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  • Further debunking of the latest same-sex parent ‘study’

    first_imgThe latest advocacy study on same-sex parenting from Australia is getting the usual non-critical promotion from the lame-stream media.Here’s the problems with the study – and there are many, highlighted by expert Glenn Stanton:1) The authors of the study admit its significant methodology problems, which are the same problems with every other such study with similar findings…it uses a very small (500 children) non-representative sample.it is a convenience sample, meaning they used the most convenient sample collection available, by advertised in gay communities/publications/etc and interested people signed up for it.the parents participating in the study knew they were signing up for and participating in a study on the well-being of same-sex families.The information was collected via self-reports from the parent on the well-being of their child.The authors here (as well in all the other studies to date) fail to appreciate that these same-sex parents – knowing they are participating in a study on ss parented children that will have very important political and rhetorical implications – have strong reason to be more positive in their self-reporting in significant ways relative to the comparison sample of heterosexual parents whose data came from general non-partisan public health surveys. Not a small point.2) This study compared kids from two-mom and two-dad homes (only 18% were from dad/dad homes) with kids from heterosexual homes. There is no explanation whatsoever of which kinds of homes these comparison group kids were from, which again is a problem with nearly every such study. Are they all married mother/father families? They were not. How many were cohabiting, single, divorced, remarried step, etc.? The authors do not say and never address this question as important which is an incredible oversight.Ergo, the study essentially finds that kids growing up in same-sex homes look like kids that grow up in some kinds of heterosexual homes. But how do they compare to children growing up with their own married mothers and fathers? This study has no way of telling us one way or the other, and it didn’t even try.[On top of this, Do you know of anyone who has ever contended that children with same-sex parents do worse than children from all the various kinds of heterosexual homes. We have only contended that they will not do as well as children growing up with their own married mother and father. The study essentially disproves a thesis that no one is making.]3) Contains drastic contrasts in their hetero and ss parenting samples –The ss parented kids study is a non-representative sample of 500 children.The two comparison groups of kids from hetero-homes had randomly selected samples of 5,335 and 5,025 children.The ss population sample had parents with dramatically higher incomes and education status than the general population.Income: 406 out of the 500 same-sex parented kids had annual household incomes from 60- to 250K or higher compared to the average 64K annual household income of the more representative heterosexual sample group.Education: At least 384 homes in the 500 ss children sample had undergraduate degrees or above, 232 with postgraduate degrees. The same numbers for the general population are not even comparable.The study does not specify age at first parenthood, but if similar to other such studies, the same-sex parents generally have their first child in their early- to mid-thirties.Each of these mean that the measurements for the kids from same-sex homes have characteristics that strongly favor more positive outcomes among that population compared to the comparison sample, i.e. more selective, smaller sampling, dramatically higher household income and parental education status, and later age, maturity and life-stability at age of first child. These are far from anything close to equal measurements.4) Finally, the study curiously contends that children do better in ss homes but they are also more likely to suffer serious harm from social stigma regarding their family. While they don’t make this connection, nor do any of the mainstream journalists reporting on the study, it would appear that if this stigma were erased, these kids would be the new super kids, doing far better than all other kids.Which is it? Are same-sex homes triumphant or victims? It’s hard to sustain being both.And it would follow from these studies and the uncritical political trumpeting of them that we could actually be limiting children’s well-being by giving them heterosexual parents.But these are just but two examples of the over-reach these folks routinely make.FURTHER ANALYSIS FROM WHEN IT WAS FIRST RELEASED 2 YEARS AGO CLICK HEREAnd They Call This Research?OK, another set of banner front-page headlines telling us that children do just peachy keen in homosexual households. Yep, it must be some rock-solid research there. After all, the mainstream media has run with it, and the homosexual activists are delighted with it, so it must be true.What a joke. But the homosexual activists and their supporters do this all the time. We hear so many brainless headlines about how children just thrive in their alternative lifestyle households, and it always gets massive media coverage.But is this really science, or simply propaganda? Well, I will let you decide. Consider the latest “study” which all the MSM outlets have trumpeted. Indeed, the media from around the world has picked up this University of Melbourne study big time, with no questions asked as to the adequacy of the methodology.Here is just one such headline: “Children with same-sex parents happier and healthier than those from traditional families, study shows”. And what was the sound scientific method used for arriving at such conclusions? Oh, they asked for “volunteers” from their own homosexual buddies to answer a few questions.http://billmuehlenberg.com/2014/07/09/and-they-call-this-research/last_img read more

