Yesterday, I linked
to an article discussing a study produced by the Adoption Institute
. I really didn’t write much about the study itself, as it really doesn’t provide any new information. Nearly every study ever published in a peer reviewed journal agrees that there are no negative effects of homosexual parenting. In a total disregard of these facts, Conservatives
are launching a campaign against this research.
However, AP does not inform readers that author Jeanne Howard is passionately involved in promoting acceptance of homosexuality in her work with P-FLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
“Homosexual activists’ handprints are all over this one,” says Robert Knight, director of the Culture & Family Institute, an affiliate of Concerned Women for America. “Take it with a grain of salt. They funded it and will no doubt promote it, hoping the public will be too distracted to check its pedigree.”
Knight applauds AP for noting “that the study’s funding came from homosexual activist groups.” But he faults the news service for not informing “readers that the study’s author apparently is an activist with the radical homosexual group P-FLAG, which promotes acceptance of homosexuality among children and teens. For years, P-FLAG has urged schools to provide books with graphic seduction scenes between adults and minors. P-FLAG regularly characterizes any parents who object as bigots motivated by ‘hate.’
“Does this disqualify Ms. Howard’s study?,” Knight asks. “No, but it shows that the study did not emerge in a scientific vacuum.”
Though this post doesn’t come right out and say it, it is obvious that it was written to somehow cast doubt on this research. They may have a point if this research said anything new, but it doesn’t. This is the exact same thing the research has been telling us for years. Perhaps they would like to question the science of it?
I’m not sure how far to the right you have to be to consider P-FLAG a “radical homosexual group”. Apparently, to Conservatives, clearing up misinformation circulated by anti-civil rights groups is “radical”.
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