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Witness Testifies Kids Do Fine With Gay Parents
ap/theindychannel.com ^ | 01/15/2010 | Lisa Leff

Posted on 01/15/2010 2:17:02 PM PST by Abathar

SAN FRANCISCO -- Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

"For a significant number of these children, their adjustment would be promoted were their parents able to get married," developmental psychologist Michael Lamb said while undercutting arguments made by sponsors of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage ballot measure passed in 2008.

Lamb said there was no evidence that children with gay parents were more likely to become gay themselves or become victims of sexual abuse or incest. Click here to find out more!

In addition, he said no evidence exists that gays or lesbians were more likely to sexually abuse children.

"We have a substantial body of evidence documenting that a child being raised by same-sex parents are just as likely to be well-adjusted as children raised by heterosexual parents," Lamb said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theindychannel.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: academicbias; childabuse; consentingadults; gaymarriage; homosexualadoption; homosexualagenda; michaellamb; prop8; psychology; sanfrancisco; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren
I guess it wasn't too hard to find a professor to testify that gay marriage is just a great idea...
1 posted on 01/15/2010 2:17:03 PM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Harvard? Cambridge? Are you kidding?


2 posted on 01/15/2010 2:20:00 PM PST by Chickensoup (We have the government we deserve. Is our government our traitor?)
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To: Abathar

Does that ‘perfesser’ work for the Global Warming LibTtards?


3 posted on 01/15/2010 2:20:27 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Abathar
Its a lie. No same sex parent can be a role model of the other sex to a child. To claim otherwise is an insult to the truth.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

4 posted on 01/15/2010 2:20:37 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Abathar

The APA once issued a paper stating that child-adult sex is perfectly healthy.


5 posted on 01/15/2010 2:23:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards,com)
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To: Abathar

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the perfesser is gay hissef.


6 posted on 01/15/2010 2:23:49 PM PST by Westbrook (Having more children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Abathar

REMEMBER THIS?

“Frank Lombard is the associate director of Duke’s Center for Health Policy. The university administrator was recently arrested by the FBI and charged with offering up his adopted 5-year-old son for sex. I tried to contact Frank Lombard over the weekend to probe his expertise regarding the health benefits of raping small children. So far, he’s declined to comment.

University administrator Lombard is accused of logging on to a chat room online and describing himself as a “perv dad for fun.” The detective who wisely looked into the suspicious screen name says that Lombard admitted to molesting his own adopted son. All this was before allegedly inviting a stranger to travel to North Carolina from another state to statutorily rape his already-molested adopted son.

http://www.blackinformant.com/headlines/perv-dad-for-fun


7 posted on 01/15/2010 2:25:31 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: goldstategop

That is not true: the sixty percent of black males who are raised by their mother alone and just as well adjusted as those raised by a mother and father. Just ask the millions of black guys who are in the pen./sarc


8 posted on 01/15/2010 2:26:14 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: Abathar

a Cambridge University psychologist?...

Tell this jackass what happens when Bob and Fred go to Billys little league game. I don’t think a boy would be inclined to want to play sports when his gay parents show up all the time and the other kids raz the hell out of him or avoid him altogether. How depressing for the kid!


9 posted on 01/15/2010 2:27:32 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Abathar
If somebody wants to give me $100, I'll stand up in court and testify that the sky is green and the world is flat.
10 posted on 01/15/2010 2:29:52 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I think you were looking for stuff like this before??

tl;dr


11 posted on 01/15/2010 2:34:00 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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To: GeronL
"The APA once issued a paper stating that child-adult sex is perfectly healthy."

I just realized after I read your post that it didn't surprise me even a little that it was completely true.

How sad is it that talk about child/adult sex is so mainstream now that hearing a group would publish that position and it is not even worth being a big deal anymore?

Their side is winning this debate exactly like they said they would, tiny little millimeter steps after another until it becomes main stream by the next generation. I can only imagine what life will be like for my grandkids.

12 posted on 01/15/2010 2:35:19 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar
Perfesser has an agenda.

