Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Watching a lesbian kiddie cartoon

I watched the PBS kiddie show Postcards From Buster this afternoon with my kids (aged 5 and 7). The show openly promoted acceptance of a lesbian couple raising 3 kids. I was a little reluctant to let the kids see such blatantly pro-homosexual propaganda, but I figured they were probably getting it anyway. I was right. After the program, they each told me that they have a classmate being raised by lesbians.

The pro-lesbianism wasn't the only offensive thing. The show promoted motherhood and devalued fatherhood at every opportunity.

I suppose that if my kids have to attend school with kids being raised by lesbians, then they as might as well learn the truth. But they are not. My kids seemed to be under the impression that 2 lesbians could make a baby together without any help from a man. I had to explain that it was likely those kids have fathers somewhere, and that the lesbians had probably used the courts to eliminate the fathers from the lives of their children.

Our local public high school even has 2 openly lesbian teachers who are raising a child. The school promotes tolerance of homosexuality with classes and posters, and the principal seems to think that such propaganda is required by California state law.

Update: The NY Times complains that most stations did not show the Postcards From Buster show. It also reveals that the show was made with most federal govt money in order "to highlight diversity". It also says:
A few days earlier, the president, questioned in an interview with The New York Times about gay adoption, said, "Studies have shown that the ideal is where a child is raised in a married family with a man and a woman." Experts say there is no scientific evidence that children raised by gay couples fare any worse than those raised in more traditional households.
It is trying to imply that Pres. Bush is ignorant of the scientific research that proves that homosexual parents are just as good as others.

According to this story, "most of the research on homosexual parenting is politically contaminated". The research studies find significant differences, but they try to twist their conclusions to make it sound like the sexual preferences of the parents do not matter:
For example, one 1996 study concluded that "The majority of children who grew up in lesbian families identified themselves as heterosexual in adulthood."
Maybe so, but this survey says:
Research by Dr J Bailey and colleagues found in 1995 that the children of homosexual parents are about three times more likely to become homosexual.
Here is an academic criticism of the homosexual parenting studies.


Hammertime said...

I just finished a Developmental Psychology clas last semester and found the very same kind of 'wordsmithing' to dodge the statistics with these homosexual parenting studies. It's nice to see that I'm not the only one.

Soldier on!

George said...

Thanks. I like your blog, Team Hammer's Musings.

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