I read 20 James Dobson related emails and posts a day, sometimes more. I am always on the lookout for when he plays fast and loose with the facts. We must strive to remember that Dobson is not using science but is instead using religious morality and ignorance to spread his hatred. Science does not support his "gays are bad parents" dogma.
A group of protestors went to the headquarters of Focus on the Family in Colorado in July. They protested that organization's bigotry and discrimination against gay people. With the protestors was Dr. Judith Stacey, a professor of sociology at NYU. She was personally protesting the mendacity of Focus on the Family and its founder James Dobson. They had been misquoting her research on gay and lesbian parenting to justify discriminating against homosexuals and their families. Dr. Stacey told a press conference the conclusions of her research, "The sexual orientation or gender combination of the parents raising children does not have much impact on children's development; the quality of the parents' relationship and the quality of their parenting does."Technorati Tags: James Dobson, FotF, Gay Rights, Religion, Morality