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Articles on Homosexual "Lifestyle", 2009-2010

47% of Homosexual Couples Have “Sex Agreements” – Only 45% Monogomous: Study

Schools Warned by Physican Group About Dangers of Homosexuality

Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle —
http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/health-risks-of-the-homosexual-lifestyle/

Basic Info About Homosexuality

Sexual Orientation is NOT Fixed

Homosexual Men Have 50 Times Higher Rate of AIDS: CDC Annual Conference, 8/09

Abstract: Calculating HIV and Syphilis Rates for Risk Groups: Estimating the National Population Size of Men Who Have Sex with Men

HIV/AIDS and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

Ex-Homosexual Ministry Has 53 Percent Success Rate

Study: Homosexuality Linked with Childhood Trauma

Commentary: SOME ADOPTIONS DISASTROUS FOR KIDS

47% of Gay Couples Have “Sex Agreements” – Only 45% Monogomous: Study

 Forty-seven percent of gay couples in a recently published study said that they had "sex agreements" with their partners, which clarify how often and in what circumstances they are permitted to have sex with others. Only 45% said that their relationships were monogamous, while another 8% disagreed about whether their relationship was “open” or exclusive, according to an ongoing study by the Center or Research on Gender & Sexuality at San Francisco State University.

The Gay Couples Study said that the couples interviewed typically put a positive spin on “open” relationships, with three out of four participants describing non-monogamous agreements as "positive" because it eliminates the need to lie to one's partner.

The authors also claimed that, "we found that couples make sexual agreements because they want to build a strong relationship rather than for HIV protection."

“With straight people, it’s called affairs or cheating,” according to Colleen Hoff, the lead researcher for the Gay Couples Study, "but with gay people it does not have such negative connotations.”

"Agreements about whether or not to allow sex with outside partners covered a wide range of types, including 'traditional' monogamous arrangements as well as those that permitted sex with outside partners," the study's authors write. "For those couples who allowed sex with outside partners, most placed rules or conditions limiting when, where, how often, and with whom outside sex was permitted."

The study's authors note that examining homosexual relationships is important because "previous research shows that gay and bisexual men in relationships engage in substantially higher rates of unprotected anal intercourse (UAI) with their primary partners than do single men with their casual partners."

Anal intercourse and other forms of homosexual behavior are associated with a variety of diseases and syndromes, including high rates of sexually transmitted diseases such AIDS, syphilis, and hepatitis, which homosexuals suffer at rates many times higher than the general population. 

It is also associated with damaged rectum linings and a variety of anal and intestinal diseases that were once known in the scientific literature as "gay bowel syndrome," until the term was dropped following pressure from homosexual activists.

The New York Times, writing about the study in January, before its release, noted that the study tends to vindicate those who have warned that homosexual "marriage" will lead to a redefinition of the institution itself, destroying its traditional meaning.

Noting that "gay nuptials are portrayed by opponents as an effort to rewrite the traditional rules of matrimony," the Times added that "quietly, outside of the news media and courtroom spotlight, many gay couples are doing just that," citing the Gay Couples Study. The Times also noted that the homosexuals they tried to interview were worried about what would happen to the gay "marriage" movement if the truth were known about homosexual behavior.

Claiming that "the traditional American marriage is in crisis, and we need insight,” a anonymous homosexual told the Times that "if innovation in marriage is going to occur, it will be spearheaded by homosexual marriages."

Related Coverage:

NYT: Rampant Polygamy in Gay 'Marriage' May Benefit Institution
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/feb/10020505.html

How do Homosexual Couples Compare to Heterosexual? An Analysis
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2004/apr/04040610.html

AIDS Rate 50 Times Higher in Homosexual Men: Center for Disease Control
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2009/aug/09082609.html
[20 July 2010, M.C. Hoffman, SAN FRANCISCO,  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072006.html ]
http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072202.html


Schools Warned by Physican Group About Dangers of Homosexuality

The American College of Pediatricians cautions educators about the management of students experiencing same-sex attraction or exhibiting symptoms of gender confusion. These concerns are outlined in a letter and fact sheet sent by College president Thomas Benton, MD, to all 14,800 school district superintendents in the U.S. Dr. Benton also alerts them to a new Web resource, FactsAboutYouth.com, which was created by a coalition of health professionals to provide factual information to educators, parents, and students about sexual development.

