|Tony Perkins, FRC has no problem using bad info to 'defend marriage'|
Editor's note - I wrote this piece a while back on a badly done study, Ten Arguments from Social Science Against Same Sex Marriage on the Family Research Council's webpage. Seeing that the study remains on the group's webpage and is presently "trending," I thought it would be apropo to repost something on it. The purpose is to point out the sleight of hand in which the organization continues to get away with:
Ten Arguments From Social Science Against Same Sex Marriage supposedly speaks against gay marriage. However, like so many other studies and pieces put out by FRC, there is a number of misdirections.
In the piece, Family Research Council is basing the argument against marriage equality on the claim that "children need both a mother and a father."
FRC makes the claim that lesbians household "raising children without a father" is wrong because according to them:
Among other things, we know that fathers excel in reducing antisocial behavior and delinquency in boys and sexual activity in girls.
And gay households "raising children without a mother" is wrong because:
fathers exercise a unique social and biological influence on their children. For instance, a recent study of father absence on girls found that girls who grew up apart from their biological father were much more likely to experience early puberty and a teen pregnancy than girls who spent their entire childhood in an intact family.
However, very little (if any at all) of the literature/studies FRC cites to make these conclusions have anything to do with same-sex households.