The National Organization for Marriage is noted for their stance against gay marriage. They have even convinced at least three of the Republican Presidential candidates to sign a pledge to form a commission to investigate the LGBT community. NOM is now claiming that gay parents molest and abuse their own children.
In response to the viral video posted on youtube and featured by MoveOn.org, “Two Lesbians Raised a Baby and This Is What They Got…,” NOM promoted a piece from the “Bad Catholic” blog by Marc Barnes on their own blog on December 8th. In the piece, Barnes calls the video “false advertising” and tries to convince the reader, using false claims, that the LGBT community is bad because gay couples don’t last long, gays are only pretending that they want to get married, and that gays have violent relationships. But Barnes didn’t stop there. He went so far as to claim that gays are unfit to be parents because they molest their own children at a higher rate than straight couples.
To make his case, Barnes cites the discredited work of Peter Cameron, a psychologist who has been rejected by the American Psychological Association and many others. Here’s the snippet that Barnes quotes from a work of Cameron.
“Similarly, the children of homosexual parents are much more likely to be sexually abused. The journal Adolescence reports that a “disproportionate percentage—29 percent—of the adult children of homosexual parents had been specifically subjected to sexual molestation by that homosexual parent, compared to only 0.6 percent of adult children of heterosexual parents having reported sexual relations with their parent…. Having a homosexual parent(s) appears to increase the risk of incest with a parent by a factor of about 50? (P. Cameron and K. Cameron, “Homosexual Parents,” Adolescence 31 (1996): 772.).”
This claim has been pushed on multiple occasions over the years and has been proven false every single time. There is no evidence that proves that homosexual couples molest their own children at a higher rate than straight couples. To claim otherwise is morally and factually impotent. NOM is pushing this claim in an attempt to fool others into hating the LGBT community as much as they do. Gay couples have proven time and time again that they make good parents and provide good homes to children. Members of NOM on the other hand, have only proven that they teach hate to children, which is equal to abuse. If kids are to be taken from or denied a home with certain people, let us start with the NOM members who teach their children to hate others and advocate violence against other human beings.