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What Does Bristol Palin Know About Parenting And Gay Marriage?

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Hey Bristol, don't knock Dora the Explorer. She's likely much smarter than you.
Bristol Palin received death wishes for her recent blog post about Obama's support for gay marriage.

Reportedly, Bristol Palin received death wishes for her recent blog post about Obama's support for gay marriage. The 21-year-old plastic-surgery fiend took to her blog after the prez's announcement last week, accusing him of deferring to Sasha and Malia when making policy decisions. The logic? The First Daughters must have friends with gay parents who made them into gay-lovers, and they, in turn, made Obama into a gay-lover, with a Photoshopped rainbow halo to boot.

I don't condone all the "kill yourself" and "you're an argument for abortion" comments directed toward Bristol, but these statements are enough to make you want to pull your hair out: "In this case, it would've been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends' parents are no doubt lovely people, that's not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage. Or that — as great as her friends may be — we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home. Ideally, fathers help shape their kids' worldview. In this situation, it was the other way around."

We know that? Clearly Bristol hasn't read all the research that proves gay parents "tend to be more motivated, more committed than heterosexual parents on average, because they chose to be parents," since they rarely become parents by accident, like certain young women of dubious fame we know. Study after study shows that children of same-sex parents grow up to be just as well-adjusted as their traditional-family peers. And some studies even say children of lesbian parents do better than others: "Children in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression," according to 2010 research published in the journal Pediatrics.

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