The Science of Gay Adoptions

Following on the previous entry and with a H/T to Greg Wallace, the American College of Pediatricians has published an article on homosexual parenting.

As Greg opines, “This is one of those serendipitous little moments when science and morality align themselves… and the only group group neither surprised nor outraged is probably the conservative segment of Christians.”

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2 Responses to The Science of Gay Adoptions

  1. Huw Raphael says:

    I have no way to affirm or deny the studies linked (nor would I care to) but it should be noted that the organisation is posting research which supports its own preconceived values. This is supported by their “core values” as well as by the article about them on the WIki:

    The American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds) is a small national medical association of licensed pediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the United States that hold social conservative positions. The College was founded in 2002, out of protest against the mainstream American Academy of Pediatrics support for LGBT parental rights. The College states that allowing LGBT adoption is “dangerously irresponsible”. (emphasis mine).

    So… it is to be noted that these folks represent a minority view within the professional community: are founded, in fact, to promulgate that view. One imagines the other side would be somewhat supported by statistical research as well. Statistics (on either side) being only slightly of more value than a certain confessable sin, we shall let the statisticians duke it out.

    As I noted on the other post, the teaching of the majority of Christians is rather easy to figure out.

    Science being value-neutral, I’m not 100% surprised (and, in fact, am rather pleased) that, as with Creationism, there is some science community out there promulgating “the other side”.

  2. Dave says:

    Thanks for the information about ACPeds. It is understandable why they might have reached the conclusions they have, and it might be seem to taint their research. However, I think if anyone is going to do the research and publish it, it would be a group like this.

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