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wow

Waterloo, IL

#51380 Feb 17, 2014
Study on Children Adopted by Homo Couples


Children Adopted by Homosexuals



TIA,

In this link there is another recent study (January 2012) that shows children in homosexual “marriages” suffer more than those in natural marriages. You might want to add it to your statics since you get so much hate mail from homos saying your statistics are outdated.

This study by University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus’ study highlights the deficiencies of previous studies that homosexual advocates have relied on to grant same-sex couples a right to marry and adopt children.

"The empirical claim that no notable differences exist must go," said Regnerus in his study published in Social Science Research.

Regnerus’ comprehensive study examines nearly 3,000 adult children from eight different family structures and evaluates them within 40 social and emotional categories. The results reveal that children who remain with intact biological families were better educated, experienced greater mental and physical health, less drug experimentation, less criminal activity and reported overall higher levels of happiness.

The greatest negative outcomes were found among children of lesbian mothers. This contradicts defective studies popularized by the media claiming children fare as well, or better, with lesbian mothers. Regnerus’ study showed negative outcomes for these adult children in 25 of 40 categories including far higher rates of sexual assault (23% of children with lesbian mothers were touched sexually by a parent or adult, in contrast to 2% raised by married parents), poorer physical health, increased depression, increased marijuana use and higher unemployment (69% of children from lesbian households were on welfare, compared to 17% of those with married parents).

Regnerus’ study debunks an often-cited 2005 American Psychological Association (APA) brief that concluded,“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."

In contrast to Regnerus, previous studies compared children of homosexual parents to children of stepfamilies and single parents. Regnerus also relies solely on information directly from adult children rather than opinions from their parents.

A second new study confirms the studies touted by the APA are unreliable. Loren Marks, an associate professor at Louisiana State University, found the APA’s studies had limited data and focused on gender roles and sexual identities. They neglected to examine the children’s education outcomes, employment, risks of substance abuse, criminal behavior or suicide.

The discredited APA-endorsed studies have been used in attempts to impact international legal decisions.

Amicus briefs submitted in E.B. v. France in the European Court of Human Rights defended adoption rights for same sex couples citing APA studies with claims that no objective scientific evidence exists to justify “different treatment of same sex couples who wish to adopt because (to the knowledge of FIDH, ILGA-Europe, BAAF and APGL) all reputable scientific studies have shown that the children of lesbian and gay parents are no more likely to suffer from emotional or other problems than the children of heterosexual parents.”

B.K.

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“Busting Kimare's”

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Clitty

#51381 Feb 17, 2014
wow wrote:
My 2 Dads: Children of Same-Sex Parents Fare Poorly
Mike McManus
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Regnerus has been repeatedly and resoundingly discredited. He was paid by Focus on the Family to come up with the results that he did.

Google it.

“"Congratulations California"”

Since: Feb 12

Northern California

#51382 Feb 17, 2014
wow wrote:
My 2 Dads: Children of Same-Sex Parents Fare Poorly
Mike McManus
Conventional wisdom is that children of same-sex parents do as well as, or even better than children from intact, two-parent married households. Many studies make that assertion. It is massively wrong according to a new, very large, thorough study published this week by the journal Social Science Research. It was
The biggest differences were between children of women who have had a lesbian relationship – and those raised by still-married biological parents.
Fully 69 % of those with lesbian mothers were on welfare as children – four times the 17 % in intact families ever had that experience. In fact, 38 % of the adult children of lesbian mothers are currently on welfare versus only 10 % of those with married parents. That’s the same 4-1 ratio.
Only 8 % of adult children from intact homes were unemployed when interviewed in 2011 versus 28 % with a lesbian parent.
What’s most shocking is that only two people of those with married parents were ever touched sexually by a parent or an adult – while 23 % of those with a lesbian mother had that experience! Golly, they are 11 times more apt to be molested!
The design of the NFSS research was brilliant.
Most research on the impact of homosexual parenting has relied on interviews with same-sex parents who are from convenience samples. For example, the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study conducted last year “recruited entirely from self-selection from announcements posted at lesbian events, in women’s bookstores and in lesbian newspapers in Boston, Washington and San Francisco.”
Such a sample is biased toward including better-educated, wealthier people who visit bookstores. What about the less educated or less likely to be employed? They aren’t interviewed. Of course, the children of these more affluent parents are more apt to do well.
By comparison, NFSS asked 3,000 young adults if either of their parents had a same-sex relationship while they were growing up. Result: 175 reported their mother was in a homosexual relationship, and 73 said the same about their father. That’s about 1.7 %, a figure comparable to other studies. The sampling was so carefully done that it included both those with listed phone numbers and those who only use cell phones (about half the total).
Only 23 % said they had spent at least three years in the same household with a romantic partner of their mother; an additional 57 % did so for at least four months. Among those with a father in a homosexual relationship, fewer than 2 % said they had spent at least three years in that household. These relationships are much more volatile and short-lived, but neither compares with the stability of married heterosexual parents.
Also, by interviewing young adults of homosexual parents, we can see how the experience shaped their adult lives. This is vastly more useful information than asking volunteer same-sex parents if their kids are doing well. Of course, they say yes.
More results: Three times as many young adults of lesbians were currently cohabiting as those with married parents (24 % versus 9 %). Even more young adults (31 %) of divorced parents were living together. Twice as many from intact homes were employed full time as those with lesbian mothers.
Sorry oh great ignorant bigoted one but the Regenerus study of which you speak is in fact totally flawed and has been rejected by every other peer reviewed group in existence ! And here are a couple of links that show you to be a consumate LIAR ! Not to mention the fact that you've posted no links what so ever to prove your B.S.!

