Dodgy, a British term meaning evasive, tricky, not sound, good or reliable, questionable and suspicious. Yep, seems a member of NARTH, the “secular” ex-gay organization, recently testified about same-sex parenting in Yorkshire, UK. The PinkNews reports:
An employment tribunal in Yorkshire has heard evidence from an American academic who claims that placing children with same-sex couples damages them.
The tribunal heard evidence yesterday from Dean Byrd, who is a prominent promoter of so-called conversion therapy as a “cure” for homosexuality. Dr Byrd told the tribunal:
“The most reputable scientists would agree that the research on children raised by same-sex couples is in its infancy,” according to The Yorkshire Post. “However, in spite of the many flaws in the very limited pool of rigorous studies, there appears to be an emerging theme. Children raised by same-sex couples exhibit poor outcomes not so dissimilar to those raised by divorced heterosexual parents.”
Jim Burroway provides clear analysis on this move by an ex-gay group to deny the rights of LGBT folks by misconstruing research.
NARTH bills itself as an association of scientific and mental health professionals while distorting research to advance a political agenda. And despite this change in leadership, it appears that they will continue to use their cover as dispassionate professionals to the detriment of gays and lesbians — and to the detriment of children who need good homes.