Used by permission from John Clayton, Does God Exist? November/December 2006.

In the July 2006 issue of Michiana Christian News is an article by Ed Vitagliano about gay couples adopting children, and what the data is showing about such adoptions. The article has a series of studies which show that mother-father couples have a greater success than same-sex couples when it comes to child raising. Gay couples tend to produce disproportionately larger percentages of gay children—24 percent of the children raised in gay couple environments having had same-gender sexual experiences by an early age—while mother-father couples had none reported for the same aged child. Children of lesbian couples declared themselves as lesbians at a rate eight times the general population. All of this tends to support the notion that homosexuality is not an inherited behavior, but is strongly catalyzed by environmental pressures.