Secular Witch Hunts and Post-Modern Fairy Tales | Michael Coren | Catholic World Report
Activist attempts to destroy the reputation of Dr. Mark Regnerus are not the exception, but the norm.
Well, that puts an end to any doubts anybody had at any time
that there was anything wrong with same-sex marriage. “Study:
Teens With Lesbian Mothers Do Better In School, Happier In Life"
screamed a headline from, all of all places, CBS Les, er, Las Vegas. “Teens
living in homes with lesbian mothers are proving to be more successful in
school and generally happier in life” the article said. “A new study has found
that 17-year-olds with lesbian mothers had high school GPAs ranging between
A-minus to B-plus, while having strong family bonds with their mothers, whom
the teens consider good role models.” The piece went on to describe how the
teens in the study feel connected to their families, admire their parents, and
are models of young people. The principal investigator jubilantly explained,
“As a psychiatrist, I can say that these are the types of child-rearing
outcomes that every parent hopes for.”
So, that—as they say—is that. But hold on just one little moment. First, the psychiatrist and lead investigator in question is one Nanette Gartrell, a noted lesbian activist, who has co-edited a book titled, Everyday Mutinies: Funding Lesbian Activism. She is “married” to Diane "Dee" Mosbacher, described as “a lesbian feminist who has directed or produced nine documentary films, each having to do with LGBTQ or Women’s Rights issues.” The research, or what passes for research, was published in the Journal of Homosexuality (and is available online in PDF format), “covering research into sexual practices and gender roles in their cultural, historical, interpersonal, and modern social contexts.” In other words, both the person conducting the study and the journal publishing the results are agenda-driven, radical, and committed to propagating the idea that homosexuality, homosexual marriage, and homosexual parenting are all perfectly acceptable, and perhaps even preferable to their heterosexual alternatives.
People are allowed to be odd and misleading in a free society, but it is one of the duties of a responsible media to question or perhaps even dismiss the work of such people. Instead, one of the largest networks in the world, CBS, took this nonsense as being revealed truth, and disguised as fact something that is utter nonsense.
Compare this to how a far more serious and credible study of the same issue was treated when its results revealed fundamentally different results. In early 2012 University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus published a paper in the July 2012 edition of the journal, Social Science Research. He has a Ph.D from the University of North Carolina, has spent more than a decade in academic research, and has written two positively and peer-reviewed books. So, Regnerus is no fringe player.