Isn’t this some kind of hate crime? The American College of Pediatricians says “Homosexual Parenting: Is It Time For Change?”
The research literature on childrearing by homosexual parents is limited. The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development. Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-old prohibition on homosexual parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or by reproductive manipulation. This position is rooted in the best available science.
Among the dangers they cite is the increased likelihood of violence among homosexuals partners than among heterosexual couples, increased instability in relationships, higher incidence of promiscuous sex among homosexuals with strangers, higher likelihood of mental illness among homosexuals, as well as substance abuse, suicidal tendencies and shortened life spans. Hey don’t look at me, it’s the doctors saying it and they’re all properly footnoted and everything.
(I will note that the American College of Pediatricians is a relatively new organization started in 2002, according to their web site. Based on their position statements, they take a pretty conservative line, including being pro-life and anti-abortion and supporting a bill that would allow health care professionals to refuse to participate in abortions.)
Still, you often hear that “all the medical evidence” shows that children are just as safe being adopted by a homosexual/lesbian couple as they are by a heterosexual husband and wife. According to the ACP and its slew of studies, that’s apparently another in a long line of lies in the service of social re-engineering.[Thanks to Kathy Shaidle for the link.]