There are certainly a lot of facets to the homosexual debate in our culture. There’s the same-sex “marriage” facet, the homosexual adoption facet, the civil union benefit facet, and the health and well-being of kids raised in homosexual homes facet. Ok, so maybe that last one is rarely talked about. And when it is discussed it is done in quietly respectful tones so as not to disturb the political correctness monitors.
Until just recently when researcher Mark Regnerus released the findings of his study on the effects being raised in a homosexual home had on children, no one was really even talking about the topic. It’s true that plenty of people were talking about the health and well-being of kids as it related to homosexual adoption. Plenty of studies, surveys, and conversations have been had surrounding these kids and how they w0uld turn out if placed in a foster home or adopted by a homosexual couple. But this is different than being raised by a biological parent and his/her partner.
With the ongoing saga of former lesbian-turned-Christian Lisa Miller and her daughter Isabella, I would think a more robust conversation on the effects of homosexual home-life on children is warranted. However, the disdain for such a conversation was obvious with the release of Regnerus’ study as the backlash against him by homosexuals was fierce; even to the point that the university where he is employed launched an investigation.
But for Robert Oscar Lopez, the study is affirmation of what he has known all his life; that he is different because of the different home he grew up in:
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.