Skip to comments.Researcher: Children of same-sex couples more likely to be homosexual
Posted on 10/22/2010 5:43:47 AM PDT by GonzoII
Researcher: Children of same-sex couples more likely to be homosexual
.- Social scientist Walter Schumm doesn't think his forthcoming paper ought to be provoking outraged responses he has already received.
For years, researchers have admitted the possibility that he says he has now confirmed -- that children raised by homosexual parents are more apt to become homosexual themselves.
Nevertheless, Schumm's article, which will be published in the November edition of the Journal of Biosocial Science, has triggered a firestorm since it began circulating online this summer. Irate advocates for the normalization of homosexuality accused him of ideological bias and shoddy research.
But Schumm, a professor of family studies at Kansas State University, said he rigorously tried to disprove his own theory. Ultimately, he reached a conclusion that mainstream sociologists, and even a prominent gay activist, have described as common sense.
In new research and an analysis of more than two dozen earlier studies, Schumm found that 27 percent of lesbian parents' children identified themselves as homosexual, and 19 percent of the children of gay men; by contrast, 5 to 10 percent of the children of heterosexual parents self-identify as homosexual.
Furthermore, Schumm observed gay parents' children increasingly identifying as homosexual as they emerged from adolescence. His analysis of families with older children showed that one-third of gay fathers' families, and 58 percent of families of lesbian mothers, included at least one gay or lesbian child.
Most scholars actually agree with the concept that gay people ought to be more likely to have gay children, he told CNA in an Oct. 19 interview. Even people on the liberal side of things actually pretty much agree with the idea that there are going to be social influences.
He noted that prominent gay activist Jim Burroway has criticized proponents of the parental influence theory but has also said that such findings would not be surprising. In a column published on a gay and lesbian website in 2006, Burroway noted that virtually every theory about the origin of homosexuality would likely predict a higher incidence in children of gay parents.
Schumm wanted to test that prediction, and to improve on previous research he said was too limited and not sufficiently rigorous. He analyzed data obtained from 26 studies of gay parents and their children. He noted that many of the studies' authors had dismissed the idea of a parental influence on childrens homosexuality.
Those researchers, Schumm believes, chose to ignore or downplay the significance of their own findings. Even when attempting to disprove his hypothesis -- for instance, by classifying the significant number of respondents who showed no clearly defined sexual preference as heterosexual in the analysis, or assuming that up to a third of those identified as homosexuals could have been erroneously categorized-- Schumm consistently confirmed the hypothesis among 218 families.
His paper makes no assertions as to the exact origin of homosexual behavior. But the professor has indicated some of the pathways through which he believes homosexual parents may influence children. These include parents' attitudes toward adolescent sexual experimentation, and ideas about men and relationships that Schumm said tended to prevail in some lesbian households.
Gen 19: 4 But before they went to bed, the men of the city beset the house both young and old, all the people together. 5 And they called Lot, and said to him: Where are the men that came in to thee at night? bring them out hither that we may know them: 6 Lot went out to them, and shut the door after him, and said: 7 Do not so, I beseech you, my brethren, do not commit this evil.
Child abuse, plain and simple, how sad.
Isn’t that the whole point?
Is it possible that these homosexual couples are passing along this ‘gay’ gene when they reproduce, er when they adopt? Now I am really confused. How do same sex couples reproduce to pass on their gay genes that all liberals talk about?
More homosexuals? Gay community outrage. Fewer? Gay community outrage. Relatively the same? Gay community outrage. Anything at all? Gay community outrage....
Exactly. They have to recruit in order to repopulate.
If homosexual couples raise children to be homosexuals; then, it would follow that homosexual behaviour is LEARNED - not inherited.
This finding only makes sense. It is more likely that homosexuality is passed to children of homosexual couples because of the genetics. Think about it.
Why do you think a SAME SEX couple wants SAME SEX KIDS?
To molest them and make them “gay”.
It’s a no brainer.
Are people that DUMB to not see through this?
The HIGHEST molestation rates with kids are with SAME SEX COUPLES and SAME SEX kids. That is a FACT. It is shocking. When you compare the SMALL PERCENTAGE that “gays” are of our population - maybe 1-3% and compare the MOLESTATION RATE with molestations that happen with heterosexuals, HANDS DOWN of the percentages “gays” win.
Exactly. If there’s nothing bad about being homosexual, why aren’t the researchers and the “gay community” saying, “Look at this great news!”?
***How do same sex couples reproduce to pass on their gay genes that all liberals talk about?***
Rented wombs, donated eggs and IVF.
Which seems to indicate that the *100% homosexual* home environment has a greater influence than the 50% gene pool.
That’s just sad.
and what is the “child” of two homosexual parents supposed to say when a “researcher” asks them about their sexual preference?
Are you sexually oriented like your parents, or are you sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex who your parents consider “intolerant” and “unenlightened”?
Now explain how it's not a choice again....
As in the days of Noah...evil is rampant.
I haven’t read the paper (or the entire post, for that matter), but as regards the “nature/nurture” controversy, the key question in this study is what fraction of the children of these couples were children by adoption, and what fraction (if any) were children by artificial insemination?
Behaviors are complex in humans because humans are complex. There is seldom just one cause or one incident. behaviors have to be reinforced.
All that research in behavioral science and we hide it away...........