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.
I think a more interesting study would be the number of kids of heterosexual parents who say they are homosexual, vs the number of kids that come out of a family where the mother or father later claim they are homosexual, who say they too are homosexual.
Because there are a lot of homosexual kids born to heterosexual parents. But I don’t yet recall any cases where kids in a family where the father “announced” they were gay also came out and said they were gay.
You’d think that if homosexuality was purely genetic that you’d get more homosexual kids from a relationship between a gay man and a straight woman, than with a straight couple.
Of course, if you discount in-vitro fertilization and other “rented womb” births (which really are a very small part of the births in this country), then you’d have to expect that the push to “normalize” homosexuality at a young age would pretty much spell the end to homosexuality, since no homosexuals would mate, and their gene pool would be wiped out.
Homosexuals are made, not born.........
Muslim families are more likely to have Muslim children. Democrat families are somewhat more likely to have Democrat children. Is that 100% genetic? Is intelligence or criminality 100% genetic? Should parents be allowed to genetically test their children in the womb and abort the druggies and rapists?
The truth is closer to 50/50 nature/nurture for any complex human behavior. It's the 50% nurture part that is the problem with gays adopting children.
ph7? Gay community outrage....
Reminds me of the damned Islamists.
Which is why I am, and have always been, utterly appalled by the idea of gay adoption. Especially for children from broken homes.
I was one such child, having spent close to a year on the streets and then about eight more being bounced around from children’s shelters to foster homes and back, and I KNOW that with any child in that or a similar situation, the most important thing in their hearts is “bonding” with their new family.
One of the fastest and most obvious way a child expresses his willingness to “join the family” is to adopt the religion of his new family. I don’t care if the child was formerly an intensely religious Catholic — put him in a Mormon foster home, and within three months he will be a Mormon.
Well, guess what? To homosexuals, their sexuality IS their religion. Period! It defines them, it colors everything about their relationships with everyone around them. Put a straight kid, or one who would most likely grow up to be normal in a family with gay “parents” and he will adapt. He will adopt the “religion” of his new family.
This is a total no-brainer to me, as obvious as observing that water is wet.
Yes, it is mostly for recruiting vulnerable children into homosexuality. NAMBLA says, if not by eight then it’s too late but adolescent behavior can be conditioned to abnormal behavior by having it presented as normal. It breaks down normal inhibitions and creates a false “everyone does it” scenario. With the glorification in MEDIA of the lifestyle, plus its glorification in sex education courses in schools and glorification with day of silence agitprop, we are creating a very dysfunctional society.
But that is what the Cultural Marxist does...to destroy Western Civilization they have to destroy the family and Christianity—two pillars of this nation. We should not allow this abomination....as did the Founders.
Its not genetic? even though God made genes and tells all to repent of this abomination..I guess them pesky genes just didn’t do what God wanted..sarc...
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For some reason people love to cling to the utterly non-proven idea that anyone is "born gay". On this very thread, no less! Even coming up with "it's fifty percent nuture and fifty percent nature"! Such idiotic theories are invented out of whole cloth. There is zero - zilch - absolutely no evidence whatsoever (although they've been looking for decades) that prove homosexuality is genetic or biological in origin. The very fact that there are countless numbers of former homosexuals is proof that homosexuals are made, not born. And this article is more proof.
This is totally wrong. I have to read the article carefully now!
So it is a choice...
So it is a choice...
That is a lie. They want affirmation and acceptance for their nihilistic, destructive behavior. They want to promote it as good (as they do in all media where they hide all negative references like the Duke homosexual who married in Mass and adopted a black baby and molested him and pimped him to other homosexuals.) It is a sexual identity disorder and never natural. It was a crime to take it off the APA list of disorders and was forced off--not by scientific research--but by the gay movement so they could proceed to normalize it through brainwashing.
There is no homosexual gene. It has been conclusively proven in several scientific reports. They try to compare a behavior to skin color....it is why they lie about the genetic angle--to gain sympathy for a lifestyle.
If there is a sexual orientation gene, then there has to be a baby raping gene or a bestiality gene. It is utterly stupid to pursue the "gene" theory.
Sexual decadence is learned--you find lots of it where it is not condemned....Gramsci and Marcuse understood the need to corrupt societies by using sexual perversion and Freudian Marxism is behind the homosexual movement.
Research the intent of this movement....it is to destroy Western Civilization.....not change it....to destroy it. Get educated before you make such ignorant posts!
False Compassion is what you have for homosexuality. Yes, Christians need to be compassionate to all sinners, because we all are....but you do not affirm the sins and advocate the continual sinning PLUS tell your kids (cognitive dissonance) that homosexual behavior is good. That is like telling them doing crack is good too. Both behaviors are nihilistic and are demeaning to a culture of life. Healthy societies can not promote destructive lifestyles to their children. It is suicidal for a culture to do that....but with the Cultural Marxists in control of media, schools and government, we are destroying ourselves....We need to CHANGE NOW!
“Biology of Belief” been out for quite a while and is easy to read even for a layman.
Incidentally, the scientist who did this research is active in a Christian church (His wife was formerly council pres.)
He took genetically identical agouti mice that were predisposed to obesity, diabetes, and cancer and in a controlled environment, changed the diet in the experimental group which significantly altered gene expression. There is a pic of two of the mice at the link.
I like to use Jesus’ explanation of the parable of the tares in the wheat (Matthew 13) to understand the purpose of this life experience. We are the good seeds planted in the field (earth) to grow. But it is soul growth that matters, not matters of the flesh. Man truly was created in God's image.
Here is a link to a video on it:
Make sure you allow the video to reload and continue playing. It is excellent.
Don’t even straight children go through a sort of “gay period” — where they haven’t completely linked their sexuality to a gender, but are often immensely attracted to a member of their own sex? Perhaps because their own gender is more accessible and intimate to them than members of the opposite sex.
I'm female and I always liked boys. I had many crushes on my older brother's friends. But somewhere around 6th grade I remember being absolutely fascinated with one girl and with everything about her. Nothing happened, but I can't say that I wasn't confused about my feelings for her at the time. Hormones waking up don't come with a set of instructions. In retrospect, I realized that I just really wanted to BE her, but I didn't know that then.
Never had those feelings about anyone of the same gender since. But I always wondered if homosexuality was the result of sort of getting stuck in that kind of immature fantasy and then getting a sexual payoff for it.