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New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research (Must Have for Files)
Family Research Council ^ | Peter Sprigg

Posted on 12/26/2013 5:35:23 AM PST by xzins

New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research

By Peter Sprigg Senior Fellow for Policy Studies

 

In a historic study of children raised by homosexual parents, sociologist Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin has overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. Just published in the journal Social Science Research,[1] the most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups--with the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word) in almost every category.

The Debate Over Homosexual Parents

In the larger cultural, political, and legal debates over homosexuality, one significant smaller debate has been over homosexual parents. Do children who are raised by homosexual parents or caregivers suffer disadvantages in comparison to children raised in other family structures--particularly children raised by a married mother and father? This question is essential to political and ethical debates over adoption, foster care, and artificial reproductive technology, and it is highly relevant to the raging debate over same-sex "marriage." The argument that "children need a mom and a dad" is central to the defense of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Here is how the debate over the optimal family structure for children and the impact of homosexual parents has usually gone:

In fact, an important article published in tandem with the Regnerus study (by Loren Marks, Louisiana State University) analyzes the 59 previous studies cited in a 2005 policy brief on homosexual parents by the American Psychological Association (APA).[2] Marks debunks the APA's claim that "[n]ot a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents." Marks also points out that only four of the 59 studies cited by the APA even met the APA's own standards by "provid[ing] evidence of statistical power." As Marks so carefully documents, "[N]ot one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children."

To summarize, we have been left with large, scientifically strong studies showing children do best with their married mother and father--but which do not make comparisons with homosexual parents or couples; and studies which purportedly show that children of homosexuals do just as well as other children--but which are methodologically weak and thus scientifically inconclusive.

The New Family Structures Study--Restoring the "Gold Standard"

This logjam of dueling studies has been broken by the work that Regnerus has undertaken. Unlike the many large studies previously undertaken on family structure, Regnerus has included specific comparisons with children raised by homosexual parents. Unlike the previous studies on children of homosexual parents, he has put together a representative, population-based sample that is large enough to draw scientifically and statistically valid conclusions. For these reasons, his "New Family Structures Study" (NFSS) deserves to be considered the "gold standard" in this field.

Another improvement Regnerus has made is in his method of collecting data and measuring outcomes for children in various family structures. Some previous studies collected data while the subjects were still children living at home with their parent or parents--making it impossible to know what the effects of the home environment might be once they reach adulthood. Some such studies even relied, in some cases exclusively, on the self-report of the parent. This raised a serious question of "self-presentation bias"--the tendency of the parent to give answers that will make herself and her child look good.

Regnerus, on the other hand, has surveyed young adults, ages 18 to 39, and asked them about their experiences growing up (and their life circumstances in the present). While these reports are not entirely objective, they are likely to be more reliable than parental self-reports, and allow evaluation of long-term impacts.

The study collected information from its subjects on forty different outcomes. They fall into three groups:

Nearly 15,000 people were "screened" for potential participation in the study; in the end almost 3,000, a representative sample, actually completed the survey questionnaire. Of these, 175 reported that their mother had a same-sex romantic relationship while they were growing up, and 73 said the same about their father. These are numbers just large enough to make some statistically robust conclusions in comparing different family structures.

What the Study Found

The study looked at 40 different outcomes, but reported data for children with "lesbian mothers" and those with "gay fathers" separately. Therefore, there actually were 80 outcome measures that could be said to compare children with "homosexual parents" to those from other family structures. When compared with outcomes for children raised by an "intact biological family" (with a married, biological mother and father), the children of homosexuals did worse (or, in the case of their own sexual orientation, were more likely to deviate from the societal norm) on 77 out of 80 outcome measures. (The only exceptions: children of "gay fathers" were more likely to vote; children of lesbians used alcohol less frequently; and children of "gay fathers" used alcohol at the same rate as those in intact biological families).

Of course, anyone who has had a college course in statistics knows that when a survey shows there are differences between two groups, it is important to test whether that finding is "statistically significant." This is because it is always possible, by chance, that a sample may not accurately reflect the overall population on a particular point. However, through statistical analysis researchers can calculate the likelihood of this, and when they have a high level of confidence that a difference identified in the survey represents an actual difference in the national population, we say that finding is "statistically significant." (This does not mean the other findings are unimportant--just that we cannot have as high a level of confidence in them.)

