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Children Raised by Openly Homosexual Parents More Likely to Engage in Homosexuality
http://www.drtraycehansen.com ^ | 2008 | By Trayce Hansen, Ph.D.

Posted on 05/29/2009 2:14:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm

By Trayce Hansen, Ph.D.

Research by social scientists, although not definitive, suggests that children reared by openly homosexual parents are far more likely to engage in homosexual behavior than children raised by others. Studies thus far find between 8% and 21% of homosexually parented children ultimately identify as non-heterosexual. For comparison purposes, approximately 2% of the general population are non-heterosexual. Therefore, if these percentages continue to hold true, children of homosexuals have a 4 to 10 times greater likelihood of developing a non-heterosexual preference than other children.

Some researchers who uncovered sexual preference differences between homosexually and heterosexually parented children, nonetheless declared in their research summaries that no differences were found. Many believe they concealed their findings so as not to harm their own pro-homosexual, sociopolitical agendas.

All social scientists who conduct research in this emotionally-charged area have personal biases. That's a given. But if the authors of these studies want to be regarded as scientists, and not activists, they must set aside their biases and straightforwardly present their findings.

Regardless, no one should be surprised that homosexual parents are more likely to raise homosexual children. As one of the few forthright pro-homosexual advocates proclaimed, "Of course our children are going to be different."

In fact, many believe the percentages of non-heterosexual children in these studies would be even greater if more of the children had been raised from birth by openly homosexual parents. But most weren't. A majority of these children actually were born into and raised by mother-father couples before one of their parents "came-out" and the parents divorced.

Findings from the best and most recent twin studies have found that homosexuality, unlike eye color, is not genetically-caused. But there are a number of non-genetic mechanisms through which homosexuality could be transmitted from one generation to the next. Those mechanisms include role-modeling, social learning and differential reinforcement, as well as outright encouragement of non-heterosexuality by parents or others.

No one knows for sure by what complex mechanisms homosexual parents disproportionately rear homosexual children. But regardless of how, it appears they do. The public needs to be made aware of the findings of these studies so that when courts adjudicate and citizens vote on issues related to homosexuality, they're fully informed as to the possible consequences of those decisions on children.

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For a review of the research studies alluded to above, as well as additional analysis and references, see article entitled, "A Review and Analysis of Studies Which Assessed Sexual Preference of Children Raised by Homosexuals."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: duh; gay; homosexualagenda; lie; psychology
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This lady doesn't exist as far as the media is concerned. They say opposition to homosexuality and gay marriage is just the product of a bunch of quaint religious nuts. They use similar arguments against those who disagree on global warming about those who oppose abortion about those who oppose socialism. The left only has one play book and it is filled with outrageous lies. We need more brave Doctors like this lady and we need more brave conservatives who will ask her on their shows along side novelty guests like Carrie Prejean who though I am very supportive of doesn't provide the substance we need to turn the tide on the sexual activism which is driving the gay marriage movement. People need to see that there is still a debate and it isn't all about religion and it has social consequences.

Trayce Hansen, PhD

Dr. Trayce L. Hansen is a licensed psychologist with a clinical and forensic practice. She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, in 1997. Dr. Hansen’s professional experience is varied and includes work in multiple clinical as well as forensic settings. She is particularly interested in issues related to marriage, parenting, male/female differences, and homosexuality. Dr. Hansen has extensively reviewed the research literature in these areas and occasionally writes commentaries based on her findings that have been published worldwide. She has been heard on local and national radio and interviewed by the web and print media. Dr. Hansen also consults on legal cases and has testified in both deposition and court hearings related to her professional expertise.

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1 posted on 05/29/2009 2:14:00 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

DUH


2 posted on 05/29/2009 2:14:58 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Maelstorm

An even bigger DUH!


3 posted on 05/29/2009 2:14:58 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Maelstorm

The homosexual life experience is the kind of judgement we need on the white male dominated Supreme Court. /sotomayer


4 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’ve got to post some of this for our moderate lurkers and new conservatives out there.


5 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Maelstorm

Kind of puts the lie to the “Born that Way” cry, dudn’t it?


6 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:16 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Maelstorm

Now we’re getting to the bottom-line of the gay agenda (so to speak)...


7 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:32 PM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: SoConPubbie

Who wooda thunk.


8 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:42 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Obama is not my president until we see his birth certificate. A real one.)
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To: Maelstorm

bookmark.
a sad one.


