Tag Archives: Mark Regnerus

The Final Nail In Regnerus Study Coffin

Miranda Blue writes at Right Wing Watch: In an upcoming article, a pair of sociologists are putting what they call the “final nail in the coffin” of the much-criticized study by University of Texas sociologist Mark Regnerus that purported to show that being raised by gay and lesbian parents harms children. The Regnerus study has become a favorite tool of ...

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Regnerus: Animus? What Animus?

“Dignity 1.0, the older conception shared by Christians, natural law theorists and others, refers to the idea that humans have ‘inherent worth of immeasurable value that is deserving of certain morally appropriate responses.’ Understood in this way, dignity is an inalienable value. It’s a reality. Human dignity does not become real when you start to believe in it. It remains ...

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VATICAN: Mark Regernus Revealed As Maker Of Pope Francis’ Anti-Gay Films

Remember the “ex-gay” clip that I posted yesterday from the series of short films currently being shown at the Vatican’s marriage symposium? Today we learn that film series was created by debunked and discredited anti-gay researcher Mark Regnerus, who was so thoroughly gelded by a Michigan court. Via Jeremy Hooper at Good As You: A few months back, I played ...

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SCOTUSblog On Michigan

Lyle Denniston writes for SCOTUSblog: The same-sex marriage constitutional controversy reached the Supreme Court on Monday in its simplest form, testing the constitutionality of a state’s denial of a right to marry for same-sex couples. That is the sole issue raised in a new petition filed by a Michigan lesbian couple who want to marry and want the right for ...

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New York Times: SCOTUS Sometimes Relies On “Facts” From Amicus Briefs

The New York Times reports that Supreme Court justices are “increasingly citing” unverified and questionable data gleaned from the avalanche of amicus briefs that typically accompany hotly contested issues. Some of the factual assertions in recent amicus briefs would not pass muster in a high school research paper. But that has not stopped the Supreme Court from relying on them. ...

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FRC Loves New Regnerus Study

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New Regnerus Study: Gays Are Sluts

Discredited, debunked, and denounced researcher Mark Regnerus writes at Public Discourse: Churchgoers who oppose same-sex marriage sense that they are out of step with the rest of the nation about sex and relationships. (The numbers above reinforce that.) And Christians who favor legalizing same-sex marriage often remain embattled with those who oppose it, and yet sense that their own views ...

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EARLY REPORT: Sixth Circuit Court Judge Martha Daughtrey Mocks Mark Regnerus

The above reporter also notes that Daughtrey said: “What harm comes? It doesn’t look like the sky has fallen in other cases.” Listen to the first hour of today’s hearing at this link and let us know your thoughts. UPDATE: Freedom To Marry has posted a copy of the Michigan arguments linked above.

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Quote Of The Day: Mark Regnerus

“There is good news in Tuesday’s release from the CDC’s National Health Information Survey. No, it’s not the revelation that the gay and lesbian population may be slightly smaller — 1.6 percent — than many scholars have believed; population-based surveys tend to fluctuate. The results of the report make sense to me, and since others have already described them, I ...

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Today In Self-Awareness

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Brian Brown Vs Activist Scott Wooledge

NOM chairman Brian Brown rarely responds to anybody on Twitter, but this morning he couldn’t resist the above image posted by activist Scott Wooledge, who was reacting to a screed posted yesterday by Brown on NOM’s blog. An excerpt: You may have read the completely misleading headline this week: “Children of Same Sex Couples are Happier and Healthier than Peers, ...

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NOM Flogs Debunked Regnerus Study

After discredited researcher Mark Regnerus was eviscerated by a Michigan judge back in March, citations of his debunked study seemed to fade away. But yesterday the study was cited in the Liberty Counsel’s amicus brief in one of Florida’s marriage cases. And also yesterday there was this from NOM:  The study showed that there are “consistent differences among young adults ...

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NOM Forms Secretive New Anti-Gay Supergroup With Archbishop Cordileone

Writing for the HRC’s NOM Exposed blog, Jeremy Hooper reports that that NOM has formed a shadowy new anti-gay supergroup in partnership with the Becket Fund, Alliance Defending Freedom, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, and the Witherspoon Institute, which was the primary funding source for the debunked Regnerus study. The new coalition is called the Princeton Group, presumably because its ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Rachel Held Evans

Evans, a Christian writer, was tweeting from a panel discussion held at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty forum. Here’s the “ironic” history of how the Southern Baptist Convention came to be: Largely comprised of slaveholders, the gathering at the First Baptist Church of Augusta, Georgia, in May 1845 publicly pled their case. Slavery was biblical. Therefore abolition ...

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Utah Files Last Minute Brief: Forget Everything We Said About Mark Regnerus

On the eve of oral arguments before the Tenth Circuit Court, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed a last minute brief that totally dismisses the state’s previous reliance on the work of discredited researcher Mark Regnerus. Utah files this supplemental letter in response to recent press reports and analysis of the study by Professor Mark Regnerus, which the State cited ...

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Mark Regnerus Has The Michigan Sadz

“I frankly don’t understand why the judge elected to pass on a discussion of some of the very real concerns our research raised. It’s as if raising standard methodological issues on this subject is just unwelcome today, unless it’s clear that you are friendly to the political goals of the same-sex marriage movement. My study noted numerous suboptimal outcomes experienced ...

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MICHIGAN: Judge DESTROYS Mark Regnerus In Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

“The Court finds Regnerus’s testimony entirely unbelievable and not worthy of serious consideration. The evidence adduced at trial demonstrated that his 2012 ‘study’ was hastily concocted at the behest of a third-party funder, which found it ‘essential that the necessary data be gathered to settle the question in the forum of public debate about what kinds of family arrangement are ...

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MICHIGAN: Attorney For Plaintiffs Is Grilling Regnerus Over Discredited Study

Regnerus returned to the witness stand about an hour ago. Follow along with reporter Amy Lange’s excellent live-tweeting.

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University Of Texas Denounces Regnerus

The University of Texas at Austin yesterday published a statement denouncing their own employee, Mark Regnerus, who is presently testifying against same-sex marriage in Michigan. Like all faculty, Dr. Regnerus has the right to pursue his areas of research and express his point of view. However, Dr. Regnerus’ opinions are his own. They do not reflect the views of the ...

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MICHIGAN: Regnerus Takes The Stand

A local reporter is live-tweeting from the courthouse. It’s not yet clear if the judge has ruled that Regnerus is an “expert witness” and if this is his official testimony. Hit the link and follow along. (Tipped by JMG reader Christopher) UPDATE: The reporter just tweeted that Regnerus has been accepted as an expert witness.

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