Skip to comments.University upholds study finding children do better with straight parents than homosexuals
Posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:32 AM PDT by scottjewell
AUSTIN, TX, August 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - A Texas university has determined that no formal investigation is warranted against a professor who published a rigorous study this summer finding that children of heterosexual parents fare better in many respects than children of homosexual parents.
The University of Texas at Austin announced this week it would not pursue allegations against associate sociology professor Mark Regnerus an article published in the journal Social Science Research in July.
The announcement came in response to LGBT activist and blog author Scott Rosensweig, who had accused Regnerus of crafting a study designed so as to be guaranteed to make gay people look bad, through means plainly fraudulent and defamatory, and of harbor[ing] anti-gay prejudices because he is Catholic.
The study unearthed alarming disparities between the two family models, from suicide attempts and unemployment rates to sexual abuse.
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One statistic found children of lesbian mothers are nearly 12 times as likely to say they were sexually touched by a parent or adult as those raised in intact biological families. Asked if they had ever been raped, 31 percent of those raised by lesbian mothers and 25 percent of children raised by gay fathers answered yes, compared to eight percent of those from intact biological homes.
Regnerus had noted that previous studies on the issue suffer from considerable sample bias, including the widely noted National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study, which drew its information from volunteers responding to advertisements targeting lesbians.
Regnerus based his study on a large random sample of American young adults from the data collection project New Family Structures Study, and unlike most others, uses the responses of children rather than parents.
The study also found a correlation between a young persons upbringing and his or her later sexual orientation. While 90 percent of respondents from normative households identified as entirely heterosexual, only 61 percent of those raised by a lesbian mother and 71 percent of those raised by a homosexual father reported the same.
In a press release Wednesday, university officials said an advisory panels report concluded there was insufficient evidence to pursue Rosensweigs allegations, noting that it sought the counsel of Dr. Alan Price, former associate director of the Office of Research Integrity in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who independently agreed the investigation was conducted properly.
As with much university research, Regnerus New Family Structures Study touches on a controversial and highly personal issue that is currently being debated by society at large, said officials. The university expects the scholarly community will continue to evaluate and report on the findings of the Regnerus article and supports such discussion.
University Vindicates Mark Regnerus
damn right they do, it just takes some balls to say it and good for them
He has taken some abuse for this study.
b. just plain morons!
Yes, the formal University investigation has been dropped but there are still complaints coming in from a gay agitator. We will see what comes of them. I’m glad the U of TX has vindicated him.
LMAO....too funny, gopman
Too bad this study will ridiculed and forgotten. The homosexual agenda has been so successful that academics will not even read, much less seriously consider, this kind of information.
This report came out of the San Franciso of Texas? Expect major ‘Hissy Fits’ throuhout Austin during this extended holiday.
More blows to the effort to make sexual perversion into normal behavior.
Waiting for a another “study” claiming just the opposite in five, four, three.....
Oh, yeah....already something this morning by a gay agitator crying more ethics violations. But the truth has to win out at some point...
It’s now up to social conservatives, Christians, pro-traditional marriage groups NOT to allow Regnerus to be forgotten. And to encourage more such studies. Time for a major push-back. Gays have won for past 25 + years, too long and enough is enough already.
I bet Dennis Prager could make good use of this report on his radio show.
The Soviet Union had nothing on present-day America when it comes to suppressing science in the interests of serving the PC agenda.
This clearly means that all those "educators" who are atheists must harbor anti-hetero prejudices. I want reparations!!!
nice to see the Institute for the Study of the Bleedin’ Obvious is still up and running...
ooops, misread it. Thought it was saying children do better with normal parents. My bad.
The attacks on the study will never be over. The SSAD crowd will just pull the same Saul Alinsky attack on the study as the lie-berals did on “The Bell Curve”.
The attacks on the study will make headlines in the media while the vindication, if reported at all, will be in very small type somewhere near the underwater basket weaving scores. That is exactly how the lying media works.