Researcher who studied same-sex households is cleared of misconduct charge
Catholic World News - August 30, 2012
The University of Texas has dismissed a scientific-misconduct charge that was brought against a researcher whose study showed that children raised by same-sex parents suffered negative results.
Mark Regnerus had published an extensive study in Social Science Research, refuting previous claims that children of same-sex parents had no special problems. His study prompted angry reactions from homosexual activists, and one critic charged that Regnerus had engaged in scientific misconduct by pursuing his research.
After a preliminary inquiry, a panel of faculty members at the University of Texas concluded that there was “insufficient evidence to warrant an investigation” of Regnerus. The panel observed that while others might disagree with the conclusions of the Regnerus study, such disagreements are a normal part of academic debate, not evidence of scholarly misconduct.
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Posted by: aclune9083 -
Aug. 31, 2012 3:45 PM ET USA
Who is surprised that any attempt to bring God's truth to the manufactured homosexual "debate" will bring a negative reaction from the homosexual side? After all, their argument has no basis in the immutable moral law; their only hope is to sell their arguments to this immoral culture as "normal", thereby relieving their personal earthly "angst", if, in fact, they feel any (which a moral person should). Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now and at the hour of our deaths.
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Aug. 30, 2012 8:01 PM ET USA
This was always a red herring. The man was probably surprised that his meta-analysis yielded those results. The truth keeps leaking out despite the Left's desire to keep it sequestered. Homosexuality is abuse.