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June 15, 2012

No Substitutes

No Substitutes

This study starts the rethinking...For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

A lot of noise has been made this week over the release of the New Family Structures Study that suggests, among other things, that children of same-sex couples do not fair as well as those from traditional families.  Pay attention and you’ll see the biases come out immediately if you support same-sex marriage you’ll note the sample size of the study was too small and the conclusions deal more with unstable households and not long-term same sex relationships. They say the study is junk.

Opponents of same-sex marriage will say that this is the largest sample size ever studied by far – so earlier conclusions about same-sex relationships being the same or better than traditional married households must be overblown. Plus, only 2 stable same-sex couples were found in what was a large sample group. In other words, stable same-sex couples are extremely rare.

What’s clear from the study is that there is no substitute for stable traditional families. A good thing to remember this Father’s Day. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Queers as Folk: Does it Really Make No Difference if Your Parents are Straight or Gay?
Mark Regnerus | Slate | June 11, 2012

How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships? Findings from the New Family Structures Study
Mark Ragnerus | Social Science Research | July 2012

Be a Better Dad Today
Gregory Slayton | The Colson Center Store

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