Woe to any scientist with an interest in objectively researching and reporting on âLGBTâ-related issues. If your findings fail the leftâs socio-political âbutterflies-and-rainbowsâ litmus test, the âprogressiveâ establishment will try to destroy you â guaranteed. Thus, on these matters, honest scientific inquiry will require courage.
Kansas State University, July 2010: Family Studies professor Dr. Walter Schumm releases the most comprehensive study to date on the effects of homosexual âparenting.â Published in the Journal of Biosocial Science, the study determined, among other things:
Just before the research was released, AOL News reported, âSchumm says it shouldnât have taken until 2010 to do the meta-analysis. Too often his colleagues impose âliberal or progressive political interpretationsâ on their studies, which inhibit further inquiry. âItâs kind of sad,ââ he said.
Sad, yes, but itâs also by design. âI just want to know the truth about something,â he confessed. Unfortunately, there are many with an extreme socio-political agenda who depend entirely upon suppressing the truth.
âAs if expecting a political backlash himself,â reported AOL, âSchumm concludes his study with a quote from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. âAll truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.ââ
Indeed, left-wing backlash was both swift and fierce. Schumm was instantly decried as a âquack,â a âconservative plantâ and a âfraud.â Over the past two years, both Schumm and his study have passed through all three of Schopenhauerâs fiery stages, only to emerge unsinged.
But the damage to honest inquiry was already done. The message to anyone else who might conduct such a study was clear: If you dare release research on homosexuality and we donât like your findings, weâre coming for you.
Not everyone got the message.
University of Texas-Austin, June 2012: Dr. Mark Regnerus leads a team of researchers on another peer-reviewed homosexual âparentingâ study labeled: âHow different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study.â
The study was published in the journal Social Science Research. Its website FAQ page summarizes the findings: â[T]he data show rather clearly that children raised by gay or lesbian parents on average are at a significant disadvantage when compared to children raised by the intact family of their married, biological mother and father.â
Focus on the Familyâs Citizenlink distills the research: âAccording to [Regnerus'] findings, children raised by homosexual parents are more likely than those raised by married heterosexual parents to suffer from poor impulse control, depression and suicidal thoughts, require mental health therapy; identify themselves as homosexual; choose cohabitation; be unfaithful to partners; contract sexually transmitted diseases; be sexually molested; have lower income levels; drink to get drunk; and smoke tobacco and marijuana.â
Again, you couldâve set your watch to the liberal response. They went ballistic.
Notorious homosexual activist Scott Rosensweig (aka, Scott Rose. Warning: link to Rosenweigâs extremist history is profane and offensive) filed a formal complaint, demanding that the University of Texas both investigate and, ultimately, fire Dr. Regnerus for his findings.
A gaggle of homosexualist academics and liberal activists pounced, bewailing the study as âhomophobicâ and âmethodologically flawed.â Darren E. Sherkat, a professor of sociology at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, conducted an âauditâ of the already peer-reviewed study and arrived at the unassailable, scholarly and poignantly worded conclusion: âItâs bullsât.â
Except that it wasnât.
On Wednesday, the University of Texas â no bastion of conservatism â released a highly anticipated report on its findings, summarily dismissing Rosensweig, Sherkat and the dozens of âprogressiveâ critics who couldnât stomach the studyâs game-changing implications. This painstaking inquiry was spearheaded by an independent consultant who formerly ran the Office of Research Integrity at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Noted UT-Austin: âAs with much university research, Regnerusâ New Family Structures Study touches on a controversial and highly personal issue that is currently being debated by society at large. The university expects the scholarly community will continue to evaluate and report on the findings of the Regnerus article and supports such discussion.â
Still, observed the report, the research was properly conducted and âno formal investigation is warranted into the allegations of scientific misconduct lodged against associate professor Mark Regnerus.â
Experience of the millennia, indeed child-like common sense, frequently informs reality. Children are best served â vastly so â when raised by a mother and father.
Although there are sometimes unavoidable circumstances that short-circuit the mom-dad gold standard (single parenthood, etc.), this undeniable truth, to borrow from Schopenhauer, has, heretofore, been âaccepted as being self-evident.â
So why on earth would we intentionally and selfishly sabotage it?
While we donât necessarily need studies to reaffirm that which is so obvious, it is helpful to find a fast-growing body of research available to refute the ânew-normal-modern-familyâ propaganda that sits tendentiously atop todayâs moral-relativist house of cards.
Still, those who seek to deconstruct legitimate marriage and the natural family will always endeavor to suppress honest inquiry. They must.
Even so, whether liberal or conservative, âgayâ or straight, the scientific community should be allowed to pursue truth in an environment that holds objective scientific inquiry sacrosanct. They should be free to follow the evidence wheresoever it may lead, even when such ends prove unfashionable.
But alas, the lie shall forevermore seek to imprison truth. So it was in a world once flat; and so it remains in a world with throwaway parents.
But take heart. In the end, truth does prevail. For it is the promise of Truth Himself: âIf you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.â (John 8:30-32)
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