A study in the Journal of Marriage and Family concludes that any set of two or more compatible parents are as good for children as a married, biological mother and father. In particular, lesbians, they claim, “seem to outparent comparable married, heterosexual, biological parents.”
Glenn Stanton, director of family formation studies at Focus on the Family, debunks the findings. “They’re just completely overreaching their hand,” he said. “Are we to think that nature has really sent each one of us down a second-rate road of having to be raised by a man and a woman?”
The research dismisses more than two decades of studies that show a mom and a dad each contribute to their child’s upbringing. Stanton said, “The research is very, very clear, and it backs up what God has put into process – that a man and a woman are the best people to raise that child to healthy adulthood.”
Stanton says that, rather than providing scientific conclusions, the findings appear to reveal an agenda on the part of the researchers.