At best, the people you cite continue to say the same thing; "We don't have enough data, one way or another to definitively say that same-sex parenting results in poor or positive outcomes."<quoted text>
Mocking 'studies' that without substantiation ALL come to the exact same conclusion is debunking. Not to mention these comments;
"According to Marks, over 75% of the 59 studies cited in the APA brief were based on small, non-representative, non-random samples that did not include any minority individuals or families. In addition, almost 50% did not include a heterosexual comparison group and only a few analyzed outcomes that extend beyond childhood, such as income, and educational attainment."
"David Eggebeen, Associate Professor of Human Development and Sociology at Pennsylvania State University, said:
"Dr. Marks' paper, by turning a bright light on the shortcomings of previous work, challenges researchers to develop better data and conduct kinds of analyses that allow more confidence in generalizations. The Regnerus paper introduces a data set based on a national probability sample that has the potential to address some of Mark's criticisms. The analyses in the Regnerus paper are provocative but far from conclusive. These very preliminary findings should not detract from the real importance of this paper, the description of a new data set that offers significant advantages."
Characteristics of a Pedophile :
-Often the pedophile is male and over 30 years of age.
-Single or with few friends in his age group.
-If married, the relationship is more "companion" based with no sexual relations.
-He is often vague about time gaps in employment which may indicate a loss in employment for questionable reasons or possible past incarceration.
By your own words, you are on here for the kids.
The signs are clear VV.
1.) As of Dec. 2012, the median age of Americans was 36.8 years old. So I guess that using your data, we should be leery of every American male who falls within that category.
2.) I am single, but I have many friends within my age group (40+). I have no friends who are under 30. I am not in contact with anyone under the age of 30, other than relatives, who I see about once or twice a year.
3.) Not married--not legally allowed to marry. Isn't that what we're here to talk about?
4.) No gaps in my employment history... No history of incarceration...
5.) I am here to help all gays regardless of age. You, on the other hand, bring up children in almost every single post your place here. In fact you have a laser-like fascination with them. Maybe that says something about you?
You can keep hurling accusations... It doesn't bother me. I have absolutely nothing to hide.
You, however, fit the profile of a heavily closeted, self-loathing gay or bisexual man "to a T".
Your obsession, anger, and vehemence at anything to do with gay men is a classic indication of a defense mechanism called "reaction formation".
You have desires that are in conflict with your beliefs. You can't openly express your desires. So you "form reactions" that help you to repress your true feelings. It throws other people off the trail as well.
You tell yourself, "No one would ever suspect a person who has such a vehement and hatred of homosexuality of being gay."
It's a sham... And it's sad.
I could be wrong. But the likelihood is there. The question should be asked--that's why I continue to raise the issue.
And if memory serves me, to date, you have never come out and said, "I am not a closeted gay man. I do not have and have never had attractions to or sexual experiences with another male."
Rather, you rush to take the attention off yourself by suggesting that I'm a pedophile. You're creating a distraction--taking the attention off yourself by hoping that other (or I) will focus on your accusations.
You're as transparent as a window pane, my dear.