Regnerus has analyzed his findings, and their statistical significance, in two ways--first by a simple and direct comparison between what is reported by the children of homosexual parents and the children of "intact biological families" ("IBFs"), and second by "controlling" for a variety of other characteristics. "Controlling for income," for example, would mean showing that "IBF" children do not do better just because their married parents have higher incomes, but that they do better even when the incomes of their households and the households of homosexual parents are the same. Again, Regnerus has done these comparisons for "LMs" (children of "lesbian mothers") and "GFs" (children of gay fathers) separately.

There are eight outcome variables where differences between the children of homosexual parents and married parents were not only present, and favorable to the married parents, but where these findings were statistically significant for both children of lesbian mothers and "gay" fathers and both with and without controls. While all the findings in the study are important, these are the strongest possible ones--virtually irrefutable. Compared with children raised by their married biological parents (IBF), children of homosexual parents (LM and GF):

The high mathematical standard of "statistical significance" was more difficult to reach for the children of "gay fathers" in this study because there were fewer of them. The following, however, are some additional areas in which the children of lesbian mothers (who represented 71% of all the children with homosexual parents in this study) differed from the IBF children, in ways that were statistically significant in both a direct comparison and with controls. Children of lesbian mothers:

Differences in Sexuality

When comparing children of homosexuals with children of married biological parents, the differences in sexuality--experiences of sexual abuse, number of sexual partners, and homosexual feelings and experiences among the children themselves--were among the most striking. While not all of the findings mentioned below have the same level of "statistical significance" as those mentioned above, they remain important.

At one time, defenders of homosexual parents not only argued that their children do fine on psychological and developmental measures, but they also said that children of homosexuals "are no more likely to be gay" than children of heterosexuals. That claim will be impossible to maintain in light of this study. It found that children of homosexual fathers are nearly 3 times as likely, and children of lesbian mothers are nearly 4 times as likely, to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual. Children of lesbian mothers are 75% more likely, and children of homosexual fathers are 3 times more likely, to be currently in a same-sex romantic relationship.

The same holds true with the number of sexual partners. Both males and females who were raised by both lesbian mothers and homosexual fathers have more opposite-sex (heterosexual) partners than children of married biological parents (daughters of homosexual fathers had twice as many). But the differences in homosexual conduct are even greater. The daughters of lesbians have 4 times as many female (that is, same-sex) sexual partners than the daughters of married biological parents, and the daughters of homosexual fathers have 6 times as many. Meanwhile, the sons of both lesbian mothers and homosexual fathers have 7 times as many male (same-sex) sexual partners as sons of married biological parents.

The most shocking and troubling outcomes, however, are those related to sexual abuse. Children raised by a lesbian mother were 10 times more likely to have been "touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver" (23% reported this, vs. only 2% for children of married biological parents), while those raised by a homosexual father were 3 times more likely (reported by 6%). In his text, but not in his charts, Regnerus breaks out these figures for only female victims, and the ratios remain similar (3% IBF; 31% LM; 10% GF). As to the question of whether you have "ever been physically forced" to have sex against your will (not necessarily in childhood), affirmative answers came from 8% of children of married biological parents, 31% of children of lesbian mothers (nearly 4 times as many), and 25% of the children of homosexual fathers (3 times as many). Again, when Regnerus breaks these figures out for females (who are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse in general), such abuse was reported by 14% of IBFs, but 3 times as many of the LMs (46%) and GFs (52%).

These data require more detailed exploration and explanation. A number of researchers have pointed out that self-identified homosexual adults (both men and women) are more likely to report having been victims of child sexual abuse. However, Family Research Council and other pro-family organizations have been criticized for also pointing to evidence suggesting that homosexual men are more likely to commit acts of child sexual abuse than are heterosexual men. And experts in child sexual abuse in general say that men are most often the perpetrators, regardless of the sex of the victim. Therefore, the finding that children of lesbian mothers are significantly more likely to have been victims of sexual touching by "a parent or adult caregiver" than even the children of homosexual fathers is counter-intuitive.

However, it is important to note what we do not know about such experiences from the data that have been published. The fact that a child of a lesbian mother was touched by "a parent or adult caregiver" does not mean that the lesbian mother was herself the parent or caregiver who did the "touching." An alternative scenario mentioned by Regnerus, for example--hypothetical, but plausible--is one in which a child is molested by her biological father; her mother divorces her father; and the mother later enters into a lesbian relationship.