I would hope that the other side could find many child psychologists -- the kind who actually practice, rather than teaching at Cambridge -- who can debunk this myth.

13 posted on 01/15/2010 2:37:08 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: Abathar
Children raised by same-sex parents are as well-adjusted and safe from abuse as kids who grow up with a mother and father, a Cambridge University psychologist testified Friday in a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

Such abusive adoptive parents are certainly safe from national exposure when they ARE caught pimping out their boychildren. Just look at the case of the Duke University pederast.

14 posted on 01/15/2010 2:40:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They said that gay rights was about consenting adults in private. When does a child consent to be brought into an alternative sexuality household and denied a binary (male and female) set of role models?


15 posted on 01/15/2010 2:43:01 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Post 7


16 posted on 01/15/2010 2:45:36 PM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Exactly. How about the feelings of the other’ parents? HS alone is already a tough way to grow up and you’d think kids are going to start being all “diversity” etc? Only in the movies, pal. No sane parent would want their kids to spend one night or afternoon with “Bob and Fred”.

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17 posted on 01/15/2010 2:46:19 PM PST by max americana
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To: Abathar

There are gay parents that are doing a great job raising kids and there are straight parents doing a horrible job raising their kids.


18 posted on 01/15/2010 2:46:42 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Abathar

I am filled w dread that the Olsen-Boies team has a wall of experts and slam-dunk “evidence” all lined up, and all our cheap ass lawyer side is going to do is read Bible passages. There is an enormous body of evidence of the harm that the homosexual lifestyle does to individuals, familes, children and society. Is our side going to fight fire with fire?


19 posted on 01/15/2010 2:49:57 PM PST by montag813
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To: trumandogz
There are gay parents that are doing a great job raising kids and there are straight parents doing a horrible job raising their kids.

I think I'm going to put that one down as the most meaningless statement of the day.

20 posted on 01/15/2010 2:50:37 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Abathar

Ecce, errr, homo.

21 posted on 01/15/2010 2:53:15 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: trumandogz

I taught for years in an inner-city college where the kids almost universally insisted that single parenting—the only kind most of them knew firsthand—was obviously equivalent to being raised in a two-parent household. What could I say to convince them differently? “You are living in a ghetto precisely BECAUSE your parents couldn’t be bothered to raise you in a normal family”??? Nope, that would only hurt feelings and build still more defensiveness. But it was the God’s-honest truth.

The same dynamic applies to these “gay” families. Putting kids in a household with two “parents” of the same sex is a recipe for disaster, but who will be so bold as to tell it like it really is?


22 posted on 01/15/2010 2:53:44 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Abathar

What does this testimony have to do with the constitutionality of Prop. 8? From what I have read of the testimony presented so far NONE of it addresses the constitutionality of the proposition.


23 posted on 01/15/2010 3:03:40 PM PST by scory
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To: scory

Same sex couple adoption is the next goal post in the homosexual agenda. They can’t get there as easily without the norming of same sex couples.


24 posted on 01/15/2010 3:13:06 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Al Gore was more concerned with the evil influence of heavy metal than that of radical Imam.)
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To: trumandogz
There are gay parents that are doing a great job raising kids and there are straight parents doing a horrible job raising their kids.

Yes, and I knew a lesbian who was married to a man, who molested her daughters. So, there are all types. The woman should have gone to jail for what she did to those girls, but we just didn't understand it at the time. We kept saying that B---- could not be a lesbian because she is married, so it couldn't be true.

25 posted on 01/15/2010 3:17:24 PM PST by Eva (Obama bin Lyin)
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To: NurdlyPeon
My only point is that gays can also be good parents.

However, if you like, I can show you statistics that show that heterosexuals murder their children at much higher rates than gay parents.

26 posted on 01/15/2010 3:39:05 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Abathar

Future victims of paedophiles.


27 posted on 01/15/2010 4:18:18 PM PST by nonsporting
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To: trumandogz
My only point is that gays can also be good parents.

