University of Texas at Austin Defends Mark Regnerus And His Paid For Anti-Gay Parenting Study

Will Kohler

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  1. Scott Rose says:

    I find interesting that Witherspoon and Bradley Foundation are described as having supplied some of the funding for the NOM study. Who gave the rest of the money? What was the total expense for this study; is their transparency in the funding? University officials of course are not in this instance going to uphold their own academic honor code, though Regnerus clearly violated it; it says, for example, that scholars are not to use misinformation to do an injury to others. Although this study was privately funded, the school is a public institution that receives public monies. A well-conceived grass-roots campaign demanding an investigation of UTA’s apparent ethics violations through its support of Regnerus’s shameless shilling for NOM, could and should lead to the school losing public funding. Note that sociologists from Brigham Young University were involved in creating the study design. Brigham Young has an “Honor Code;” it includes a prohibition against any BYU person saying or doing anything even to suggest that homosexuality is morally acceptable.

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