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Another study reveals negative outcomes for children of same sex couples October 8, 2013

Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, Domestic Church, family, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society.

I once had a brief e-mail exchange with the author of the piece below, University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus.  He is a great credit to my alma mater, so sadly lost in sexular paganism. I spoke to him of suffering and willingness to bear the cross Christ presents to us. He is a still pretty recent convert to the Faith. I got the sense from him he is the rare man today, and even rarer academic, who is willing to let the Faith guide his moral choices, rather than have his decadent immorality try to dictate to the 2000  year old Church which of its beliefs he will, or will not, accept.  I expect he will be attacked more and more savagely as he continues to present evidence contrary to the prevailing sexular pagan shibolleth that homosexual relationships are just as wonderfully wholesome and good for raising children as any other arrangement.  In his latest reportage, he informs us of a Canadian study which shows that children of same sex couples have dramatically poorer graduation rates than those raised in households with both mom and dad:

There is a new and significant piece of evidence in the social science debate about gay parenting and the unique contributions that mothers and fathers make to their children’s flourishing. A study published last week in the journal Review of the Economics of the Household—analyzing data from a very large, population-based sample—reveals that the children of gay and lesbian couples are only about 65 percent as likely to have graduated from high school as the children of married, opposite-sex couples. And gender matters, too: girls are more apt to struggle than boys, with daughters of gay parents displaying dramatically low graduation rates.

Unlike US-based studies, this one evaluates a 20 percent sample of the Canadian census, where same-sex couples have had access to all taxation and government benefits since 1997 and to marriage since 2005. [Thus, the usual left wing and radical homosexual attempts to blame these poor outcomes on lack of “acceptance” of homosexual behavior is inoperative in this case.  The children in question have lived almost their entire lives in a country that showers all the benefits reserved for holy matrimony on homosexual simulation of same.]

…..children of married opposite-sex families have a high graduation rate compared to the others; children of lesbian families have a very low graduation rate compared to the others; and the other four types [common law, gay, single mother, single father] are similar to each other and lie in between the married/lesbian extremes.

Employing regression models and series of control variables, Allen concludes that the substandard performance cannot be attributed to lower school attendance or the more modest education of gay or lesbian parents. Indeed, same-sex parents were characterized by higher levels of education,[I feel this is because lesbianism in particular is the pastime of a mortally decadent post-Christian elite]  and their children were more likely to be enrolled in school than even those of married, opposite-sex couples. And yet their children are notably more likely to lag in finishing their own schooling.

The same is true of the young-adult children of common law parents, as well as single mothers and single fathers, highlighting how little—when you lean on large, high-quality samples—the data have actually changed over the past few decades. The intact, married mother-and-father household remains the gold standard for children’s progress through school[Shocking! It’s almost as if God intended it to be that way, that there is something intrinsic to the developing human psyche – or the soul – that requires a healthy home environment with both mom and dad present]  What is surprising in the Canadian data is the revelation that lesbian couples’ children fared worse, on average, than even those of single parents.

…….the particular gender mix of a same-sex household has a dramatic difference in the association with child graduation. Consider the case of girls. . . . Regardless of the controls and whether or not girls are currently living in a gay or lesbian household, the odds of graduating from high school are considerably lower than any other household type. Indeed, girls living in gay households are only 15 percent as likely to graduate compared to girls from opposite sex married homes……..

That’s to graduate from high school, not college, for those of you keeping score at home.

Look, as Dr. Anthony Esolen pointed out in a great piece last week, chldren have always been the primary bearers of the social devastation wrought by the sexual revolution.  Of course, there are the billions of children who do not exist due to contraception and abortion. But even among those that are born, those kids so afflicted by the divorce of parents, or being raised by their mother alone, or with serial changes in parents, tend to suffer terrible consequences in life outcomes and, in turn, then perpetuate and magnify the crisis by modeling those behaviors as adults they were exposed to as children.  So, we are now having in many families 4 or 5 consecutive generations all raised by mom alone, to the extent that male presence in the family is becoming not just increasingly rare, but some bizaare, abnormal outlier.  The very foundation of our culture is crumbling, but no one (save for a few religious nuts – heh) seems willing to point to the elephant in the room and scream at the top of their lungs “it’s your <fornication adultery contraception abortion> that are destroying the culture!

Back to the topic at hand, is it odd that girls raised in lesbian households perform worst of all?  Or is that the product of girls being raised in profoundly troubled environments where hatred of all things male, including some perception that the school system is somehow a tool of TeH Patriarchy!11! (hint: it’s not, in fact, strong arguments can be made at how the school system feminizes boys) and therefore something to be rejected out of hand?

At any rate, normalization of homosexual relations will only lead to more massively mal-adjusted children growing up into horribly confused and destructive adults.  The data has always shown this, but the left wing “rational thinkers” among us disbelieve any data that contradict their sexular pagan religious beliefs.


1. MMC - October 8, 2013

It’s not the hatred of all things male that leads to the daughters of women who Practice and Promote Homosexual (PPH) behavior to be in crisis…it’s a) the rejection of true femininity and therefore lack of feminine role model to follow and b) women who are PPH have high levels of self hatred. These poor young girls grow up in a confused, self hating, female hating, lost household of women who are narcissistic, emotionally dependent/addicted, and manipulative. If that were anyone’s role model, no wonder they don’t bother with school. Life is a nightmare awaiting them. Lord have mercy on the people who act out like this. And FYI, we need to stop giving what we say about this situation legitimizing language like “couples, spouses, partners etc.” These are single parent homes with people who act out with other people in homosexual acts. Thank you for shining the light on a courageous educator. God bless~

tantamergo - October 8, 2013

Good comment! It’s difficult at times to write in a manner that pleases everyone, I don’t disagree what your saying with regard to sodomites and how to describe their relationships, but it gets to be a mouthful.

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