Homosexual Parenting Hurts Children

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by Rodney Pelletier  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 9, 2019   

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While media portrays homosexual parenting as normal and healthy, statistics show same-sex parenting actually hurts kids.

The national health interview survey sponsored by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics notes that children from same-sex parent families suffer significantly higher rates of emotional problems.

They're twice as likely to have psychological problems, have developmental disabilities including ADHD, have learning or intellectual disabilities, they are almost twice as likely to require medical treatment for psychological problems and three times as likely to be prescribed medication for such problems.

In same-sex families, children are over three times more likely to have emotional problems compared to children in a married opposite-sex household.

A joint report in 2015 from Princeton University and the Brookings Institute reveals just how crucial it is for children to be raised by a biological mother and father: "Reams of social science and medical research convincingly show that children who are raised by their married, biological parents enjoy better physical, cognitive and emotional outcomes, on average, than children raised in other circumstances."

Statistically, 90% of opposite-sex couples produce children while 54% raise children. But with same-sex couples — who make up far less of the population — only 27% of lesbian and 14% of gay male couples raise children and they almost never conceive their own children.

But it's not just statistics making the point. People who've grown up in same-sex parented families have also been speaking out.

In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized so-called same-sex marriage, enshrining aberrant and unhealthy relationships as a legal right.

The New York Times published an editorial before the landmark court decision promoting the idea that children of same-sex parents are emotionally healthy and well-adjusted, contrary to the evidence.

Many rejoiced at the decision but a group of people spoke out in protest.

Brandi Walton was raised by two women. She's been a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage.

I remember feeling that something wasn't right, and whenever I got to start going over to friends' houses and staying the night — friends who had a mom and a dad and they lived with them — I began to understand what was different about the way that I was being raised. I was jealous of my friends, I was jealous of them having a father that spent time with them, that they got to hug and love on and be cherished by. I wondered what it would be like to be hugged by a man, to be held by him to be comforted by him. ...

About the age of 7 was when I really began to understand that my mother was a lesbian, and I remember being completely devastated when it connected in my brain what she was because it meant that I was never going to have a father, that I was never going to live with a man before I left her home and it was devastating and it was sad to me.

The Church's own teaching on the family completely forbids not only active homosexuality but also same-sex parenting.

The 1987 document Donum Vitae says, "The child has the right to be conceived, carried in the womb, brought into the world and brought up within marriage: It is through the secure and recognized relationship to his own parents that the child can discover his own identity and achieve his own proper human development."

It goes on to warn:

The child is not an object to which one has a right, nor can he be considered as an object of ownership: rather, a child is a gift, "the supreme gift and the most gratuitous gift of marriage, and is a living testimony of the mutual giving of his parents."

Thirty years later, Pope Francis reaffirmed, "Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity."

Despite the pain and emptiness same-sex parenting causes children, the state and federal authorities are continuing to push the lie that it's good.

In 2013, the Obama Administration — the gay-friendliest administration in the history of the country — concluded there was "no sound basis exists for concluding that same-sex couples who have committed to marriage are anything other than fully capable of responsible parenting and child-rearing."

Since then, state and federal courts, along with state attorneys general, are seeking to force children into harmful environments demanding that faith-based adoption agencies adopt children out to same-sex households despite the objections of science victims' testimony and natural law.

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