The day was April 7, 1997. It began like any other, as children poured into an elementary school in Washington, D.C. The ringing bell echoed through the inner-city hallways, and the children settled into their seats while the fourth-grade teacher began his lesson on test-taking skills. When a student became disruptive, the teacher decided to bar him from the classroom. The student went to an adjoining room and coaxed several other kids to join him there.
What happened in that room has left parents raging and the community astonished. The children, ages 9-12-now out from under the teacher’s watchful eye-began playing a game in the darkened room. Their game involved practicing sex on each other.
“When my daughter tried to leave,” a distraught mother told The Washington Post, “a boy pulled her back into the room, told her to get down on the floor and that if she told anybody, he would bring a knife to school and cut everybody up.” Another parent reported that at least two boys forced oral sex on her daughter.
What is even more appalling than a nine-year-old’s sexual experimentation and sexual assault was society’s response. The police closed the case within a week, arguing that the children’s sex was “consensual” and therefore “no crime had been committed.” D.C. law gives its stamp of approval to sex between children-as long as they are within four years of each other in age.
Even the executive director of a D.C. rape crisis center displayed a rather blasattitude toward the incident. Admitting that fourth graders are generally not ready for sexual intercourse, Denise Snyder remarked: “From a legal perspective, if you try to say consensual sexual activity is illegal, then 6- and 7-year-olds playing doctor can become problematic.”
Was the sex consensual? Even if the girls were lying about the force involved, why are officials so unconcerned? Maybe it’s because what happened at that particular elementary school is not that uncommon. D.C. Board of Education President Don Reeves said, “If the media wanted to go around and look at other schools; they’d see incidents like that going on all the time.”
What has happened to our society? The answer to that question lies with one man and the philosophy he perpetrated. In the 1940s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey revolutionized American culture with his ideas about human sexuality. Today America is reaping the grim consequences.
MOLESTERS PROVIDE DATA
Zoologist Alfred Kinsey sparked the sexual revolution with his reports on Sexuality and the Human Male (1948) and Sexuality and the Human Female (1953). Although many Americans are unfamiliar with his name, it would be difficult to find a person who has not been touched by his philosophy. Kinsey argued that deviant sexual activity is normal and natural, and that children are sexual from birth. He believed that society should not stifle any sexual activity.
How did Kinsey come to the conclusion that children are sexual? That is the most frightening aspect of his story. Kinsey was a silent partner in the molestation of 317 children. In chapter five of his 1948 report on the human male, Tables 30-34 present data on children’s orgasms-beginning with five-month-old infants.
In a 1990 interview, Dr. C.A. Tripp (a Kinsey colleague), defended the ‘legitimacy’ of Kinsey’s research. He said that Kinsey would “listen only to pedophiles who were very careful, used stopwatches . . .” How did the pedophile know when the infant reached orgasm? The children reacted by “groaning, sobbing, or more violent cries, sometimes with the abundance of tears.”
Kinsey’s misrepresentation of data did not end with the sexual abuse of children. He deliberately falsified data about the total population.
Kinsey claimed that his 1940s population studies represented the “average American.” However, the “statistically common behavior” cited in his reports did not reflect the sex lives of the busy housewife or the average factory worker. Instead of interviewing typical American homemakers and breadwinners, Kinsey focused on the fringe of society:
- 25 to 48 percent of Kinsey’s subjects were in prison and/or were deviant males, of whom 1,400 were classified as sex offenders.
- Kinsey classified prostitutes-or any woman living with a man for more than a year-as “married.”
- Kinsey’s ‘scientific’ findings about childhood sexual behavior came from pedophiles-not “technically trained” experts-as he preferred to call them.
In an attempt to validate homosexuality, pedophilia, incest, and bestiality, Kinsey sacrificed scientific and intellectual honesty. He sullied his sample with those predisposed to sexual perversion-and then generalized his findings to represent the masses. Now Kinsey’s philosophy has become as much a part of our culture as baseball. Yet it continues to confuse ideas about the nature of human sexuality.
