View Poll Results: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

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  • Yes - It is Nurture

    26 38.81%
  • No - It is Nature

    15 22.39%
  • Perhaps - It is a Combination of Nature and Nurture

    13 19.40%
  • Other - Please Explain

    6 8.96%
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Thread: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I went and did some more research on this issue. I'm questioning Dr. Schumm's objectivity. He was a witness for the plaintiffs in the recent Appeals court case in Florida on their gay adoption ban, which was overturned. He argued that gay parents should be determined by the courts on a case by case basis. His research methods also sound suspect. The fact that he keeps standing up for Paul Cameron is also troubling. Paul Cameron is one of the most virulently anti gay people in the country by any measure, and only the Westboro Baptist Church takes any of his unpublished research seriously.

    I will have to wait until Schumm's research has been published and is subject to peer review, but I'm skeptical of his statistical methods and agenda.


    That gut Schumm is a hack. He's another one of those people, in my opinion, that is looking way too hard for something that isn't there, regarding gay people.

    I wonder if Schumm thinks kids raised by gay foster parents or those who are adopted by gay people are more likely to be gay? He probably does. It makes just as much sense as his other opinions.
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    Re: Are gay parents more likely to raise gay children?

    Being homosexual is pure nature. Suppressing or embracing those feelings is nurture.

    Children of homosexual couples are less likely to suppress homosexual curiosity but just having homosexual parents won't make someone sexually attracted to the similar sex. My parents both being white and brunette has no weight on me dating a white brunette person vs an Asian red head.
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