“As pediatricians, our primary interest is in the health and well-being of children and youth,” Dr. Den Trumbull, Vice President of the College explains. “We are increasingly concerned that in too many instances, misinformation or incorrect assumptions are guiding well-intentioned educators to adopt policies that are actually harmful to those youth dealing with sexual confusion.”

For more about Facts About Youth, visit http://factsaboutyouth.com/

Health Risks of the Homosexual Lifestyle
http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/health-risks-of-the-homosexual-lifestyle/

Basic Info About Homosexuality

Homosexuality involves people having romantic and/or physical attractions to people of the same sex. Females who are attracted to other females are often called “lesbian;” males who are attracted to other males are often called ["homosexual" or] “gay.”  The term gay is sometimes used to describe homosexuals of either gender.

Clinical and scientific res

earch suggests that the causes of homosexuality, or same-sex attraction, are multi-factorial with environment and temperament playing the strongest roles.

Different mental health practitioners view homosexuality quite differently.

The Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has been the resource to diagnose mental health disorders since 1952. From 1952 until 1973 The DSM Manual classified homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1973, with the sixth printing of the second edition of the DSM, homosexuality was reclassified as normal behavior.

However, in 2001 psychiatrist Dr. Robert Spitzer, who in 1973 originally led the team to normalize homosexuality in the diagnostic manual, conceded that “reorientation therapy” (a patient/client’s efforts to diminish unwanted homosexual attractions and behaviors and/or develop one’s heterosexual potential through professional and/or religiously-mediated change efforts) can be effective.1 Numerous other studies support this conclusion.2

It is significant to note that the DSM currently recognizes that it is legitimate to diagnose a patient with sexual orientation disturbance and offer psycho-therapeutic intervention for that diagnosis.

In addition, because the incidence of suicide is so high among youth experiencing sexual orientation issues, there is an urgent need to intervene with therapy while they are still young with the reasonable hope that the psycho-dynamics that lead to suicide can be prevented.3

 For more in-depth analysis of Homosexuality, consider the following articles:

    * Homosexuality by Julie Harren, Ph.D., LMFT
    * What Causes Homosexuality? by the Family Research Council

References
[1] Historic Gay Advocate Now Believes Change is Possible, National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, 2001:May. http://www.narth.com/docs/spitzer3.html (accessed 3/18/10).

[2] National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) Scientific Advisory Committee (2009). What Research Shows: NARTH’s Response to the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Claims on Homosexuality. Journal of Human Sexuality, 1, 1-128.: cf. http://www.narth.com/docs/journalsummary.html (accessed 3/18/10) for a summary of this peer-reviewed monograph.

[3] Rekers GA, Oram KB. Child and adolescent therapy for precursors to adulthood homosexual tendancies. Chapter 7 in Julie Harren Hamilton and Philip J. Henry (Eds.), Handbook of Therapy for Unwanted Homosexual Attractions: A Guide for Treatment. Palm Beach, FL: Xulon Press, 2009, pages 247-320.

Additional Resources

Bailey, J., Miller, J., Willerman, L. (1993) Maternally rated childhood gender nonconformity in homosexuals and heterosexuals.  Archives of Sexual Behavior.  22, 5:  461-469.

Beitchman, J., Zucker, K., Hood, J., DaCosta, G., Akman, D. (1991) A review of the short-term effects of child sexual abuse.  Child Abuse & Neglect.  15:  537-556.

Bradley, S., Zucker, K. (1997) Gender identity disorder:  A review of the past 10 years.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  34, 7:  872-880.

Byne, W., Parsons, B. (1993)  Human sexual orientation:  The biologic theories reappraised.  Archives of General Psychiatry.  50:  228-239.

Finkelhor, D. (1984) Child sexual abuse:  New theory and research. NY:  The Free Press.