  • USC takes seventh place at NCAA championship

    first_imgIn an extremely competitive championship meet, USC senior Haley Anderson and sophomore Haley Ishimatsu took home three individual titles, while the No. 1 Trojans placed seventh overall at the 2013 NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships in Indianapolis.Finishing strong · Redshirt sophomore diver Haley Ishimatsu took home her first career NCAA title in a record-setting performance. — William Ehart | Daily TrojanAnderson secured USC’s first-ever NCAA title in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:45.98 on the final night of the meet and captured her second-straight NCAA crown in the 500-yard freestyle on the first night.Ishimatsu ran away with the platform title behind her NCAA record 396.75 points on night three and became the third Trojan to win an NCAA diving title.The Women of Troy finished with 291 points in a field of 40 schools to land in the NCAA top seven for the fourth-straight year. In both of the previous two years, USC placed third overall.Georgia won the team title with 477 points, while California, which had its two-year title streak snapped, finished second with 393.In the 1650-yard freestyle final, Anderson fought off Sarah Henry, the top seed from Texas A&M, who pulled within 0.81 with 50 yards remaining. Anderson ultimately took the win by 0.43.“I knew [Henry] could finish hard, so I was trying to stay as far ahead as I could over the last 100,” Anderson said. “It would have been nice to go faster, but it’s all about the win and all about getting the points for the team.”Ishimatsu, on the other hand, left her competition in the dust with her record-setting performance, winning by 68.15 points. She capped off her first career title with a two-and-a-half back somersault, one-and-a-half twist pike to score 84.80 points in her final dive.“My confidence going in was good compared to springboard because platform is my event, and it’s what I’ve done my whole career, so it was really nice to perform well tonight,” Ishimatsu said. “My goals were to do the dives like I was practicing and focusing on one dive at a time and the end result would be there, and I did that.”Ishimatsu now joins her sister, Victoria, as one of three Trojans with an NCAA diving title. Ishimatsu also won platform titles in the 2013 Pac-12 and NCAA Zone E Championships.“It was awesome. She performed every dive up to her standard and at her very best,” USC head diving coach Hongping Li said. “It was great to see her put everything together, which is not easy under pressure.”Along with Anderson and Ishimatsu’s efforts, sophomore Andrea Kropp and freshmen Jasmine Tosky and Kendyl Stewart all made final appearances on the last night of the championships.Stewart placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke finals, setting personal and school records with a time of 1:51.28. She also tied for first in the 100-yard fly consolation final on Friday.After placing first in the 200-yard fly prelim, Tosky took fifth in the 200-yard fly with a 1:55.11 time and clinched her first NCAA individual points.Kropp set a personal record in the 200-yard breast prelim and finished seventh in the final. She was also a consolation finalist in the 200-yard individual medley.In the first night of the championships, juniors Stina Gardell and Meghan Hawthorne finished fourth and eighth, respectively, in the 200-yard individual medley finals, while junior Kasey Carlson placed seventh in the 50-yard freestyle relay.Though the Women of Troy collectively had strong performances, the team took a hit in the standings after its 400-yard medley relay was disqualified for a violation.“We found out in a tight meet we can’t have any mistakes, and that relay on the first day kind of cost us a little bit,” USC head coach Dave Salo said. “But the women did a great job coming back, and I’m really proud of their effort.”On night two, Carlson also placed second in the 100-yard breast, while Gardell took fourth in the 400-yard individual medley. USC’s 200-yard medley and 800-yard freestyle relay teams both placed sixth.“It was the tightest meet we’ve seen in probably six years or so, and if we do a little bit better here, a little bit better there, we have a good chance at another top-three finish,” Salo said. “Overall, though, I think we’ve grown up a lot.”last_img read more

