers and passive fathers if they had them at all.
13 posted on 12/19/2006 10:05:47 PM PST by Uriah_lost (We've got enough youth, how about a "fountain of smart")
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To: JHBowden
You're absolutely right but these days common sense is not appreciated and is in very short supply, especially on DU.

I did take a quick look at DU. I noticed they aren't talking about this one yet. Maybe they don't want to know the truth: living a homosexual lifestyle is dangerous to themselves and their children.

14 posted on 12/19/2006 10:05:51 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: freedomdefender

That's ridiculous.


15 posted on 12/19/2006 10:05:51 PM PST by ilovew (I'm thankful to PFC Mike Adams who died in Iraq three years ago...I'll never forget you, Mike.)
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To: Tamar1973

ROFL


16 posted on 12/19/2006 10:07:56 PM PST by monkapotamus
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To: kinoxi
I've known an equal ratio between overly permissive parents, and gays who were beat down by strict fathers. Those guys couldn't act out whatsoever growing up, so they clung to their mothers and turned into fairies. It's a strong cause of feminizing your own kid, I believe.

The sad part is those dads look back and think they weren't hard enough on the kids.... I wanted to tell this one man I knew, "No wonder your son's a mess, he's afraid to even talk to you..."

17 posted on 12/19/2006 10:10:57 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: cookcounty

No one was born a transvestite. We are born naked.


18 posted on 12/19/2006 10:11:05 PM PST by weegee
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To: freedomdefender

The sins of the father are visted on the sons..


19 posted on 12/19/2006 10:16:38 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: hosepipe
What is it with those mothers who think Liberace is the ideal mold for their son?

Do they not have any clue, or perhaps they just don't care for their kid's sexual health and future?


20 posted on 12/19/2006 10:23:17 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: Tamar1973
With parents like that, you could end up with kids that turn out like this:


21 posted on 12/19/2006 10:25:04 PM PST by weegee
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To: freedomdefender

Oh, the irony.

This report pretty well backs up the idea that the best adjusted folks come from a loving home with a father and mother.

But the queers want to promote families with two mommies or two daddies. What a great way to "grow" their population.


22 posted on 12/19/2006 10:28:08 PM PST by upchuck (How to win the WOT? Simple: set our rules of engagement to at least match those of our enemy.)
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To: SteveMcKing

Expand on that...

Rock Hudson was considered a "dreamboat".

Rock and roll was ushered out in favor of Calypso (which made stars out of angry agitator Harry Belafonte and Calypso Louis Fahrakhan), heroin junkie beop jazz musicians, communist folkie music (Pete Seegar et al), and gay poster idols like Tab Hunter.

Elvis and Jerry Lee may have married them young but they did get married and were heterosexual.


23 posted on 12/19/2006 10:28:52 PM PST by weegee
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To: Tamar1973

Yoda is female. And doesn't wear panties.

Trust me, you don't want to see the pics.


24 posted on 12/19/2006 10:29:53 PM PST by weegee
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To: Tamar1973
Who would have thought Yoda was female? Strange, this revelation is. Meditate on this I will not. LOL!

A relief to me it is. Because I've always thought Yoda sexy.
25 posted on 12/19/2006 10:29:56 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: JHBowden
Homosexuality in a rational society would be classified as a mental disorder.

So would being a member of the Baptist Church. Then again with all the Baptists I know in therapy trying to figure out the insanity of their parents, I guess it's a MD by default.

26 posted on 12/19/2006 10:34:30 PM PST by zarf
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To: freedomdefender

ping


27 posted on 12/19/2006 10:36:10 PM PST by trailboss800
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To: weegee

Wow, rich, successful, brainy? What's wrong with that.


28 posted on 12/19/2006 10:36:13 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: freedomdefender

Reminds me of something I heard once, I believe it had been written on the wall in a women's room: "My mother made me a lesbian", and underneath it was "If I give her the wool, will she make me one, too?"


29 posted on 12/19/2006 10:36:19 PM PST by Theresawithanh (I'm Time's Person of the Year - and mom said I'd never amount to anything!)
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To: zarf

30 posted on 12/19/2006 10:36:26 PM PST by zarf
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To: Jaysun; monkapotamus
A relief to me it is. Because I've always thought Yoda sexy.

Wow, talk about having old age creeping up on you. LOL! I think you need to find someone a little younger and more hip.


31 posted on 12/19/2006 10:39:12 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: freedomdefender
Dobson and others have been saying this for decades.

Oh, but they are phobes and bigots.

Nevermind /s

32 posted on 12/19/2006 10:39:56 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: weegee

I think it's almost an Oedipus problem that certain mothers have. They want to keep their boys forever, and they can't stand the thought of him with a future woman. So they "fem" them up so they won't be too attractive... always dependent on others.

At least Elvis started out "normal". Not sure why the glam-thing happened in his later years.


33 posted on 12/19/2006 10:40:11 PM PST by SteveMcKing
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To: SteveMcKing
At least Elvis started out "normal". Not sure why the glam-thing happened in his later years.

Too many pills.

34 posted on 12/19/2006 10:42:13 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: JHBowden
Homosexuality in a rational society would be classified as a mental disorder. And up until the 1970s, it was. A genetic explanation can be ruled out on evolutionary grounds.

