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UT investigates professor's study on children with gay parents
The Austin American-Statesman ^ | 11 July, 2012 | Tara Merrigan

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:30:39 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Allegations of scientific misconduct have prompted the University of Texas to investigate a professor's study that found adults with gay parents reported significantly different life experiences than the children of married, heterosexual biological parents.

The study, authored by associate professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, made a splash when it was published last month in the journal Social Science Research. It has since drawn criticism from scholars at UT and elsewhere.

Bucking the consensus of the past decade of scholarship that the sexual orientation of parents does not negatively affect children in consequential ways Regnerus found that adults with gay parents tended to report lower levels of success in economic and romantic pursuits and struggled more with mental health issues.

The university began the inquiry after New York City freelance writer Scott Rosensweig, who uses the byline Scott Rose and writes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues for a blog called "The New Civil Rights Movement," sent a letter of complaint to UT President Bill Powers on June 21. In his letter, Rosensweig alleged that Regnerus had committed scientific misconduct because he had created "a study designed so as to be guaranteed to make gay people look bad, through means plainly fraudulent and defamatory." Rosensweig also pointed out that the study was funded by the conservative Witherspoon Institute and the Bradley Foundation, writing that Regnerus had taken "money from an anti-gay political organization for his study."


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: children; gayparents; homosexualagenda; study; utprofessor
When the study tells the truth, kill the study and the people who performed the study.
1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:30:59 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Excerpt. More at the link. Seems the gay community doesn’t like the truth published.


2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:33:00 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
“Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free”.

Unless, that is, the homosexual recruiters can successfully suppress it.

4 posted on 07/11/2012 9:41:06 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Children in gay families = felony.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:49 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Off to the reeducation camps until he gets it right.


6 posted on 07/11/2012 9:48:43 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I hate to say “I told ya so....”

No I don’t : )

Post 8.......

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2894005/posts?page=8#8


7 posted on 07/11/2012 9:53:27 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Just as the blacks ignored the finding of Pat Moghahan about the collapse of the black family. Just as Catholics ignored the papal encyclical on birth control. Ideas have consequences; bad ideas have bad consequences.
8 posted on 07/11/2012 9:56:38 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Gabrial

that is carved on the main building on the tu campus (UT to the non-Ags)


9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:59:48 PM PDT by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This is like attacking a study of people who live among abandon land mines, vs people who live without abandon land mines. Okay, they knew the study would make abandon land mines look bad. So? They are bad. Are we not allowed to study bad things that we already know are bad?


10 posted on 07/11/2012 10:00:10 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Bucking the consensus

Bucking the "consensus" is what real science is all about, namely disproving accepted theories and then forming better ones. Quantum mechanics bucked the "consensus" of a Newtonian universe. The theory of a round Earth bucked the flat Earth consensus. Ad nauseum.

Use of the word "consensus" as argument for a scientific theory shows an utter ignorance of science. And that is exactly why so many politics driven "scientists" and "journalists" cling to the term...

11 posted on 07/11/2012 10:07:09 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Born to Conserve

Sing Buggury, Buggery Boo,
To kill facts we’ll dump on you.

;-(


12 posted on 07/11/2012 10:11:08 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

THOUGHT CRIME.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 10:14:19 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: class8601_nuke

You win the prize!


14 posted on 07/11/2012 10:16:14 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Looks like somebody’s a bad man with a stupid face and is going to get turned into a jack-in-the-box and sent to the cornfield...


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:19:35 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Gay people can’t raise families, period. Gay people violate the laws of propogation of a species, they’re an anomoly that is a genetic dead end. Less than 1% of the population of the planet can identify themselves as being gay. The other 99% will watch that bloodline eliminate itself, with no help from heterosexuals.


16 posted on 07/11/2012 10:30:01 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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This is so ludicrous. You don’t need academic studies to tell you that relationships characterized by unnatural sex acts are inherently disordered and unwholesome. Children deserve to be raised in normal, wholesome environments with normal wholesome people.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Gabrial

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ll take it in small bills. 50’s, 20’s and 2’s. 8-)


18 posted on 07/11/2012 10:51:00 PM PDT by class8601_nuke (don't just be critical, be prompt critical.)
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To: piytar

“Bucking the “consensus” is what real science is all about, namely disproving accepted theories and then forming better ones. Quantum mechanics bucked the “consensus” of a Newtonian universe. The theory of a round Earth bucked the flat Earth consensus. Ad nauseum.

