Is It Time Yet To Round Up The Queers?
This is a continuing installment offered by the few of us against the tyranny of the majority. And this is a reply to a conservative Bible thumping Republican zealot who continues with his prejudice, ignorance, and hatred for homosexuals. If you plan to vote in November, I hope will take a minute or two to read the following:
In their amicus brief this year (Citizens for Equal Protection v. Bruning), The American Psychological Association, stated:
The State’s official discrimination against same-sex couples harms the children being raised by these parents. Empirical research studies have consistently found that lesbian and gay parents do not differ from heterosexuals in their parenting skills, and their children do not show any deficits compared to children raised by heterosexual parents. It is the quality of parenting that predicts children’s psychological and social adjustment, not the parents’ sexual orientation or gender. If their parents’ relationships are legally recognized, the children of same-sex couples will benefit from the legal stability and other familial benefits that this recognition offers, as well as from elimination of state-sponsored stigmatization of their families.
The Association has more than 155,000 members and affiliates, including the majority of psychologists holding doctoral degrees from accredited universities in this country. That’s 155,000 -- hr_conservative, just how many expert opinions do I need? And how many do you have supporting your position?
In the same case the National Association of Social Workers stated, as for the assumption that children are better off with heterosexual parents. There is no empirical basis for this proposition. To the contrary, all the social science research on same-sex parenting has reached the same, unequivocal conclusion: lesbian and gay couples raise children who are as healthy, happy and well-adjusted as those raised by heterosexual couples. Based on all the measures by which child development is analyzed, there is no meaningful distinction between children raised by same-sex couples and children raised by opposite-sex couples. Indeed, there are no scientifically valid social science studies establishing that children raised by an intact same-sex couple are any differently adjusted as compared with those raised by an intact opposite-sex couple.
The National Association of Social Workers is the largest social work association in the world, with 153,000 members and chapters in every state as well as internationally. That’s 153,000 -- hr_conservative, just how many expert opinions do I need? And how many do you have supporting your position?
You may be well intentioned but you are wrong. And how can you be following the path of Jesus Christ, when you continue to make statements that hurt people and which are patently false? Somehow you seem unable to see gay and lesbian people, gay and lesbian relationships, and the children of gay and lesbian couples with any compassion. And you seem stubbornly dug into a position that crusades to forever prevent these Virginia citizens from the full citizenship rights you take for granted and to relegate them to second class citizenship. And you do this in the name of a Christian God? You seem to have missed the message of love that Jesus brought.
Passage of the Virginia marriage amendment will hurt Virginia and will do absolutely nothing to help family values or the plight of the heterosexual marriage.