March 1st, 2014 Posted in Children/Family |
By Tom McFeely, NCR
American College of Pediatricians Warns Against Same-Sex Families
Dawn Stefanowicz says she knows from personal experience that what the American College of Pediatricians recommends is true.
She is a Canadian woman who grew up in a homosexual household. She says Americans wouldn’t support same-sex “marriage”if they understood how it can harm children.
Stefanowicz, author of the book Out From Under: the Impact of Homosexual Parenting, rejects the claim of homosexual activists that same-sex households are just as healthy for kids as heterosexual homes.
“That hasn’t been my experience or the experience of people who have contacted me who have been raised in a similar situation,” said Stefanowicz. “We’ve all faced negative challenges in this kind of household.”
Brad Luna, director of communications for the Human Rights Campaign, disagreed with critics of same-sex households with children.
“My response would be to look at every major psychological and child-welfare national organization,” he said,“who have all come out and said that children raised with same-sex parents have no less development than children who were raised in a heterosexual relationship.”
But one organization that does not endorse homosexual parenting is the American College of Pediatricians.
“The environment in which children are reared is absolutely critical to their development,” the college states in a position statement about homosexual parenting posted in the “Position Statements” section of its website, acpeds.org.