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Seizure of Texas prof's computers, emails called troubling

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  1. Revmitchell

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Although University of Texas professor Mark Regnerus has been cleared of alleged research misconduct in a study of gay parenting, the seizure of his computers and 42,000 emails by university officials is troubling, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.

    "It seems to us that UT Austin should take a closer look at its rules to make sure that the provision for sequestration does not become an open invitation to hassle and discourage researchers working within politically charged topics," the foundation said, according to Fox News.

    Regnerus, an associate professor of sociology, found that adults raised by parents in homosexual relationships were more likely to suffer from poor impulse control, depression, suicidal thoughts and other negative life experiences.

    His study was larger and more random than most previous studies on the subject, and blogger Scott Rose, a homosexual activist, called for a formal investigation.