Limitations of the Study

While the Regnerus study is a vast improvement over virtually all the prior research in the field, it still leaves much to study and learn about homosexual parents and their effect on children. Author Mark Regnerus emphasizes the traditional caveat in social science, warning against leaping to conclusions regarding "causality." In other words, just because there are statistical correlations between having a homosexual parent and experiencing negative outcomes does not automatically prove that having a homosexual parent is what caused the negative outcomes--other factors could be at work.

This is true in a strict scientific sense--but because Regnerus carefully controlled for so many other factors in the social environment, the study gives a clear indication that it is this parental characteristic which best defines the household environment that produces these troubling outcomes. The large number of significant negative outcomes in this study gives legitimate reason for concern about the consequences of "homosexual parenting."

The definition of what it means to have a homosexual parent is also a loose one in this study--by necessity, in order to maximize the sample size of homosexual parents. Not all of those who reported that a parent was in a same-sex relationship even lived with that parent during the relationship; many who did, did not live with the partner as well. Only 23% of those with a lesbian mother, and only 2% of those with a homosexual father, had spent as long as three years living in a household with the homosexual parent and the parent's partner at the same time. Details like this involving the actual timeline of these children's lives can reportedly be found in Regnerus' dataset, which is to be made available to other researchers later this year.

Figures like these suggest a need for more research, to distinguish, for example, the effects of living with a homosexual parent from having a non-custodial one, or the effects of living with a homosexual single parent vs. a homosexual couple. But they also point out something of note for public policy debates on "gay families"--the stereotype put forward by pro-homosexual activists, of a same-sex couple jointly parenting a child from birth (following either adoption or the use of artificial reproductive technology), represents a scenario that is extraordinarily rare in real life. Most "homosexual parents" have their own biological children who were conceived in the context of a previous heterosexual relationship or marriage, which then ended before the person entered into homosexual relationships.

Conclusion

The articles by Marks and Regnerus have completely changed the playing field for debates about homosexual parents, "gay families," and same-sex "marriage." The myths that children of homosexual parents are "no different" from other children and suffer "no harm" from being raised by homosexual parents have been shattered forever.



[1] Mark Regnerus, "How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study," Social Science Research Vol 41, Issue 4 (July 2012), pp. 752-770; online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000610

[2] Loren Marks, "Same-sex parenting and children's outcomes: A closer examination of the American Psychological Association's brief on lesbian and gay parenting," Social Science Research Vol 41, Issue 4 (July 2012), pp. 735-751; online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X12000580



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1 posted on 12/26/2013 5:35:24 AM PST by xzins
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The conservative viewpoint is best. Phil Robertson is right. Don’t get sucked in by liberal culture:

***The articles by Marks and Regnerus have completely changed the playing field for debates about homosexual parents, “gay families,” and same-sex “marriage.” The myths that children of homosexual parents are “no different” from other children and suffer “no harm” from being raised by homosexual parents have been shattered forever.***


2 posted on 12/26/2013 5:36:50 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

ping for save


3 posted on 12/26/2013 5:39:59 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: xzins

The Monolithic Media will waste no time in covering this up.


4 posted on 12/26/2013 5:40:51 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: xzins
How to screw up kids...deliberately and with malice.

No one can tell me they REALLY think they're doing the right thing for any child via these perverse relationships.

5 posted on 12/26/2013 5:41:41 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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It will be purged from the Internet, and any supporters will be marginalized. They will just say it is all lies.


6 posted on 12/26/2013 5:41:57 AM PST by 2harddrive
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Perverts abusing their children, society and all of us. Abnormal degenerates.


7 posted on 12/26/2013 5:45:15 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: xzins

Interesting but means nothing if you’re a liberal. The left will use an LGBT Research article or some liberal professor study and say just the opposite.

You have to remember that actual facts mean nothing to the left.


8 posted on 12/26/2013 5:46:24 AM PST by maddog55
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To: xzins

Not surprised.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 5:46:52 AM PST by DirtyPigpen (Semper Fi)
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To: xzins

What makes this significant is that this comes from a UT study which is one of the most liberal in the entire state of Texas. If it had come from A&M people would have said the results were exactly what would be expected.


10 posted on 12/26/2013 5:52:09 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: xzins

bm


11 posted on 12/26/2013 5:53:35 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: xzins

What makes this significant is that this comes from a UT study which is one of the most liberal in the entire state of Texas. If it had come from A&M people would have said the results were exactly what would be expected.