Politicians, judges, and homosexual rights advocates still quote his reports. For instance, the most propagated myth of the homosexual rights movement-that one in every 10 Americans is ‘gay’-was reaped directly from Kinsey’s data. However, studies since the time of Kinsey have consistently proved this data false. The real figure is between one and four percent.
Alfred Kinsey was especially fond of what is known as the homoerotic model. He gave self-stimulation and homosexuality precedence in his report on male sexuality. And marital sex was relegated to a few pages in the back of the book. “There were no questions as to how many heterosexual love affairs a person experienced nor what attributes were found sexually appealing in a partner; yet these questions were asked of homosexuals,” said his co-author Paul Gebhard.
According to Kinsey, “[Human beings] do not represent two distinct populations-heterosexual and homosexual . . . The living world is a continuum in each and every one of its aspects.” He even went so far as to design a seven-point numerical system, commonly known as the “Kinsey Scale,” to classify people. Heterosexuality rated a 0, homosexuality a 6 and bisexuality a 3. This scale at once equated homosexuality with heterosexuality and promoted bisexuality as the healthiest orientation.
This bizarre reasoning has literally changed the face of our country. We have gone from chastity to the sexual revolution and from there to special rights for homosexuals.
Today we live in a climate in which the popular American Airlines (AA) eagerly sponsors pro-homosexual events. As part of the radical gay lobby’s celebration of TV star Ellen DeGeneres’ “coming out”-on- and off-screen-AA co-sponsored a giveaway trip. The prize provided for two (homosexuals) to travel to Los Angeles for a taping of “Ellen.”
Same-sex ‘marriage’ teeters on the brink of legalization; homosexual activists create youth groups to lure teens into their deviant lifestyle; and the latest fad on college campuses is to declare oneself ‘bisexual.’ Who could have guessed that one man’s philosophy would start an avalanche of perversion and promiscuity that would rock the world?
KINSEY LEGACY: RAPE AND STDs
We don’t have to go far to see the destruction Kinsey’s philosophy has left in its wake. His advocacy of “free love” has resulted in crisis levels of rape, incest, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
As more and more people have bought into Kinsey’s idea that all sex is good sex, rape rates have risen to epidemic proportions. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that over 130,000 rapes occur in this country each year. The National Victim Center says the figure is actually much higher since many rapes go unreported. It estimates an astronomical 683,000 rapes annually-more than five times the number reported. A criminology study published in August 1990 found that one in five adult women will be raped at some point in their lives. Even worse-statistics in Delaware and Michigan reveal that one in four rape victims in those states were children under 10.
With the rise in rape, free sex, and the decline of morality, STDs have become a major threat to public health. The Institute of Medicine, a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, recently published “The Hidden Epidemic.” This report documents 12 million new cases of STDs annually. One-fourth of those cases are teenagers.
Clearly, Kinsey’s concept of ‘free sex’ is costly-and anything but free.
FOUNDATIONS OF SEX ED
Despite the apparent failure of Kinsey’s philosophy, it continues to serve as the foundation of sex education in America. Kinsey is the driving force behind values-neutral sex education in our public school systems; the promotion of homosexuality in the AIDS curriculum; the current push to teach elementary school children about sex; and Planned Parenthood’s school-based, pro-abortion clinics.
Kinsey’s idea of utopia was indiscriminate sexual activity spanning from childhood to adulthood-and as varied as possible. He believed that it was vital for children to engage in sex by age six before they picked up all of the ‘cultural taboos’. He deliberately blurred the distinction between normal and abnormal sex, rendering religious and moral standards obsolete. Trained as a zoologist, Kinsey considered the sexual conduct of animals as his standard for human sexuality. (Yet most animals do not behave that perversely.)
