Thursday, June 14, 2012

Studies show dads are best

A Heritage blog says:
A number of studies and articles have suggested that research shows no difference in outcomes between children whose parents have same-sex relationships and their peers raised by heterosexual parents. For example, the American Psychological Association (APA) stated in 2005 that “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents.”
A 2010 psychologist court brief that argues:
"These studies ... are impressively consistent in their failure to identify deficits in parenting abilities or in the development of children raised in a lesbian or gay household."
The truth is the opposite. The pro-gay studies are bogus.
The New Family Structures Study (NFSS), under the direction of Dr. Mark Regnerus, provides the most representative picture to date of young adults whose parents had same-sex relationships. NFSS is a large, random, nationally representative sample. ...

NFSS project director Dr. Mark Regnerus concludes in a piece running on Slate today that “the stable, two-parent biological married model [is] the far more common and accomplished workhorse of the American household, and still—according to the data, at least—the safest place for a kid.”
The NFSS shows that the kids with gay parents do worse on 25 different measures.

The implications are much wider than the same-sex marriage debate. Civilizations have agreed for millennia that kids are best reared by their natural dads and moms. Only in the last few decades have we seen feminists and queer studies professors argue that kids do not need dads, and that kids are just as well off being adopted by lesbians. As a result, we have policies that systematically separate kids from their dads. The leading psychologists have been lying to the public for years about this.

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