12 posted on 12/26/2013 5:54:14 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: xzins
Nothing shocking here....the big secret of the homosexual lobby is their advocacy of same sex parenting is a means to ensure a new wave of homosexuals and they can't admit it because they'd be admitting that homosexuality is a learned behavior.
13 posted on 12/26/2013 5:56:32 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: xzins

Studies like this one will be labeled as hate speech and sanctioned or made illegal by HHS and DOJ. The only truth will be the officially issued statements by the Obamabots.


14 posted on 12/26/2013 5:56:59 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Portcall24

I’m glad to hear that A&M is more conservative. I didn’t know that.

But UT is the big state university, so the liberals have overrun it like in most states. It is good to see that this could come out of there.

But it makes you wonder if they did hide a lot, and this was the BEST that could be said. Maybe it’s far worse than this article says.

Makes you wonder.


15 posted on 12/26/2013 5:57:15 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Phil Robertson’s fault. /s


16 posted on 12/26/2013 5:59:55 AM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Mr. Regenerus, meet the scientists who wrote The Bell Curve. I predict this study will either be ignored by the MSM or, if they can't ignore it, will be discredited by the gaystapo through innuendos and smears because it tells a politically unpopular truth.

While the numbers are startling, I always like to flip them and see what you think. If 23% of children from lesbian mothers have been sexually abused then 77% were not. If 10% of children with gay fathers have been sexually abused then 90% were not.

Such number-flipping makes the results less sensational than at first glance.

17 posted on 12/26/2013 6:05:09 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: ogen hal

Yes! The Duck Commander patriarch Phil Robertson said it best!


18 posted on 12/26/2013 6:06:19 AM PST by 2harddrive
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To: xzins
Part of the problem is that libtards see MOST of the findings as perfectly acceptable / normal:

Are much more likely to have received welfare (IBF 17%; LM 69%; GF 57%)

Have lower educational attainment

Are more likely to suffer from depression

Have been arrested more often

If they are female, have had more sexual partners--both male and female

Are more likely to be currently cohabiting

Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance

Are less likely to be currently employed full-time

Are more than 3 times more likely to be unemployed

Are nearly 4 times more likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual

Are 3 times as likely to have had an affair while married or cohabiting

Use marijuana more frequently

Have more often pled guilty to a non-minor offense

In other words..."move along people...nothing to see here."

19 posted on 12/26/2013 6:14:47 AM PST by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: xzins
...an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been "touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver."

Only liberals on a 24-7 Koolaid IV can claim to be astonished at what every sane individual knew would happen, and were publically castigated as haters for predicting.

If nothing else shows reasoning with demons is useless...

20 posted on 12/26/2013 6:16:59 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: xzins

If we look at the works of Lenin in dialectic materialism, indeterministic random evolution of homogeneous proteines are the coded word for homosexuality.

The world evolves through a heterogeneous system of care and development and selection.


21 posted on 12/26/2013 6:20:26 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: xzins

Thank you for posting this. I am in the process of getting an MA in Counseling and this article may come in handy as a reference against the PC indoctrination I get.


22 posted on 12/26/2013 6:21:44 AM PST by madmominct
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To: xzins
These studies were published in July 2012 and did indeed inspire rageful attacks both on the authors and the juournal editors who published them. Importantly to note, there were NO significant objections based on rational disputes about the science. The opposition was entirely political.
23 posted on 12/26/2013 6:33:46 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: xzins

ping for later


24 posted on 12/26/2013 6:34:10 AM PST by A Mississippian (Proud 7th generaion Mississippian)
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To: xzins

Very good point about magnitude. Regarding Aggies, here’s a quote from Wiki:

Although Texas A&M is a secular institution, its student body has a reputation for being religious and conservative. According to a 2005 student survey published in the Princeton Review, Texas A&M ranked 13th highest in the category “students pray on a regular basis”. Breakaway, a weekly, student-organized, on-campus prayer gathering, has attracted over 10,000 students in 2012, and is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. In 2009, the Princeton Review ranked Texas A&M the eighth most socially conservative campus in the nation. The Princeton Review also ranked the university in 2012 as the “10th least friendly” college in the United States for LGBT people, and the least friendly among public schools for LGBT people.


