Adultery = destruction — another great post by MomLovesBeingAtHome — hope she doesn’t mind all the links this week!

The insanity of same sex parenting — so non-PC, but so true. 

In such a debate, evidence from social science has only a secondary role. Certainly the best-designed studies confirm the obvious — that a child does best in every respect when raised by his or her own parents, or in the nearest equivalent context of an adopting mother and father. In the light of this research, the American College of Pediatricians in 2004 concludes: “The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development. Given the current body of research, the American College of Pediatricians believes it is inappropriate, potentially hazardous to children, and dangerously irresponsible to change the age-old prohibition on homosexual parenting, whether by adoption, foster care, or by reproductive manipulation. This position is rooted in the best available science.”

However, nobody needs to resort to “the best available science” to defend the obvious insight that a little child needs both a mother and a father. The judgment of anyone who cannot see this as a self-evident fact of life, as the most commonsense and necessary condition of a child’s wellbeing, is suspect.

Hat tip: Duane’s Mind

Obama’s naive trade policy — it is hard to believe, but this may be his worst idea of all.  I can’t believe that he thinks that import duties are a solution at any time and especially now.  But hey, they worked so well just before the Great Depression.

Iran and Honduras: Inconsistencies in U.S. Foreign Policy — I know what they mean by the title, but I wouldn’t say they are inconsistent.  I think they are consistently wrong.  The inconsistency they refer to is not acting where we should and acting where we shouldn’t.  Sadly, there are large consequences from this.  Ministries like Hope for Honduras really suffer because mission teams can’t come to help (not that I’m bitter about my November trip being cancelled).

There is a consistent lack of principle in the Obama Administration’s refusal to recognize a legal government in Honduras while recognizing an illegal one in Iran. What is most troublesome in the case of Honduras is the State Department’s announcement that the United States will not recognize the outcome of the Honduran election now scheduled for November 2009.

ACORN video number five — and does anyone really think that is the last?  Does anyone believe the head of ACORN when she talks about all the offices that threw the investigators out?  If that was true, do you think they just might notified other offices?

This is one of those amazing issues in American political history.  A couple young no-names repeatedly and thoroughly embarrass not just a major partner of the government but the whole mainstream media as well.  These folks just need to read conservative blogs more.  What the MSM consider breaking news, such as the ACORN and Van Jones stories, we’ve known about for a relatively long time. 

And even when the MSM finally addresses it they have tried to spin it negatively against Republicans.  Good analysis of it all here.

I would like to conclude by saying that these two brave kids Giles & O’Keefe are indeed the Woodward & Bernstein of this current generation. They are probably deserving of a Pulitzer Prize award for Investigative Reporting but don’t look forward to that since the vast majority of the 18 Board Members are from Liberal Mainstream Publications or Liberal Academic Institutions and these are the same crowd that selectively has chosen to ignore this story since it didn’t follow their own story line and bias. 

Yeah, somehow I don’t see Hollywood making movies about the heroics of these two, even though it would be so much more fitting than any of the journalism movies they’ve done the last few decades.

This audio of Charlie Gibson is a must listen.  Absolute stunning that he didn’t know about ACORN. Hard to believe he said to just leave it to “the cables.”

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  1. Neil, You probably heard Hanna Giles on Glen Beck unequivocally state that they didn’t go to a single ACORN office that caught on to what they are doing. I am sure that ACORN will simply cast dispersions here and not offer a date and location where it happened out of fear that it would be easy for Giles and O’Keefe to account for that time someplace else. There is no shame with the left any longer. The only mea culpa you ever get from them is when their option of lying has run its course………..steve


    1. Hi Steve,

      I don’t watch Beck so I missed that. Thanks for the update. Just another ACORN lie — what a surprise! But of course the MSM will ask those obvious questions, right? “Which cities, and on which days, did Giles and O’Keefe get kicked out? How about some sworn testimonies to that effect?”


    1. Oh they’re not. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the national professional organization for pediatricians, fully supports marriage equality and gay adoption.

      The American College of Pediatricians is a right-wing group of Evangelical Christians, formed in 2002.


      1. Marriage equality = misnomer. Same sex marriage = oxymoron.

        Gay adoption is just plain sickening, another example of putting the perverse desires of adults over the needs of kids.


      2. And here’s a great quote from a recent roundup highlighting the idiocy of anyone claiming that same-sex parenting is neutral to the children.

        However, nobody needs to resort to “the best available science” to defend the obvious insight that a little child needs both a mother and a father. The judgment of anyone who cannot see this as a self-evident fact of life, as the most commonsense and necessary condition of a child’s wellbeing, is suspect.

