By: Donna Gallagher and Mandi Campbell, Esq.
Sixty-four years ago, one of the most harmful books of the 19th & 20th Centuries was published, The Kinsey Report. A panel of 15 conservative scholars and public policy leaders compiled a list of the 10 Most Harmful Books and the Kinsey Report ranked right up at the top with the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf. No other book has cost our society more.
Dr. Alfred Kinsey was a biologist studying the mating habits of gall wasps when he became a curious self-proclaimed expert on human sexuality. In 1948, Kinsey published his research in what is known as The Kinsey Reports: Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and in 1953, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. Using research derived from male prisoners and females who were single or prostitutes – certainly not unbiased samples – to determine that a large percentage of the male population was sexually deviant and a large portion of the female population was promiscuous, according to the norms of society during that time, and therefore, found it necessary to redefine the norm.
In so doing, Kinsey also researched children to determine when they became sexual beings. Sexually abusing children as young as infants, Kinsey concluded that children are sexual at birth that that sexual abuse does not negatively impact children. These are conclusions that every psychotherapist in the nation would likely challenge today. However, at the time, Kinsey was a respected scientist associated with Indiana University, a pioneer in human sexuality, and his publicly funded research began to shift the winds of public policy, despite his egregious research methods that included sexually abusing, and encouraging other adults to sexually abuse hundreds of children. A few highlights regarding Kinsey’s influence
- In 1953, Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner started the pornography industry after reading and believing the fraudulent “science” behind the Kinsey Report. For the first 30 years, Playboy, Hustler, and Penthouse magazines showed over 6000 images of children in sexual relations with adult males and in cartoons. Of course, what followed was an increase in child sexual abuse. Today, the pornography industry is a multi-billion dollar industry, credited by many prisoners as the instigator of their sexual crimes.
- In 1962, the Model Penal Code was adopted, was based on the Kinsey Reports. Judges and Lawyers used the faulty and illegal research of Kinsey to change the standards regarding decent behavior, altering the criminal code and the removing many legal protections for women and children – the focus changed from protecting victims to rehabilitating criminals.
- In 1964, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US (SIECUS) was launched at the Kinsey Institute. The objective of SIECUS was to teach Kinseyan ideology as sex education in public schools. Based on the Kinsey Reports and the MPC, sex education was initiated in public schools to deter crime. However, the comprehensive sex education approach prompted by Kinsey usurps the rights of parents to determine when and how their children are educated about sex. Today, many studies show that comprehensive sex education programs are ineffective at preventing harmful sexual behaviors like unprotected sex. In fact, recent reports show that abstinence-only education not only reduces teens’ likelihood of engaging in harmful sexual behaviors, but reduces the likelihood of the teens engaging in other harmful behaviors as well. The fraudulent and illegal Kinsey “science” removes the responsibility factor that abstinence-only education teaches and is thus, insufficient.
- In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Roe v. Wade, finding women have the “right” to abort their unborn children. In the majority opinion, Supreme Court justices relied on the Model Penal Code, which was crafted largely based on the Kinsey Reports’ faulty and illegal research. Now, abortion is legal, but it is neither safe nor rare. In fact, in July of 2012, a woman died after undergoing a second-trimester abortion procedure.
- In 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States decided Lawrence v. Texas, delegitimizing multiple states’ laws that banned sodomy. The Court, in Lawrence, references the Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which partially depended on the model penal code, which was crafted based on Kinsey’s faulty, illegal research. Now, homosexual activism is more prevalent than ever and unnatural homosexual acts are given more protection that religious liberty, even at the expense of religious liberty.
This deplorable chain of events, beginning with the Kinsey Reports, provided the slippery slope on which America continues to struggle to regain a grip on responsible sexual practices, a workable penal code, and a responsible people.
Not only is the Kinsey research fraudulent and illegal, based on the sexual abuse of children, but it is funded by taxpayers. The Kinsey Institute is an operational 501(c)(3) associated with Indiana University. While the government has been funding the Kinsey Institute for quite some time, just since 1986, the National Institute for Health has granted Kinsey researchers at least $13,252,427 and an additional $7,348,193 is pending or under review, bringing the total to over $20 million of federal taxpayer support for sex research.
Recently Penn State was slapped with a $60M fine and the strictest of sanctions for the inaction of an academic institution to known sexual abuse of children while taxpayers are funding an institution that was founded through the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. This hypocrisy is egregious.