Fisher, S., Greenberg, R. (1996) Freud Scientifically Reappraised.  NY: Wiley & Sons.

Pillard, R. (1988) Sexual orientation and mental disorder.  Psychiatric Annals.  18, 1: 52-56.

Rekers, G et.al. (1983) “Family Correlates of Male Childhood Gender Disturbance,” Journal of Genetics and Psychology 142, No. 1: 31-42.Rekers, G and Swihart J (1989) “The Association of Gender Identity Disorder with Parental Separation,” Psychological Reports 65, No. 3, Vol. 2: 1272-74.

Ross, M.W. (Ed), (1983) “Parental and interpersonal relationships of transsexual and masculine and feminine homosexual men,” Journal of Homosexuality, Special Issue, Homosexuality & Social Sex Roles, volume 9, No. 1: 75-85.

Satinover, J. (1996) Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth, Grand Rapids, MI:  Hamewith Books, pp. 87-88 and 221-228.

Steed, J.J. and Templer, D (2010) “Gay Men and Lesbian Women with Molestation History:  Impact on Sexual Orientation and Experience of Pleasure,” The Open Psychology Journal, Vol. 3, 36-41.

Templer, D et.al., (2001) “Comparative Data of Childhood and Adolescence Molestation in Heterosexual and Homosexual Persons,”  Archives of Sexual Behavior, Vol. 30, No. 5, 535 – 541.

Wolfe, C. (Ed), (1999) Homosexuality and American Public Life, Washington DC:  Spence Publishing Co., pp. 85-97.

[NOTE: For numerous imbedded links, visit http://factsaboutyouth.com/posts/homosexuality/]

 

 

 

 

Sexual Orientation is Not Fixed. The National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH) addresses this topic.

[Homosexual], lesbian, and bisexual students are not born that way. The most recent, extensive, and scientifically sound research finds that the primary factor in the development of homosexuality is environmental not genetic.1,2,3,4,5

The Teenage Brain: Under Construction Scientists are realizing that the adolescent brain is not fully mature until approximately 23-25 years of age. New research has demonstrated that nearly every aspect of the adolescent brain in undergoing dramatic changes – many that are greatly affected by experiences and environment.6

Dr. Francis Collins, former director of the Genome Project, has stated that while homosexuality may be genetically influenced, homosexuality is not hardwired by DNA.7

Humans have the cognitive ability to act upon and reinforce a genetically influenced trait or not. For example, the presence of a gene that affects how people metabolize food and predisposes some to put weight on more easily than others, does not necessarily force those who possess this gene to become obese. Even if such a gene exists, people with this gene still have the cognitive ability to choose to eat salad instead of pie and to exercise regularly in order to avoid obesity and its attendant health risks. Although there is a relationship between our genetic tendencies and behavior, our genetic code alone does not fully determine our destiny.

References

[1]Langstrom N, Rahman Q, Carlstrom E, & Lichtenstein P. Genetic and environmental effects on same-sex sexual behavior: A population study of twins in   Sweden. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2010:39 (1).75-80.

[2]Santilla P, Sandnabba NK, Harlaar N, Varjonen M, Alanko K, von der Pahlen B. Potential for homosexual response is prevalent and genetic. Biological Psychology.  2008:77.102-105.

[3]Bailey JM, Dunne MP, & Martin NG. Genetic and environmental influences on sexual orientation and its correlates in an Australian twin sample. Journal of Personality and Social  Psychology. 2002:78(3). 524-536.

[4]Bearman PS, Bruckner H. Opposite-sex twins and adolescent same-sex attraction. American Journal of  Sociology. 2002:107(5

). 1179-1205.

[5] Frisch M & Hviid A . Childhood family correlates of heterosexual and homosexual marriages: A national cohort study to two million Danes. Archives of Sexual  Behavior. 2006:35. 533-547.

[6] Straunch, B. The Primal Teen-What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids. Doubleday. 2003.

[7]  Byrd, D. “Homosexuality Is Not Hardwired,” Concludes Dr. Francis S.Collins, Head  of The Human Genome Project.  http://www.narth.com/docs/nothardwired.html (accessed 3/18/10).

