Article Title:Suffer, scientific validity...
Author or Credit:Craig Young
Published on:19th August 2005 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:867
Text:Even if we're in the midst of a general election campaign, the US Christian Right is still transmitting propaganda to its satellites. The Christian Research Journal is one example. Greg Rogers is a South African Anglican fundamentalist, but his CRJ inept attack on same-sex adoption carries virtually nothing but US Christian Right diatribes against same-sex parenting. As usual, we get a dreary diet of claims from the Family Research Council. As usual, most of this material includes either direct citation from the hugely discredited Paul Cameron, or bibliographic lifts from his papers without actually citing them. Then there's the 'fatherhood' movement claims that are only applicable to single parent heterosexual families, not dual parent same-sex-led ones. As usual, Rogers makes the same hackneyed attack on Stacey and Biblarz' landmark review of evidence-based pediatric and developmental psychology, citing Althea Nagai and Robert Lerner's hatchet job, which shows no aware that pediatric and developmental psychology research methods rely on in-depth qualitative scrutiny of small samples. As far as Robert Nock's identical objections go, that still applies - so Stacey and Biblarz' conclusions are still valid. As one can see from the above, there is truly nothing new under the sun, especially when it comes to endlessly regurgitated 'attacks' on same-sex parenting that flake apart on closer examination. Recommended Reading: Family Research Council (has had past links to our own Maxim Institute.) Althea Nagai and Robert Lerner: No Basis: What the Studies Don't Tell Us About Same-Sex Parenting: Washington DC: Marriage Law Project: 2001. Greg Rogers: "Suffer the Children: The Case Against Gay Adoption" Christian Research Journal (2005): See Judith Stacey and Tim Biblarz: "How Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?" American Sociological Review: 32: 1 (April 2001): 159-183. Craig Young - 19th August 2005    
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