25 posted on 12/26/2013 6:37:08 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: xzins

Those numbers are stunning...especially regarding the child abuse numbers in LM and GF relationships.

Raising basket-case kids.


26 posted on 12/26/2013 6:43:06 AM PST by moovova
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To: xzins
In fact, an important article published in tandem with the Regnerus study (by Loren Marks, Louisiana State University) analyzes the 59 previous studies cited in a 2005 policy brief on homosexual parents by the American Psychological Association (APA).[2] Marks debunks the APA's claim that "[n]ot a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents." Marks also points out that only four of the 59 studies cited by the APA even met the APA's own standards by "provid[ing] evidence of statistical power." As Marks so carefully documents, "[N]ot one of the 59 studies referenced in the 2005 APA Brief compares a large, random, representative sample of lesbian or gay parents and their children with a large, random, representative sample of married parents and their children."

The APA an organization top heavy with homosexuals, that blackmailed itself into declaring homosexuality to be normal, appears to have been indulging in politically correct skewed studies to protect it's fallacious declarations. Kind of along the line of global warming science.

27 posted on 12/26/2013 6:50:48 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: xzins

Bookmark for future


28 posted on 12/26/2013 6:53:11 AM PST by Techster
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To: xzins

The only question I have about this study re sexual abuse is are these kids adopted or bio, and if adopted was it at birth or later.

Kids from the foster care system often have horrific histories and are sometime adopted by homeosexuals and lesbians.


29 posted on 12/26/2013 6:57:46 AM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: xzins

These FACTS will be deemed illegal because they are “homophobic.”


30 posted on 12/26/2013 7:01:20 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: OrangeHoof

One of the problems with number-flipping is statistical correlation. If I flip Obama’s 61% disapproval rating I get a 39% approval, and that number gives a fair idea of the extent of Obama’s problem with voters. I can’t point out that 61% of Obama disapprovers have been personally injured by Obama compared with only 6% of Obama approvers who have not been, when in fact all voters have been injured by Obama.

However, with 10% of children with gay fathers having been inappropriately touched by a gay parent, I can then compare that with a population in which only 1% of children of non-gay fathers have been inappropriately touched by a parent. This demonstrates to me a huge problem.


31 posted on 12/26/2013 7:01:36 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Chickensoup

My guess is that it’s such an obvious objection that it was controlled for.


32 posted on 12/26/2013 7:03:23 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: liberalh8ter
....the big secret of the homosexual lobby is their advocacy of same sex parenting is a means to ensure a new wave of homosexuals and they can't admit it because they'd be admitting that homosexuality is a learned behavior.

There are two things I read here on FR, regarding the homosexual community, that I've never forgotten:

1: There is only one reason adults want to teach children about homosexuality.

2: Male homosexuals are attracted to the smell of fecal matter.

I don't know which wise FReepers said these, but I believe both to be true.

33 posted on 12/26/2013 7:05:54 AM PST by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: xzins

Ping for later.


34 posted on 12/26/2013 7:07:34 AM PST by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: xzins

Thanks for posting this


35 posted on 12/26/2013 7:52:39 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: OrangeHoof; xzins

Flipping statistics provides additional perspective, which is interesting. However, it is less valuable when the data points "have personality". If 23% of the children from lesbian mothers were abused to a degree allowing their psyche's to admit this in a study, does that really mean 77% were not abused at all? What portion of that 77% have still not come to terms with their abuse and are able to recognize and express it as such?


36 posted on 12/26/2013 7:57:19 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: xzins

Is this a new report, or the same one that came out a couple of years ago from UT? If I remember correctly, the liberals totally dismissed it, and chastised the author for being “unscientific”.


37 posted on 12/26/2013 8:06:19 AM PST by skinndogNN
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To: skinndogNN

See this site: http://frc.org/

FRC addresses it about half way down their homepage.

It looks like some of the footnotes were from 2012. That makes it fairly recent.


38 posted on 12/26/2013 8:10:52 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I remember reading where Rosie O’donnell’s son was asked what he really wanted and he said, “A father.”


39 posted on 12/26/2013 8:23:52 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our PRE-EXISTING HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: xzins

Basket cases. I’ve seen them. The RX is tough love. Then they commit suicide. A lot of grief all around.


40 posted on 12/26/2013 8:25:08 AM PST by onedoug
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To: xzins

This guy is from U/T Austin. Not for long! Austin is the San Francisco of the Southwest.


