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(Washington Post)   The American Academy of Pediatrics says gay couples should be allowed to marry to help ensure the health and well-being of their children, citing research confirming that such kids tend to turn out FABULOUS   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 168
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2013-03-21 01:16:47 PM
This is bad news...for every hate-filled bigot who screams "We're doing it for the children!"

/Nice job AAP
 
2013-03-21 02:17:12 PM

scottydoesntknow: This is bad news...for every hate-filled bigot who screams "We're doing it for the children!"

/Nice job AAP


I think the APA and the social worker equivalent of them have been saying this for quite a few years now. But it's awesome that the AAP, the definitive source on pediatrics, is now saying it.

Of course, to theocratic conservative hardliners like the religious right, this doesn't mean much, since their 2000 year old book clearly had everything figured out before the advent of modern medicine.
 
2013-03-21 02:37:17 PM
I'm ok with this.

What child wouldn't benefit from being raised in a loving stable home?
 
2013-03-21 02:37:19 PM
www.insidefacebook.com
 
2013-03-21 02:39:41 PM
OK, but the next time there's a natural disaster, we know who to blame, don't we?

/derp
 
2013-03-21 02:40:36 PM
Because gay people are "fabulous" their kids will turn out that way too!  That's grade A humor right there!  Be careful, subby, or Dane Cook will steal that for his next bit.
 
2013-03-21 02:42:06 PM
0.tqn.com
 
2013-03-21 02:42:44 PM

KrustyKitten: I'm ok with this.

What child wouldn't benefit from being raised in a loving stable home?



Gay friend of mine and his partner adopted a boy when he was a child.
That boy is now a man, went to college, got married, and is about to raise a family of his own.
Otherwise, he would have spent his time bouncing between foster homes.
 
2013-03-21 02:43:15 PM
Would you take your infant daughter's temperature in her vagina?  No?  But there's nothing wrong with a gay dad taking his infant son's temperature in his rectum?  No?

Why are you just standing there with that piece of cake in your mouth.  Chew for christ's sake!
 
2013-03-21 02:44:26 PM
Wait a minute.  So married couples raise better kids?  That not what I heard from Women's Libbers at NOW.
/...fish without a bicycle.
 
2013-03-21 02:44:41 PM
So what they're saying should come as a surprise to no one: two parents raising a child are better than one doing it.
 
2013-03-21 02:47:03 PM

hardinparamedic: scottydoesntknow: This is bad news...for every hate-filled bigot who screams "We're doing it for the children!"

/Nice job AAP

I think the APA and the social worker equivalent of them have been saying this for quite a few years now. But it's awesome that the AAP, the definitive source on pediatrics, is now saying it.

Of course, to theocratic conservative hardliners like the religious right, this doesn't mean much, since their 2000 year old book clearly had everything figured out before the advent of modern medicine.


The part they quote against homosexuality is more like 3,000 years old, part of old Jewish law along with a shellfish ban. That's the part that their 2,000 year old book supposedly overturned as no longer applicable.

So not only is obeying the book wrong, they're not even doing that correctly.
 
2013-03-21 02:48:34 PM
Any "study" that says homosexuals don't make good parents is bullshiat.

Any study that says homosexuals make good parents is equally bullshiat
 
2013-03-21 02:50:46 PM

FLMountainMan: Because gay people are "fabulous" their kids will turn out that way too!  That's grade A humor right there!  Be careful, subby, or Dane Cook will steal that for his next bit.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-21 02:52:27 PM

doubled99: Any "study" that says homosexuals don't make good parents is bullshiat.

Any study that says homosexuals make good parents is equally bullshiat


People make good parents. Especially when they're not being persecuted for the most natural and loving thing in the world for them.
Correlation / causation yada, but there's still a strong likelihood not having criminal and biblical vendetta held on you at many levels of society would possibly encourage & allow a more stable home environment.
 
2013-03-21 02:53:54 PM

KrustyKitten: I'm ok with this.

