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Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children [Politics Corrupting Science!]
NYTimes ^ | March 21, 2013 | CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS

Posted on 03/20/2013 10:52:05 PM PDT by Steelfish

Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children

By CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS March 21, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.

Dr. Travis Kidner, who is in a same-sex marriage, with his children Zoe (being carried) and Nicholas in Los Angeles on Wednesday The academy’s new policy statement says same-sex marriage helps guarantee rights, benefits and long-term security for children, while acknowledging that it does not now ensure access to federal benefits. When marriage is not an option, the academy said, children should not be deprived of foster care or adoption by single parents or couples, whatever their sexual orientation.

The academy’s review of scientific literature began more than four years ago, and the result is a 10-page report with 60 citations.

“If the studies are different in their design and sample but the results continue to be similar, that gives scientists and consumers more faith in the result,” said Dr. Ellen Perrin, a co-author of the new policy and a professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Other scientists called the evidence lackluster and said the academy’s endorsement was premature. Loren Marks, an associate professor of child and family studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, said there was not enough national data to support the pediatric association’s position on same-sex marriage. “National policy should be informed by nationally representative data,” he said. “We are moving in the direction of higher-quality national data, but it’s slow.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; childabuse; cultureofcorruption; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; moralabsolutes; parentalrights; sexpositiveagenda; sexualizingchildren

1 posted on 03/20/2013 10:52:05 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

AAP

Have they changed their pro abortion stance yet? Because, you know, that’s kind of harmful to children

PHEH! The medical community is at least half the causation of Obamacare.

They are pro abortion. And they thrive on illness, NOT health


2 posted on 03/20/2013 10:56:46 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Steelfish

Is this the same Pediatric/Pyschology group that now says pedophilia is normal and should be accepted?


3 posted on 03/20/2013 11:01:16 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

Once upon time homosexuality was considered a mental disorder by the American Psychiatry Association - but then the Gay Rights Movement bludgeoned them.


4 posted on 03/20/2013 11:10:47 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: freeangel

if th leftists start demanding legalized pedophilia these groups will support it too


5 posted on 03/20/2013 11:22:05 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish
not for adam & steve, or thelma & louise, let's "do it for the children."

they'll use this same argument for pedophilia one day.

6 posted on 03/20/2013 11:24:12 PM PDT by NCcatdaddy
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To: Steelfish

The mentally ill propagandists have infiltrated organization after organization, getting bolder and bolder with each move. The academy of pediatrics! Calling bad good and good bad for kids is as despicable an action as they could take. They’re not satisfied to live out their lives in as nutty as fashion as they want. They insist that everyone applaud them and join the rush to perversity. The inmates are in every sense running the asylum.


7 posted on 03/20/2013 11:28:24 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Steelfish
Another group of so-called experts tosses credibility out the window and kicks itself to the curb.

These people just became less reliable as an information source than the National Enquirer.

8 posted on 03/20/2013 11:33:52 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

Remember they use the term “in the bedroom” and “Privacy of their own home” when they are asserting their perversions into every single facet of your life.


9 posted on 03/20/2013 11:34:39 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

In this day and age of all pervasive state propaganda, it should be generally assumed that any “official view” by a “professional organisation” is functioning as a lockstep political organ of the ministry of truth. It’s sad to be so cynical, but those are the times we live in.


10 posted on 03/20/2013 11:39:46 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Steelfish

Everyday is homo day.


11 posted on 03/21/2013 12:30:31 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Paul Ryan 2016)
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To: Steelfish

Actually they infiltrated them. Then they conquered from within.


12 posted on 03/21/2013 1:29:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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13 posted on 03/21/2013 2:25:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steelfish

a gay family vs no family, maybe helps a child, but there is no reason to pretend you can’t find traditional two parent families to adopt kids, no the shortage one of kids to adopt, not parents for them


14 posted on 03/21/2013 2:58:27 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: stanne

Nope, it’s the type of people that are attracted to bureaucracies and crave control. I knew a past president of the AMA and he was way, way left of any other doctor I knew. These are political activities given the veneer of science by the historically prestigious organizations the left has coopted.


15 posted on 03/21/2013 5:01:14 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish

This is a great story to share with any moderates or lefties you know:

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/204/81-Words

It tells the story of how the APA removed homosexuality from the DSM. It was emotion and politics not science.

The great thing is the source is liberal, super liberal. They cannot deny the facts. We’ve no science that “normalizes” homosexuality. It is most likely a mental illness - some form of sexual retardation or immaturity.


16 posted on 03/21/2013 5:04:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Steelfish

The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.

What children? They can not reproduce without outside help!
We have got to stop this silly nonsense!!


17 posted on 03/21/2013 5:11:21 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Steelfish; stephenjohnbanker; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; ...
RE :”The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.
Dr. Travis Kidner, who is in a same-sex marriage, with his children Zoe (being carried) and Nicholas in Los Angeles on Wednesday The academy’s new policy statement says same-sex marriage helps guarantee rights, benefits and long-term security for children, while acknowledging that it does not now ensure access to federal benefits. When marriage is not an option, the academy said, children should not be deprived of foster care or adoption by single parents or couples, whatever their sexual orientation. “

I cant even comment on this one, speechless.

18 posted on 03/21/2013 5:20:16 AM PDT by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: 1010RD

” Nope, it’s the type of people that are attracted to bureaucracies and crave control. “

Exactly!


19 posted on 03/21/2013 6:05:47 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Steelfish
When marriage is not an option, the academy said, children should not be deprived of foster care

The meme was that this is about consenting adults in private. When does the child consent to being brought into an alternative lifestyle home?

When that child shows up at get togethers, the adults' lifestyle choice is no longer private.

20 posted on 03/21/2013 6:25:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now

As if Doktor Spock didn’t bring enough shame to the profession.


21 posted on 03/21/2013 6:27:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Steelfish

The American Academy of Pediatrics is hardcore leftist. They were the ones behind asking parents if they had guns in the house, and either ordering them to get rid of the guns, or if they refused to answer, denying them service.

This was done so that gun ownership would be noted in the child’s medical file, which would be wide open to any number of government, state and federal, agencies who wanted to snoop.

It was even considered that parents should be denied the right to adopt because they owned guns; and that CPS should look at guns “as one of the factors” to decide if children should be taken from their parents.

The bottom line is that The American Academy of Pediatrics has lost all credibility as a medical organization, and is now solely part of the radical wing of the Democrat party. Thus they will pretend that all Democrat agenda items are “children’s medical issues.”


22 posted on 03/21/2013 8:32:46 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Steelfish
Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children

Is it pediatrics or Pedophile Group who is backing gay marriage?? /s

It could be a misspelling!!

23 posted on 03/21/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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” I cant even comment on this one, speechless. “

Nothing to say, just plain depravity.


24 posted on 03/21/2013 11:43:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs
I cant even comment on this one, speechless.

what would you expect from a fudgepacka that likes kids ???

break em in young seems to be a queer motto...

25 posted on 03/21/2013 1:23:42 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: a fool in paradise

Leonard Nemoy was the only Dr. Spock who could think straight.


26 posted on 03/21/2013 10:07:18 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; NFHale; GeronL

So now gay marriage is somehow a medical issue? FOR TEH CHILDRENZ!!! Obviously mental health is not their concern and it hasn’t been for decades since they stop considering it a disorder.

I once asked my mother if she would rather have been be raised by a gay couple or an orphanage. She said orphanage.

I don’t know about that, group homes are hellholes but neither is very good.

Tons of normal married couples wait years to be able to adopt. Now they need to compete with Bob and Steve who are playing house.


27 posted on 03/22/2013 3:23:48 AM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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