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How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?
Iona Institute ^ | 2012 | Mark Regnerus

Posted on 02/26/2013 1:03:02 PM PST by annalex

a b s t r a c t
The New Family Structures Study (NFSS) is a social-science data-collection project that fielded a survey to a large, random sample of American young adults (ages 18–39) who were raised in different types of family arrangements. In this debut article of the NFSS, I compare how the young-adult children of a parent who has had a same-sex romantic relationship fare on 40 different social, emotional, and relational outcome variables when compared with six other family-of-origin types. The results reveal numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian relationship and those with still-married (heterosexual) biological parents. The results are typically robust in multivariate contexts as well, suggesting far greater diversity in lesbian-parent household experiences than convenience-sample studies of lesbian families have revealed. The NFSS proves to be an illuminating, versatile dataset that can assist family scholars in understanding the long reach of family structure and transitions.
 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

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TOPICS: General Discusssion; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; parenting; samesex
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This is a study on the impact of a homosexual parent on the well-being of the child. This study by Mark Regnerus (www.markregnerus.com), sociologist and author, presently at the University of Texas at Austin, that caused quite a stir in the media; efforts were made to discredit the author and suppress the publication (A Liberal War on Science?). The article is sold at $31.50 but excerpts are widely available on the Net, often slanting the article to fit a particular polemical angle. Lucky for us, Iona Institute made the full text available for free. I believe the article to be important in itself, but also it is important for us to know what is and what is't in the article. While I encourage fellow Freepers to support professor Regnery and his publisher Elsevier Press, I also think it is important for all of us to have access to it.

A few things become apparent from professor Regnery's findings:

  1. A same-sex episode involving at least one parent has a statistically significant impact on the well-being of a child.
  2. This impact is comparable to the negative impact of a broken or reconstituted family regardless of sexual orientation.
  3. The subject of the study is a sample of children raised by parents who in part exhibited homosexual behavior, but it is not a study of children raised in same-sex unions, legal or otherwise.

The study, therefore, is more significant in discussing the impact of family breakdown in general, than it is in discussing committed homosexual unions who might dabble in parenting. The fact that the study has produced such a hostility from the homosexual lobby is a damning addition to the ugly image that lobby has built for itself.

1 posted on 02/26/2013 1:03:16 PM PST by annalex
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To: little jeremiah; narses; NYer; Salvation

For your ping lists.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 1:04:51 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

I agree with the suggestion of supporting Prof. Regnerus, but his publisher, Elsevier Press, is another matter. Get the free download the Iona Institute is offering quick before Elsevier sues to have it taken down.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 1:11:09 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: annalex

Well, the top recruitment method is to molest them as kids, so...


5 posted on 02/26/2013 1:15:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perseverando
CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS:

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

It's all part of the 'plan'. The sodomites are just 'useful idiots'.

6 posted on 02/26/2013 1:19:03 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: annalex

The impact on these children has hideous results.

Even if a person leaves God out of the equation and argues strictly biologically we are designed for male and female to produce offspring, each having a roll in the rearing (which is different between the two) because of that and that alone any raising of offspring outside of that does not produce normal children - it is not possible.


7 posted on 02/26/2013 1:19:20 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: annalex
The results are typically robust in multivariate contexts as well, suggesting far greater diversity in lesbian-parent household experiences than convenience-sample studies of lesbian families have revealed.

no matter how many times i read this sentence, i cannot wrap my mind around it... i have no idea what he is saying here...

8 posted on 02/26/2013 1:19:22 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: The_Reader_David

Yes, also download it from there and have it in your private library.

I have taken up the habit of saving what I see to my local disk. Do no take the Internet for granted, folks: what the government giveth it also taketh away.


9 posted on 02/26/2013 1:23:06 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: svcw
because of that and that alone any raising of offspring outside of that does not produce normal children - it is not possible.

normal? what is that? what about children who were raised by a widowed mother? or father? or children who were raised by siblings because they were orphaned? none have a chance to be normal? i am not supportive of same-sex marriage, nor same-sex child rearing... however, some heterosexual couples raise less than normal kids themselves...

10 posted on 02/26/2013 1:26:27 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Perseverando

Who’s the gay guy watching the girl prep the salad? :)


11 posted on 02/26/2013 1:27:14 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: latina4dubya

I think he means that as he studied a large sample (as opposed to a “convenience sample”) he has covered a diverse number of familial situations among the lesbian folk and his findings are “robust” in the sense that they represent a broad spectrum rather than a few hand-picked picture-perfect lesbian families typically trotted forward in the sellout media.


