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Researcher under pressure for study showing problems with gay parents

Catholic World News - July 17, 2012

The sociologist who authored a study questioning whether same-sex parents are successful in raising children is now under investigation for allegations of “scientific misconduct.”

Mark Regnerus, whose extensive research showed that previous studies failed to meet basic social-science criteria, has been under heavy pressure from homosexual activists since his own study was released in the July issue of Social Science Research.

Regnerus has said that he stands by the conclusions of his research, emphasizing that his work was more thorough and dispassionate than previous studies. Homosexual activists charge that Regnerus designed his own study in a deliberate attempt to demonstrate that children raised by same-sex parents are less well adjusted. Ironically, Regnerus found that previous charges were biased in favor of homosexual parents.

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  • Posted by: rng2 - Jul. 17, 2012 9:09 PM ET USA

    We have a number of friends and family who have gay children. The common comment is that, at least with their gay children, is that they are controlling. They always try to control the issues within the family and outside the family. Thus, whenever someone attempts to do, say or write anything that is not positive for them, they react in a controlling way, attempting to shift the conversation to an attack. As they say, the best defense is a strong offense. People simply have to ignore the attack and stay focused on the facts.

  • Posted by: rng2 - Jul. 17, 2012 9:08 PM ET USA

    We have a number of friends and family who have gay children. The common comment is that, at least with their gay children, is that they are controlling. They always try to control the issues within the family and outside the family. Thus, whenever someone attempts to do, say or write anything that is not positive for them, they react in a controlling way, attempting to shift the conversation to an attack. As they say, the best defense is a strong offense. People simply have to ignore the attack and stay focused on the facts.

  • Posted by: rpp - Jul. 17, 2012 8:55 PM ET USA

    Is anyone really surprised? What else can be expected when researching those who who are seriously disturbed and insist that to be disturbed is normal and that to be normal is to be disturbed?

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