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University upholds study finding children do better with straight parents than homosexuals
LifeSiteNews ^ | Aug 31 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert

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 person’s 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 panel’s report concluded there was insufficient evidence to pursue Rosensweig’s 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.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; psychology; ut
addendum to Rhema's post-

University Vindicates Mark Regnerus

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2924915/posts

1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:10:37 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

damn right they do, it just takes some balls to say it and good for them


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:13:35 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: scottjewell

He has taken some abuse for this study.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

homosexual parents
a. oxymoron
b. just plain morons!


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:17:45 AM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile never dies.'')
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To: Flightdeck

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.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:00 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

Duh!


6 posted on 08/31/2012 8:19:21 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN

LMAO....too funny, gopman


7 posted on 08/31/2012 8:20:27 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

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.


8 posted on 08/31/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: scottjewell

This report came out of the San Franciso of Texas? Expect major ‘Hissy Fits’ throuhout Austin during this extended holiday.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 8:20:39 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: scottjewell

More blows to the effort to make sexual perversion into normal behavior.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:29 AM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: scottjewell

Waiting for a another “study” claiming just the opposite in five, four, three.....


11 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:58 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Oh, yeah....already something this morning by a gay agitator crying more ethics violations. But the truth has to win out at some point...


12 posted on 08/31/2012 8:23:26 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: July4

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.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 8:25:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: scottjewell

I bet Dennis Prager could make good use of this report on his radio show.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: scottjewell
Sad that someone validating common sense must be “vindicated”.
15 posted on 08/31/2012 8:28:28 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Flightdeck

The Soviet Union had nothing on present-day America when it comes to suppressing science in the interests of serving the PC agenda.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 8:40:18 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: scottjewell
“harbor[ing] anti-gay prejudices” because he is Catholic.

This clearly means that all those "educators" who are atheists must harbor anti-hetero prejudices. I want reparations!!!

17 posted on 08/31/2012 8:45:11 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: manc

nice to see the Institute for the Study of the Bleedin’ Obvious is still up and running...


18 posted on 08/31/2012 8:46:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

ooops, misread it. Thought it was saying children do better with normal parents. My bad.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 8:47:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: scottjewell

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.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: scottjewell

And the University of Texas at Austin also confirmed today that fire can burn, and that water is indeed wet.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 8:52:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Yes, but that isn’t stopping gay agitator Scott Rose from filing more ethics charges. Disgusting.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:06:24 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: workerbee

Right - why is what’s good for the goose never good for the gander? Pro-gay studies are always linked with pro-gay scholars and institutions. It suddenly becomes suspect when it happens on the pro-family, social conservative side?


23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:08:48 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Wurlitzer

Unfortunately it is already beginning: Gay rights agitator Scott Rose is already pushing his ethics complaints. Our side needs to push back harder and the internet can inform better than MSM news anyway.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Wurlitzer
You are right. The media basically reflect the brainwashing that Leftists in Academia have been offering students since at least the 1950s. For some leading examples, Myths & Myth Makers In American Higher Education.

Of course, the conclusion of the subject study, here, obviously conforms with what any rational person would expect. Human sexuality is important--it is the key to any human future--obviously. Being raised by adults who have misdirected impulses, in something so vital to anyone's development, would obviously be a very great impediment.

Only brainwashed human sheep would consider this finding even controversial.

William Flax

25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:32:31 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: scottjewell

” 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.”

Those numbers all seem high by a factor of 10 or more. Maybe I have just lived a sheltered life, or maybe the results are skewed by “womyn” who say all sex is rape.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: scottjewell

bm


27 posted on 08/31/2012 9:50:09 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Gil4

they all seem very believable to me. I would like to see the rape numbers from children of single parents who are raped by the boyfriend of the mom. It might be almost as bad as the rape numbers from the gay families.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 9:57:52 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Gil4

They do seem high. As you say, perception may be at work here - some people who feel a compulsion to be promiscuous later feel the sex was actually “rape” (they did not really want to engage in it but didn’t let the person know.)


29 posted on 08/31/2012 10:28:26 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Para-Ord.45

thank you


30 posted on 08/31/2012 10:30:27 AM PDT by scottjewell
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To: Gil4
” 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.”

Those numbers all seem high by a factor of 10 or more. Maybe I have just lived a sheltered life, or maybe the results are skewed by “womyn” who say all sex is rape.


Yea, first thing I thought while reading this article is all those numbers sound VERY high, maybe a factor of 4. I'll admit I don't know everything about everyone I know, but through my life I've only met 3 people who I know were actually raped. (Only one of them forceful, others were boyfriends going too far for comfort.) Then a couple others I heard about at college, stupid frat boys and drunk chicks.

Well a quick Google search shows several studies thinking 18-20% of the populace has been raped.. HOLY CRAP that is ridiculous.. I don't know how they get that number, ever from their other numbers. (~90k reported per year, 1 in 4 rapes is reported.) So if we assume an average age of 40, 40*90k = 3.6M. divided by 300M, we have 1.2%. Even with the 1in4 reports, that still only gets to 5%. So that's pretty rough, but still not close, especially since all my numbers are rounded in favor of more rapes (FBI estimates 1in3 reported, Wikipedia median age is 37).
31 posted on 08/31/2012 12:30:21 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: scottjewell
 
"I KNOW BUT ONE CODE OF MORALITY FOR MEN WHETHER ACTING SINGLY OR COLLECTIVELY"
--Thomas Jefferson
 
Got Natural Law?
 
 
Sex, Evolution and Behavior
By Martin Daly and Margo Wilson
 
 
Got Socio-Biological Fitness?
 
 "Gay" penguins don't - not even in the San Francisco zoo
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&source=hp&q=San+Francisco+gay+penguins
 
FAIL.

32 posted on 08/31/2012 6:38:07 PM PDT by OldEarlGray (The POTUS is FUBAR until the White Hut is sanitized with American Tea)
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To: Svartalfiar

The 8% raped number put out there for the intact biological family seems high too. But the likelihood 3 to 4 times greater of being a rape victim because your guardians are homosexual - that is quite alarming.

Our society needs some objective eyes on this. If these numbers are true, and can be otherways substantiated, the practice of allowing homosexuals to raise children needs to end.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 7:25:17 PM PDT by citizenK (freedom from, freedom to be...)
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