Use of the word “consensus” as argument for a scientific theory shows an utter ignorance of science. And that is exactly why so many politics driven “scientists” and “journalists” cling to the term...”

You’re so right.


19 posted on 07/11/2012 11:02:24 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

This is so funny...when I wrote my own dissertation at UT, A Sociological Study of Family Lineage from Genesis to the “F” Bomb, I started writing a chapter on the degeneration of the modern family starting in the ‘60’s with the immoral femi-nazi/drug crowd to the multi-fathered families of single mothers today, including the perversion of the definition the family unit. My liberal professors made me leave that chapter out of it. So just to piss them off I went back through the whole thing and started using Bible references, as well as other books in which modern archaeology has proven up Biblical historical lineage and it’s effect on social order. You should’ve heard the screeches and squawks. By that time I was so disgusted with the whole process and censorship, I was ready to quit, except I would’ve had to pay back the scholarship funds, and then I was determined not to let them win. Thanks for posting this. It gave me a rather perverted and smug chuckle and hope that truth wins out.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 11:28:12 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
The PC Fascists are whining without knowing what they are talking about. Scientific 'consensus', indeed.

It has been comprehensively established that the optimal family structure for raising children is with both biological parents present. You simply can't have that with two 'parents' of the same sex, even leaving their messed up sexual practices aside, unless there is a third person in some weird threesome which pretty much never happens.

This reminds me of a few decades ago before feminists totally discredited themselves by supporting sexual predator Clinton when they insisted that there were no fundamental differences in male and female athletic capabilities, etc.

21 posted on 07/11/2012 11:32:01 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: RobbyS

I think you mean Moynihan.


22 posted on 07/11/2012 11:35:17 PM PDT by pluvmantelo
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To: factoryrat

The obvious issue is that anyone raised by two mentally ill “parents” will have more problems than someone who isn’t; they should have softened the results by saying children raised by two heterosexual lunatics show the same outcomes as children raised by two “gay” lunatics...


23 posted on 07/11/2012 11:41:10 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Post Toasties

“It has been comprehensively established that the optimal family structure for raising children is with both biological parents present.”

The left’s problem with this is that it is clear that nobody will love and care for children more than their parents who made them, and the left would prefer the state to have the parenting role.


24 posted on 07/11/2012 11:43:35 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Post Toasties
It has been comprehensively established that the optimal family structure for raising children is with both biological parents present.

Wow! I wonder how the parents of the two girls adopted from China at my church would react to that?

25 posted on 07/12/2012 3:14:28 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

When you question a Politically Correct theory you wil always be attacked.

Queers are on the move, get in their way and they will try to destroy you.

It amazes me that so many Straight people seem to have an affinity towards their perversions.They accept their sexual nuances as normal. The sick, pathetic, confused, sexuality of homosexuals is actually seen as something to be accepted casually,not as the vile—growing— hazard to families that it is.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 3:27:34 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: JoeDetweiler

You were a prophet, Joe.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 3:53:12 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

The thing which is so obnoxious now about the gay agenda is that they openly and blatantly will not allow any refutations, any counter-theories: They want to completely shut down all debate and discourse about a very, very dubious lifestyle.

Not only do they insist on silencing the opposition but seek to punish after silencing. Truly facist. Paglia was right when she wrote “Gay Stalinism”.

They now seek to criminalize any conversion therapy which would help young people to get out of the homosexual lifestyle: They have begun with California, and will not let up until it is federal law.


28 posted on 07/12/2012 4:30:37 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I was at an ice cream parlor in one of many uber-liberal corners of Massachusetts 2 weeks ago. I saw two adopted boys with their two moms and these kids looked absolutely shellshocked. They were in their early teens. I felt so sorry for those two kids.


29 posted on 07/12/2012 4:46:52 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: JoeDetweiler

No studies will be allowed that show that homosexuality is a mental illness or that it causes societal ills.

One study that I’d like to see that won’t ever be done is the correlation between childhood abuse, especially sexual abuse, and the tendendy to be homosexual.


