A Kansas State University researcher is publishing a study that shows that gay parents are more likely to raise gay children.
Duh, right? I know, but the last researcher to state this in a study was promptly called a “Nazi” and got booted from the American Psychological Association.
So Walter Schumm knows he’s about to become the next punching bag for the left. But this is where the study led him and he’s sticking to the facts, and not heeding the politicized thuggery of the left.
After the last researcher to say such things was drummed out of polite society, Schumm began investigating the effect of parents on sexual orientation (among other things.)
“I just want to know the truth about something,” he tells AOL News. And he found it strange that parents can influence so many facets of their children’s lives — but not in any way their sexual orientation.
Schumm’s study to be released next month says that gay and lesbian parents are far more likely to have children who become gay.
AOL News reports:
Schumm concluded that children of lesbian parents identified themselves as gay 31 percent of the time; children of gay men had gay children 19 percent of the time, and children of a lesbian mother and gay father had at least one gay child 25 percent of the time.
Furthermore, when the study restricted the results so that they included only children in their 20s — presumably after they’d been able to work out any adolescent confusion or experimentation — 58 percent of the children of lesbians called themselves gay, and 33 percent of the children of gay men called themselves gay. (About 5 to 10 percent of the children of straight parents call themselves gay, Schumm says.)
Schumm next went macro, poring over an anthropological study of various cultures’ acceptance of homosexuality. He found that when communities welcome gays and lesbians, “89 percent feature higher rates of homosexual behavior.”
Studies like this will not go unpunished I assure you.
Abbie Goldberg, a psychology professor at Clark University and the author of “Lesbian and Gay Parents and Their Children: Research on the Family Life Cycle,” admits she hasn’t read Schumm’s study but is still willing to say, “The fundamental problem with this [type of meta-analysis] is such samples tend to be biased.”
She hasn’t seen the study but already she’s talking about bias? That’s science?
Schumm though takes it a step further and scolds the scientific establishment for not having done this study earlier. Clearly, he’s expecting to be attacked. He concluded his study with a quote from philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. “All truth passes through three stages: First it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”
For many of us this was already self evident but Schumm should get ready for the ridicule part with a little violent opposition thrown in for good measure. It’s coming.