How Different Are the Children of Parents Who Have Opposite-Sex Relationships?

Jim Burroway

June 13th, 2012

Lawrence, Kansas:

The strange case began when a patron of the Walmart store in the northwest part of the city called police to report seeing a child with his arms tied behind him sitting on the ground next to a van. When police arrived, they found a 5-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl, both with their arms and feet bound and blindfolded, and an adult male with them, said Sgt. Trent McKinley of the Lawrence Police Department.

…The officers untied the children and called for an ambulance. They also realized three other juveniles were in the van, the windows of which had been obscured by clothing and other items. The other juveniles, a 12-year-old girl, a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, locked themselves inside the van. Juvenile officers were able to talk them into coming out of the van after about an hour, McKinley said.

The a man believed to be the father was arrested, but not after fighting with police and being tasered. A woman believed to be the mother was arrested inside the Walmart.

This counts, right?


June 14th, 2012

Yup, clearly the “gold standard” for parenting

Timothy Kincaid

June 14th, 2012

I’ll happily generalize in a study that compares this one opposite-sex family to the only two families in Regnerus’ study which were comprised of same-sex partners for the child’s entire youth.


June 14th, 2012

The parents were only trying to make their children happy, because, as research shows, opposite gender couples are concerned only for their children’s happiness and never for themselves. It’s always about the children. Always.


June 14th, 2012

The Journal of Social Science Research is available on line and there are 2 reviews of the “Gays Make Bad Parents” research by Regnerus the reviews are by Drs. Amato and Eggebeen.

Here are the titles to their reviews:
“What can we learn from studies of children raised by gay or lesbian parents.” by David J. Eggebeen

“The well-being of children with gay and lesbian parents.” by Paul R. Amato

Do you see how the title wrongly infers that it is the well-being of children raised by parent(s). The logical assumption is that it is mommy+mommy or daddy+daddy. In fact this research is completely on mommy+daddy and one of them has a gay fling.

Please consider writing to them and asking them to change the Title to their article so that it is clear to the public that the relationship of the parents was mommy+daddy.

Dr. Amato

Dr. Eggebeen

The editor of this Journal is Dr. James White

You have to agree that these titles are very misleading to the public. that [s] in the word “parents” needs to be defined so that the public is not mislead.

We can spend our time on gay blogs talking to each other or we can actually do something. So please write and ask that the titles be changed.


June 14th, 2012

The mom once kissed a girl in high school so they are gay parents obviously.


June 14th, 2012

You can forget about James White. He is an anti-gay nutcase as well:

San Diego Rob

June 14th, 2012

Let’s not forget about the child who was put in a dog cage earlier this year. Or the kids who were drowned in the tub, or the ones who were drowned in their car when it went in a lake.


June 14th, 2012

Let’s do a study to find out how many children raised by gay parents are in prison. That should provide an interesting take on parenting skills.


Eric in Oakland

June 15th, 2012

I wonder what the results would be of a study comparing white parents with black parents or Christian parents with Jewish parents? And what would be the point of such a study? Or why not compare households with mixed race or mixed religion compared with white Christian households?

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