Well that depends on how you define "good parent" doesn't it. Suppose Adam and Steve are living together with Adam's 13 year old biological son named Billy. Adam and Steve both love little Billy, who is now approaching adolescence and starting to wonder about girls and about what it means to be a man. Little Billy hears daddy getting corn-holed every night by Steve. "Ughhh ughhh ughhh....oh Steve, oh yes, put it in me.....". And you're going to sit here and try to tell me that this is not going to screw with little Billy's head? You're going to tell me that this is not going to confuse little Billy about what it means to be a man? About how he should interact with other men and with women?

I don't care if Adam and Steve say they love little Billy or not, it's child abuse. They are screwing with the kids head. John Lennon once said "all you need is love". Well you know what, John Lennon was full of crap. It takes more than love and good intentions. And just because you use the word "love" in a sentence, it doesn't mean that everything you do is therefor AOK. You want to play statistical games with me? Bring it on, pal. I'll show you a hell of a lot more statistics that show that children raised in "loving" gay home have about a zillion times more probability of long term mental problems. (Ya, ya, I know, you're going to tell me that "I know this guy who" was raise by gay parent and turned out to be a wonderful person, etc. etc., as if I were actualy going to believe you.)

Practicing gays raising children is child abuse, and this has been shown by study after study, covering thousands of children, across decades of time. Love is NOT "all you need" (Ya, ya, I know, this makes me an evil, bigoted, homophobic gay basher.)

28 posted on 01/15/2010 5:32:21 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Well that depends on how you define "good parent" doesn't it. Suppose Adam and Steve are living together with Adam's 13 year old biological son named Billy.

Or suppose your mother is the heterosexual Susan Smith, and you are a toddler and your mother straps you and your brother into car seats and pushes the car into a murky lake. You and your brother cry as the water flows into the car and soon there is no more air to breath and only the murky water to fill your lungs?

Or suppose five siblings named Luke, Paul, John, Noah and Mary are drowned one by one by Andrea Yates, their mother in a bathtub?

So you see, simply because someone is a heterosexual does not make them a good parent and simply because someone is gay does not make them a bad parent.

And again, if you want to talk about statistics and facts, I can show you that heterosexuals kill their babies in far larger rates than gays.

29 posted on 01/16/2010 2:44:22 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

IBTZ


30 posted on 01/16/2010 7:38:23 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: trumandogz
So you see, simply because someone is a heterosexual does not make them a good parent and simply because someone is gay does not make them a bad parent.

I never said that being heterosexual automatically makes someone a good parent. You came up with that strawman. I said that exposing your child to a homosexual environment automatically makes you a bad parent, and I stand by that statement.

And again, if you want to talk about statistics and facts, I can show you that heterosexuals kill their babies in far larger rates than gays.

Okay, I'm game. Show me the statistics, and don't forget to include the source. And when you've done that, explain to me how they show that gays make good parents.

31 posted on 01/16/2010 9:35:11 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon
I said that exposing your child to a homosexual environment automatically makes you a bad parent, and I stand by that statement.

I never said that children living in a homosexual environment are living in ideal circumstances, but it is only a small percentage of children in this country who do live in ideal circumstances. Show me the statistics, and don't forget to include the source.

Susan Smith and Andrea Yates are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to women that have killed their children as we all know that millions of heterosexual women in this country have killed their children.

And according to National Review 40% of American women under the age of 45 have killed at least one of their children.

http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/de_solenni200403090920.asp

Now, can you show me statistics that show that more than 40% of lesbians and gays have murdered their kids?

32 posted on 01/17/2010 2:53:25 AM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

No matter how hard they try a gay couple can NEVER be good parents. Ever. Not even if they showed all the affection in the world and showered their adopted/IVF children with worldly gifts.

The unspoken lessons of a gay relationship are that sex is purely recreational, pleasure is everything, and childbearing is meaningless. If the child sees the two of them as role models than he or she will be guaranteed to grow up to be a dangerously promiscuous pro-death moonbat.


33 posted on 01/21/2010 10:05:01 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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