Fatherless children are the biggest drain on society. Which party leads to having more of them?

Please read this closely and note how fatherless children are wildly more likely to:

  • End up in prison (and, of course, harm their neighbors in the process).
  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Dropout
  • Abuse drugs
  • Commit suicide
  • Run away
  • Be more promiscuous
  • Have divorces

The figures are staggering.  Cited by John Hawkins, “Five Consequences of America’s Moral Collapse,” with a hat tip to Glenn.

“Controlling for socioeconomic status, race, and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single parent. By 1996, 70 percent of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long-term sentences were raised by single mothers. Seventy-two percent of juvenile murderers and 60 percent of rapists come from single-mother homes. Seventy percent of teenage births, dropouts, suicides, runaways, juvenile delinquents, and child murderers involve children raised by single mothers. Girls raised without fathers are more sexually promiscuous and more likely to end up divorced. A 1990 study by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that after controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared.

Various studies have come up with slightly different numbers, but all the figures are grim. According to the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, children from single-parent families account for 63 percent of all youth suicides, 70 percent of all teenage pregnancies, 71 percent of all adolescent chemical/substance abuse, 80 percent of all prison inmates, and 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children.

A study cited in the Village Voice produced similar numbers. It found that children brought up in single-mother homes ‘are five times more likely to commit suicide, nine times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape (for the boys), 20 times more likely to end up in prison, and 32 times more likely to run away from home.’ Single motherhood is like a farm team for future criminals and social outcasts.”

And note that none of this is race-based.  Once you control for single motherhood “the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared.”  Got that, race-baiters?

So which party’s policies lead to more single mothers?  The Democrats, of course, including the “Christian” Left.  Churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” have nearly identical views to the world. It shows who their real father is.  1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

4 thoughts on “Fatherless children are the biggest drain on society. Which party leads to having more of them?”

    1. You might look at my reference blog post in regards to how homosexuality affects children. Some links point to studies that show that children fare poorly with same-sex couples:


      (I started this blog as a place to keep my references, since my “favorites” disappear whenever I have a computer problem needing fixed or get a new computer. I’ve still got lots of posts to build!)


  1. When people say things like, “Why do you care about someone’s sex life/family life/etc?”, the implication is that there is no rational reason, other than being a total busybody, to care how other people order their family lives.

    But it turns out that the greatest indicator of societal health is… people’s family structures. Paradoxically, the most intimate of relationships are the ones with the largest repercussions for other people.


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