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Today Maggie Gallagher, writing in the conservative website rag The National Review, is claiming New Civil Rights Movement author Scott Rose is “Attacking Freedom of Thought and Scholarship”
Gallagher whose piece is blessedly short attacks Rose for his work on Mark Regnerus flawed and purposely misleading study on the dangerous effects to children of living in same-sex households study called the New Family Structure Survey
“Scott Rose, who writes that I have blood on my hands for opposing gay marriage (read this to get a flavor of who Scott Rose is and how he thinks), has filed an ethics complaint charging a serious scholar with “scientific misconduct” for publishing a study in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The study was incidentally reviewed by three major family sociologists, Paul Amato, Cynthia Osbourne, and David Eggebeen.
Will Saletan’s question about a “Liberal War on Science?” is beginning to look prophetic. Will the academic community react against political attacks on scholarship like this? Or will liberalism trump the guild? Stay tuned.”
Oh, out! Out! Damned heffer! (Blood, hands, Lady Macbeth. Get it?) Science isn’t partisan and certainly neither are you or the the “family sociologist” you name above.
Dr. Paul Amato has no credentials in gay parenting, and he was paid as a Regnerus study consultant and then he was asked to provide commentary on the Regnerus study, which was published along with the Regnerus study. And according to her curriculum vitae, Dr. Osborne is a Co-Principal Investigator of the New Family Structure Survey. Dr. Amato served as a paid consultant on the advisory group convened to provide insights into study design and methods. So neither of them can be thought of as remotely objective to the contents of the study.
And as for David Eggebeen. In 1996, Eggebeen testified in support of Hawaii’s efforts to ban same-sex marriage, saying “To me, the conclusion is clear that marriage is the gateway to becoming a parent.” and suggested that the children of a same-sex couple would similarly be at a “heightened risk” for poverty and behavioral problems. Sound familiar?
And whats most amazing (and convenient) is that Maggie failed to mention her group’s chairman, Robert George, helped fund the study. Nothing like defending scholarship by failing to disclose a conflict of interest.
Time to come in from the fields Maggie old girl because your obviously wading deep in bullshit once again.