Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Prop. 8 protests at Capo Valley High School

Looks like the pro- and anti-Prop. 8 teens came forth at Capistrano Valley High School this morning: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/students-school-rally-2208662-high-kalagian

What do you think of the rallies? Is a high school campus the appropriate place for this battle? Go, click, comment!

For more information go to http://whatisprop8.com


Hawk said...

Is there any study on the impact of homosexual-parents behavior on their children? In other words, what happens to the emotional development of the children rised in a society where there are no moms and dads?

I do not think school kids should be involved in this process.


Michelle said...

I think the difficulty of studies such as those is they have to take into account the other social aspects, such as kids teasing them, churches preaching against their parents, and their family still being considered not normal.

I wouldn't think the results of the study would solely reflect having two mothers.

Christa Jeanne said...

Michelle, you do make a good point here. Just like a study on nuclear families wouldn't necessarily convey the impact of parenting because the parental dynamics are as different as the parents themselves.

However, there have been family scholars who have spoken out against same-sex parenting (see the post titled "Social Experiment?" for a really good read on this).

It isn't to say that homosexual people would make bad parents - my gay guy friends would make AMAZING fathers! - but the problem is that such a couple inherently marginalizes a mother or a father, depending upon the couple's gender.

Men and women are so vastly different - my stepmom and I always laugh about stuff that drives me nuts about my guy friends or love interests because when I think they're just being jerks, really, they're just being guys. They think differently, they act differently, they communicate differently - and the two genders, when brought together, complement and complete one another.

The most amazing lesbian mothers can never play the part of a father, nor can the most amazing gay fathers take the place of a mother.

Which is most definitely not to say that all straight parents are amazing, either, because let's face it, they're not. People are inherently imperfect. But that doesn't change the fact that the nuclear family is the ideal for the stability it offers and for the strength offered by the male and female examples in the home.

Christa Jeanne said...

PS: Hawk, a good read on why same-sex marriage shouldn't be legal is available at http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=IF03H01

This Q&A includes a question that reflects yours: But haven't studies shown that children raised by homosexual parents are no different from other children?

ANSWER: No. This claim is often put forward, even by professional organizations. The truth is that most research on "homosexual parents" thus far has been marred by serious methodological problems. However, even pro-homosexual sociologists Judith Stacey and Timothy Biblarz report that the actual data from key studies show the "no differences" claim to be false.

Surveying the research (primarily regarding lesbians) in an American Sociological Review article in 2001, they found that:

· Children of lesbians are less likely to conform to traditional gender norms.

· Children of lesbians are more likely to engage in homosexual behavior.

· Daughters of lesbians are "more sexually adventurous and less chaste."

· Lesbian "co-parent relationships" are more likely to end than heterosexual ones.

A 1996 study by an Australian sociologist compared children raised by heterosexual married couples, heterosexual cohabiting couples, and homosexual cohabiting couples. It found that the children of heterosexual married couples did the best, and children of homosexual couples the worst, in nine of the thirteen academic and social categories measured.