        Those physicians are homophobes in the truest sense: So scared of the gay lobby that they’ll say anything to please them.


      3. I’m going to take you on Neil. Put on your seatbelt. 🙂 Let’s have a civil chat about this.

        If you break down everything a child needs from parents – and I mean everything, can you give me an example of a few things that can only be provided by a parent of a specific sex?

        There will always be challenges to raising a child, and there will always be things that it will be hard to teach a child. My son is deaf, but neither my wife or I are deaf. You could say that he would benefit greatly from having a parent who is also deaf. He would – there’s no doubt about it – but we make do. We learn sign language, and communicate with him in HIS way. It is up to the parent to find a way to teach and love a child any way possible, and gender is not a barrier.


      4. Ryan, re-read the quote again. Then read Romans 1. Then repeat as necessary.

        That’s my response to this comment of yours, and the next one, and the next one. Seriously.

        It isn’t about civility, it is about common sense. Don’t be a Romans 1 poster boy.


      5. Seriously? That’s all you’ve got?

        I know you think homosexuality is a sin, and I know the Bible says that, I don’t need to read Romans again. If that is the only reason gay people should raise children, then I suppose that nobody who is unrepentant of a sin in your eyes should be raising children.


      6. Yes, “all I’ve got” is the Bible.

        Oh, and common sense.

        Even Darwinists should concede the obvious on this one. You just dig deeper with every comment. That happens when you try to defend the indefensible.

        Romans 1, quote above, Romans 1, quote above . . .


      7. P.S. Non sequitor, Ryan. I wasn’t arguing that sinners can’t be parents.

        But you knew that, right?

        Hey, read the whole book again:

        100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.

        100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.

        100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).

        0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.


      8. 0% of the Bible mention the internet either. Things change.

        I have no hope appealing to you using the Bible, because you already know it better than me, and it’s not something I use as a source anyway. I can, however appeal to your common sense, and I think that’s when we have the best conversations. I freely admit that I think a healthy mother and a healthy father is the best case scenario for raising a child, but to prevent other couples from raising a child, we need to demonstrate their incompetence. I don’t think you can do that without appealing to the Bible.


      9. 0% of the Bible mention the internet either. Things change.

        Technology changes. Sinful human nature does not. I’ve got mountains of evidence for that.

        If your common sense tells you that anything but a mother and father is the ideal then it is failing you miserably.


      10. And here’s the ultimate information, from the word of God. Paul is explaining how completely upside down the world is with respect to defying God and inverting morality. Then he gives an example: Homosexual behavior, an “In your face, God!” sin if there ever was one.

        Read is very carefully. He is talking directly to people like you.

        Romans 1:18-28 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

        For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

        Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

        For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.


      11. Just pointing out the predictable “scientists who don’t believe what I say aren’t scientists” meme, just as LCB was pointing out the fallaciousness of acting like only “real” doctors support gay parenting.


      12. No “real” scientist would work for an organization that has already determined the outcome of any experiments they assign their scientists. The same is true for both organizations. Do you really think they would release a study if it came up with evidence against their mission?


      13. Hard to say. I haven’t met them or read their stuff. I do know that those pressures exist in colleges and that people are denied tenure, etc. for failing to toe the party line.


      14. They are trained as doctors, but they are not acting in a scientific role here. The “research” misquotes its sources, and misrepresents the authors of those sources. One of the groups of homosexuals included in the research of effects on children were obtained from another study that used only alcoholics. It is also not peer reviewed or published in a medical journal. It’s merely an opinion piece, and poor one at that.


      15. Yeah, OK, you got me!! They are in fact doctors. That doesn’t mean they are not damaging the credibility of their craft by doing “research” that puts a certain conclusion ahead of the pursuit of science.

        You know very well that only certain results are released from these organizations, and that fact alone tarnishes the legitimacy of those results.


      16. You should invest in a mirror. It is amazing how you see potential bias in those who disagree with you but are oh-so-confident in those that parrot your worldview.


      17. I’m confident when I see a person free to conduct research without having to come to a predetermined conclusion, and I’m confident in the scientific method. I’m also confident that when somebody comes to a conclusion in science, it is free to be criticized by the rest of the community. These people are not free to conduct research, so I dismiss their findings as biased. You must agree with that on some level.

        Incidentally (and I’m not trying to prove anything here – I just think this is funny), I looked at the ACP Website and looked up the first charter member I found. She is a paediatrician in San Francisco, and I found a GLOWING recommendation for her services – from a lesbian couple with kids.


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