Children are best raised by a man and a woman living together as husband and wife and acting as primary caretakers.
[Other posters assert that this is factually incorrect and logically flawed. Children of gay unions do NOT fare worse than children of straight unions, and governments do not decide who can get married based on how well their hypothetical children are likely to do.]
•85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes (U.S. Center for Disease Control);
•90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes (U.S. Bureau of the Census);
•80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes (Criminal Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26, 1978);
•70% of juveniles in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report, Sept 1988);
•85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home (Texas Dept. of Corrections 1992).
•5 times more likely to commit suicide;
•32 times more likely to run away;
•20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders;
•14 times more likely to commit rape;
•9 times more likely to drop out of high school;
•10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances;
•9 times more likely to end up in a mental institution;
•20 times more likely to end up in prison(1).
Michael Ejercito, Fundie Watch 23 Comments
[5/31/2008 10:08:28 AM]
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