What child wouldn't benefit from being raised in a loving stable home?


One who's allergic to horses?

/well done, docs!
 
2013-03-21 02:53:59 PM

doubled99: Any "study" that says homosexuals don't make good parents is bullshiat.

Any study that says homosexuals make good parents is equally bullshiat


I think it's more that a child will do better with two gay parents, in general, than one parent or no parent.
 
2013-03-21 02:55:24 PM
About damn time someone turned the "think of the children" argument around on the derp-a-lerpers. Stability is stability and doesn't give a damn about who you rub your naughty bits against. Nice job, AAP.
 
2013-03-21 02:55:44 PM

Maud Dib: KrustyKitten: I'm ok with this.

What child wouldn't benefit from being raised in a loving stable home?


Gay friend of mine and his partner adopted a boy when he was a child.
That boy is now a man, went to college, got married, and is about to raise a family of his own.
Otherwise, he would have spent his time bouncing between foster homes.


Damn, think of all the adventures he missed!  You can't make a best-selling memoir out of the path he walked.
 
2013-03-21 02:57:37 PM

hardinparamedic: scottydoesntknow: This is bad news...for every hate-filled bigot who screams "We're doing it for the children!"

/Nice job AAP

I think the APA and the social worker equivalent of them have been saying this for quite a few years now. But it's awesome that the AAP, the definitive source on pediatrics, is now saying it.

Of course, to theocratic conservative hardliners like the religious right, this doesn't mean much, since their 2000 year old book clearly had everything figured out before the advent of modern medicine.


No, they have more than a book.  They invented the American College of Pediatricians to oppose and confuse the AAP's gay family stance (and whatever other "liberal" positions they object to) by peddling junk science.
 
2013-03-21 02:59:44 PM
So when do I start boycotting physicians who are members of the AAP?

Maybe I'll ask Reverend Pat Robertson the next time I buy some his vitamins, shakes and ante-diluvian water.
 
2013-03-21 02:59:54 PM

spentmiles: Would you take your infant daughter's temperature in her vagina?  No?  But there's nothing wrong with a gay dad taking his infant son's temperature in his rectum?  No?

Why are you just standing there with that piece of cake in your mouth.  Chew for christ's sake!


stevie.eclexia.net
 
2013-03-21 03:00:21 PM

Warthog: FLMountainMan: Because gay people are "fabulous" their kids will turn out that way too!  That's grade A humor right there!  Be careful, subby, or Dane Cook will steal that for his next bit.

[i.imgur.com image 400x400]


Beat me to it.

/would have used a Hulka pic, though
//after all, he is the Big Toe
 
2013-03-21 03:03:51 PM
Keep in mind, though, that the people opposed to gay marriage "for the children" already think that biologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, physicists, astronomers, most historians, NASA, the UN, the AP, the AMA, the APA, the WHOI, the NEA, APL, JAP, JABS, AAB, JIM, and Jim, my high school biology teacher are all a plot of to make kids reject God, so I don't think that it'll be mentally difficult for them to dismiss another organization with a 3-letter acronym for being part of the conspiracy.
 
2013-03-21 03:04:01 PM
I have a horrible confession; I actually prefer turkey bacon to pork bacon.

I'm so sorry, internet. Will you forgive my sins if I dip it in Nutella?
 
2013-03-21 03:04:36 PM

Wade_Wilson: I have a horrible confession; I actually prefer turkey bacon to pork bacon.

I'm so sorry, internet. Will you forgive my sins if I dip it in Nutella?


Wrong thread. I suck.
 
2013-03-21 03:04:49 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I think it's more that a child will do better with two gay parents, in general, than one parent or no parent.


Beyond that, they do better when, if one of those gay parents dies, the other parent isn't locked out of being able to care for them, manage survivors' benefits, et cetera because the state refuses to recognize them as a legally-legitimate parent.
 
2013-03-21 03:05:31 PM

Wade_Wilson: Wade_Wilson: I have a horrible confession; I actually prefer turkey bacon to pork bacon.

