“Mommy! Mama! Get the nasty bigot away from our study!”

New study in Pediatrics says lesbian moms WIN.

A nearly 25-year study concluded that children raised in lesbian households were psychologically well-adjusted and had fewer behavioral problems than their peers.

Is this bringing out the crazies?

Does a deer shit in the woods?!

Wendy Wright, president of the Concerned Women for America, a group that supports biblical values, questioned the legitimacy of the findings from a study funded by gay advocacy groups.

“That proves the prejudice and bias of the study,” she said. “This study was clearly designed to come out with one outcome — to attempt to sway people that children are not detrimentally affected in a homosexual household.”

Agggghh, kill it, Mommies! Kill it with fire!

I know about Wendy Wright from reading The Greatest Show On Earth, in which she demonstrates to Prof. Dawkins that she has no receptive language skills. I won’t quote her here; when I want to lose brain cells, I get really drunk.

Anyway. What I take away from the study is that the parents’ gender combination is nowhere near as important as the children being wanted and planned by prepared, mature, loving parents. That’s not good enough for Wendy Wright, though.

“In essence, this study claims to purport that children do better when raised by lesbians,” she said.

Really chaps your hide, doesn’t it, you self-parodying clown?

Studies have shown that children thrive having both a mother and a father, Wright said.

Citation, please.

“You have to be a little suspicious of any study that says children being raised by same-sex couples do better or have superior outcomes to children raised with a mother and father,” she said. “It just defies common sense and reality.”

I see you know all about bias, prejudice and predetermining the outcome!

Let’s see the study’s findings in better detail, shall we?

Children from lesbian families rated higher in social, academic and total competence. They also showed lower rates in social, rule-breaking, aggressive problem behavior.

What’s that you say? Children raised by two women DON’T grow up all deviant and delinquent? Amazing!

Finally: if you’re concerned about the limited scope of Dr. Gartrell’s study, you know what we need?

MOAR STUDIES on this subject! MOAR, I say!

2 thoughts on ““Mommy! Mama! Get the nasty bigot away from our study!”

  1. I suspect that a major contributing factor here is that lesbians don’t have a kid unless they are planning to. Heterosexual couples frequently have kids that they didn’t plan to have, either didn’t want, or weren’t ready for, or the like. Thus, the kids who have lesbian parents are going to get better parenting.

    That said, I think that where the study came from is a possible warning sign, and I’d like to see these results replicated by psychologists who aren’t affiliated with any LGBT group.

  2. I agree that more studies are needed. The Gartrell study is significant in that it follows a bunch of kids from conception to young adulthood, but there’s also a sample-size issue. Lesbian couples can have children by means other than AI, and all those families need to be counted in social science like this. Also, I’d like to see a similar study on children of gay male couples.

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