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10/16/2012 05:36 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Regnerus Still Wrong on Same-Sex Parents

Christianity Today just published an interview with the "embattled" sociologist Mark Regnerus. Unsurprisingly, the interview perpetuated the right-wing's popular characterization of Regnerus as the victim of political correctness, after he was roundly criticized for his study comparing children from "Lesbian Mother" and "Gay Father" families to those from "Intact Biological Families."

Regnerus's study has been widely touted by marriage-equality opponents as decisively proving that gay parenting is bad for children. In the words of the Family Research Council, for example, Regnerus

overturned the conventional academic wisdom that such children suffer no disadvantages when compared to children raised by their married mother and father. [T]he most careful, rigorous, and methodologically sound study ever conducted on this issue found numerous and significant differences between these groups -- the outcomes for children of homosexuals rated "suboptimal" (Regnerus' word) in almost every category.

But Regnerus proved no such thing, as I explain in the following short video (one of a series of 9 responding to arguments in the marriage debate). All it proved is that the right-wing will grasp at anything in order to maintain their indefensible position.