12 posted on 02/26/2013 1:28:40 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Who’s the gay guy watching the girl prep the salad? :)

ha!

13 posted on 02/26/2013 1:31:46 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: annalex

wow! i am impressed that you were able to glean all of that from that sentence! thank you for the clarification...


14 posted on 02/26/2013 1:35:23 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: annalex
Fags make fags. I suppose this is an odds thing.

Every fag I've known has a lot more problems than faggery. Two have committed suicide....

15 posted on 02/26/2013 1:36:41 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: annalex
"committed homosexual unions"

This, I believe, will generally prove to be an oxymoron.

16 posted on 02/26/2013 1:37:15 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS
This, I believe, will generally prove to be an oxymoron.

how? committed and homosexual unions? or committed homosexual and unions? i take it you mean the first...

17 posted on 02/26/2013 1:43:59 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: annalex
Significant results are on pdf page 761 (I know the table will not format well here)
Table 2
Mean scores on select dichotomous outcome variables, NFSS (can read as percentage: as in, 0.42 = 42%).
IBF (intact bio family);LM (lesbian mother); GF(gay father);
Adopted by strangers; Divorced late (>18);Step family;Single parent;All;other
Currently married 0.43 0.36 0.35 0.41 0.36 0.41 0.37 0.39
Currently cohabiting 0.09 0.24 0.21 0.07^ 0.31 0.19 0.19 0.13
Family received welfare growing up 0.17 0.69 0.57 0.12^ 0.47^ 0.53^ 0.48^ 0.35^
Currently on public assistance 0.10 0.38 0.23 0.27 0.31 0.30 0.30 0.23
Currently employed full-time 0.49 0.26 0.34 0.41 0.42 0.47^ 0.43^ 0.39
Currently unemployed 0.08 0.28 0.20 0.22 0.15 0.14 0.13^ 0.15
Voted in last presidential election 0.57 0.41 0.73^ 0.58 0.63^ 0.57^ 0.51 0.48
Thought recently about suicide 0.05 0.12 0.24 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.05 0.09
Recently or currently in therapy 0.08 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.12 0.17 0.13 0.09
Identifies as entirely heterosexual 0.90 0.61 0.71 0.82^ 0.83^ 0.81^ 0.83^ 0.82^
Is in a same-sex romantic relationship 0.04 0.07 0.12 0.23 0.05 0.13 0.03 0.02
Had affair while married/cohabiting 0.13 0.40 0.25 0.20 0.12^ 0.32 0.19^ 0.16^
Has ever had an STI 0.08 0.20 0.25 0.16 0.12 0.16 0.14 0.08
Ever touched sexually by parent/adult 0.02 0.23 0.06^ 0.03^ 0.10 0.12 0.10 0.08^
Ever forced to have sex against will 0.08 0.31 0.25 0.23 0.24 0.16 0.16^ 0.11^
Bold indicates the mean scores displayed are statistically-significantly different from IBFs (currently intact, bio mother/father household, column 1),
A child raised in a lesbian or gay household is several times more likely to have been on welfare, been sexually molested by a parent, or raped.
18 posted on 02/26/2013 1:48:12 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: YHAOS
oxymoron

You are referring to a serious difficulty in front of anyone researching this. The phenomenon of committed homosexual unions has to be studied because this is what the proponents of gay "marriage" say should exist in law. Surely we all recognize that marriages are not terribly committed either: we have adultery and divorce fairly common. So the standard has to be "homosexual unions nearly as committed to fidelity and perpetuity as marriages are".

If we simply postulate "committed homosexual unions" are not possible even by that standard, we cannot make any intelligent statement about the children that might be raised in this environment. So the researcher has to take this approach: given that "committed homosexual unions" are not an observable reality at least because where they exist in law, they are rare, and where they do not exist in law they have an extra hurdle on their way to become committed, -- what can we observe about, simply, people with homosexual behavior who are responsible for raising children? It turns out that homosexuals are a negative factor in the lives of the offspring, comparable to divorce and step parenting. So therefore, even if the homosexuals clear every legal hurdle, and form committed unions comparable in fidelity levels to the heterosexual couples, they will continue to be a negative factor simply because they are homosexual. That is, I think, the salient conclusion one draws from the article.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 2:03:44 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: PapaBear3625
A child raised in a lesbian or gay household is several times more likely to have been on welfare, been sexually molested by a parent, or raped.