The flawed Regeenerus study refuted by the vast majority of experts in their field !

articles.latime.com/2012/jun/13/opinion/la-oe...

Also.....

www.gladd.org/blog/rigorous-about-regenerus-c...

Care to try again,and this time with some real proof ?
Bro

Buffalo, NY

#51383 Feb 17, 2014
Rules Of Evidence wrote:
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Sorry oh great ignorant bigoted one but the Regenerus study of which you speak is in fact totally flawed and has been rejected by every other peer reviewed group in existence ! And here are a couple of links that show you to be a consumate LIAR ! Not to mention the fact that you've posted no links what so ever to prove your B.S.!
The flawed Regeenerus study refuted by the vast majority of experts in their field !
articles.latime.com/2012/jun/13/opinion/la-oe...
Also.....
www.gladd.org/blog/rigorous-about-regenerus-c...
Care to try again,and this time with some real proof ?
STFU $3 Butt Boi Bill. Did your gay cousin take your ass tonight?

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wow

Waterloo, IL

#51384 Feb 17, 2014
This is nothing more than a blind gay thread..... not worth my time! I will ALWAYS AS FOREVER teach the young that homoexuality is evil and immoral and NO queer is ever going to change that. You are a close minded bigot to just go along with all this 'gay' nonsnse!

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Waterloo, IL

#51385 Feb 17, 2014
Rules Of Evidence wrote:
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Sorry oh great ignorant bigoted one but the Regenerus study of which you speak is in fact totally flawed and has been rejected by every other peer reviewed group in existence ! And here are a couple of links that show you to be a consumate LIAR ! Not to mention the fact that you've posted no links what so ever to prove your B.S.!
The flawed Regeenerus study refuted by the vast majority of experts in their field !
articles.latime.com/2012/jun/13/opinion/la-oe...
Also.....
www.gladd.org/blog/rigorous-about-regenerus-c...
Care to try again,and this time with some real proof ?
Hey buttpirate..... the antivirus wont even allow your pro gay bs links to download....hahaha!

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wow

Waterloo, IL

#51386 Feb 17, 2014
King David Was Gay wrote:
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And here you go buddy ! The love story about King David and his lover Jonathan that is in fact a story in the bible where it seems that God confirms the love between the two !
King David and his lover Jonathan,married and blessed in the eyes of God,right there for all to see right there in the Bible !
http://www.examiner.com/spiritual-life-in-nat...
Absolutely NOWHERE in the bible does it say they were gay. I notice you put a link to something other than THE BIBLE..... bigot!

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King David Was Gay

San Ramon, CA

#51387 Feb 17, 2014
wow wrote:
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Absolutely NOWHERE in the bible does it say they were gay. I notice you put a link to something other than THE BIBLE..... bigot!
Hey oh great ignorant one,it WAS taken directly from the bibble moron ! LoL,Perhaps if you read your bibble a tad more you might be more aware of it ! I can't help it if your an ignorant,bigoted,loser who only knows hatred towards his fellow man ! Id' have to say Jesus would weep for you if he read your sick,hateful lying posts ! Now kindly STFU and move along now little boy,mommy's looking for you,it's bed time !

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#51388 Feb 18, 2014
Earth Angel wrote:
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i already do volunteer work and have done so probably for more years then you been alive.
this might interest you on that topic
do you know who DON'T volunteer or do any kind of service for others ?
Yep GAYS they do nothing,.
Christians have built hospitals, schools, homeless shelters, abuse centers, fed the hungry,
helped kids with getting clothes and even toys.,
Where are the GAY places that do these things ?
Name on place. None exist.
so next time you mention doing volunteer work don't bother asking us we already do that
Go ask Dusty to do it. It would do him some serious good. to put food on a plate for someone so down on their luck they can't even hold a paper plate steady..
You are an arrogant pig.
Earth Angel