The Sex Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) was founded in 1964 as the educational arm of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Co-founder Dr. Mary S. Calderone is the former medical director for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She boasted in a SIECUS report: “Few people realize that the great library collection of . . . the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana was formed very specifically with one major field omitted: sex education. This was because it seemed appropriate, not only to the Institute but to its major funding source, the National Institute of Mental Health, to leave this area for SIECUS to fill.” Not surprisingly, Kinsey co-author Wardell Pomeroy was a SIECUS founding board member.
The primary goal of SIECUS, according to Calderone, is to teach human sexuality “very broadly and deeply with awareness of the vital importance of infant and childhood sexuality.” The May-July 1983 issue of the SIECUS Report adds that a child’s sexuality should “be developed in the same way as the child’s inborn human capacity to talk or to walk, and that [the parents'] role should relate only to teaching the child the appropriateness of privacy, place, and person-in a word, socialization.”
This model of human sexuality ignores the fact that young children lack the emotional and physical maturity for sex. Researchers have discovered that a little girl’s vagina does not contain the same pH level as an adult’s, which leaves her more susceptible to venereal disease. This, in turn, increases the likelihood of cervical cancer.
Brain development-which is not complete until age 15-is also a significant factor in the maturation process of both boys and girls. How can little Johnny-who can’t sit still in class, forgets his homework, and shirks his chores-be ready to enter into a responsible sexual relationship? He can’t!
$ FOR SEX EDUCATION
SIECUS and groups like Planned Parenthood Federation of America work in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services. The government continues to dole out tax dollars to seduce our nation’s children with Kinsey’s lies and misinformation about sex.
“Girls and Sex,” a SIECUS publication, teaches that premarital sex is healthy, fun, and good for marriages-key Kinsey concepts. It states: “Sex play with boys . . . can be exciting, pleasurable, and even worthwhile . . . it will help later sexual adjustment.”
Remember the ‘sexual revolution’? Aside from disease and a plethora of socio-economic problems, premarital sex also increases the likelihood of extramarital sex, and eventually, divorce. Clearly, this philosophy is a vicious assault on the family, the building block of our entire nation.
Parents need to understand that sex education as it is taught in schools today is not primarily about body parts, functions, and relationships in the nuclear family. Rather, it involves restructuring children’s values and beliefs. The debate among sex educators used to be “Why are some people homosexual?” Now it has shifted to “Why are some people heterosexual?”
Dr. Judith Reisman, co-author of the book Kinsey, Sex, and Fraud, explains: “Since Kinsey implied that heterosexuality is abnormal-simply a symptom of cultural repression-there would be no need to ‘change’ the orientation of children. A hidden gay agenda in sex education would reach boys and girls before they are affected by societal ‘restraints’ and rescue them from the supposedly pathologic norms of exclusive male-female relating.”
So how did one man’s report become the basis of American sex education? The answer lies in sexology-a relatively new area of study fundamentally built on Kinsey. Sexologists produce and approve our nation’s sex education curricula.
The Manual for Accreditation published by the Commission on Accreditation of Human Sexuality Programs of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex recommends that sexologists complete such courses as: “Homosexuality (and bisexuality),” “Sexual Variations,” and “Alternative Lifestyles.” It also mandates a class called “History of Sexual Behavior,” which propagates the Kinseyan philosophy on human sexuality. Students are forced to undergo hours of “sexual attitude reassessment”-that is, classes designed to restructure their value systems. Dr. Reisman and a co-researcher report that at New York University, “nude body” workshops are conducted in which participants are instructed to fondle the genitalia of same-sex students. And extra-credit is awarded for having an affair or going to a homosexual bar!
Is this the basis of a healthy perspective on human sexuality?
SEXUALIZATION OF CHILDREN
Under intense political pressure, the American Psychiatric Association normalized homosexuality in 1973. Yet four years later, 69 percent of these same professionals still believed that “homosexuality was usually a pathological adaptation as opposed to a normal variation.” Only 18 percent believed it was normal. Is pedophilia the next perversion to be “normalized”?
Behind the growing legitimization of homosexual and peer sex among youth is the popularization of “intergenerational sex”-a euphemism for pedophilia.