From Table 2 Currently on welfare:

intact straight parents 10%
lesbian mother 38%
gay father 23%
divorce, adoption, etc. 23%-31%


Molested by parent:
intact straight parents 2%
lesbian mother 23%
gay father 6%
divorce, adoption, etc. 3%-12%


Raped:
intact straight parents 8%
lesbian mother 31%
gay father 25%
divorce, adoption, etc. 11%-24%

20 posted on 02/26/2013 2:15:30 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
I disagree with the title of the this article. Gay couples are not the 'parents' of children. The best they can be are legal guardians.
21 posted on 02/26/2013 2:27:55 PM PST by mtg
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To: PapaBear3625
IBF LM GF ABS DL>18 SF SP Other
Currently married 0.43 0.36 0.35 0.41 0.36 0.41 0.37 0.39
Currently cohabiting 0.09 0.24 0.21 0.07 0.31 0.19 0.19 0.13
Family received welfare growing up 0.17 0.69 0.57 0.12 0.47 0.53 0.48 0.35
Currently on public assistance 0.10 0.38 0.23 0.27 0.31 0.30 0.30 0.23
Currently employed full-time 0.49 0.26 0.34 0.41 0.42 0.47 0.43 0.39
Currently unemployed 0.08 0.28 0.20 0.22 0.15 0.14 0.13 0.15
Voted in last presidential election 0.57 0.41 0.73 0.58 0.63 0.57 0.51 0.48
Thought recently about suicide 0.05 0.12 0.24 0.07 0.08 0.10 0.05 0.09
Recently or currently in therapy 0.08 0.19 0.19 0.22 0.12 0.17 0.13 0.09
Identifies as entirely heterosexual 0.90 0.61 0.71 0.82 0.83 0.81 0.83 0.82
Is in a same-sex romantic relationship 0.04 0.07 0.12 0.23 0.05 0.13 0.03 0.02
Had affair while married/cohabiting 0.13 0.40 0.25 0.20 0.12 0.32 0.19 0.16
Has ever had an STI 0.08 0.20 0.25 0.16 0.12 0.16 0.14 0.08
Ever touched sexually by parent/adult 0.02 0.23 0.06 0.03 0.10 0.12 0.10 0.08
Ever forced to have sex against will 0.08 0.31 0.25 0.23 0.24 0.16 0.16 0.11
Legend:
IBF = Intact Biological Family
LM = Lesbian Mother
GF = Gay Father
ABS = Adopted by Strangers
DL>18 = Divorced Late (18yrs)
SF = Stepfamily
SP = Single parent
Other = All other

22 posted on 02/26/2013 2:37:07 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: svcw

It’s allowing mentally ill sexual deviants to take children as their pets and playthings....and worse.

As a woman, I know the way I look at men was formed by my relationship with my father. I wouldn’t allow one to mistreat me because he never did.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 2:47:04 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: svcw

It’s allowing mentally ill sexual deviants to take children as their pets and playthings....and worse.

As a woman, I know the way I look at men was formed by my relationship with my father. I wouldn’t allow one to mistreat me because he never did.


24 posted on 02/26/2013 2:47:19 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: svcw

It’s allowing mentally ill sexual deviants to take children as their pets and playthings....and worse.

As a woman, I know the way I look at men was formed by my relationship with my father. I wouldn’t allow one to mistreat me because he never did.


25 posted on 02/26/2013 2:47:20 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: svcw

It’s allowing mentally ill sexual deviants to take children as their pets and playthings....and worse.

As a woman, I know the way I look at men was formed by my relationship with my father. I wouldn’t allow one to mistreat me because he never did.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 2:47:24 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Well that’s embarrassing. Sorry for that


27 posted on 02/26/2013 2:48:12 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: latina4dubya
no matter how many times i read this sentence, i cannot wrap my mind around it... i have no idea what he is saying here...

Let me translate: it says "Look at me! I have a degree from a modern university so I'm really really smart! Look at all of the words I know! Don't you wish you were as smart as me?"
28 posted on 02/26/2013 2:56:26 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Steely Tom
Thank you very much.

