Getting It Straight
Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows about Homosexuality, Peter Sprigg and Timothy Dailey, Co-Editors (Washington: Family Research Council, 2004)
Much of what "everyone now knows" about homosexuality is simply false. For decades now, the public has not been "getting it straight" from the news media, entertainment media, and academia. Instead, a number of myths have been widely promoted and have taken root in the public mind-the myths that "ten percent of the population is homosexual," that "people are born homosexual," and that "homosexuality is harmless," for example. "Getting It Straight" debunks these myths--primarily by using direct quotations from scholarly articles and publications.
This book is about facts, science, and scholarship. If the public (including the media and public officials) can come to a more accurate understanding of what the research shows about homosexuality, it will not necessarily dictate a particular response or resolve the debates about the issue. But it will, we hope, create a more level playing field, and provide a more rational basis for future decisions.
"Getting It Straight" is primarily a reference work, not a narrative one. Our hope is that you will keep it close by, and refer to it whenever you want to know what the research really shows about homosexuality.
Click on each of the links to download the chapters. (PDF Version)
- Chapter 1: What Causes Homosexuality?
- Chapter 2: How Many Homosexuals Are There?
- Chapter 3: Are Homosexuals a Disadvantaged Minority?
- Chapter 4: Is Homosexuality a Health Risk?
- Chapter 5: Do Homosexual Parents Pose Risks to Children?
- Chapter 6: Is There a Link Between Homosexuality and Child Sexual Abuse?
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