It was only a matter of time before some crackpot fundamentalist would try to associate the Lombard saga with same-sex couple adoption. Pseudo researcher Paul Cameron emerges with this little polemic. That peer reviewed research that he refers to is by a pay-per-publish vanity outlet called Psychological Reports out of Missoula, MT. It is owned by a company called Ammon Scientific which is a commercial printer. The real research published in real peer reviewed scientific journals demonstrates that the children of gay and lesbian couples do as well as those raised by heterosexual couples.
I especially like this part: Cameron, Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado Springs think-tank … That “
think septic tank” has an annual operating budget of about $80.000. Out of that, Cameron is able to draw a salary of $16,000. Virginia and Kirk Cameron draw an additional $30,000 combined. Very impressive.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 29 /Christian Newswire/ — The on-line rape of his 5-year-old adopted son by Duke University's openly-gay, Frank Lombard, is no anomaly. Instead, Lombard's molestation fits the pattern that emerged in the latest review of the scientific literature about gay fathers.
Lombard lives with his gay partner, another Duke University employee. The Arrest Warrant documents that Lombard sodomized one of his two adopted African-American sons and made the boy give him oral sex on-line. He offered other gays the same opportunity. Although the boy was drugged, “it is likely he developed interest in gay sex through these activities,” said Dr. Paul Cameron, an expert in gay fostering/gay adoption and author of the latest review.
Published in the peer-reviewed Psychological Reports, the review(1) noted that gays' children were more frequently exposed to parental molestation and more apt to adopt homosexual interests and activities. “The Lombard case fits the pattern,” said Dr. Cameron. “While every gay parent does not molest his child, the scientific literature records a much higher incidence of molestation by gay parents or foster parents.”
Dr. Cameron, Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado Springs think-tank, noted that the review documented that gays' children were also:
1) more apt to report sexual confusion;
2) more apt to be socially disturbed;
3) more apt to abuse substances;
4) less apt to get married;
5) more apt to have difficulty in attachment and loving relationships; and
6) more apt to have emotional difficulties.
“The cant that 'gay parents are no more likely to molest' is not based on evidence but liberal ideology,” said Cameron. “By endorsing gay adoption, President Obama, the state of North Carolina, and Duke University share blame for this tragedy. These policy makers let dogma blind them to evidence that has been in the literature for years. Why would anyone who cared about children endorse adoption by members of a group which had 23% of its members admit to sex with boys(2) or had 19% say they felt 'positive' about sex with them?(3)”
1. Cameron P. Gay Fathers' Effects On Children: A Review Psychological Reports, 2009:104;649-639
2. Bell AP, Weinberg MS Homosexualities: a study of diversity among men and women. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1978.
3. Jay K & Young A. The Gay report. NY: Summit, 1979.