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Old 07-03-2014, 05:15 PM   #571
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What has contributed the most to the 'War against the gays'?

ignorance?
religion?
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What has contributed the most to the 'War against the gays'?

ignorance?
religion?
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As with all kinds of identity based prejudice, the need to feel better than someone.


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Ward: Where does it come from, all this hatred?

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You know when I was a little boy, there was an old negro farmer that lived down the road from us, named Monroe. He was ... (subtle laugh), I guess he was just a little more luckier than my daddy was. He bought himself a mule. It was a big deal in round that town. Now my daddy hated that mule. Kuse, his friends were always kidding him about, "They saw Monroe out plowing with his new mule and Monroe is going to rent another field now he had a mule." One morning that mule showed up dead. They poisoned the water. After that, there wasn't any mention about that mule around my daddy. It just never came up. One time we were driving down that road and we passed Monroe's place and we saw it was empty. He just packed up and left, I guess, he must of went up north or something. I looked over at my daddy's face, I knew he done it. He saw that I knew. He was ashamed. I guess he was ashamed. He looked at me and said, "If you ain't better than a nigger son, who are you better than?"

Ward: I think that's an excuse.

Anderson: No it's not, excuse. It's just a story about my daddy.

Ward: Where's that leave you?

Anderson: With an old man who just so full of hate that he didn't know that being poor was what was killing him.


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well, it's official: children do best with two moms or two dads:

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A new study from researchers with the University of Melbourne in Australia concludes that gay parents provide children with a better family atmosphere than traditional male-female parents in two key areas: “general health and family cohesion,” the authors said.

The study included research of 315 gay parents and 500 of their children, with most of the parents being lesbians, Raw Story reported. Among the findings: Children being raised by gay parents registered 6 percentage points higher than children being raised by traditional male-female parents in terms of “general health and family cohesion,” leading researcher Simon Crouch reported, in Raw Story.

“That’s really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health,” Mr. Crouch told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Mr. Crouch said one of the biggest reasons for the higher happiness finding in households run by gay parents is because housework is more equitably distributed.

“Previous research has suggested that parenting roles and work roles, and home roles within same-sex parentally families are more equitably distributed when compared to heterosexual families,” he said, Raw Story reported. “What this means is that people take on roles that are suited to their skill sets rather than falling into those gender stereotypes, which is mum staying home and looking after the kids and dad going out to earn money.”

He also said that the study breaks down barriers to gay parents raising children.

“Quite often, people talk about marriage equality in the context of family and that marriage is necessary to raise children in the right environment, and that you need a mother and a father to be able to do that, and that marriage should be restricted to male and female couples,” Mr. Crouch said, Raw Story reported. “But I think what the study suggests in that context is that actually children can be brought up in many different family contexts, and it shouldn’t be a barrier to marriage equality.”


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and on the Washington Times website, no less.

mild joking aside, children do best when they are wanted, planned for, and cherished.
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Ermagherd, but think of the children!!!!
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well, it's official: children do best with two moms or two dads:




and on the Washington Times website, no less.

mild joking aside, children do best when they are wanted, planned for, and cherished.
Yeah, but did you see the headline of the story?
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well, it's official: children do best with two moms or two dads:




and on the Washington Times website, no less.

mild joking aside, children do best when they are wanted, planned for, and cherished.
Title is a bit misleading. It suggests more that gay parents/couples are happier, leading to a better home life, more so than that gay parents are better parents.

Or at least that was how I read it. Completely reasonable logic, though. Gender roles are incredibly complex and majorly effect happiness, obviously.
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Yeah, but did you see the headline of the story?


Whatever. We win either way.


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Very rarely can you read a study these days and not have politically inserted bias into it.

Well, you can, but the news won't post it.
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Yeah, but did you see the headline of the story?



Weird. Went back and looked at the headline -- it switched from earlier today. Look at what was in my post vs what's on their now.

I'm sure there was backlash and they changed it.

I do enjoy how the comments section quickly became about Benghazi and global warming.



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Oh wow, just saw the changed article title. What a bunch of BS
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So now the entire article lost its meaning because one of the researchers is gay? So what about all those articles claiming heterosexual couples make better parents, their researches were obviously straight. So that means these articles are bullshite as well, right?
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So what about all those articles claiming heterosexual couples make better parents, their researches were obviously straight. So that means these articles are bullshite as well, right?
Not so much that those researchers are straight, as that the research is (usually) funded by bigots indeed leads to outcomes that usually don't tell the entire story.
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Exactly.

There's an agenda both ways. I'm sure there is non biased research out there, but you won't see it being reported on.

Why? The answer is probably a lot more boring than they'll have you think. There's probably no conclusive difference, as gender of parents probably only comes into line after several other critical factors.
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