Paul Cameron, the favorite liar and discredited fraud of anti-gay bigots everywhere, has weighed in on Mary Cheney’s decision to have a child. Guess what? He doesn’t like it, not one bit. And true to his entire career, he cites entirely irrelevant data to support his bias:
Dr. Paul Cameron, Chairman of the Family Research Institute, a Colorado Springs think-tank, condemned her decision:
“Unmarried women should not deliberately have children. Their children are more apt to experience privation and disruption. Consequently, such children are more apt to do poorly in school, disrupt society (e.g., engage in criminality), and be personally troubled. These wrongs are compounded when the child is brought into a homosexual setting.”
All nonsense. Studies of children from single parent homes, especially ones with low incomes, do indeed show a much higher risk of children doing poorly in school, committing crimes, and so forth. But dozens of studies comparing children of gay couples to children of straight couples show quite the contrary, that children are no worse off with gay parents than with straight parents. In this case, you have two educated, financially stable parents in a committed relationship (they’ve been together for 15 years, for crying out loud). There is not a shred of evidence to suggest that their child will be any different than any other child raised by a man and a woman in similar circumstances.
For more information on Paul Cameron, read this page. Cameron is a fraud who has been thrown out of two professional organizations for numerous ethical violations. He’s also been directly called a fraud by a Federal judge in a case where he willfully distorted the data several times and got caught.