[page updated 4/18/2010, 4/26/2010 — For numerous imbedded links, visit the article at —  http://factsaboutyouth.com/getthefacts/quickfacts/ ]

Homosexual Men Have 50 Times Higher Rate of AIDS: CDC Annual Conference, 8/09

ATLANTA — Gay and bisexual men account for half of new HIV infections in the U.S. and have AIDS at a rate more than 50 times greater than other groups, according to Centers for Disease Control & Prevention data presented at the National HIV Prevention Conference this week in Atlanta… [Homosexual] and bisexual men are also the only risk group in which new infections are increasing.

ARTICLE continues in pro-homosexual publication, the Washington Blade —
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CDC Analysis Provides New Look at Disproportionate Impact of HIV and Syphilis Among U.S. Gay and Bisexual Men — http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/Newsroom/msmpressrelease.html

…The data, presented at CDC's 2010 National STD Prevention Conference, finds that the rate of new HIV diagnoses among men who have sex with men (MSM) is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women. The range was 522-989 cases of new HIV diagnoses per 100,000 MSM vs. 12 per 100,000 other men and 13 per 100,000 women.

The rate of primary and secondary syphilis among MSM is more than 46 times that of other men and more than 71 times that of women, the analysis says. The range was 91-173 cases per 100,000 MSM vs. 2 per 100,000 other men and 1 per 100,000 women…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract: Calculating HIV and Syphilis Rates for Risk Groups: Estimating the National Population Size of Men Who Have Sex with Men — http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/resources/research/msm.htm
Presented March 10, 2010; last modified March 30, 2010
2010 National STD Prevention Conference; Atlanta, GA

Background: CDC has not previously calculated disease rates for men who have sex with men (MSM) because there is no single comprehensive source of data on the size of this population. For informing HIV and STD prevention planning, CDC is now developing a national population size estimate.
Objectives: Estimate the population size of MSM in the United States to calculate HIV and syphilis rates and compare these rates with rates for other men and women.

Methods: We conducted a systematic literature search and identified seven unique surveys that provided data on same-sex behavior in nationally representative samples of men. Data were pooled by recall period and combined using meta-analytic procedures. We applied the proportion of MSM to U.S. census data to produce a population size estimate. We calculated disease rates using 2007 diagnoses from CDC data systems and the corresponding Census data.

Results: Estimates of the proportion of men who engaged in same-sex behavior differed by recall period: past year = 2.6% (95%CI, 2.2-2.9); past five years = 4.0% (2.8-5.3); ever = 7.0% (4.7-9.2). Based upon the five-year recall period, we calculated an HIV diagnosis rate of 692/100,000 and a syphilis rate of 121/100,000 for MSM in 2007. For HIV and syphilis, respectively, the rate was 60 and 61 times the rate for other men and 54 and 93 times greater than the rate for women.

Conclusions: Estimating the population size for MSM allowed us to calculate the HIV and syphilis rates for this risk group, which greatly improves our understanding of the disproportionate impact of these diseases among MSM nationally.  [http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072202.html]

 

 

 

HIV/AIDS and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/msm/index.htm
…MSM made up more than two thirds (68%) of all men living with HIV in 2005, even though only about 5% to 7% of men in the United States reported having sex with other men. In a 2005 study of 5 large US cities, 46% of African American MSM were HIV-positive…

Other Links…
http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/NHPCPressRelease082109.html
http://www.cdcnpin.org/NHPC_2009/Transcripts%5CNHPC09_TuesdayTownHallPlenaryTranscript_082509_508C.pdf
http://www.cdcnpin.org/NHPC_2009/Transcripts%5CNHPC09_WednesdayClosingPlenaryTranscript_082609_508C.pdf
 [September 2009, missionamerica.com]

 

 

 

 

Ex-Homosexual Ministry Has 53 Percent Success Rate

In findings that directly contradict mainstream academic thought, 53 percent of subjects in a new seven-year study reported successfully leaving homosexuality and living happily as heterosexual or celibate persons.

The study by psychologists Stanton L. Jones of Wheaton College and Mark A. Yarhouse of Regent University is a follow-up to one released two years ago in the form of a book, "Ex-Gays?" That study was called groundbreaking, and the latest set of data is no less significant, the researchers say.

The men followed 61 subjects over a span of six to seven years, recording their failures and successes in their attempt to leave homosexuality. Experts in the field call it the first attempt to follow subjects who are undergoing Christian counseling over a series of years. Such a time-consuming study is called "longitudinal."

Among their findings:

— 23 percent reported a successful conversion to heterosexual attractions.

— 30 percent reported living a celibate life and were content with their reduction in homosexual attractions. Altogether, those latter two categories were combined for a 53 percent success rate, the researchers said.

— 16 percent of subjects had modest decreases in homosexual attractions and weren't satisfied with their degree of change but were committed to continuing the process.

— 7 percent had seen no decrease in homosexual attractions but had not given up trying to change.

— 25 percent of subjects were considered "failures," either because they gave up on the process and

once again identified as a homosexual (20 percent) or because they had not yet embraced a homosexual identity but nevertheless had given up (5 percent).

All the subjects were going through programs set up by Exodus International, a Christian ministry that seeks to help those who want to leave homosexuality. Although Exodus funded the study, Jones and Yarhouse agreed to conduct it only if all sides agreed that they would report the results no matter the outcome — in other words, even if the findings embarrassed Exodus.

The latest findings were released four days after an American Psychological Association task force released a 130-page report that said "gay-to-straight" therapies are unlikely to work.

That report got mixed reviews from conservatives, although APA's position on the issue is well-known: It believes homosexual attractions are "normal and positive variants" of human sexuality. The APA's website still states, "[T]here has been no scientifically adequate research to show that therapy aimed at changing sexual orientation (sometimes called reparative or conversion therapy) is safe or effective."

"The APA has previously asserted, with absolute clarity, that sexual orientation change is not possible — that it simply doesn't occur," Jones, of Wheaton College, told Baptist Press. "The best way to test that is to study people as they're attempting change and follow them over a long period of time. Our study found that a significant portion of that population reported very significant change."

He added, "My sense is that our study is a good sample, and so I think that people can pursue the Exodus process with a cautious sense of optimism about the possibility of change, but we can't make absolute predictions."

Comparing the latest data to the initial set of data released two years ago, there was a significant increase in both the "success" and "failure" percentages and a decrease in the percentage of those who, at the time, had seen no significant change.

The percentage of those who considered themselves successful in changing increased from 38 percent to 53 percent, while the percentage of those who the researchers considered failures also went up, 12 percent to 25 percent. At the same time, the percentage of those who had seen only modest change or no change but had not given up on the change effort decreased from 44 percent to 23 percent.

The study actually began with 98 subjects, but 37 dropped out by the six-year mark for various reasons, Jones said. Some now considered themselves ex-homosexual and no longer wanted to be reminded about their past, while some went back to a homosexual identity and no longer trusted the researchers. Most of them, though, wouldn't return phone calls.

Jones expressed frustration that the APA task force didn't take their 2007 study seriously.

"They selectively apply rigorous scientific standards," he said. "So when it comes to examining the evidence that sexual orientation change can occur, they apply extraordinarily rigorous standards, and those standards allow them to disregard significant evidence that sexual orientation change can occur. That's what happens with our study. They, I think, invalidly applied several methodological concerns to dismiss our study.

"When the evidence goes against the view they're expressing, they apply strong scientific standards. And when the evidence goes with the views they're expressing, they're considerably more accepting."

The latest set of data is the final set from the researchers. A lack of funding, as well as a belief that the data is conclusive, has resulted in them stopping the longitudinal study. They will, though, continue to analyze the current data.

"In our experience from discussing with the subjects, an awful lot of them just want to move on," Jones said. "We had to really persuade people to stay in for this final assessment."

Michael Foust is an assistant editor of Baptist Press. The Jones-Yarhouse study is available online at www.ivpress.com/media/pdfs/ex-gay-apa.pdf.
Posted on Aug 10, 2009 | by Michael Foust, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–

Study: Homosexuality Linked with Childhood Trauma
A recent Otago University study has found that homosexual or bisexual individuals are more likely to have undergone a variety of of traumas in childhood, including sexual assault, rape, violence, and witnessing violence in the home.  [http://www.springerlink.com/content/05635071r2005863/?p=9a540088187d4c61bfaa39357f208b08&pi=3 ]

"People who either identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual, or have had a same-sex encounter or relationship, tend to come from more disturbed backgrounds," said Research Associate Professor Elisabeth Wells.

The study analyzed results from a New Zealand Mental Health study that surveyed about 13,000 people between 2003 and 2004.  98% of the participants in the study identified themselves as heterosexual; 0.8% identified as homosexual; 0.6% identified as bisexual; and 0.3% identified as "something else."

Of people who reported certain traumatic childhood events, 15% were not heterosexual; of those without such experiences, only 5% were not heterosexual, suggesting that such experiences tripled the chance of later professing homosexual or bisexual inclinations.

Some homosexualist leaders took issue with the study's findings: Tony Simpson, chairman of the national homosexualist group Rainbow Wellington, said that the research should not be taken to mean that homosexuals are not born that way. "I have no doubt that the religious right will leap to the conclusion that this goes to show conclusively that homosexuals are made rather than born," he said.

Wells attempted to assuage fears over the study's conclusions.

"I suspect there might be some gay and lesbian people who will be indignant, but it is not my intention to anger them," she said.  "You could say that if someone was sexually abused as a child, chooses to live as a homosexual and lives life well, then that is not a bad thing.  But if they are living a homosexual life and regretting it, that is another matter."

Although sexual or physical abuse in childhood was associated with adult homosexuality, other traumatic experiences, such as the sudden death of a loved one or serious childhood illness or accident, were only slightly associated with non-heterosexual identity or behaviour.

Of females who self-identified as homosexual, more than 40% had been married and had children, whereas 13% of male homosexuals had done so.  Over 80% of those who identified as bisexual were women.

The association between child abuse and later homosexual identification is not young. 

One 1992 study [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1486514] found that 37% of homosexual and bisexual men attending sexually transmitted disease clinics had been encouraged or forced to have sexual contact before age 19 with an older or more powerful partner.  The median age of first contact was 10 years old. [26 July 2010 (posted 27 July), James Tillman, DUNEDIN, New Zealand,  http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/jul/10072701.html ]

Commentary: SOME ADOPTIONS DISASTROUS FOR KIDS

By Harmony Grant Daws
18 Mar 10

“I’d rather see a kid die,&rdqu

o;a famous Mexican singer responded this week when asked what she thought of [homosexual] adoption. The singer, Paquita la del Barrio is now in hot water. Her expressions of personal conviction are described by NBC as “homophobic attacks.” It might be more accurate to describe them as timely (if fiery) critique: she spoke days after homosexual marriage became legal in Mexico City.

The sentiment is timely for another reason. “Every Child Deserves a Family,” HR 3827, is now before the US House. It would remove government money from American adoption agencies if they discriminate against gay would-be parents.

Many, many Americans believe kids do best with a married mother and father. But is it worse to have homosexual parents than no parents? Would it be better, as the Latina singer said, to die on the street? That’s the way the argument is framed by advocates of the bill. They say kids could grow up happy and well-rounded with homosexual parents but instead are aging out of adoption agencies and ending up on the streets.

Would kids fare so happily? Many governments say no. In many parts of the world including Florida and Utah, gay adoption is illegal. This isn’t old-fashioned prejudice or merely religious conviction. It’s also common sense. In 2005 before the Virginia Senate, Robert H. Knight testified to the obvious, saying, “children in single-mother homes can tell you that they don't crave another mom; they want a father. Kids in single-father homes don't crave another daddy; they want a mom.”

