The truth about children with 'gay' parents

Sunday, January 6, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A group of professors has debunked the research of a sociologist, finding that children with heterosexual parents do better in school than those raised by homosexuals.

Allen, Dr. Douglas (Ruth Institute)Dr. Douglas Allen, Burnaby Mountain professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, tells OneNewsNow that he, Dr. Catherine Pakaluk of Ave Marie University, and Dr. Joseph Price of Brigham Young University took a look at a large study conducted by Stanford sociologist Dr. Michael Rosenfeld that found no difference between children who are reared by heterosexual parents and those raised by homosexual couples. The three found a mistake in the research that completely alters the outcome.

"It turns out the children from these homes don't do as well. They're about 35 percent more likely to fail a grade," Allen reports about youngsters raised by homosexuals.

But homosexual households, adds Allen, are not the only ones that prove problematic for children's educational success.

"If you grow up with your parents cohabitating, but they're heterosexual, you're about 15 percent more likely than [those with] same-sex parents to make normal progress through schools," the professor explains. "If you have a never-marriedsingle mom, you're about 23 percent more likely to make normal progress through school compared to growing up in a same-sex household."

According to Allen, every time a study that claims no harm to children raised by same-gender couples is released, it has been successfully disputed when put under a microscope.

"The gold standard is to have married, heterosexual parents," Allen concludes. "I mean, every study pretty well finds that. It doesn't matter what dimension you're looking at; there's no question -- the gold standard is having two parents, married, opposite sex."

The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Demography. Since it is available by subscription only, Allen suggests finding a library that subscribes.

Allen is an award-winning teacher and a member of the Ruth Institute Circle of Experts.

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