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Study: Youngsters of 'gay households' negatively affected

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What is being hailed as the most scientifically credible study so far on the issue demonstrates that children are harmed by growing up in homosexual and lesbian households.

 

The study analyzed data from nearly 3,000 American adults, ages 18 to 39, who were raised in "different types of family arrangements." The results, according to principal investigator Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas at Austin, reveal "numerous, consistent differences, especially between the children of women who have had a lesbian relationship and those with still-married (heterosexual) biological parents" -- effectively dispelling the "no differences" paradigm.

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality points out prior research extolling that paradigm and painting a positive picture of growing up in a homosexual home was biased.
 
Peter LaBarbera (AFTAH)"A lot of the previous studies were done, for example, by [University of Virginia professor] Charlotte Patterson [who is] a lesbian," he points out. "These [studies] were junk science done by homosexual researchers or pro-gay academics."
 
LaBarbera says the University of Texas research is accurate and very thorough -- adding that states that encourage homosexual adoption are wrong. The study provides "very tragic data," he says.
 
"For example, you're more likely basically to get molested in a household led by two lesbians. You're more likely to have sexually transmitted diseases. You're more likely to identify as homosexual. You're more likely to be on public assistance," he lists.
 
"[And] you're more likely to have been forced to have sex unwillingly," he concludes. "Big difference [there] -- 8 percent in a normal household versus 31 percent in a household led by lesbians." In addition, one raised in a homosexual or lesbian household is more likely to have thoughts of suicide.
 
LaBarbera concludes that, simply put, the study proves that having a mother and a father really matters.
 
The findings of The New Family Structures Study will be published in the July issue of Social Science Research.

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by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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OkieMom2673
by Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:12 PM
This is so redonkulous!
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sucker4myloves
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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Mr. LaBarbera has a classic pedosmile

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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Quoting anxiousschk:

Maybe those kids have such hard time due to the large number of closed minds out there. 


Yes it's all because some people disagree with a homosexual lifestyle....Seriously when is the GLBT community going to acknowledge that perhaps they don't always make the best choices and quit blaming their un-happiness on others? 

 

bellawomen
by Bronze Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM
What makes this study "the most scientifically credible study so far"?

Last I knew bullshit and personal agendas were not part of the research process.
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ChancesMommy07
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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pamelax3
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:19 PM

This is total BS... 1. if these children are adopted, no telling what type of life they have had, so yea they may have some problems and 2. when in the hell does it make it wrong to be a loving parent no matter what your sexual preference is..

Shortiekt
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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Quoting 12hellokitty:


Quoting anxiousschk:

Maybe those kids have such hard time due to the large number of closed minds out there. 


Yes it's all because some people disagree with a homosexual lifestyle....Seriously when is the GLBT community going to acknowledge that perhaps they don't always make the best choices and quit blaming their un-happiness on others? 


When are we going to stop grouping people based on sexual orientation, race, class etc. and realize people are people. The common denominator in all these studies is that people are individuals and each situation is individual. Hetero-parented kids have issues and so do homo-parented kids.

terpmama
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:21 PM
What?!


Quoting 12hellokitty:



Quoting anxiousschk:


Maybe those kids have such hard time due to the large number of closed minds out there. 



Yes it's all because some people disagree with a homosexual lifestyle....Seriously when is the GLBT community going to acknowledge that perhaps they don't always make the best choices and quit blaming their un-happiness on others? 


 


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lizmarie1975
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM

So studies done by homosexual researchers and "pro-gay academics" are junk science...but a study done by an anti gay researcher is the truth?

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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Quoting punky3175:

So many wonderful and creative replies in this thread already. :-) While I dismiss most of what OP posts, I do enjoy reading people calling her out on her obviously biased sources.


Why is it when people start threads with a secular liberal bias the conservatives are able to debate the topic and present their views respectfully, without all the whining about bias? 

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