Saturday, June 29, 2013

so the anti gay groups are using the

so the anti gay groups are using the mark regnerus study to lie again.  and this time it is obvious that the authors really have no idea how to interpret data, and/ or are counting on their readers to have no idea how ridiculous their assertions are.   Bryan Fischer of the american family ass. pretends that the new family structure study was proven to be a great piece of research and all true - rather than the University of Texas simply finding no overt misconduct as defined in their handbook, but that

Whether the research designed and conducted by Prof Renerus and reported in Social Science Research possessed significant limitations or was even perhaps seriously flawed is a determination that should be left to debates that are currently underway in the academy and future research the validates or invalidates his findings.

Somehow, Mr.Fischer comes up with the notion that the Regnerus study proves that gays and lesbians parents are dangerous - most likely molesting their children, or at least somehow causing someone else to molest their children.  Putting aside the FACT that the study did not look at lesbian or gay parents - we'll play lets pretend it did.  what does the data actually say ?  For one thing, it does not ask who forced themselves on the respondent, where it happened, when it happened.  This study also is not generalizable to the larger population - you can't look at the results and make claims about the population of the United States.  It is designed to be used by propagandists speaking to people who have little or no knowledge of how to read data results.  People like Fischer- who claims that children who have gay fathers are molested at 300% the rate of children of heterosexuals, based on a sample size of 73 people in a deeply flawed "study".  The study does not  look at gay fathers in the first place, but even if the data could be trusted, the table below shows the actual comparison between those reporting a non-hetero parental romantic relationship and those saying they were not aware of any such thing.  It in no way "proves" that a parent's sexual orientation causes the child to be molested, as Fischer claims.


The other ridiculous claims are addressed in a previous post as well as by numerous serious professional researchers.


Using the worthless dataset in the same manner as the american family ass. does, the following must be true about the U.S. population.

20% of the population has never masturbated

63% of the population is female

only 3% of the population has ever been divorced

a 20 year old in the study has 15 children

0.2% of the population is widowed

Sunday, June 02, 2013

better late than never - better kind of world

better late than never - better kind of world


one of my favorite explanations of entitlement

one of my favorite explanations of entitlement

'And if there is any doubt why such an opinion might be met with hostility, it has to do with privilege. You can write it off as “political correctness” if you wish, but the truth is that privilege always lies with the majority. They’re so used to being catered to that they see the lack of catering as an imbalance. They don’t see anything wrong with having things set up to suit them, what’s everyone’s fuss all about? That’s the way it should be, any everyone else should be used to not getting what they want.

-David Gaider-Bioware

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Help make Ohio a Marriage Equality State!

Help make Ohio a Marriage Equality State!

In 2004, Ohio voted to ban gays and lesbians from legally marrying the person they love, and to deny their families the privileges and protections taken for granted by their heterosexual neighbors.  This year, we have the opportunity to correct that mistake and repeal the Ohio "Defense" (sic) of Marriage Amendment.  Ballot language has been approved,and petitions are being circulated to place repeal language on the November ballot.

Your support is needed to move the campaign forward - Together we can help Ohio join the 12 states who recognize the families of their gay, bisexual and lesbian citizens.  If you can volunteer time and skills, will help get you started.    Your financial support will help keep the campaign going.  follow the link