A group of professors has debunked the research of a
sociologist, finding that children with heterosexual parents do
better in school than those raised by homosexuals.
Dr. Douglas Allen, Burnaby Mountain professor of
economics at Simon Fraser University, tells OneNewsNow that
he, Dr. Catherine Pakaluk of Ave Marie University, and Dr. Joseph
Price of Brigham Young University took a look at a large study
conducted by Stanford sociologist Dr. Michael Rosenfeld that found
no difference between children who are reared by heterosexual
parents and those raised by homosexual couples. The three found a
mistake in the research that completely alters the outcome.
"It turns out the children from these homes don't do as well.
They're about 35 percent more likely to fail a grade," Allen
reports about youngsters raised by homosexuals.
But homosexual households, adds Allen, are not the only ones
that prove problematic for children's educational success.
"If you grow up with your parents cohabitating, but they're
heterosexual, you're about 15 percent more likely than [those with]
same-sex parents to make normal progress through schools," the
professor explains. "If you have a never-marriedsingle mom, you're
about 23 percent more likely to make normal progress through school
compared to growing up in a same-sex household."
According to Allen, every time a study that claims no harm to
children raised by same-gender couples is released, it has been
successfully disputed when put under a microscope.
"The gold standard is to have married, heterosexual parents,"
Allen concludes. "I mean, every study pretty well finds that. It
doesn't matter what dimension you're looking at; there's no
question -- the gold standard is having two parents, married,
The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Demography. Since it is available by
subscription only, Allen suggests finding a library that
Allen is an award-winning teacher and a member of the Ruth Institute Circle of Experts.