The anti gay marriage lobby in Australia continue to promote bizarre unfounded claims.
Dr Liz Short, who led a review same-sex parenting research for the Australian Psychological Society, said the pamphlet was “factually incorrect and deeply damaging”.
The children of same-sex couples are likely to be at least as well adjusted, socially, emotionally, and academically, as other children, she said.
Compare this with the crazy bat shit claims printed in a pamphlet prepared and funded by Chris Miles, a former Liberal MP and former parliamentary secretary to John Howard. Clearly they want to promote a hateful campaign of misinformation.
“If we are going to have a plebiscite, people need to be informed,” Miles said. The pamphlet achieves this by promoting uncited claims such as:
“Sexual victimisation”, “sexual transmitted disease”, “drug use/abuse”, “depression” and “suicidal thoughts”.
The pamphlets say legalising same-sex marriage will likely lead to sex education outlining “boy-to-boy” and “girl-to-girl” sex.
Mr Miles described the material as “thoughtful and constructive”.
It would be laughable if weren’t so frightening that someone with so much influence could claim such nonsense as “thoughtful and constructive”!