Weak data, small samples, and politicized conclusions on LGBT discrimination

Jan 17, 2020 by

by Mark Regnerus, MercatorNet: Sociologists’ dirty secret… According to a purported deep dive into the social scientific literature, discrimination against LGBT Americans has yielded “a huge human toll.” That was the news greeting readers of the December 19 issue of the Washington Post. Since I was the principal author of the amicus brief that authors Nathaniel Frank and Kellan Baker feature (as a foil) in the first paragraph of their Post article, I figured I should read it...

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A tsunami of love for a gay bishop

Jan 17, 2020 by

from Church Times: IN SEPTEMBER 2016, a Sunday newspaper threatened to “out” the Bishop of Grantham, Dr Nicholas Chamberlain, as gay (although his sexuality was no secret within the Church). In a brave move, the bishop decided to give an exclusive interview to The Guardian, and became the first Church of England bishop to declare publicly that he was gay and in a same-sex relationship (News, 9 September). In response to the media coverage, some 500 letters and emails were sent to Dr...

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Church of England softens up parishioners for marriage change

Jan 16, 2020 by

by Julian Mann: The Church of England is preparing the ground to change the definition of marriage enshrined in its 1662 Book of Common Prayer as exclusively between one man and one woman. The Church’s Pastoral Advisory Group, which ‘supports and advises dioceses on pastoral responses to issues that arise concerning LGBTI+ clergy and lay people’, is pursuing a campaign to soften up parishioners for the impending change. Members of the group, which include the Bishop of Newcastle, Christine...

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Weak Data, Small Samples, and Politicized Conclusions on LGBT Discrimination

Jan 14, 2020 by

by Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse: The measurement, analytic, and interpretive decision-making displayed in much (though certainly not all) of the LGBT discrimination and well-being literature is troubling, indicative of a lack of standards, poorly defined concepts, impressionistic conclusions derived from small numbers of interviews, the politicization of results, and the overall novelty of the field. According to a purported deep dive into the social scientific literature, discrimination...

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Pope Francis Appoints Pro-Gay Rector as Bishop of Northampton

Jan 10, 2020 by

by Jules Gomes, Church Militant: The rector of England’s largest seminary, who reportedly went to bat for an openly gay seminarian, has been appointed as the new bishop of Northampton. Canon David Oakley succeeds Bp. Peter Doyle, who has also come under fire for promoting a pro-gay agenda and sharing the platform at an LGBT conference with homosexualist Jesuit Fr. James Martin. The 64-year-old bishop-elect, rector of St. Mary’s College, Oscott, has been described by those who know...

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Can the forces of the Sexual Revolution be stopped or will they crush all freedom?

Jan 8, 2020 by

by Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: Politics is downstream from culture, and nearly every day now there’s another story detailing another victory achieved by trans activists against the biological reality of the ‘binary.’ Between her apparently dazzling appearance at the Golden Globes and the Oscar buzz surrounding her film Bombshell, which deals with the culture of sexual harassment at FOX News, Charlize Theron appears to be having something of a moment. That, and her decision to...

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