30 posted on 07/12/2012 5:02:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Godwin1

I don’t think it is so much the sex acts of homosexual parents that cause the problem with children raised by homosexuals as the fact that these parents are, by definition, unconventional. I am no scientist, but simple observation of children whose parents are “different” in an observable way would likely disclose that they will not fit into society as well as children of “normal” (conventional) parents. Back when divorce and unmarried parenthood were less common those children whose parents were divorced or who had no daddy had different life experiences than two-parent mother/father children. Little things like father/son activities (which no longer seem to take place in schools...) and the like have to create a feeling that the child is somehow “abnormal.” This has to have an effect. Now, add to that the position that many of us take that homosexual behavior is wrong, and it would be amazing if these children did NOT have problems.


31 posted on 07/12/2012 5:23:30 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: raybbr

Prior post: It has been comprehensively established that the optimal family structure for raising children is with both biological parents present.
Wow! I wonder how the parents of the two girls adopted from China at my church would react to that?
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I am sure that the parents who adopted the Chineses girls are EXCELLENT parents, but they aren’t the biological parents. All things being equal, I’d bet even they would say that if circumstances would have allowed the biological parents to raise those girls that would have been “optimal.” (In my church we also have a number of adoptive parents of Asian children, and they seem to do very well.)


32 posted on 07/12/2012 5:30:36 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
The study.

How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study

33 posted on 07/12/2012 5:31:35 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: NCLaw441

Looks like someone has a problem with the definition of “optimal”. I means “none better”. Others can take covetous offense at that, but reality bites sometimes.


34 posted on 07/12/2012 5:34:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Rosensweig also pointed out that the study was funded by the conservative Witherspoon Institute and the Bradley Foundation,

When is our side going to start challenging the credibility of studies funded by left-wing universities, or statist government bodies?

35 posted on 07/12/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“When is our side going to start challenging the credibility of studies funded by left-wing universities, or statist government bodies?”

Absolutely, this must be done. I have read so many articles about skewed liberal studies, using rich over-educated lesbians to show how wonderful gay parenting is: Yet there is no public, organized outcry: No demand to recant these studies or to investigate the liberal agenda which is engineering them. This is what must be now: a real push back fighting fire with fire. Apparently the gays are more unified and more litigious than our side. It is obvious, and it has stood them in good stead.


36 posted on 07/12/2012 8:01:16 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Let us hope that the University of Texas is forced to find that the study was NOT flawed; that will be a victory worth waiting for. That is, of course, if they are not strong armed into capitulating to the political correctness forces howling on campus:


“In his letter, Rosensweig alleged that Regnerus had committed scientific misconduct because he had created ``a study designed so as to be guaranteed to make gay people look bad, through means plainly fraudulent and defamatory.’’

Rosensweig also said the study was funded by the conservative Witherspoon Institute and the Bradley Foundation, writing that Regnerus had taken ``money from an anti-gay political organisation for his study.’’

Regnerus declined to comment on the inquiry but said that his study followed the standard protocol of scholarly research.

``A team consisting of leading family researchers was involved in developing the research protocol,’’ Regnerus wrote in an email. ``This academic team merged scholars across disciplines and ideological lines in a spirit of civility and reasoned inquiry, and the protocol developed by this team was subsequently approved by the University of Texas’ Institutional Review Board.’’

``Normal procedures were followed for obtaining outside support, as many researchers do,’’ he wrote.

The University of Texas defines scientific misconduct as ``fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism’’ and ``practices that seriously deviate from ethical standards.’’ A panel of UT professors is conducting the inquiry, and the process completed within 60 days.

Among the study’s critics is UT sociology professor Debra Umberson, who described it as “bad science”.”

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/negative-study-of-gay-parents-comes-under-fire/story-e6frgcjx-1226424729104


37 posted on 07/12/2012 8:15:09 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Who did not see this harassment coming from our self appointed and annointed homo sex lords.


38 posted on 07/12/2012 12:32:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“Forget it Jake, it’s Austin.”


39 posted on 07/12/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: raybbr
"It has been comprehensively established that the optimal family structure for raising children is with both biological parents present."

Wow! I wonder how the parents of the two girls adopted from China at my church would react to that?

Unless they are gay, they'd probably agree and point out that there's no need to run to extremes drawing conclusions regarding adoption because of this.

40 posted on 07/17/2012 12:59:58 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Four years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: RowdyFFC

Where can I get a copy of your dissertation? I am studying for my MDev and am focusing on the dissolution of the family unit based on societal trends and mores. I would like to use yours, if I may, to point out the divisiveness of liberal education. UT has an on-line repository - what year did you submit?


41 posted on 04/14/2013 12:44:45 PM PDT by Take-no-crap
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