Here is what the NFSS (along with the National Health Information Survey) can and does still tell us. These conclusions hold true, whether you read my original study, its follow-up, Simon Cheng and Brian Powell’s new analyses, or crunch the numbers yourself:
- The parental same-sex relationships reported by adult children are not, on average, long-term ones.
- The longer those parental relationships lasted, the better—on average—were the outcomes for adult children.
- Very few same-sex relationships lasted the entirety of the respondents’ childhood. Critics cried foul. I cried, “Reality!”
- The stability afforded by continuously intact mom-and-dad families pays benefits, on average, well into adulthood. They remain the standard against which all other forms ought to be compared.
...empirical truth emerges over time and in multiple datasets, is suppressed and undermined because it’s politically unhelpful, then becomes owned by insiders, and is, finally, slowly introduced with an “of course that’s true” narrative. It’s happened with the robust association between LGBT households and nonheterosexual development in children (a conclusion that is also obvious in the NFSS). I even remember the National Council on Family Relations conference room in which attendees debated each other about just how free they were to admit the association. They left the room committed to owning it.
Mark Regnerus is associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, research associate at its Population Research Center, and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture.
This Church is not Marxist; however, we think people in the "West" should be made aware of the clearly hypocritical, anti-democratic acts unfolding in Ukraine.
This linked article is quite good at making that clear.
It is reasonably balanced in that it plainly and rightly negatively criticizes the Soviet Union for its totalitarianism.
...before Maidan, Ukraine was a more democratic country. We can speak about various criteria: for example the strength of the opposition and the extent to which it was not affected by repression. Now, one of the main opposition parties, the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU), is under threat of being banned. It is going to be a long process, but under the new “decommunisation laws” it will not be able to keep its name and symbols.
In some ways, these “anti-totalitarian” laws are taking Ukraine closer to a totalitarian regime than to a democratic society.
I want to make further clear that we side against neoliberal economics even while we denounce the dictatorship of the proletariat. The Bolsheviks also were and remain anti-democratic and violently coercive by definition. Lenin was wrong!
All efforts to glorify Lenin and/or Stalin are misguided. One is not either 1) pro-capitalism or 2) a Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist and/or violent.
Even the most twisted reading of the New Testament could never result in this sort of thing.
It happens with so many Muslims reading the Qur'an because Mohammed allowed for all sorts of abominations in God's eyes: violence; vengeance (rather than leaving wrath and vengeance to God by turning the other cheek and leaving off sin, in which case there wouldn't be any such wrath or vengeance); Jizya (protection money and ransom); blood money; turning people into slaves (including sex slaves); selling people for a huge profit; and on an on an on.
What is a "moderate" or any other so-called kind of Muslim other than someone severely misled and in deep, deep denial?
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