Kenosha, WI

#51389 Feb 18, 2014
Rules Of Evidence wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry oh great ignorant bigoted one but the Regenerus study of which you speak is in fact totally flawed and has been rejected by every other peer reviewed group in existence ! And here are a couple of links that show you to be a consumate LIAR ! Not to mention the fact that you've posted no links what so ever to prove your B.S.!
The flawed Regeenerus study refuted by the vast majority of experts in their field !
articles.latime.com/2012/jun/13/opinion/la-oe...
Also.....
www.gladd.org/blog/rigorous-about-regenerus-c...
Care to try again,and this time with some real proof ?
typical gay when faced with the evidence all you can do is claim its flawed or wrong.
You just can't the truth.
WOW did a great job on the research. Post more of it if you have it. Good reading.
It should be required reading for adoption agencies.
They may think twice about giving away kids to gay couples.
Earth Angel

Kenosha, WI

#51390 Feb 18, 2014
truth always beats lIes23 wrote:
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You are an arrogant pig.
LOL is the best you can do.
Go back and read CaliGirl14 and Dusty's posts. They post way better insults then you do.
truth

Saint Louis, MO

#51391 Feb 18, 2014
Whatever you say bigot boy!
King David Was Gay wrote:
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Hey oh great ignorant one,it WAS taken directly from the bibble moron ! LoL,Perhaps if you read your bibble a tad more you might be more aware of it ! I can't help it if your an ignorant,bigoted,loser who only knows hatred towards his fellow man ! Id' have to say Jesus would weep for you if he read your sick,hateful lying posts ! Now kindly STFU and move along now little boy,mommy's looking for you,it's bed time !
truth

Saint Louis, MO

#51392 Feb 18, 2014
You are just a pig.
truth always beats lIes23 wrote:
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You are an arrogant pig.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#51393 Feb 18, 2014
Earth Angel wrote:
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typical gay when faced with the evidence all you can do is claim its flawed or wrong.
You just can't the truth.
WOW did a great job on the research. Post more of it if you have it. Good reading.
It should be required reading for adoption agencies.
They may think twice about giving away kids to gay couples.
Even Regnerus has admitted that his study was not about gay parents. His methodology has been routinely criticized.

But, hang your hat on a phony if it supports your bigotry.

“Busting Kimare's”

Since: Feb 13

Clitty

#51394 Feb 18, 2014
wow wrote:
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Hey buttpirate..... the antivirus wont even allow your pro gay bs links to download....hahaha!
That's because you have downloaded security software from Focus on the Family. Like Faux news, they block the truth from getting to parrot-heads.
Earth Angel

Kenosha, WI

#51395 Feb 18, 2014
Dusty Mangina wrote:
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Even Regnerus has admitted that his study was not about gay parents. His methodology has been routinely criticized.
But, hang your hat on a phony if it supports your bigotry.
knowing it bothers you is an added bonus
Earth Angel

Kenosha, WI

#51396 Feb 18, 2014
Dusty Mangina wrote:
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That's because you have downloaded security software from Focus on the Family. Like Faux news, they block the truth from getting to parrot-heads.
LOL your junk trigger virus protection why am i not surprised
and aint you the one who always says he's afraid of our links.
what a trip you are.
Hey i wonder if your new lover CaliGirl14 has tried that virus infected link of yours
Ace

Christopher, IL

#51397 Feb 18, 2014
King David Was Gay wrote:
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Hey oh great ignorant one,it WAS taken directly from the bibble moron ! LoL,Perhaps if you read your bibble a tad more you might be more aware of it ! I can't help it if your an ignorant,bigoted,loser who only knows hatred towards his fellow man ! Id' have to say Jesus would weep for you if he read your sick,hateful lying posts ! Now kindly STFU and move along now little boy,mommy's looking for you,it's bed time !
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_and_Jonath...

The biblical text does not explicitly depict the nature of the relationship between David and Jonathan. The traditional and mainstream religious interpretation of the relationship has been one of platonic love and an example of homosociality. Some later Medieval and Renaissance literature drew upon the story to underline strong personal friendships between men, some of which involved romantic love and could perhaps be described as romantic friendships. In modern times, some scholars, writers, and activists have emphasized what they interpret as elements of homoeroticism (chaste or otherwise) in the story.

You made the statement that King David was gay, not the burden of proof is on you. Put up or shut up!
Cali Girl 14

Idyllwild, CA

#51398 Feb 18, 2014
Earth Angel wrote:
<quoted text>LOL is the best you can do.
Go back and read CaliGirl14 and Dusty's posts. They post way better insults then you do.
Poor you.....:(
Cali Girl 14

Idyllwild, CA

#51399 Feb 18, 2014
Earth Angel wrote:
<quoted text>LOL your junk trigger virus protection why am i not surprised
and aint you the one who always says he's afraid of our links.
what a trip you are.
Hey i wonder if your new lover CaliGirl14 has tried that virus infected link of yours
Don't talk about me like that you old
fart! I'm his lover? You are a nutcase!

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