Reality bites

A very entertaining discussion has ensued over at Bearing Drift, at which James Atticus Bowden has constructed a post in which he purports to Explain It All.

This would be exhibit A in the category of people who would like us to believe that they are not motivated by animus, but can’t quite pull it off.

I expected better, actually. Already, phrases such as “hunt children for sex” and “genetic disorder” have appeared in the same vicinity as “parenting” and “family.” Being civil, apparently, is hard work when one is actually seething with contempt and hatred.

Since the primary focus of the discussion has turned to parenting, I thought that some factual information would be refreshing. Here are the policy statements on same sex parenting from the leading professional associations dealing with child welfare (otherwise known as the reality-based community), as compiled by HRC:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1999)
American Academy of Family Physicians (2002)
American Academy of Pediatrics (2002)
American Bar Association (1995, 1999 and 2003)
American Medical Association (2004)
American Psychiatric Association (1997 and 2002)
American Psychoanalytic Association (2002)
American Psychological Association (1976 and 2004)
Child Welfare League of America (1988)
National Adoption Center (1998)
National Association of Social Workers (2002)
North American Council on Adoptable Children (1998)

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