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Pro-lesbian study uses biased statistics

Bob Kellogg   (OneNewsNow.com) Monday, November 12, 2012

A member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations has denounced a new study that claims children with lesbian mothers are more successful in school and happier in life. 

The study from the Williams Institute at UCLA and published in the Journal of Homosexuality surveyed 17-year-olds who had been raised by lesbian mothers. Dr. Andre Van Mol of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations says that sampling biases and small numbers flawed the study.

"Generally speaking, the samples are drawn from either gay and lesbian rights organizations or other gay activist groups, so consequently the respondents tend to have a higher level of education and therefore more resources at their disposal," he points out.

"All of which is to say, these kind of samplings are usually the very best case models rather than the random samples they're supposed to be."

He says there was also another major flaw.

"The other issue with this UCLA study is psychological problems rooted in childhood often fail to surface until well into adulthood," he tells OneNewsNow. "So surveying 17-year-olds is going to miss that.

Van Mol says there is a more credible study by sociologist Mark Regnerus of Texas University, who found children raised by same-sex parents do tend to have more psychological problems later in life than those raised by heterosexual parents.

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