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.
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.
No, it doesn't. The study compared children of intact biological families to children of homosexuals.
Only 2% of children from married, heterosexual parents were sexually abused, where 98% were not. If you want to flip numbers, do it correctly.
98% of children from married, heterosexual parents were not sexually abused, but only 77% of children from lesbian mothers were not sexually abused. It's still just as shocking.