Archive for the ‘Parenting’ Category

How to tell if you’re a mom, Part 2

November 27th, 2013 Comments off

Writhing and screaming in a hospital room is ultimately your idea of a good time.

You often hit the bottle late at night, but it has nothing to do with alcohol.

Somewhere in your home there is a pail filled with carefully wrapped human waste. Read more…

Slavery and Gay Marriage? Frightening Parallels

November 27th, 2013 Comments off

By Jennifer Thieme, Director of Fincance and Advancement, Ruth Institute

This article was first published at on March 14, 2013.

Some Republican leaders recently announced their support of gay marriage, and some others claim they are following Abraham Lincoln’s legacy by supporting it. Lincoln is one of the most famous Republicans and is most well known for freeing the slaves. I was disappointed by these modern-day Republicans, because certain features that look like slavery are beginning to emerge in gay custody disputes. Read more…

Three-Parent Families—the Gay Agenda’s Trojan Horse—Legalized in California

November 1st, 2013 Comments off

from The Christian Institute. An interview, including of Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was originally published October 15th, 2013, at

Children in California will be able to legally have three parents under a new law that critics have branded a “Trojan horse for the same-sex marriage agenda.”

The new legislation is designed to cover situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. Read more…

Same-Sex Parenting: Reading Past the Headlines

October 31st, 2013 Comments off

by David Gordon
This article explores a study by Doug Allen, a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts member.

October 31st, 2013

Although it can be tempting to jump to conclusions, more studies with large, randomly-selected samples must be conducted before it will be clear whether there are differences between same-sex and opposite-sex parenting. Read more…

Does same-sex parenting really make “no difference”?

October 14th, 2013 Comments off
After crunching census data, a Canadian economist has found that children in same-sex homes are worse off educationally.

Douglas W. Allen, an economist at Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, has just published a highly controversial study in the journal Review of Economics of the Household. It breaks with the conventional wisdom that there is no difference between parenting by a mother and a father and parenting by a same-sex couple. Read more…

Family stability teetering on edge in California

October 8th, 2013 Comments off

by Becky Yeh

A pro-family group says a bill allowing three or more legal parents in California is “illogical” and contributes to the demise of family stability.

On Friday Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation that will allow children in the state to have three or more legal parents. Senate Bill 274 mandates that courts recognize three or more legal parents so parents can share custody and the financial responsibilities of the child. Read more…

Unpacking the slogans

August 9th, 2013 Comments off

by Walter R. Schumm

Boosters of same-sex parenting rely heavily on sociologists’ surveys. But do these really prove their case?

As a sociologist my life is all about creating, taking and interpreting surveys of attitudes and opinions. So I sometimes feel a bit depressed at how knuckle-headed the media can be when reporting about research on same-sex marriage. Let’s look at a slogan which is being repeated over and over: Same-sex parents are just as good at parenting as heterosexuals. This looks simple — but its simplicity is deceptive. Let me unpack it for you. Read more…

Research brief: parental notification for abortion

July 30th, 2013 Comments off

by Nicole M. King

THE NEWS: Illinois Supreme Court Backs Parental Notification for Abortions

The Illinois Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that requires doctors to notify parents of girls younger than 17 years old if those girls seek abortions. “Under the law,” reports the Chicago Tribune, “a parent or a guardian would have to be notified at least 48 hours before an abortion was performed on a minor except in cases of a medical emergency, sexual abuse, neglect or physical abuse.” The ruling was first passed in 1995 but never took effect. Read more…

Ammiano: Children’s Rights “Far Afield” of Gay Rights AB 460 Promotes Creation of Fatherless Children

July 17th, 2013 Comments off

SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013–CCG’s testimony got under the skin of the author of California AB460, a bill that is intended to expand the creation of fatherless children specifically for lesbians. The bill passed the State Senate Health Committee in a 7 to 2 party-line vote on June 26. AB460 will now go to the Senate Appropriations Committee to look at the bill’s fiscal impact. Read more…

Bobby’s Story

July 15th, 2013 Comments off

Prof. Robert Oscar Lopez who recently won his fight for tenure at the University of California, has emerged as a advocate for the rights of children raised by same-sex couples.

The single most effective statement I’ve every seen was Bobby’s testimony before the Minnesota State legislature, on what it was like for him to grow up without a father, but instead with two moms: Read more…