A flawed, puposely misleading, and unscientifically sound “study” that seeks to so nothing more than destroy lesbian and gay parents while making up facts and ignoring 30 years of evidence to the contrary. The paper is getting wide negative media and is being criticized, and rightfully so by organizations and members of the scientific community both gay and straight for its inaccurate research methods and its blatantly biased attempts to paint gays and lesbians as bad parents without any REAL evidence.
The study, “New Family Structures Study,” written by right-wing author Mark Regnerus (pictured left) of the Department of Sociology and Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin turns out to be funded in large part by the anti-gay Witherspoon Institute, and makes a number of unsubstantiated claims about negative outcomes for children raised by gay and lesbian parents. And for the most part, the paper doesn’t even look at same-sex couples raising a child together in a long-term committed relationship.
So, who's paying for the study?
The Witherspoon Institute is a Princeton, New Jersey-based nonprofit organization with ties to the the SLPC Certified hate group the Family Research Council, the National Organization for Marriage, and ultra-conservative Catholic groups like Opus Dei.”
Regnerus study was paid for with a $695,000 grant from the Witherspoon Institute and a $90,000 grant from the archconservative Bradley Foundation which claimsanti-bullying programs that protect LGBT and LGBT-perceived youth in schools amount to promoting “homosexualindoctrination”