I'm so sorry, internet. Will you forgive my sins if I dip it in Nutella?

Wrong thread. I suck.


No, no, I like it this way.
 
2013-03-21 03:05:47 PM

Wade_Wilson: I have a horrible confession; I actually prefer turkey bacon to pork bacon.

I'm so sorry, internet. Will you forgive my sins if I dip it in Nutella?


"Dip it in Nutella" is that some kind of homophobic slur?
 
2013-03-21 03:06:04 PM
This is what is going to happen, at least in the case of my religious friend: "How do you know they're telling the truth? They probably don't even believe in God. It could be the Devil whispering in their ears".
Of course he's so far into the closet he visits Narnia at will, and is convinced being gay is a choice because "God doesn't make mistakes" and "The Bible says it's bad". Yeah, well, the Bible says a whole lot of repugnant nonsense. I've been tempted to find a list of all the silly shiat it says is wrong to show to him to shut him up. If any of you Farkers have one handy, do share.
 
2013-03-21 03:06:56 PM

Warthog: FLMountainMan: Because gay people are "fabulous" their kids will turn out that way too!  That's grade A humor right there!  Be careful, subby, or Dane Cook will steal that for his next bit.

[i.imgur.com image 400x400]


He's just too pissed and too stupid to come up with a better way to express his rage and fear at homosexuals.  Not to mention he's tired of being smacked down here on fark.
 
2013-03-21 03:08:40 PM

Maud Dib: Gay friend of mine and his partner adopted a boy when he was a child.
That boy is now a man, went to college, got married, and is about to raise a family of his own.
Otherwise, he would have spent his time bouncing between foster homes.


The flip side of that, I know a straight couple adopted a girl, gave her a good home, sent her to college, she is now a drug addict, has had her children taken away by DFACS, and she blames the couple who adopted her, because they did not know her biological mother was a drug addict and she would have been better off being raised by her "real" mother.
 
2013-03-21 03:10:28 PM

spentmiles: Would you take your infant daughter's temperature in her vagina?  No?  But there's nothing wrong with a gay dad taking his infant son's temperature in his rectum?  No?

Why are you just standing there with that piece of cake in your mouth.  Chew for christ's sake!


www.bestadsontv.com

Nailed it!
 
2013-03-21 03:10:46 PM
So being married should be mandatory in order to have kids, for health reasons. Seeing as health costs are shared by all of us, this should be federal law.
 
2013-03-21 03:16:01 PM
So two parents who love each other, love their children and provide a secure, nurturing environment for those children, produce happy, well-adjusted adults for society.

They needed a study to work for this out?  Most parents do their best whilst some are vile & useless and none are perfect; that applies equally across all demographics.  It has nothing to do with sexual orientation, class, wealth or any of those other daft barriers with which like to segregate people.  There are gay parents who are cr%p at parenting, just as there straight ones and vice versa - it's human nature.
 
2013-03-21 03:16:53 PM

ParagonComplex: I've been tempted to find a list of all the silly shiat it says is wrong to show to him to shut him up. If any of you Farkers have one handy, do share.


Deuteronomy says it's OK to kill a "rebellious" child. Leviticus forbids re-marrying a woman you divorced if she "knew" another man in the interim (as well as forbidding some US-legal but weird relationships like screwing your stepmom). Exodus makes it legal to kill an intruder in your home, but only if "the sun does not shine upon him" (i.e. you don't know who he is).

Off the top of my head. There are some things that happens that aren't punished, suggesting tacit approval - like the judge (in Judges) who promises god an offering of "the first thing I see in my return home" (he'd just won a major battle). Guy's daughter came out to meet him, so he had her sacrificed (he was sad about it, though).

// though in that last story, there is a very clear lesson: watch your damned mouth and don't let your mouth write checks your family can't cash
 
2013-03-21 03:17:31 PM
So..

s21.postimg.org

Is better than

images.fineartamerica.com
 
2013-03-21 03:18:00 PM

Dr Dreidel: Exodus makes it legal to kill an intruder who tunnels into your home,


FTFM. It's a weirdly-specific rule that has pages and pages of explanation in the Talmud.
 
