Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Abbie Goldberg: Objective scientist or homosexual propagandist?

Abbie Goldberg, a psychologist at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, is asserting that her research shows homosexual parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents."  Goldberg says that, "That translates to greater commitment on average and more involvement." 

According to this Huffington Post article, "research indicates that kids of gay parents show few differences in achievement, mental health, social functioning and other measures, these kids may have the advantage of open-mindedness, tolerance and role models for equitable relationships, according to some research.."

Homosexual parents are motivated and committed?  That's just wonderful.  But then, a serial killer is also motivated and committed to his cause.  Does this justify his end?

Is Ms. Goldberg an objective scientist/researcher interested in drawing honest conclusions or is she merely another homosexual propagandist who could care less if the hand that rocks the cradle is warped in personality?  Dale O'Leary, a writer and researcher for the Catholic Medical Association, says that, "...adoption agencies have disregarded the evidence that persons with same-sex attractions are far more likely to suffer from psychological disorders than the general public."

In an interview with ZENIT, which may be found here, O'Leary says that the CMA has found in its research that, "..the social workers in the adoption field are disproportionately homosexual themselves or are extremely sympathetic to homosexual adoptions and are directing children to same-sex couples, when there are married heterosexual couples available. She is extremely concerned about this trend.

I asked how could so many same-sex couples qualify, given the evidence that persons with same-sex attractions are far more likely to suffer from psychological and other problems than married heterosexual couples. She replied that it appeared to her that many of the same-sex couples who adopted had psychological and other problems that would have disqualified a married man and woman from adoption.

This, of course, is only anecdotal evidence, but well-designed studies that compare persons with same-sex attractions with the general public have found that persons with same-sex attractions are far more likely to suffer from psychological disorders.

A same-sex couple has, by definition, two persons at high risk for psychological disorders. The studies published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found that persons self-identified as homosexual in comparison to the general public had almost double the rate of suicidal ideation or attempts, substance abuse problems and psychological disorders. One of the studies found that 78.6% of the gay, lesbian or bisexual group suffered from multiple disorders.

And there are other problems: Domestic violence is more common among same-sex couples. Men with same-sex attractions are more likely to become infected with a STD, including HIV, hepatitis or HPV, which can lead to cancer. Thus, several studies suggest that 50% of men who have sex with men will become HIV positive before age 50.

Any of these problems would negatively affect an adopted child. When dealing with married heterosexual couples, agencies have been extremely strict in ruling out couples with risk factors, yet seem to be ignoring real risk when evaluating same-sex couples who want to adopt."

But Goldberg, who is less interested in science and objective reality than she is with engaging in radical homosexual agitprop, insists that same-sex couples with adopted children living in states with "anti-gay" adoption laws and attitudes had more mental health issues in their first year of parenthood than couples with adopted children living in more accepting states."  You see what Ms. Goldberg is doing here?  She is assigning blame for the mental-health issues of homosexual parents on the communities in which they live.  She insists that, "..anti-gay attitudes [which obviously have their root in Christian moral opposition toward homosexuality] reflected in anti-gay adoption policies are likely to 'trickle down into community attitudes' and that her data suggests this can have a negative effect on the mental health of gay and lesbian parents." (See here).

The mental health of gay and lesbian parents?  Is Ms. Goldberg serious?  Dutch psychologist Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D., a specialist on homosexuality, says that the claim that homosexuality is normal is one of those statements that are "so foolish that only intellectuals could believe them." It is like saying that anorexia nervosa is healthy. Dr. Aardweg notes that, "The term neurotic describes such relationships well. It suggests the ego-centeredness of the relationship; the attention-seeking instead of loving...Neurotic, in short, suggests all kinds of dramas and childish conflicts as well as the basic disinterestedness in the partner, notwithstanding the shallow pretensions of 'love.' Nowhere is there more self-deception in the homosexual than in his representation of himself as a lover. One partner is important to the other only insofar as he satisfies that other's needs. Real, unselfish love for a desired partner would, in fact, end up destroying homosexual 'love'!" (Dr. Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, The Battle for Normality, Ignatius Press, 1997, pp. 62-63).

The term neurotic describes the homosexual relationship well.  And neurosis is not the foundation of healthy parenting.

Abbie Goldberg: scientist or propagandist?


Angela said...

Goldberg ignores the research which contradicts her biased findings. She is not committed to science as much as advocacy when it comes to this subject. A poor reflection on Clark University.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Homosexual activists know full well that for the contagion of homosexuality to continue to spread like a cancer, they need access to children.

Homosexuality, a form of psychopathology, a deviancy as Pope John Paul II correctly labelled it, is metastasizing throughout our culture because our culture is in the final stages of moral collapse.

The Archdiocese of Boston has said that homosexual persons, persons who suffer from this neurotic condition, can collaborate with God in the education of children. I have already shown, using the teaching of the Church, and most recently the teaching of Pope Benedict XVI, that such is not possible; that persons who are not committed to the Church's teaching cannot collaborate with God because they offer a counter-witness. Archbishop Chaput has said this.

But our troubled culture is anxious to re-define reality. And so, the psychopathology of homosexuality must be re-defined as a normal variant of human sexuality which can actually contribute to healthier children.

Madness is what it is.

WorcesterCatholic said...

Goldberg promotes same-sex "marriage" as well. Go here:


Elizabeth said...

Dr. Goldberg has bought into the entire homosexual agenda and is a dedicated proponent of the same. She even employs the words "homophobia" and "heterosexism" as weapons: "I did a lot of interviews with adult children of gay and lesbian parents and it does seem that there is an easier adjustment when the children are very young, because as the children get older the values of society tend to be more prominent and they're more likely to internalize homophobia and heterosexism." (http://lesbianlife.about.com/od/families/a/DrAbbieGoldberg_2.htm).

Joseph said...

"Homosexual parents are motivated and committed? That's just wonderful. But then, a serial killer is also motivated and committed to his cause. Does this justify his end?"

Isn't it ironic that you're actually comparing homosexuals to serial killers while whining about Clark listing the harassment of homosexuals on the same page sexual assault? (A page on unacceptable behavior.) Perhaps you'd like the explain, if you're not too petty to censor anything that makes you look bad.

Blake said...

Joseph, if you're a product of Clark University, God help that institution!

Paul wasn't comparing homosexuals to serial killers. Even someone as intellectually impoverished as you should realize that.

When he wrote "Homosexual parents are motivated and committed? That's just wonderful. But then, a serial killer is also motivated and committed to his cause. Does this justify his end?", he was making the point that a person's motivation does not justify his end. The serial killer is motivated in his cause but his ends are still horrible.

In the same way, homosexual parents may be motivated, but the children will still be harmed psychologically - as studies have shown time and again.

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