Friday, December 15, 2006

Dobson distorted research to denounce same-sex parents

Why an I not surprised? James Dobson will do anything, even distort research (that's lying right?), in the name of scoring a few point for his team. It is disgusting.

Psychologist Carol Gilligan and Dr. Kyle Pruett, the two researchers cited by Focus on the Family chairman James C. Dobson in his December 12 (previously dated December 10) Time magazine guest column arguing that same-sex parenting is harmful to children, have both accused Dobson of misusing their research. As Media Matters for America previously noted, Dobson made unfounded assertions in the column about gay and lesbian parenting while appearing to distort "social-science evidence" to claim "that children do best on every measure of well-being when raised by their married mother and father."

Source: Media Matters - Experts say Dobson's Time column distorted their research to denounce same-sex parents

 

2 comments:

Tim said...

I'm certainly not surprised. Dobson & his cohorts will stop at nothing.

RG said...

I'm not surprised either, there are a growing set of unavailable conclusions, conclusions which are not permitted to be reached by science whether or not the data supports them. I note that her response is a qualitative (and understandable, but essentially unscientific) "Eeew!"