I would say, in general, there is something for everyone in the study. We see that the negative impact of gay father is less severe than that of the mother, corroborating the notion of special importance of mothers. We see that homosexuality has a negative impact at least as bad as of sundry consequences of a death of a parent or divorce. We see that while homosexuality is a significant negative, it is not significantly worse than other cases of broken and reconstituted households. We can also see that legality of a reconstituted family as opposed to the illegitimacy of homosexual affairs does not show as a mitigating factor. We do not see a stark condemnation of homosexual marriage out of this, as the data are gathered from households with homosexual affairs or single-parent homosexual households, rather than legal unions of two gay people. A proponent of gay "marriage" would point to this data and argue that the real negative factor in this is infidelity of a parent or absence of a parent, and not homosexuality per se.

29 posted on 02/26/2013 2:59:47 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

death or divorce - Does not have the same impact as homosexuality as the parental role.


30 posted on 02/26/2013 3:07:46 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: mtg
Gay couples are not the 'parents' of children

From the article:

While gay and lesbian Americans typically become parents today in four ways—through one partner’s previous participation in a heterosexual union, through adoption, in-vitro fertilization, or by a surrogate—the NFSS is more likely to be comprised of respondents from the first two of these arrangements than from the last two.

[...]

Although the NFSS did not directly ask those respondents whose parent has had a same-sex romantic relationship about the manner of their own birth, a failed heterosexual union is clearly the modal method: just under half of such respondents reported that their biological parents were once married.

So, they are not necessarily biological parents who had homosexual affairs but predominantly that is what they are. They may or may not be gay couples raising a biological child of one of them; just as likely, they are married parents with an homosexual affair on the side and the child being with the straight parent:

Among those who said their mother had a same-sex relationship, 91% reported living with their mother while she was in the romantic relationship, and 57% said they had lived with their mother and her partner for at least 4 months at some point prior to age 18. A smaller share (23%) said they had spent at least 3 years living in the same household with a romantic partner of their mother’s.

Among those who said their father had a same-sex relationship, however, 42% reported living with him while he was in a same-sex romantic relationship, and 23% reported living with him and his partner for at least 4 months (but less than 2% said they had spent at least 3 years together in the same household), a trend similarly noted in Tasker’s (2005) review article on gay and lesbian parenting.

(all quotes from pages 756-757).

31 posted on 02/26/2013 3:12:56 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: svcw
death or divorce - Does not have the same impact as homosexuality

I don't see that from the data. Column 1 is intact heterosexual parents; columns 2 and 3 are one or both parents homosexual; columns 4-8 are diverse consequences of death or divorce. I don't see much difference between columns 2,3 and columns 4-8. Do you?

32 posted on 02/26/2013 3:17:35 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

I do not care what the chart says, death and divorce do not rid the child of the parent - there are still two, male and female.
Do a search you will find many studies that show that.
It is not that children do not have impact on their lives but as I said the parent is still there, even in death the parent is spoken about and remembered.
If you are really believing that two same sex parents and their perverted lifestyle is the same as a death of a parent or divorce, sorry nothing I can do about that.
It is another attempt no matter how veiled to justify “no difference”.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 3:27:18 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: latina4dubya
how? committed and homosexual unions? or committed homosexual and unions? i take it you mean the first...

Three words not separated by even so much as a comma, “committed homosexual unions.” Which word didn’t you understand?

Or do you need more than three words to promote an argument?

34 posted on 02/26/2013 3:41:12 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: annalex
We see that the negative impact of gay father is less severe than that of the mother

They have by far the highest levels of suicidal ideation and they're the most likely to vote, a peculiar combination that explains much as far as Democratic politics.

Other than that they appear to be fairly run of the mill with the exception of a markedly lower likelihood of reported molestation by an adult, which I actually find hard to believe. I work in a creative field and have had to deal with a lot of alternative types including homosexual men. To say that as a group they're sex-obsessed to the point of compulsion and very attracted to younger males is an understatement.

35 posted on 02/26/2013 3:41:12 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: svcw

I hear you, but the relevant topic on this thread is what the data say.


