Pro-family leader reiterates research confirming child's need for heterosexual home

.- This week, the president of the Mexican Institute of Sexual Orientation, Oscar Rivas, noted that current research in psychology affirms that children need a mother and a father, “in order develop best intellectually, emotionally and physically.”

“Much has been said about adoption but what has been omitted is that the right of adoption is the right of the orphaned child, a child who lost a father and a mother … and who rightly deserves the state to restore precisely what he lost, a father and a mother,” Rivas told reporters.

He noted that studies warn of the risks present in same-sex relationships and how they can affect children. “Thirty percent of children raised in a homosexual environment are more susceptible to suffering some kind of abuse, whether physical or sexual, compared to seven percent of children in heterosexual families.”

He continued, noting that, “45 percent of children have a higher level of stress compared to 15 percent of those raised in heterosexual families.” 

Rivas noted that his data is from the Association of American Psychiatrists.

He went on to say that institutions like the American College of Pediatrics and the American Network of Pediatrics have opposed adoption by homosexual couples. In Mexico, the Mexican Association of Pediatrics has also affirmed that it is best that children have both a father and a mother.

Rivas underscored that while homosexual couples claim they can give love to a child, children need much more in order to be raised properly.  For this reason, he added, the State “must decree which environment is best” for the raising of children.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic

Liturgical Calendar

April 18, 2014

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Is 52:13-53:12
Second Reading:: Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel:: Jn 18:1-19:42

Homily of the Day

Jn 18:1 - 19:42


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: