Hollywood has been trying to charm the pants off moviegoers this summer  with a flick about two lesbians who raise "a modern family" (which, by their definition, means gay porn, emotional abuse, and a general lack of sobriety). Ironically, the film was still showing when a federal judge tried to defend relationships like these as the ideal environment for children.
When I [Tony Perkins, Family Research Council] debated the lead attorney for that case on CBS's "Face the Nation" last Sunday [8 Aug 2010], he insisted (like Hollywood) that the kids are all right in volatile same-sex households.
In fact, he insisted that there isn't a scrap of social science showing that children fare better with a married mom and dad. "There simply wasn't any evidence," David Boies claimed. "… There weren't any empirical studies. That's just made up. That's junk science."
As I said Sunday, he's just plain wrong.
Not only is there research, but much of it has been confirmed by scientists in the pro-homosexual movement.
In his rush to throw 40 years of analysis under the bus because it didn't suit his personal agenda, Judge Walker launched a full-scale assault on the international research community.
Considering the quick 'snapshots' below, how many people would feel comfortable turning over young children to homosexuals?
How many would agree with Walker that "same-sex couples are identical to opposite-sex couples?"
Promiscuity and Infidelity
Journal of Marriage and Family: In 2005, the dissolution rate of homosexual couples was more than three times that of heterosexual married couples, and the dissolution rate of lesbian couples was more than four-fold that of heterosexual married couples.1
Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity among Men and Women: Researchers found that 43% percent of white male homosexuals had sex with 500 or more partners, and 28% had 1,000 or more partners.2
The Social Organization of Sexuality: Only 4.5% of homosexual males said they were faithful to their current partner, compared to 85% of married women and 75.5% of married men.3
Sex Roles: "Forty percent of homosexual men in civil unions and 49% of homosexual men not in civil unions had 'discussed [as a couple] and decided it is okay… to have sex outside of the relationship.'" Only 3.5% of heterosexual married men and their wives agreed that sex outside of the relationship was acceptable.4
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: "Gay men use substances at a higher rate than the general population. Also, "gay men have higher rates of alcohol dependence and abuse than straight men."5
The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association: "Illicit drugs may be used more often among lesbians than heterosexual women," and alcohol "use and abuse may be higher among lesbians."6
National Institute of Justice: "Same-sex cohabitants reported significantly more intimate partner violence than did opposite-sex cohabitants–39% of lesbian cohabitants reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked by a cohabitating partner at some time in their lifetimes, compared to 21% of heterosexual women. Among men, the comparable figures are 23.1% and 7.4%."7
Child Sexual Abuse
Journal of Sex Research: Although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ratio of at least 20 to 1, about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses are homosexual in nature.8
Archives of Sexual Behavior: Eighty-six percent of offenders against males described themselves as homosexual or bisexual.9
Journal of Human Sexuality: "No other group of comparable size in society experiences such intense and widespread pathology."10
And that doesn't begin to explain the hundreds of risks to personal health.
For even more proof, download a free copy of FRC's latest 26-page booklet, The Top 10 Myths about Homosexuality… it is an excellent, well-documented resource… http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF10F01.pdf
["An analysis of 260 medical records reported in the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science found: The clinical diagnoses in decreasing order of frequency include condyloma acuminata, hemorrhoids, nonspecific proctitis, anal fistula, perirectal abscess, anal fissure, amebiasis, benign polyps, viral hepatitis, gonorrhea, syphilis, anorectal trauma and foreign bodies, shigellosis, rectal ulcers, and lymphogranuloma venereum… In evaluating proctologic problems in the gay male, all of the known sexually transmitted diseases should be considered…"
from The Top 10 Myths about Homosexuality…
Top 10 Things [Homosexual] Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider: AIDS; Substance Use; Depression/Anxiety; Hepatitis Immunization; STDs (treatable – syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, pubic lice, etc; no cure – HIV, Hepatitis A,B,C, HPV, etc); Prostate, Testicular, Colon Cancer; Alcohol; Tobacco; fitness, eating disorders, obesity; Anal Papilloma – anal & genital warts from HPV
Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider: Breast Cancer — "richest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer than [sic] any subset of women in the world"; Depression/Anxiety; Heart Health; Gynecological Cancer; fitness — higher body mass than heterosexual women; Tobacco; Alcohol; Substance Use; Domestic Violence; Osteoporosis
1 Lawrence Kurdek, "Are Gay and Lesbian Cohabiting Couples Really Different from Heterosexual Married Couples?" Journal of Marriage and Family 66 (November 2004): 893.
2 A. P. Bell and M. S. Weinberg, Homosexualities: A Study of Diversity Among Men and Women (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978), pp. 308, 309; See also A. P. Bell, M. S. Weinberg, and S. K. Hammersmith, Sexual Preference (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1981).
3 Laumann, The Social Organization of Sexuality, 216; McWhirter and Mattison, The Male Couple: How Relationships Develop (1984): 252-253; Wiederman, "Extramarital Sex," 170.
4 Sondra E. Solomon, Esther D. Rothblum, and Kimberly F. Balsam, "Money, Housework, Sex, and Conflict: Same-Sex Couples in Civil Unions, Those Not in Civil Unions, and Heterosexual Married Siblings," Sex Roles 52 (May 2005): 569.
5 Victor M. B. Silenzio, "Top 10 Things Gay Men Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider" (San Francisco : Gay & Lesbian Medical Association); accessed April 1, 2010; online here. [ http://www.glma.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/Top%20Ten%20Gay%20Men.pdf ]
6 Katherine A. O'Hanlan, "Top 10 Things Lesbians Should Discuss with their Healthcare Provider" (San Francisco : Gay & Lesbian Medical Association); access
ed April 1, 2010; online here. [ http://www.glma.org/_data/n_0001/resources/live/Top%20Ten%20Lesbians.pdf ]
7 "Extent, Nature, and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence," U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Justice Programs (July, 2000): 30.
8 Kurt Freund, Robin Watson, and Douglas Rienzo, "Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, and Erotic Age Preference," The Journal of Sex Research 26, No. 1 (February, 1989): 107.
9 W. D. Erickson, "Behavior Patterns of Child Molesters," Archives of Sexual Behavior 17 (1988): 83.
10 James E. Phelan, Neil Whitehead, Philip M. Sut??ton, "What Research Shows: NARTH's Response to the APA Claims on Homosexuality," Journal of Human Sexuality Vol. 1, p. 93 (National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality, 2009).
[10 August 2010, Family Research Council e-report]