Skip to comments.Children Raised by Openly Homosexual Parents More Likely to Engage in Homosexuality
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.
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."
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. Hansens 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.
An even bigger DUH!
The homosexual life experience is the kind of judgement we need on the white male dominated Supreme Court. /sotomayer
I’ve got to post some of this for our moderate lurkers and new conservatives out there.
Kind of puts the lie to the “Born that Way” cry, dudn’t it?
Now we’re getting to the bottom-line of the gay agenda (so to speak)...
Who wooda thunk.
a sad one.
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.
It has been a lie from the beginning. The media have been the biggest proponents of it.
I'll call your DUH and raise you 2 DUHS.
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.
I know - a lot of us do.
Homosexuality is a choice.
I know and I agree with your purpose and intent.
My DUH was more in support than anything else.
When you think about it, the radical gay community really does have alot in common with the national socialists of the 30s.
Queers are like vampires. They always need fresh new victims to survive.
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
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.
It’s a shame the term “common sense” has lost its meaning; maybe we should substitute “horse sense”.
Dogs watching other dogs...
And I bet that girls are even more prone to homosexuality than the boys when raised by homosexuals.
DUH to the 10th power
Well I guess that shows it is all genetics.....
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.
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)
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
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Biting tongue while laughing.
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?
Do do do the Duh Duh Duh....
I believe that’s the plan.
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.
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.
Newsflash: Children raised by vampires more likely to be vampires.
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!
Thus their life expectancy is 20 yrs shorter than normal people.
Pray for America and Our Troops
No way. Get out of here. Children don’t learn from watching their parents, etc. /sarcasm
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.
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.
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.
I don’t like the way those homos rear kids.
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?
“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...
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.