9 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:45 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Maelstorm

Duh. Nothing else to say. Adoption by gays should at least have been studied objectively, but we want to keep letting politicians and judges do things they are not qualified to decide.


10 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:57 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: jessduntno

It has been a lie from the beginning. The media have been the biggest proponents of it.


11 posted on 05/29/2009 2:18:20 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Maelstorm
Bingo! This is the method they will use to expand their kind. This is the goal: To expand the homosexual culture through the acquisition of children into their state sanctioned marriages. Homosexual marriage is the avenue to this ends.
12 posted on 05/29/2009 2:18:35 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: SoConPubbie
An even bigger DUH!

I'll call your DUH and raise you 2 DUHS.

13 posted on 05/29/2009 2:19:15 PM PDT by SGCOS
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To: Maelstorm

It doesn’t surprise me if it’s higher, but any quote of only 2% of the population being homosexual otherwise isn’t from the (East Coast metropolitan) America I know.


14 posted on 05/29/2009 2:19:25 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Just another Joe
No one knows for sure by what complex mechanisms homosexual parents disproportionately rear homosexual children. But regardless of how, it appears they do.

I know - a lot of us do.
Homosexuality is a choice.
Mystery solved.

15 posted on 05/29/2009 2:19:42 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: Maelstorm

I know and I agree with your purpose and intent.

My DUH was more in support than anything else.


16 posted on 05/29/2009 2:20:13 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: jonrick46
Gay eugenics.

When you think about it, the radical gay community really does have alot in common with the national socialists of the 30s.

17 posted on 05/29/2009 2:20:52 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Maelstorm

Queers are like vampires. They always need fresh new victims to survive.


18 posted on 05/29/2009 2:22:25 PM PDT by m4629
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To: Maelstorm

Itza Shokka!


19 posted on 05/29/2009 2:22:37 PM PDT by grandpa jones (obama must be exhausted, having to tote that giant brain of his around all the time.,.)
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To: Just another Joe

Well this doesn’t make any sense and is obviously wrong since homosexuality is something you are born with, not a choice you make./s


20 posted on 05/29/2009 2:22:42 PM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Implement socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: IrishCatholic

It is a sad one because children are being adopted and produced in a mad scientist fashion which guarantees they will be exposed by default to huge risks a major one being that they will be less likely to have a normal family life.


21 posted on 05/29/2009 2:22:51 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Maelstorm

Well, DUH!!!

It’s a shame the term “common sense” has lost its meaning; maybe we should substitute “horse sense”.


22 posted on 05/29/2009 2:23:09 PM PDT by ROLF of the HILL COUNTRY ( The Constitution needs No interpreting, only APPLICATION!)
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To: Maelstorm

Dogs watching other dogs...


23 posted on 05/29/2009 2:23:09 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Maelstorm

And I bet that girls are even more prone to homosexuality than the boys when raised by homosexuals.


24 posted on 05/29/2009 2:24:42 PM PDT by TheThinker (America doesn't have a president. It has a usurper.)
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To: Maelstorm

DUH to the 10th power


25 posted on 05/29/2009 2:25:44 PM PDT by albie
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To: Maelstorm

Well I guess that shows it is all genetics.....


26 posted on 05/29/2009 2:26:51 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: BlueNgold

Whether or not all homosexuality is a clear choice, there is absolutely zero question that people can become imprinted sexually by events in their childhood. It is extremely common to be deeply affected and to repeat childhood events. Its rather common to hear stories of this nature, that a person is influenced by something they witnessed as a child.


27 posted on 05/29/2009 2:27:10 PM PDT by Williams (It's The Policies, Stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

Makes sense. You watch 2 men kiss, sit in each other’s laps, cuddle etc your young mind is bound to believe that it’s the norm. (sorry for being so descriptive)


28 posted on 05/29/2009 2:27:11 PM PDT by albie
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To: Maelstorm

I wonder...if children were raised by solid, two parent opposite sex parents, would they do better in life?