But there are far darker consequences. This year at a symposium in Mexico, research by neuropsychiatry and behavioral science Prof. George Rekers was presented which reveals that children adopted by homosexuals suffer from greater suicidal tendencies than in the general population. Presenters said “boys and girls adopted by lesbian and homosexual couples show a greater level of stress than that which is already generated by their status as orphans or children abandoned by their biological parents.” Rekers’ study comments on the well-documented fact that homosexual unions “are significantly and substantially less stable and shorter on average compared with marriages between a man and woman.”

Robert Lerner is a social scientist and author of No Basis: What the Studies Don’t Tell Us About Same-Sex Parenting. He says the documented greater instability of homosexual couplings is traumatic for children. In addition, “there is evidence that homosexuality, male or female, is associated with adjustment problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and attempts at suicide and, of course, there is the risk for gay men of venereal disease including but not limited to AIDS. It is not too large a stretch to conclude at least tentatively that high degrees of: family instability, sexual-orientation confusion, parental emotional problems including higher rates of mental illness, higher risk of disease from high rates of sexual promiscuity, may make gays and lesbians less fit as parents than heterosexuals…”

Lerner concludes,

With respect to same sex parents adopting children, we as a society may have already repeated the mistake we made concerning divorce. When the divorce laws were liberalized (beginning during the late 60s early 70s and extending through the next decade or so), it was claimed that scientific research showed that the children would not be harmed and therefore a high divorce rate would not be a problem…Divorce can and does cause a good deal of harm for children… Although this finding is now widely accepted, the new conventional wisdom does not help the many children who suffered because their parents were told that divorce was perfectly ok. Damage occurred that was not necessary and would not have occurred except for the acceptance of wishful thinking disguised as social science evidence.

Will homosexual parenting damage kids the way divorce does? Yes.

Lerner suggests orphanages as a possible alternative for needy children. His words, like those of the Latina singer, would certainly outrage many. Yet in a great deal of the world, homosexual activity is recognized as a sinful choice that separates us eternally from God. One of a child’s most important needs is to be sheltered from influence into this desperately sinful and addictive lifestyle. And there is clear evidence that being raised by homosexuals does place children at far higher risk for practicing it themselves.

Several years ago, two University of California sociologists published research in the American Sociological Review which was hailed by homosexual advocates for proving that kids raised by homosexuals are different. The article said such children are more likely to live outside “gender stereotypes” and to experiment with homosexuality. Boys raised by lesbians will show fewer masculine traits, the study said; youth raised by lesbians are also far more likely to engage in same-sex activity.

Homosexual activists welcomed this study because they believe gender-bending and sexual experimentation by kids is a good thing! More damaging reports are certain to be hidden from view.

In Scotland in 2009, a freedom of information request had to be used to get the results of unflattering government research into [homosexual] adoption. The report said children of homosexual parents are more likely to be bullied than other children, and that their parents are likely to ignore the situation for fear of being blamed. The Scottish government decided to do the research after the bad publicity of a government decision to place two children with a gay couple despite their grandparents’ desire to adopt them.

What others truths are being hidden by the powerful blinders of a pro-gay agenda in research and media? If HR 3827 is passed, religious adoption agencies will have no choice but to submit and place vulnerable kids with homosexuals. This is a travesty to the rationally sound and deeply held convictions of so many Americans.

Whether you believe homosexuals should be able to adopt children or not, you should defend the right of agencies to serve children the way they believe is best. HR 3827 is nothing short of forcing mercy organizations into social re-engineering, against their conscience. Please protect their freedom of religion.

Protest to your House member now! Call 1-877-851-6437 toll free; 202-225-3121 toll. Also call the crucial members of the House Ways and Means Committee (especially Republicans) demanding they stop the “Every Child Deserves a Family Act.” Names are available HERE at www.truthtellers.org.

Tell House members, “Please do not vote for the ‘Every Child Deserves a Family Act,’ HR 3827. It would force all US adoption agencies to place children with homosexual couples. Many homosexuals prey on children. And this bill would force religious adoption agencies to close. I and my friends will vote out any House member who supports this outrageous legislation.”
[18March2010, [email protected]]