A rational society would classify it as a fetish, like feet or leather. So long as the affected person did not suffer or harm others, it would not be classified as a disorder. Instead of this rational approach, however, we've chosen to swing from one extreme to the other -- now homosexuality is an "identity," like Jim McGreevy the "gay American." Had we been more rational, that would've been as remarkable as Joe Schmoe the "foot-sniffing American," Hans Kent, the "American Who Likes to Wear Women's Underwear But Only in the Bedroom," or James Hammel, "the American Who Prefers Blondes."

35 posted on 12/19/2006 10:43:46 PM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: SteveMcKing

Sounds like "crazy talk" to me.


36 posted on 12/19/2006 10:48:34 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: weegee
Elvis and Jerry Lee may have married them young but they did get married and were heterosexual.

I've often heard that the type of men who "marry young" do so because sexually undeveloped girls look like boys. Mr. Lewis divorced Myra when she was 26, mature but not yet at her sexual peak. Most women who spent intimate time with Elvis say he wasn't sexually interested in them, except for sometimes their feet and toes.

Just sayin'.

37 posted on 12/19/2006 10:52:09 PM PST by Caesar Soze
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And I don't think anyone can accuse the researchers of anti-"gay" bias! Naturally, those of us who have studied up or even read an article here and there about the causes of homosexuality are not at all surprised. Always good to have more confirmation of the truth that homosexuality is a dysfunction with several known causes including absent or neglectful father or in some cases mother, single parent households, broken family, and molestation.

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38 posted on 12/19/2006 10:52:12 PM PST by little jeremiah (Only those who thirst for truth can know truth.)
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To: Tamar1973
That's a private photo, and I resent your posting it!!
39 posted on 12/19/2006 10:54:52 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: Tamar1973

Kermit is a woman too? Oh God, what have I done to please you so?


40 posted on 12/19/2006 10:55:35 PM PST by Jaysun (I've never paid for sex in my life. And that's really pissed off a lot of prostitutes.)
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To: weegee
ROFL!!!

Does anyone else know who the people are in that picture?

41 posted on 12/19/2006 10:56:26 PM PST by gogeo (Irony is not one of Islam's core competencies (thx Pharmboy))
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To: gogeo

Yeah, it's a well-known photo...


42 posted on 12/19/2006 11:00:08 PM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: gogeo
Does anyone else know who the people are in that picture?

It's a picture of the founders of Microsoft, including Bill Gates, way back when they were still washing their faces with Stridex. LOL!

43 posted on 12/19/2006 11:00:17 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: Luke Skyfreeper
That's a private photo, and I resent your posting it!!

ROTF! If it's so private, why is it on the Starwars.com website? LOL!

44 posted on 12/19/2006 11:01:17 PM PST by Tamar1973 (Making every thread a Star Wars thread, one post at a time!!!)
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To: occamrzr06

[quote]Don't die or get divorced, your kids will be gay![/quote]

Use yer head for something other than a hat rack, eh?

It MEANS don't even GET married and have kids unless you are going to take your vows seriously, know if the person you are marrying is compatible and will be a good parent, and take RAISING YOUR KIDS SERIOUSLY!!!

And, with the common-sensical pegging of homosexuality to a bad childhood, we can see that homosexuality is more like the mental disorder it USED to be considered as until the homosexual lobby got the Psychiatric community to change their minds.

Homosexuality IS a mental disorder.


45 posted on 12/19/2006 11:29:53 PM PST by Mobile Vulgus
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To: freedomdefender
provides striking new evidence for the influence of childhood family factors on sexual-orientation development.

But, but, but I thought they were born that way.

46 posted on 12/19/2006 11:36:17 PM PST by taxesareforever (Never forget Matt Maupin)
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To: Uriah_lost
domineering mothers and passive fathers...

I've observed the same background w/my gay friends.
47 posted on 12/19/2006 11:39:34 PM PST by MonicaG (Thank you and God bless you, excellent TROOPS!)
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To: freedomdefender

Seems the decline in the traditional family contributes to homosexuality.


48 posted on 12/19/2006 11:56:11 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: freedomdefender
The authors conclude: "Our study provides population-based, prospective evidence that childhood family experiences are important determinants of heterosexual and homosexual marriage decisions in adulthood."

In other words, the scientific fact remains that everyone is born heterosexual.
49 posted on 12/20/2006 12:11:00 AM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.constitutionparty.com/)
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To: SteveMcKing
At least Elvis started out "normal".

"Normal" is stretching the case a bit. He had Mommy issues from way back. His marriage to Priscilla started breaking down as soon as Lisa Marie was born, because he couldn't reconcile the idea of someone as both a mother and a sexual being. That, and he had a thing for teenaged girls, including the ones he hired to wrestle each other in white cotton panties.

Dude had more issues than National Geographic.

Not sure why the glam-thing happened in his later years.

He was a showman. It was the '70s. Glam was what audiences wanted. I don't think there's any chance that he was gay, because, well, have you seen Graceland? His taste in interior decor was beyond appalling.

50 posted on 12/20/2006 12:50:27 AM PST by ReignOfError
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