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Petraeus Hearing: Blow by blow.
Fed Lending: Auctions off another $50 billion to bail out banks.
Iran Installing: 6,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium.
Anti-America Protest: Postponed indefinitely in Iraq.
Anti-China Protests: Could stop Olympic Torch tour.
“I’m Really Awfully Glad I’m a Beta”: Tibetans sent to classes for reeducation.
Fat and Sassy: How Bloomberg lost in the legislature.
Fat and Cranky: Sleep-deprived babies.
Reproducing: Teenage baby machines at Yearning for Zion Ranch.
Rerouting: Traffic from Viaduct.
Fleeting: Peace in Kenya.
Outsourcing: CBS news from CNN.
Paying: $3 million from Seattle School for ignoring sexual abuse.
Maddening: West Seattle neighbors sue to block school rebuild.
Why Was I Sad Again? Depression linked to Alzheimer’s.
From Growing Up Straight: What Every Thoughtful Parent Should Know About Homosexuality, by Peter and Barbara Wyden. Copyright 1968.
HOW THE ATMOSPHERE IN THE HOME CAN ENCOURAGE HOMOSEXUALITY
While it is impossible to predict with absolute certainty what kind of family climate is likely to produce a homosexual, some thought-provoking facts have come to light about the types of families that are least likely to raise homosexuals. And the backgrounds of enough adult homosexuals have been sufficiently investigated to yield a set of highly suggestive denominators common to their homes—conditions which alert mothers and fathers would do well to avoid.
Jewish families rank high among those who are most unlikely to produce homosexuals. This is sure to surprise people who are acquainted with the proverbially warm and loving but also close-binding, overconcerned Jewish mother. The evidence is hardly airtight, but some scientific studies suggest that either the “typical” Jewish mother does not carry her possessiveness to heterosexual-inhibiting extreme or perhaps other factors within her or within most Jewish fathers neutralizes the “babying” of her children.