Monday, December 15, 2008

A strong family life offers the benefits of mental and emotional health.




Advocates of same-sex unions often insist that because 3-5 percent percent of the population is homosexual, some legal provision ought to be made for them to establish families.



Some have suggested that same-sex pairs can be parents and provide for families. Fortunately same sex couples cannot have a family without enormous bending of the natural process, both physical and psychological. The legal woes of surrogate mothers and shared parentage where same-sex pairs have split up is a knotted tangle where the child is the victim, as celebrity cases have demonstrated. The psychological confusion and education failures of children raised in same-sex households is widely documented.


Few moderate-minded people have thought about the actual lives of children exposed to same-sex households. Children raised in same-sex environments are five times as likely to suffer physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases reduce the life expectancy of homosexual persons, increasing the likelihood of early loss of a parent or surrogate parent.


Those who promote same-sex unions seek to ease the hurt they see in their loved ones and co-workers. Their intention is to be compassionate. Our goal is to show how preserving and strengthening marriages and families is the best for the whole of society, including those with same-sex attraction. .


From How to Make the Case for Marriage


4 comments:

sarah said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

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Secular Heretic said...

Thanks Sarah

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BlackTsunami said...

Heretic,

I read your claims about same sex families but I cannot find where you got that from (i.e. the alleged studies). I suggest you track those studies down because it is my suspicion that a lot of them (if not all of them) came from Paul Cameron who has been discredited by conservatives and liberal alike for bad research techniques.

I notice how you cite Biblical references on your page and I respect your beliefs about homosexuality. However what you don't realize is that you and people like you have been falling into a trap. Since you believe that homosexuality is a sin, you take discredited and inaccurate studies and push them as truth. Lying and deception are sins even when they are done in the name of God.

I challenge you to check out this page - www.antigayliesandliars.blogspot.com

Especially check out the time line. It gives a correct handle on where those "studies" you cite come from.

Secular Heretic said...

Hi Black Tsunami

That particular article comes from
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There is no bibliography with the article except her own book. You would need to get the book and look in its bibliography to identify her sources of information.

Homosexuals are about 50% more likely to suffer from depression and engage in substance abuse than the rest of the population, reports Health24.com Link

Suicidation, molestation, and violence were other factors found to be disproportionately higher in the homosexual subgroup. Hughes, John R. (2006). A general review of recent reports on homosexuality and lesbianism. Sexuality and Disability, 24, 195-205.Link

...this study linked the homosexual lifestyle to increased risk of both physical and mental disease...published by Statistics Canada Link

In some studies, children raised by homosexual partners seem to suffer from sex-role confusion. R. Green et al., "Lesbian Mothers and Their Children: A Comparison With Solo Parent Heterosexual Mothers and Their Children," Archives of Sexual Behavior 15 (1986): 167-83; P. A. Belcastro et al., "A Review of Data Based Studies Addressing the Effects of Homosexual Parenting on Children's Sexual and Social Functioning," Journal of Divorce and Remarriage 20 (1993): 105-22; B. Hoeffer, "Lesbian and Heterosexual Single Mothers: Influence of Their Child's Acquisition of Sex-Role Traits and Behavior," (dissertation, University of California), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979; D. L. Puryear, "Familial Experiences: A Comparison Between Children of Lesbian Mothers and the Children of Heterosexual Mothers," (Dissertation, University of California), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1983; J. D. Kunin, "Predictors of Psychosocial and Behavioral Adjustment of Children: A Study Comparing Children Raised by Lesbian Parents to Children Raised by Heterosexual Parents," Dissertation Abstracts International, 59 (1998): (6-B), 3094; G. A. Javaid, "The Children of Homosexual and Heterosexual Single Mothers," Child Psychiatry and Human Development 23 (1993): 235-48; K. Lewis, "The Children of Lesbians: Their Point of View," Social Work 23 (1980): 198-203 Link

Children raised by both biological parents are significantly healthier, happier and better adjusted emotionally than kids raised by single parents of either sex. They are less likely to live in poverty or engage in violent crime or sexual promiscuity and more likely to be successful in school, career, and marriage. Same-sex couples, by definition, would have at least one non-biological parent. Dr. Nicholas Zill, and Dr. Philip Fletcher, Link

In her book Children as Trophies? European sociologist Patricia Morgan reviews 144 published studies on same-sex parenting and concludes that it fosters homosexual behaviour, confused gender roles, and increased likelihood of serious psychological problems later in life. Link

Recently I have read some controversy over Camerons studies so I am reluctant to quote his work.

I believe that homosexual acts are sinful. Experiencing a same sex attraction is not sinful.