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The Opposite of the Civil Rights Movement

dahni Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 10:35 AM
Since homosexuals don't have many kids, and since the ratio of heterosexuals to homosexuals remains about the same, one could conclude that homosexuality is a product of DNA malfunctioning rather than exposure to homosexuals. Nature wins over nurture in this matter.
Ed162 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:13 AM
They shouldn't have kids in the first place. A child is innocent and needs the proper upbringing of a mother and father; starting them out in a confusing and unnatural 'family' unit only serves to spread the deviant behaviors as somehow 'natural'. Children and society loses.
Brian953 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 12:29 PM
Most of the evidence shows otherwise. For example, 50% of children who have grown into their 20s after being raised by homosexual parents self-identify as having homosexual urges, whereas the number is less than a quarter of that for other arrangements. One would presume that someone in their 20s is past their sexual experimentation age, and so their urges and so on are more their personality, than a whim. That is just one example of many.
David3036 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 1:32 PM
You are relying on another deeply flawed study sponsored by anti-gay groups. The Walter Schumm study (a rehash of a Paul Cameron study) didn't even use a random sample to show that kids raised by gays are disproportionately gay. Both men got their "samples" from BOOKS, believe it or not -- books about families headed by gays. And the authors made no pretense of being random in selecting their interview subjects -- one said she PURPOSELY chose a 50-50 split of gay and straight teens.

In the real world, a certain percentage of children -- whatever that percentage is -- will turn out be gay, no matter how or where they are brought up. The only difference is that children raised by gay couples don’t feel the need to hide their sexuality.
David3036 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 3:15 PM
As a footnote to those two studies, it should be noted that, before he started doing research for the anti-gay Family Research Council, Paul Cameron was expelled from the American Psychological Association for using dubious research methods. He has also been censured by four other professional organizations and a federal court.
realitycheck2012 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:50 PM
Children are not guinea pigs for grand social experiments in redefining marriage, and should not be placed in settings that are unsuitable for raising children.
Transient relationships: While a high percentage of married couples remain married for up to 20 years or longer, with many remaining wedded for life, the vast majority of homosexual relationships are short-lived and transitory. This has nothing to do with alleged "societal oppression." A study in the Netherlands , a gay-tolerant nation that has legalized homosexual marriage, found the average duration of a homosexual relationship to be one and a half years.

realitycheck2012 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:53 PM
Serial promiscuity: Studies indicate that while three-quarters or more of married couples remain faithful to each other, homosexual couples typically engage in a shocking degree of promiscuity. The same Dutch study found that "committed" homosexual couples have an average of eight sexual partners (outside of the relationship) per year. Children should not be placed in unstable households with revolving bedroom doors.

NOTE: This is the first column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013.

Those who remember the old version of the SAT might recall the analogy section: “This is to that as that is to this.”

The SAT no longer requires students to demonstrate aptitude in reasoning through this vital cognitive exercise—unfortunate because so many Americans find it difficult to recognize false analogies. And no group has exploited this deficiency more than politicians.

Adam Cohen observed in a 2005 New York Times piece: “Intentionally misleading comparisons are becoming the dominant mode of public discourse....