Skip to comments.Heterosexual marriage better for children: doctors' group (Australia)
Posted on 05/19/2012 2:36:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Australian Medical Association has distanced itself from a statement made by a group of doctors who say heterosexual marriage is better for children.
Around 150 medical practitioners from the group Doctors For The Family have signed a submission to the Senate inquiry into marriage equality opposing same-sex marriage.
The group says it believes heterosexual marriage is healthier for children.
Doctors for the Family's convener Lachlan Dunjey has told ABC News Radio the group is concerned about the health consequences for children of gay marriages.
"It's well proven that children who grow up with a mother and a father in a biological mother and father family do better than children who don't have the opportunity to grow up in that kind of family," he said.
But Australian Medical Association president Steve Hambleton has rejected the claims, saying there is no evidence suggesting children with same-sex parents are any different to those with heterosexual parents.
"There is a growing body of evidence that says there's no difference in their psychological development, their general health, their sexual orientation," he said.
He says the opinions expressed in the submission do not reflect the views of the wider medical community.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr, is openly gay and says the doctors' arguments are ridiculous.
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It’s only common sense. I mean, having two male or two female parents is hardly a natural setting. Remove the fog of political correctness, and that’s the obvious conclusion.
Simply the natural order of things since time began, working as the design means to, etc.,etc..
Now if we can finally get the experts to get back to recognizing homosexuality as a mental illness and stop all the reality avoidance, things will improve.
Well, the mental illness thingy came around with Freud, right? Before that, it was a crime.
I don’t know. Maybe the advent of psychiatry gave some hope of treatment and less chance of just extinction but with a 46 time higher incidence of STDs and the other kinds of harm to themselves and to the people around them, just ignoring it isn’t an option.
Simply the natural order of things since time began, working as the design means to, etc.,etc..”
True, but I think this is an example of George Orwell’s observation that “In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
God’s way or man’s way.
I can't fathom why gay people - who understand the emotional pain of bullying more than any other group of humans - would possibly do this to a child. When it comes to the rights of children, abortion advocates say that abortion is necessary to spare the child a difficult life (i.e., poor, single parent, drug addled parents, mother was raped, etc); yet gay couples actually fight for the right to bring-up a child in the difficult conditions that surround the gay lifestyle.
Plus, my anecdotal knowledge of the subject has shown that every single gay I personally know suffers from bouts of depression and self-loathing or carries a constant, angry bitterness toward society. I've always looked at them and wondered why they keep removing themselves further from social stability when they are so darn unhappy already.
If the politically correct watch-dogs really cared about children ...
Yeah but it is more important to be concerned about their ‘self esteem’, no bullying, have food police at school, have classes in ‘understanding’ Islam by dressing in burka’s, clarify sexual identity in the first grade, emphasize political correctness, on, and on and on..........
So...heterosexual parents are WAY down on the list as to any significance in raising kids.
The desire to parent is equally common in gays and straights.
Unfortunately, gay partnerships are far more prone to substance abuse, domestic violence, destabilizing promiscuity than straight partnerships.
The children of gays are far more likely to be straight than gay. How do those straight offspring learn relationship skills with the opposite sex? Having never observed it themselves growing up? Television?
We can’t legally stop gays from adopting or surrogate reproducing children.
When we grow up in a straight household, we get to see real heroes, our parents, solving problems from a man and woman point of view. Both valid and valuable, but with a different approach.
How do two Moms teach a daughter the value of men? How do two Dads teach a son the value of women?
At least having two parents, gay or straight, are better than say, the divorced Mom and the boyfriend de jure.
We should all take effective and complete parenting more seriously.
Bay Buchanan was on C-SPAN this morning talking about her new book. Her husband divorced her when she had two boys, ages 4 and 2, and was pregnant with her third son. It sounds like she did a pretty good job raising them. One thing she made a point of was never badmouthing her ex to her children, while encouraging them to maintain a relationship with their father.
I can't see how it can be haalthy for boys to be raised by two homosexual men--they will be surrounded by "gay-is-good" propaganda and even if they aren't abused by one of the men's friends, it seems that they are much likelier to experiment with homosexuality than if they were raised in a regular environment.
Good points. Of course there are any number of single parents whose children turn out well.
But how much better could the kids have turned out with two parents? Two parents means two incomes, two chauffeurs, two laps to be hugged on,...... two of everything parental instead of one and half the possibility that the kids raise themselves.
Think of a single Dad. Good luck getting a second date when your competitors only have their kids four days a month.
Men are trained to accomplish and fix all things... Oh, except when their daughters become women....walk down that road alone and completely unprepared...
Mom and Mom, how do you prepare your daughters for dating boys, the same boys you had no time for?
Parenting is a complex business done best by a committed man and woman. Keeping the kids fed and clothed can be done by any government bureaucracy or similar pack of fools.
Gay relationships always will lack the complexity and interest of relationships of opposite genders. My guess is that kids of gays will be more curious of that which they know less of, and may be more likely to go straight.
A single Mom’s Mr. Friday Night has often proved to a molester of the daughter’s that turn lesbian.
Parent’s twisted gender roles always confuse kids and detour and delay sexual identity to various degrees.
We are what we are due to a mixture of parental influences that mature us either because of, or in spite of how we were raised.
The less we roll the dice, the less we won’t have to guess at the outcome.