Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on
Thursday came to the defense of the Utah judge who ordered a baby
removed from a married lesbian couple's care.
Judge Scott Johansen ordered the baby
placed with a heterosexual couple and reportedly told the couple that
“kids in homosexual homes don't do as well as they do in
orders baby removed from lesbian foster parents; cites sexual
Fischer, a vocal opponent of LGBT
rights, told his Focal Point radio listeners that he agreed
with Judge Johansen's determination.
“[N]o culture would ever want to
adopt policies that are harmful, dangerous and risky to children,”
said. “That means we should never countenance policies that
place children in same-sex households, whether it's foster care or
whether it is adoption.”
Fischer also cited a debunked study by
Mark Regnerus to claim that children raised by lesbian parents are
more likely to be sexually abused. Regnerus' study, which concluded
that children raised by gay parents face greater negative outcomes,
has been widely criticized for having only 2 subjects with parents in
a same-sex relationship for their entire childhood out of 3,000.
“The risk of sexual abuse, unwanted
sexual touching, is 10 times higher in a lesbian household than in a
heterosexual household. So, if we care about the sexual purity, the
sexual integrity of our children, which I do, then the last place we
are going to want to put a child is in a lesbian household.”
“Good for this judge,” he added.
“I am 100 percent standing behind him.”