36 posted on 02/26/2013 3:49:36 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: RegulatorCountry
markedly lower likelihood of reported molestation by an adult

Strange indeed. Remember though that the sample is children of one homosexual or bisexual parent regardless of which parent they live with. That is, by the way, the likely key to the apparent greater damage done by lesbianism than by male homosexuality: in the event of separation or divorcee a child is likely to stay with the mother, therefore she is the one having all the impact. In the rare case when a child is in custody of his gay father, the father would guard him closely, fearful of losing custody.

37 posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:14 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
If we simply postulate "committed homosexual unions" are not possible even by that standard

Who is this “we,” Pilgrim? Intellectualize the “problem” all you wish. Don’t recall indicating you shouldn’t, and it may have the virtue of keeping you out of mischief otherwise. If you are suggesting that human action is something less than perfect, an intellectual study isn’t necessary to establishment that.

38 posted on 02/26/2013 4:06:01 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS

We, you and I. This is how conversations are made.


39 posted on 02/26/2013 4:08:44 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex

If they remained in custody of a wife who was thoroughly freaked out that her husband turned gay, that might lead to hyper-vigilance, which in turn might explain the seemingly odd statistic.


40 posted on 02/26/2013 4:16:44 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

Yes, exactly. Imagine that...


41 posted on 02/26/2013 4:20:38 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
We, you and I. This is how conversations are made.

I don’t recall when you and I conferred (had a conversation) on “postulating” anything.

42 posted on 02/26/2013 4:20:38 PM PST by YHAOS
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To: latina4dubya

Basically TV gays are mostly white and upper middle class. Real gays are more diverse in terms of class, personal history like divorce or single parenthood, ethnicity etc. This study focuses on a broader sample rather than other studies where the subjects are recruited and self selected from narrow segments of the population.


43 posted on 02/26/2013 4:31:12 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: annalex

so a child in a homosexual controled household has a 1 in 3 chance of being molested by a homosexual.

that ssame child has a slight greater than 50/50 chance of being raped!

imagine any normal mother being told your child has a 50/50 chance of comming home raped today. that is insane.

(now extrapolate to boyscouts!)

the homosexuals of the DC/NY media will not allow this on the airwaves.

low information voters will never care.

Rush will never report this.

Beck ...... no idea.


44 posted on 02/26/2013 4:40:38 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: YHAOS

In 16 you posted to me and in 19 I posted back and use the pronoun “we”. That upset you. I am sorry.


45 posted on 02/26/2013 4:41:46 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: who knows what evil?

there are more than a few closet commies who are judges at all levels.

the is no reason to have faith in the judiciary.

for judges to rule homosexual behavior is an immutable trait like skin color is akin to judges stating the earth is the center of the universe.


46 posted on 02/26/2013 4:48:38 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
a child in a homosexual controled household has a 1 in 3 chance of being molested by a homosexual.

that ssame child has a slight greater than 50/50 chance of being raped!

No, you have to then average. That is because kids with lesbian mother are 100% and the kids with gay father are another 100%. Look for example at the voting numbers: they would add up to more than 100%.

If we average columns 2 (Lesbian Mother) and 3 (Gay Father) we get:
Ever touched sexually by parent/adult: (23% + 6%)/2 = 14.5% children of a lesbian parent, custodial or not, report that. In intact heterosexual households the figure is 2%

Ever forced to have sex against will: (31% + 25%)/2 = 28% children of a lesbian parent, custodial or not, report that. In intact heterosexual households the figure is 8%

Note also that it does not say that the molesters/rapists were homosexual or even parents. It does not say if the rape was while still minor.

47 posted on 02/26/2013 5:07:47 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex
In my previous post

2 x children of a lesbian parent, custodial or not, report that
2 x children of a homosexual parent, male or female, custodial or not, report that

48 posted on 02/26/2013 5:16:15 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: annalex; longtermmemmory
Another correction:

It does not say if the rape was while still minor.

But it does say that it was forcible rape ("forced to have sex against will"), so it does not count consensual sex between a minor and an adult legally considered rape.

Note, too, that the distinction is further blurred if an adult approaches a minor who has been groomed for such sexual contact; if the parent is the one doing the grooming his chance of success is good, so there would be rarely a need to force anything, and such cases are not reported in the table.

49 posted on 02/26/2013 5:24:48 PM PST by annalex (fear them not)
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To: Steely Tom

In other words having an intact biological family is much better in most possible ways than any other alternative. Only a hundred thousand years of testing was required for this solution to be validated by research.


50 posted on 02/26/2013 5:25:05 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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