  • Syracuse lacrosse opponent preview: What to know about Army

    first_imgAfter rolling through the first two weeks of the season with wins over Siena and then-No. 12 Albany, No. 3 Syracuse (2-0) takes on Army (2-1) on Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange throttled the then-No. 12 Great Danes, 16-7, last Sunday with goals from nine different players.Early-season injuries have already reshuffled SU’s offensive lines — attack Nick Piroli is out and midfielder Tim Barber is likely to be back, though it’s not guaranteed, head coach John Desko said — and the Black Knights are without their greatest asset from last season.Here’s what to know ahead of Sunday afternoon’s matchup.All-time series: Army leads 39-23Last time they played: Ben Williams put together one of the finest performances in his breakout season against Army, going 21-of-25 from the X in Syracuse’s 12-9 win. Dominance on the draw allowed the Orange to hold possession for much of the game, and Dylan Donahue came through with five goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s such a smart player and he’s always taking what the defense gives him,” Army head coach Joe Alberici said of Donahue.Former attacks Kevin Rice and Randy Staats chipped in two goals apiece, and the Knights were led offensively with four goals from attack John Glesener, who has since graduated. Published on February 26, 2016 at 12:58 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossman Daily Orange File Photo Numbers to know:.712 – Army’s faceoff percentage is tops in the Patriot league, but still less than SU’s 74 percent conversion rate, the second highest in the country.5 – Syracuse has allowed only five assists this year, a testament to its defense’s ability to inhibit ball movement while be more susceptible to fast-break situations.17 – The Orange’s goals-per-game average is third-highest in the country, and five different players with at least four goals in two games will spread the Black Knights’ defense thin.Player to watch: Despite the experience of Cook and Johnson, Jones might be Army’s best shooter on the field. Alberici said the freshman is out to show he’s not a “one-trick pony,” and evolve into a player capable of more than shooting.“When he gets his opportunities,” Alberici said of Jones, “he puts them in the back of the net. There’s always room for guys like that on the field.”Jones could draw the opposing matchup of the Mellen, also a freshman, who received his top assignment last week and held Albany’s Connor Fields scoreless. Comments The Army report: The biggest absence on the field for Army is Glesener, who led the team with 57 points and took almost double the shots of anyone else. Two-thirds of the starting attack in Connor Cook and Cole Johnson are returning, and each player has scored seven goals through three games.The biggest adjustment for the duo, Alberici said, is becoming acclimated to being guarded by teams’ top defenders. Last season it was Glesener who stretched the field for the Black Knights, and this year’s offense has a little more fluidity to it.“You don’t get completely away from what you believe in or what’s most effective,” Alberici said. “But it also would be foolish to try and do things that you’ve always done with different personnel.”Freshman Nate Jones leads the team with eight goals, but Army’s head coach doesn’t envision Jones as a primary ball-handler like Glesener was.Dan Grabher and Alex Daly, who combined to go 3-for-13 at the X against SU last year, return as the Black Knights’ primary faceoff men. Both have a faceoff percentage above 70 percent this year.How Army beats Syracuse: Alberici referred to this as his “the million-dollar question.” He immediately pointed to offensive efficiency and controlling Williams at the X, who prevented the Black Knights from possessing the ball 84 percent of the time off the draw last year.If Army can at least break even at the X, something that only happened twice against Williams once last year, the Black Knights can attack the Orange’s defense in transition. That’s likely to be the best way to score on SU, whose defense has the most holdover of any area of last year’s team. Even the lone newcomer to the line, freshman Nick Mellen, has showcased enough.“If the opportunity hits in the first 15 seconds (to score) in transition, then you absolutely have to take it,” Alberici said. “But you have to make sure you finish it. If there’s some more drawn out possessions, those gotta go to a quality opportunity.”The 11-year Army head coach conceded there’s “no scenario” to completely stop Syracuse from shooting, further emphasizing his team’s need to take advantage of quick opportunities on offense. Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories 4 underclassmen step up as role players in place of injured offensive startersHow Sergio Salcido became a starter for SyracuseWilliams wins 21-of-25 at faceoff X, propels Syracuse to 12-9 win over Army at homeGallery: Syracuse holds off No. 15 Army, 12-9, in Carrier Domelast_img read more