Behavior Today reported, “A nationally recognized expert on sex offenders . . . stated that pedophilia . . . may be a sexual orientation rather than a sexual deviation. According to the magazine, this “raised the question as to whether pedophiles may have rights.” Spokesmen for the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) have quoted Kinsey extensively in arguing for the right to have sex with under-aged boys. If pedophilia is no longer considered a mental disorder and the age of consent laws are lowered, who will protect our children?
Recently Jock Sturges, a $60.00 coffee-table book, featured explicit photographs of naked children (aged 5 through adolescence) posed erotically.
Such photos, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court (U.S. vs. Wolf) ruled in 1989, violate the child pornography statutes. Yet today any pedophile-and even minors-can find this smut readily accessible at 163 Borders Bookstores nationwide. In fact, the book was so popular, its first print run sold out. In every form of the media, children are being turned into sex objects by our society.
Armed with Kinsey’s statistics, feminists and pedophiles are also challenging parental authority. They clamor for “children’s rights”-to privacy, to association, to family planning services. What about a child’s right to grow up without being exploited? contrary to what sexologists may argue, a four-year-old cannot possibly enter into a consensual sexual relationship with an adult-or even another child. Nobody would suggest that children be allowed to smoke and drink or work for a living. Society is convinced that children are not ready to make responsible decisions regarding these adult activities. And any caring mother knows children are not ready for sexual relations.
BREAKING THE CHAINS
Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Kinsey’s report on male sexuality. As such, it is likely that advocates of Kinseyan sex education will stage widespread celebrations. But Kinsey has given us nothing to celebrate. Fifty years of his deception have moved our culture into a world of sexual and moral relativity. With this, we now have epidemic levels of rape, sexually transmitted diseases, illegitimacy, child molestation, promiscuity, pornography, and broken lives.
America has bought into the Kinsey lie far too long. As parents, educators, and concerned citizens, we need to stand up to this assault on our children. At last, someone is fighting back. Concerned Women for America has ignited a campaign designed to expose Kinsey’s lie. Watch for information in future issues of Family Voice. And listen to our daily radio program, “Beverly LaHaye Live,” for updates.
“With God’s help, we can win this battle in our communities, our states-and even our nation’s capital,” says Beverly LaHaye, cWA Chairman and Founder. “America’s children deserve a chance to grow up unfettered by the chains of premature sexualization.”
What you can do:
- write letters to editors, your legislators, and school board members . . .
- watch for evidence of the Kinsey philosophy in your children’s sex education curriculum . . .
- educate your friends, family, and church members on this issue.
The American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) requires a Sexual Attitude Reassessment (SAR) Seminar for professional certification. Reassessment (originally called “Restructuring”) was changed to “make the intent to influence thinking less obvious,” according to sexologist Edward W. Eichel.
Dr. Wardell Pomeroy, Kinsey’s co-author, described a typical SAR seminar: “We project several films onto a series of screens simultaneously. They vary in content from ‘hard porn’ homosexuality to milder loving themes . . . [T]he results are very interesting and useful.” . . . Just how useful are they?
Dr. Mary Calderone, co-founder of SIECUS, embraced homosexuality after being subjected to this type of brainwashing. According to author Randy Engel, “She viewed a homosexual couple keeping house and then engaging in homosexual lovemaking (i.e., mutual stimulation and sodomy.)” She said, “I went out walking on air, because now I knew what homosexuals did . . . I felt good about them from that moment on.” [Cited in "The Pivotal Role of SIECUS," The Wanderer, June 22, 1989, p.9].
Parents have reason to be concerned. Sex educators are now using this same method of sensory overload and disorientation to pervert our children in school. “About Your Sexuality,” sponsored by the Unitarian Universalists, is an example of just such a program. And this program is making inroads into mainstream Christianity. If children enrolled in this sex education class have a problem accepting homosexuality, what are they told? To watch it over and over again . . . Get the picture?