Let’s Google this, shall we? You’ll never guess what we find. Even though the search SPECIFIES opposite sex couple, you get the SAME SEX proseltyzing. Look at the search entered and then look at the results. Stunning:

Search terms: children raised by two parents opposite sex

Study Says Teenagers Raised by Same-Sex Parents Are Well-Adjusted ...Nov 15, 2004 ... ‘Regardless of whether they lived with same-sex or opposite-sex couples, ... The children ranged in age from 12-18, and the two groups had similar ... The study did not reveal whether children raised by same-sex or ...
borngay.procon.org/viewadditionalresource.asp?resourceID=000041 - 32k - Cached - Similar pages

Study: Same-Sex Parents Raise Well-Adjusted KidsOct 12, 2005 ... Children being raised by same-sex parents were either born to a heterosexual couple, ... opposite gender role models, sexual orientation, and strengths. ... D.C., says after his parents were divorced he was reared by two ...
www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20051012/study-same-sex-parents-raise-well-adjusted-kids - 97k - Cached - Similar pages

All in the Family: Kids Raised By Same-Sex Couples Speak Out To ...Mar 22, 2006 ... She was raised by two moms, after her father and mother split. ... In it, he says that children need opposite-sex parents in order to relate ...
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Kids Of Same-Sex Parents Do Fine - CBS NewsOct 12, 2005 ... Children being raised by same-sex parents were either born to a heterosexual ... opposite gender role models, sexual orientation, and strengths. ... Two other large studies involving more than 100 couples found that ...
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/12/health/webmd/main938234.shtml - 83k - 8 hours ago - Cached - Similar pages

Independent Gay Forum - Gay Marriage Helps ChildrenApr 1, 2004 ... A milder version claims that opposite-sex married couples are optimal for ... The competence argument asserts that children raised by gay parents, ... About half of the states now recognize two-parent adoptions in which ...
indegayforum.org/topics/show/26666.html - 10k - Cached - Similar pages

Same-sex marriage: How do children fare?Oct 26, 2004 ... Those who advocate same-sex marriage often point to studies which show that children raised in two-parent families do well, regardless of ...
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[PDF] Study sheds light on children of same-sex parentsFile Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Nov 18, 2004 ... Development (SRCD) shows that adolescents raised by two mothers are as well- ... two mothers were basically indistinguishable from peers raised by opposite-sex parents. ... about children raised by same-sex parents. ...
www.secondparentadoption.org/pdfs/research/study_sheds_light.pdf - Similar pages

Children of Lesbian Parents Study - Teen Children of Lesbian ...The study shows that whether a child lives with two moms or a mom and a ... Children of lesbian parents develop as well as children of opposite-sex parents. ... felt more connected at school than those raised by opposite-sex parents. ...
lesbianlife.about.com/od/families/a/ParentStudy.htm - 24k - Cached - Similar pages

Should there be opposite-sex role models for children of gay ...27 posts - 17 authors - Last post: May 8
But that would come up even if you have single parents, ..... In any case, a child being raised by two women isn’t necessarily lacking a ...
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[PDF] Are Married Parents Really Better for Children?File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
children were living with two parents, one-quarter lived with a single parent, .... of cohabitation—homes in which two adult partners of the opposite sex live .... raised by same-sex parents are no more likely to exhibit poor outcomes ...
www.clasp.org/publications/marriage_brief3_annotated.pdf - Similar pages


29 posted on 05/29/2009 2:28:14 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: skeeter
"the radical gay community really does have alot in common with the national socialists of the 30s"

"Pink Swastika"

30 posted on 05/29/2009 2:28:21 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: Maelstorm
children "reared" by openly homosexual parents

Biting tongue while laughing.

31 posted on 05/29/2009 2:29:15 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: Just another Joe

Surprise, surprise, surprise, NOT! In most cases, children model as adults the family values in which they were raised. Isn’t this what the agenda is - increasing the numbers?


32 posted on 05/29/2009 2:30:13 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: SoConPubbie

Do do do the Duh Duh Duh....


33 posted on 05/29/2009 2:30:33 PM PDT by Crim
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To: DogBarkTree

I believe that’s the plan.


34 posted on 05/29/2009 2:30:34 PM PDT by Reagan69 (No Representation without Taxation !)
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To: skeeter
"When you think about it, the radical gay community really does have alot in common with the national socialists of the 30s.

I think you nailed it! The progressive movement is the big picture. This movement has evolved into a virus that threatens the very existence of this nation. It has networks around the world receiving funds from the taxpayers of the world that in turn pay off the politicians and insure that they get elected.

35 posted on 05/29/2009 2:31:21 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Maelstorm

Yes, their very own “farm-raised” herd of future victims—both the ones they raise, and other people’s children in the government indoctrination centers aka public schools.


