Children at higher risk for failing school: The impact of traditional marriage versus gay/lesbian parents. A study recently published in The Review of Economics of the Household entitled “High school Graduation Rates Among Children of Same-sex Households” found that the high school graduation rate for children living with gay and lesbian parents was only 65% of the graduation rate of children living in traditional heterosexual-parenting families. The researcher, Douglas W. Allen, Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, sampled 2006 Canadian census data to reach his conclusions. His conclusion contradicts the so-called “no difference thesis” so strongly asserted by advocates for same-sex marriage who tout their own studies, which are much smaller in scope and more biased in sampling. That thesis argues that children raised in same-sex households fare no differently from those raised by a father and mother.
Saying “we’ll accept children lovingly from God” does not mean accepting children without ongoing and serious discernment. Conscientious Christian couples would never buy a new house without discussing and discerning it, relocate to another city, change careers, or even buy a new car. Having a child is much more serious, and a much graver responsibility, than any of these.
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Belgium’s ten-year old experiment with euthanasia came under fire last week when a woman was voluntarily put to death after a botched sex change operation left her feeling like a “monster.”
If the commanders of the best-trained military units in the world find these VGs useful for improving the focus and skill of soldiers, can it really be innocent fun for a child or adolescent?