2013-03-21 03:29:25 PM
The academy believes that a two-parent marriage is best equipped to provide that kind of environment.

Wait a minute. The lefties have been telling us that single parenthood can raise kids just as well as two-parent households. Why is the apparently white male dominated academy trying to perpetuate old stereotypes?
 
2013-03-21 03:29:36 PM

Baldrick's Cunning Plan: About damn time someone turned the "think of the children" argument around on the derp-a-lerpers. Stability is stability and doesn't give a damn about who you rub your naughty bits against. Nice job, AAP.

 
2013-03-21 03:31:59 PM
Dan Quayle was right.
 
2013-03-21 03:35:50 PM
It's really about the couple's commitment to each other and the family. Whether or not the parents are legally married wouldn't necessarily affect the child's health, unless the marriage somehow did affect the couple's sense of commitment.

Since there's no such thing as a gay shotgun wedding, any same-sex couple who has kids does so voluntarily, and has already put a lot more planning into it than, say, a heterosexual couple that forgot to use a condom. Married or not, the family should be pretty stable.
 
2013-03-21 03:39:57 PM
Haven't heterosexuals murdered millions of babies in this country by way of abortion?

I keep hearing this from the same people who tell us that heterosexuals are better parents.
 
2013-03-21 03:42:48 PM

jjorsett: The academy believes that a two-parent marriage is best equipped to provide that kind of environment.

Wait a minute. The lefties have been telling us that single parenthood can raise kids just as well as two-parent households. Why is the apparently white male dominated academy trying to perpetuate old stereotypes?


2 loving parents > 1 loving parent > getting your nuts stomped on by Truckasaurus > 2 asshole parents > 1 asshole parent
 
2013-03-21 03:44:25 PM

cyberspacedout: It's really about the couple's commitment to each other and the family. Whether or not the parents are legally married wouldn't necessarily affect the child's health, unless the marriage somehow did affect the couple's sense of commitment.

Since there's no such thing as a gay shotgun wedding, any same-sex couple who has kids does so voluntarily, and has already put a lot more planning into it than, say, a heterosexual couple that forgot to use a condom. Married or not, the family should be pretty stable.


If you've ever seen the hoops that couples, both gay and straight, need to jump through to adopt, it wouldn't ever surprise me that most adopted kids do better than their peers.
 
2013-03-21 03:44:47 PM
Rough Trade Parents are fun!
 
2013-03-21 03:49:37 PM
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The AAP neutered poor Cookie Monster

i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-21 04:01:53 PM

TheBigJerk: Warthog: FLMountainMan: Because gay people are "fabulous" their kids will turn out that way too!  That's grade A humor right there!  Be careful, subby, or Dane Cook will steal that for his next bit.

[i.imgur.com image 400x400]

He's just too pissed and too stupid to come up with a better way to express his rage and fear at homosexuals.  Not to mention he's tired of being smacked down here on fark.


Huh?  Are you talking to me?   I'm angry and fearful of homosexuals (which would make me self-loathing at times, BTW), so naturally I point out that it's a little demeaning to  a) perpetrate the right-wing canard that GHEY PARENTS RAISE GHEY BABIES OH NOES!!!! and that b) the whole "fabulous" thing is played out?

And have you ever "smacked me down"?  If the above post is demonstrative of your intellect and logic, I'd be really embarrassed if you did.

meanmutton: So what they're saying should come as a surprise to no one: two parents raising a child are better than one doing it.


In addition to the fact that if you are two gay people willing to put up with all the bullshiat of being two gay people trying to adopt, you are likely persistent, intelligent, and patient and will pass that along to your children.
 
2013-03-21 04:03:45 PM
Well at least they can't procreate.
 
2013-03-21 04:05:24 PM
So, two caregivers are better than one.

Call Captain Obvious...
 
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