No surprise here, except that an academic has the guts and integrity to report findings that challenge “gay” activist propaganda. Parents are role models for their children. Homosexual parents are more likely to have children who identify as homosexuals (like their “moms” or “dads”…). Duh. Note that try as he might, Schumm could not invalidate the hypothesis of Family Research Institute founder Paul Cameron — whom “gay’ activists and their fellow travelers have gone to considerable lengths to demonize.
Now we anticipate a coming attempt to discredit Schumm from “authentically Christian” Grove City College’s Special Professor for the Advancement of Ugandan Homosexual Rights Warren Throckmorton (see our posts HERE and HERE, and Lifesite’s post HERE). The latter is vying with Jim Wallis and Andy Marin (Marin Foundation) for the dubious distinction of being the Homosexuality Lobby’s leading evangelical Useful Idiot. (Here’s a good post, albeit by a socialist, on Useful Idiots, a phenomenon that “implies cynicism, contempt and manipulation, and has Stalinist roots,” according to the author. Also see the late New York Times columnist and wordsmith William Safire’s take on it HERE.) — Peter LaBarbera, www.aftah.org
Children Raised by Homosexual Parents More Likely to Identify as Gay: Study
By Kathleen Gilbert, LifeSite, first published Oct. 25, 2010
MANHATTAN, Kansas, October 25, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A study due out next month has found that children raised by homosexual parents are far more likely to identify as homosexual themselves.
Walter Schumm, a family studies professor at Kansas State University, told AOL News that he questioned the conviction – ironclad in both popular culture and the academic world – that parents could not influence their children’s sexual orientation, while being able to influence so many other aspects of their lives.
“I just want to know the truth about something,” he said.
In the abstract of the study, Schumm concluded that research conducted by pro-family leader Paul Cameron in 2006, although widely lambasted by media and professionals, accurately concluded that homosexuals are more likely to raise homosexual children.
The study, an analysis of previous research, attempted to skew the results in favor of popular opinion, but still found Cameron’s conclusion solid.
“Despite numerous attempts to bias the results in favour of the null hypothesis and allowing for up to 20 (of 63, 32%) coding errors, Cameron’s (2006) hypothesis that gay and lesbian parents would be more likely to have gay, lesbian, bisexual or unsure (of sexual orientation) sons and daughters was confirmed,” it states.
According to the abstract, between 16 and 57 percent of children with gay or lesbian parents were found to adopt homosexual identities. Daughters of lesbian couples were found to be particularly affected, with 33 to 57 percent identifying as lesbian.
Schumm’s paper will be published in the November edition of the Journal of Biosocial Science.
News of the study has picked up little traction in the media except for left-leaning blogs and minor outlets who have accused AOL of “showcas[ing] anti-gay bad science.”
This article was posted on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:31 pm and is filed under Adoption & Foster Parenting, Andrew Marin - Marin Foundation, Biblical Truth, Emergent (evangelical) Church, Evangelicals, GLBTQ Targeting Youth and Schools, Homosexual Parenting, Jim Wallis, Liberal Christianity, Morality and Moral Judgments, News, Political Correctness vs. Truth, Useful Idiots, Warren Throckmorton. You can follow any updates to this article through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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