36 posted on 05/29/2009 2:34:31 PM PDT by mrsmel (Put the Gitmo terrorists near Capitol Hill.)
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To: Maelstorm

Newsflash: Children raised by vampires more likely to be vampires.


37 posted on 05/29/2009 2:36:17 PM PDT by MarineBrat (The New York Times is a Communist Kamikaze.)
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To: Maelstorm
"Children Raised by Openly Homosexual Parents More Likely to Engage in Homosexuality"

Really? That's interesting indeed. So there is a correlation between parental activities and how a child develops. Wow! Never crossed my mind. I guess that's why I don't have a PhD.

I bet the following is true too!


38 posted on 05/29/2009 2:38:32 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Maelstorm
Somebody has to post it.

Captain Obvious!


39 posted on 05/29/2009 2:38:41 PM PDT by 50mm (My respect for zero has reached zero)
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To: Maelstorm

Thus their life expectancy is 20 yrs shorter than normal people.

Pray for America and Our Troops


40 posted on 05/29/2009 2:40:40 PM PDT by bray (Time to Stand Up)
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To: ChicagahAl
"Are there any queers in the audience tonight?!"
41 posted on 05/29/2009 2:43:12 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: Maelstorm
DUH3939702568327

It is good to see someone have the gumption to address this though.  Good for Trayce Hansen, PhD.

42 posted on 05/29/2009 2:47:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Maelstorm

No way. Get out of here. Children don’t learn from watching their parents, etc. /sarcasm


43 posted on 05/29/2009 2:50:39 PM PDT by cranked
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To: jessduntno
Kind of puts the lie to the “Born that Way” cry, dudn’t it?

No, not really. While it is tempting to simplify it to a matter of "homosexuals cause homosexuality," the data reported here are not sufficient to draw that conclusion.

Consider:

If there is a "born that way" component to sexuality, it would manifest itself as a desire to engage in homosexual behavior.

Whether one acts on those desires is an entirely different matter -- one that is probably mostly governed by social constraints.

What this study shows is that kids are more likely to act out on the desire; but it does not address the source of that desire.

One rather obvious interpretation of these data is that there are fewer socially-imposed constraints against homosexual behavior in such households, and thus the kids are more likely to act out on whatever urges they have in that direction.

The idea that being in such a household actually causes homosexual behavior is also plausible, for a variety of reasons -- but this study does not justify the conclusion that it is the only reason why people have homosexual desires.

I would also note that Dr. Hansen is paid to take a particular position on the subject of homosexual behavior. As such, I am disinclined to take her comments on this study as definitive.

44 posted on 05/29/2009 2:54:05 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: Maelstorm

It is axiomatic that humans are able to override most “normal” biological imperatives, including sexual design. With higher species intelegence comes the ability to choose, or be influenced to choose, counter-productive or even self-destructive behavior. No desired sexual activity is more “normal” for mankind but homosexual mating is definately un-natural, our true nature being biologically heterosexual. When evermore sexual pairings occur outside this designed nature, and to the extent these choices are reinforced by societal acceptance, the species is denied offspring and inches closer to extinction.


45 posted on 05/29/2009 2:55:58 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: Maelstorm
DUH!!!
46 posted on 05/29/2009 2:56:15 PM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: Maelstorm

I don’t like the way those homos rear kids.


47 posted on 05/29/2009 2:57:56 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: 9YearLurker
It doesn’t surprise me if it’s higher, but any quote of only 2% of the population being homosexual otherwise isn’t from the (East Coast metropolitan) America I know.

Is that perhaps because the straight majority isn't in your face announcing their sexual preference and habits? Could it be that you don't notice how many are normal because we're not demanding your open approval?

48 posted on 05/29/2009 2:58:37 PM PDT by TurtleUp (So this is how liberty dies - to thunderous applause!)
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To: r9etb

“No, not really. While it is tempting to simplify it to a matter of “homosexuals cause homosexuality,” the data reported here are not sufficient to draw that conclusion.”

I was referring to the nature v nurture debate...which, I believe, is explicitly addressed...whether or not she is paid, the results would indicate, in this case, that nurture has more to do with behavior than nature...


49 posted on 05/29/2009 2:58:59 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: TurtleUp

I expect it may not be more than 2%, at least openly, in the heartland in part because so many move to the major cities—and so that number seems right to many Freepers, but for those of us in blue-state cities the percentages are much different.


50 posted on 05/29/2009 3:03:39 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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