PEACEFUL debate/response, anyone? Homosexual parents, heterosexual parents
New Study On Homosexual Parents Tops All Previous Research
Read and respond. Be honest, if it's tl;dr, please say so to let the rest of us know you didn't read all of it.
Before giving your opinion about the homo-hetero debate, please treat both sides with respect, do not insult anyone, and please cite any references you have.
This isn't about right-vs-wrong or religion-vs-religion, just the parenting, and how you respond to this article.
Keep the mention of politics and hate crime to a minimum. We're all well aware of those subjects.
Be specific! Don't be general.
Not going into debates I only want to say that despite all disadvantages they discuss in an article I'd much rather see a child to live with loving, caring homosexual parents with no bad habits then in a family of drunks or abusers.
Why doesn't the OP give us his/her opinions? It always amuses me to see someone start a hot button topic, yet not putting forth their own opinions. You first, OP.
Go, Go, Go...Go, Go, Speed Racer...
I did not put it first because I did not want anyone focusing on my opinion rather than the article.
I am an avid bioscience geek, so most of what I affirm is what I work out in the bio ethic department and personal experiences with particular people, and I am not a generalized thinker, I think in specifics first.
For me, I have found that the best household a child can grow up in is one with both his/her biological parents--- regardless of orientation. Even if the child is raised with a non-blood related relative, the child can still have a benefit if she/he lives close to her/his biological family. There is a kind of identity verification where one can relate to their surroundings on a biological level. When I look at animal behavior in front of me and the studies on that, I find almost all animals need to be raised with or at least see/smell/hear their own species/subspecies to independently meet their advanced needs, as you will find that all animals know how to perform a specific behavior such as the killing blow, predatory chasing, and the act of intercourse, but they need to direct these behaviors appropriately. I haven't seen one open case of humans hand-raising an animal without its species produce an adult animal that can fully function appropriately in its native habitat--- one important instance comes to mind with an African Gray parrot that refused to mate with others of its species in favor of courting his female owner. My own experience with animal's identity confusion is with a dove named "Digi", Digi was hand-raised, and refused to migrate or interact with his species, instead constantly courting a chicken hen.
I'm guessing you either have been snapped at too many times and have a bitter outlook/defense, Speed, or you are seeking to put people down rather than debate? I hope not, that isn't productive. Something prevents you from offering your own opinion with a calm attitude. I expect a snarky reply, then; prove that expectation wrong, if you will.
Sorry, TC, this is a very controversial topic, and we have enough arguments over form and function here as it is.
I guess that I'm surprised that one of your first posts isn't, "Please tell me what you think of my horse?", with accompanying pictures.
I look around for intelligent people and calm places to bring my debates to. I know I won't learn much of anything unless I put myself in places that are uncomfortable; I go to small boards with people strictly against a view or belief I have to help give myself a widespread understanding. I can't imagine living a life happily not knowing what the other side of a fence represents. The annoying thing is that most people with opposing views or opinions to mine are, well, not pleasant in conversation, and I end up hearing the same things repeatedly, often dripping with negative and close-minded themes.
Hmm... I will acknowledge that perhaps I am looking for peace where none exists... Which is a little disappointing, but I can accept that if I must.
If you know of any solid debate sites/places/etc., let me know :D
NOT gonna get my opinion on this. DH is an atty, and he makes ppl pay for arguments.
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