How do you raise your children? I will never put my child into jeopardy, trouble, or possibly ruin my child’s future. When a child is raised outside of a traditional mother-father family, this is what happens. Dr. James Dobson (founder of Focus on the Family) states, “The traditional family, supported by more than 5,000 years of human experience, is still the foundation on which the well-being of future generations depends.” With this in mind, do not think that the parents of said child will not be good parents, but just know that love alone does not guarantee a healthy and happy child. Many pediatricians, such as Dobson, agree that a child that has been raised in a homosexual or single parent home will have a much tougher childhood than a child that has been raised in a traditional family (mother-father) home.
Gay parents also present several other risks to children. First of all, most insurance companies will not cover partners or their children. These companies do not recognize partners as spouses. Therefore, the child of the partner, and the partner, would not be allowed to be added to an insurance policy. Another reason is that one might be confused as to who holds the legal rights over the child because of the 50 states and Washington DC, only six recognize gay marriage. This means that if the child gets into legal trouble, the court system would not know who is legally responsible.
I am not just pointing out the faults of gay parents, but also the faults of single parents. As stated by researcher Sarah McLanahan, “Children in one-parent families also have lower grade point averages, lower college aspirations, and poorer attendance records.” This happens when the child only has one role model. This role model may be living off of the welfare system, or off of child support. What does that teach our children?
So the next time you see a single mother, father, or even a gay couple, think to yourself, “How are their kids going to turn out?” Remind yourself of the significantly higher dropout, crime, and failure rates of children raised in these families. Think of how things could’ve been different in this child’s life.