Lawmaker Compares LGBT And Same-Sex Parents To Communism,Â Alcoholism
A Russian lawmaker pushing legislation to remove children from any parent “guilty” of being LGBT has cited the disgraced Mark Regnerus study and claims it is the only â€œreliableâ€ research on same-sex parents. The bill, originally introduced by State Duma DeputyÂ Alexei Zhuravlev, whoÂ compares homosexuality to child abuse, drug abuse, and alcoholism,Â wouldÂ allow the government to remove all children from all LGBT parents and from same-sex couples. The attack on parents merely perceived to be LGBT comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin had signed the “homosexual propaganda” law, outlawing public displays of homosexuality, including hand-holding by two people of the same gender. In essence, the law makes it illegal to tell children gay people even exist.
In June, immediately following a speech by National Organization For Marriage (NOM) president Brian Brown, which he delivered in Moscow to the Russian Duma (Congress), “Yelena Mizulina, the chairwoman of the Dumaâ€™s committee on family, women and children and the sponsor of the ‘propaganda’ bill, cited Regnerus to advocate for the adoption measure, claiming that Regnerus had provided the only ‘reliable’ research on same-sex parents,” a just-released report by Right Wing Watch notes.
The Regnerus “study” was thoroughly discredited, disgraced, and debunked — much of that original work and reporting was done here atÂ The New Civil Rights Movement. (See all our Regnerus work, about 100 articles, here.)
Yet, RWW reports, YelenaÂ Mizulina “went on to hypothesize that gay parents would teach their children to be gay just as alcoholics would likely have children who drink, and compared the ‘social experiment’ of marriage equality to the experiment of communism in Russia:
It is established that if the parents in a family smoke, their child will likely smoke. And in these families the share of children who smoke when they become adults is higher. If parents drink, the probability that children in these families will drink is much higher than in families where parents do not drink.
Why and on what basis is there an exception regarding imitation of the behavior of parents when weâ€™re talking about homosexuality? Why? Where do they get that children will not imitate this particular behavior? Itâ€™s untenable, even without scientific studies. But scientific studies would of course be important here, too.
But this type of experiment, this sexual revolution as they call what is happening in Europe today, is a social experiment that the West is conducting on its own children.Â Russia has had enough of social experiments.
Last century we had social experiments where the family was destroyed. It was argued that there would be no more families, that this institution would die out, and many others. And the West watched and did the opposite.
A news report about the meetings on the TV Tsentr channel included an interview with Evgenii Makushkin, a Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development psychologist, who insisted that â€œa same-sex pair may raise a child with a host of sexual problems.â€ His evidence? An American study published in the Social Science Research journal â€“ the Regnerus study.
One key point to remember about the Regnerus study, despite any claims it may make, is that it does not study adult children of same-sex parents — only two of its participants fall into that category. It studies adult children of parents who most likely divorced, and who lived in what were called then “broken homes.” In short, it actually makes the case for same-sex marriage, proving the point that opposite-sex couples in challenged marriages, raising children, can negatively impact the future of their children.
Editor’s note: Because of the challenges transcribing the Russian alphabet into the Latin (English) alphabet,Â Alexei ZhuravlevÂ is also commonly spelledÂ Aleksei Zhuravlyov,Â Alexei Zhuravlyov, andÂ Alexey Zhuravlev
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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