gay parenting study
Yes, science supports the fact that people without kids are happier, and has also found that having kids makes you more unhappy than someone who just experienced the death of a partner. But then, if you didn't have a kid, you would miss out on all the good things, the little things
Children raised by same-sex couples have better health and well-being in comparison to their peers, according to a groundbreaking new study which is being billed as the largest of its kind.
"It appears that same-sex parent families get along well and this has a positive impact on health," Dr. Simon Crouch from
Mark Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, tells Focus on the Family's Citizen
But many critics have missed one of Regnerus' most unexpected findings, one that may illuminate his study's shortcomings. Specifically, and feeding into pretty much all the other problems, the study diagnoses children of gay parents as having a huge problem with poverty.
"When gay couples become parents, they become very focused on the kids, they are tired, there is less time for communication
One would think that for the sake of disclosure, NOM could have mentioned that its founder and chairman emeritus had a huge hand in not only the study's funding, but possibly also its publicity.
A cursory look at Regnerus' work tells me that it that needs to be put under a microscope and carefully examined. When one ponders the results, it seems to reveal more about the leanings of the researcher than it does about gay and lesbian parents.
Science is, by nature, unbiased, honest, and fact-driven. To call Regnerus' work "science" is just laughable -- and shame on the Deseret News for treating it as such without giving any thought to the many, many flaws in the study.