University of Texas at Austin: Scientific Misconduct Investigation Into Author of Controversial Study

Category: Free Speech
Schools: University of Texas at Austin

  • Why was this professor’s study scrutinized?

    October 4, 2012

    People disagree with scholarly studies all the time. So what made the University of Texas investigate a professor’s recent study? One angry, gay blogger, as it turns out. Previous studies have concluded that children raised in same—sex households do just as well in school and in life as their peers. University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus tested that conventional wisdom with a study of 3,000 adults raised by straight, gay and bisexual parents. Result: Adults raised in same—sex households had higher rates of depression and dependence on welfare. Some gay rights groups denounced Regnerus as a bigot and denounced his study […]

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  • U. of Texas drops inquiry into author of gay parenting report

    September 7, 2012

    The past weeks’ political conventions have once again brought home how deeply divided our country is when it comes to the issues of gay marriage and gay parenting. Feelings are so strong that their intensity can blind people to important issues of principle. That’s why it’s important to know that last week, the University of Texas at Austin announced that it had found no evidence that Professor Mark Regnerus had engaged in scientific misconduct when he published a paper that has been used to bolster the arguments of those opposed to same-sex parenting. Regardless of your views on gay and lesbian parenting […]

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  • CULTURE DIGEST: Seizure of Texas prof’s computers, emails called troubling

    September 7, 2012

    Baptist Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Although University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus has been cleared of alleged research misconduct in a study of gay parenting, the seizure of his computers and 42,000 emails by university officials is troubling, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. “It seems to us that UT Austin should take a closer look at its rules to make sure that the provision for sequestration does not become an open invitation to hassle and discourage researchers working within politically charged topics,” the foundation said, according to Fox News. Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology, […]

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  • Univ. of Texas Vindicates Study That Casts Negative Light on “Gay” Parenting

    September 5, 2012

    By Dave Bohon at The New American A University of Texas at Austin professor whose research on homosexual parenting was attacked by a “gay” activist has been vindicated by university officials. As reported in June byThe New American, the study by University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus demonstrated that children raised by parents who at some point had a same-sex partner were more likely to be on welfare, experience depression, have less education, and have a history of sexual abuse than children raised by heterosexual parents. Homosexual activist blogger Scott Rose took the lead in attacking the research of Regnerus, sending […]

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