41 posted on 12/26/2013 8:26:09 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: xzins

IOW are the same as Demcrat party members and/or residents of DC.


42 posted on 12/26/2013 8:29:27 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: xzins

Faggot parents raise good little Rats.


43 posted on 12/26/2013 8:51:15 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: xzins

“Are nearly 4 times as likely to have been “physically forced” to have sex against their will”

Yup. These fruity degenerates even rape their own adopted kids. Someone tell me that’s “normal”..


44 posted on 12/26/2013 8:58:25 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: xzins

bkmk


45 posted on 12/26/2013 9:32:05 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44 (Wishing all a very Merry Christmas)
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To: Kharis13

Wise indeed ;-)


46 posted on 12/26/2013 9:52:02 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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As to the question of whether you have "ever been physically forced" to have sex against your will (not necessarily in childhood), affirmative answers came from 8% of children of married biological parents, 31% of children of lesbian mothers (nearly 4 times as many), and 25% of the children of homosexual fathers (3 times as many). Again, when Regnerus breaks these figures out for females (who are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse in general), such abuse was reported by 14% of IBFs, but 3 times as many of the LMs (46%) and GFs (52%).

Is this study saying that a girl raised by either lesbians or gays has a 50-50 chance of being forced to have sex against her will as compared to 14% of those raised by an intact M/Female family?

That is stunning.
47 posted on 12/26/2013 10:07:31 AM PST by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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So tell me again how queer parents get to be parents? The notion that both natural parents are homosexual has to be a made-up non-starter. If the studied children are adopted that is going to create some anomalies at the very least. And remind me how the children come to know both of their parents are queer? There’s no way that would affect how the kids come out, would it? How much public money was spent coming up with this claptrap?


48 posted on 12/26/2013 10:15:36 AM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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Are almost 4 times more likely to be currently on public assistance.

And there you have it, "fiscal conservatives."

Repent.

49 posted on 12/26/2013 10:24:55 AM PST by Carry_Okie (0-Care IS Medicaid; they'll pull a sheet over your head and take everything you own to pay for it.)
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I'm a Christian woman in my 40's who lived a lesbian lifestyle when I was in my 20's. I've noticed how the studies on homosexuality seem skewed to make their effects seem much better than they are. Child Abuse Rate At Zero Percent In Lesbian Households, New Report Finds
"In an article published today in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the 17-year-old daughters and sons of lesbian mothers were asked about sexual abuse, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior. "The paper found that none of the 78 NLLFS adolescents reports having ever been physically or sexually abused by a parent or other caregiver. This contrasts with 26 percent of American adolescents who report parent or caregiver physical abuse and 8.3 percent who report sexual abuse." I read more about this study when it came out, and the key was that 17 year-olds (still living with their parents, of course), were given these questions. I also found a site at the time (2010) which I haven't been able to find again which had a lot on domestic violence in lesbian relationships, which quoted statistics showing it was more common, and also quoted a researcher as saying there is a taboo in the homosexual community against seeing lesbians as anything but more peaceful and compassionate than men. It seems like the dependent children of lesbians are forced to go along with this taboo. This next "study" especially got front page treatment when it came out, despite the fact that the only thing studied were trips men in gay lifestyles made to a health clinic in just the year before and the year after gay marriage was adopted there, which was 2003. The study came out in 2011. If the researchers had found an actual difference in what they looked at over many years, you can believe they would have published that. But all they actually were able to show was a difference in clinic visits between one year and the next, and yet the study was front-page news in 2011, declaring that gay marriage improves men's health. The study itself only says it may improve men's health. http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300382 Same-sex marriage boosts gay men's health, study suggests (CBS) Legalized same-sex marriage may provide couples with more than just legal benefits. A new study suggests gay men who get married may be healthier than unmarried gay men. "For the study, published in the Dec. 15 issue of the American Journal of Public Health, researchers compared health records on 1,211 gay patients at a community health clinic in Massachusetts in the years before and after same-sex marriage was legalized in 2003." It's discouraging at times to see how things are going these days. However, I take comfort that Jesus is victor! Homosexuality is one of many sins that people in these especially rebellious times has embraced. As Christians we have to do our part to be salt and light, but God is in control and one day there will be an end to our sin nature and we'll live in a world without it. Praise the Lord!
50 posted on 12/26/2013 10:44:57 AM PST by Faith Presses On
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