The University of Texas at Austin has vindicated a professor
whom a pro-homosexual blogger accused of scientific misconduct for
studying the negative impact on children raised by same-gender
Professor Mark Regnerus' "New Family Structures Study" found that
children raised by same-sex parents do have more emotional and
sociological problems than do children with heterosexual parents.
Homosexual activists were outraged, including blogger Scott Rose,
who proceeded to make baseless accusations about the legitimacy of
Regnerus' research (see earlier story).
David Hacker of the Alliance Defending Freedom explains that these
false claims created much of conflict.
"It is unfortunate that UT-Austin inquired into the complaint at
all, because it required Dr. Regnerus to go through several
meetings and have his computer seized and his files seized -- all
actions of the government that we would think of in totalitarian
state, not in America," Hacker declares.
Still, such harassment is becoming more common throughout
the United States.
"Professors who don't kowtow to the prevailing orthodoxy on
campus, which is primarily a leftist orthodoxy these days, are
being punished or censured because of their
views," the ADF attorney laments.
The inquiry concludes that none of the scientific misconduct
alleged by Rose was substantiated by any of the evidence put