“Blessed be the uninformed for they shall go last.”
June 26, 2012
“Blessed be the uninformed for they shall go last.” The Book of Punter 21:13
It is a pity that the News Tribune is falling farther behind in reprinting online the “Your Opinion” contributions that appear in the daily paper. I happened to Read more of Mark Pavely’s misinformed arguments concerning homosexuality in a recent print copy of News Tribune. I don’t think he has any idea of the workings of scientific research or how an anecdotal experience (traumatic though it may have been for him personally) has no bearing on statistical reality and can lead to error and dangerous conclusions.BTW How did he know the guy who grabbed him was a homosexual?
All the scientific data solidly affirms that children are at no greater risk from homosexuals than from heterosexuals:
In case there is any doubt, please read all of this article from a publication of the University of California, Davis:
“…in one review of the scientific literature, noted authority Dr. A. Nicholas Groth wrote: Are homosexual adults in general sexually attracted to children and are preadolescent children at greater risk of molestation from homosexual adults than from heterosexual adults? There is no reason to believe so. The research to date all points to there being no significant relationship between a homosexual lifestyle and child molestation. There appears to be practically no reportage of sexual molestation of girls by lesbian adults, and the adult male who sexually molests young boys is not likely to be homosexual (Groth & Gary, 1982, p. 147). “This well known lack of a linkage between homosexuality and child molestation accounts for why relatively little research has directly addressed the issue. Proving something we already know simply isn't a priority. Indeed, a commentary that accompanied publication of the 1994 study by Jenny et al. in Pediatrics noted that debates about gay people as molesters "have little to do with everyday child abuse" and lamented that they distract lawmakers and the public from dealing with the real problem of children's sexual mistreatment (Krugman, 1994). psychology.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/html/facts_molestation.html
In response to:
The letter published by the News Tribune June 11 from Kephen Merancis, Linn, concerning LGBT people is once again an attempt to promote LGBT people as a normal part of society. Nothing could be further from the truth.