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