Volume 2, Issue 4, April,  2000

The Evil Legacy of Alfred Kinsey, Editor's Commentary
Kristie Snyder
© 1999 Discerning the Times Digest and NewsBytes

This fall, my 14 year-old son will enter my old high school. Recently as I helped him choose his class schedule, I was taken back to my time at the Academy. During Freshman year, one of the classes I had to endure was Family Life. The things we learned had little to do with family.

Now, there are certain things that should never be discussed in mixed company. But, there I sat like a prisoner with the other 14 year-old girls, and all the snickering boys as the teacher passed her goodies around the room. When the condom went by, I wanted to crawl under my chair. When the birth control pill dispenser made its pass around the circle, I think I did crawl under my chair. But the topper was, are you ready for this? A shiny, silver, cold speculum. That’s right, in a mixed class of boys and girls, that teacher passed around the device used by gynecologists to examine women, describing its use in detail. Numb, we sat silently as our sensibilities and God-given modesty crumbled.

My grandfather and mother didn’t have to endure anything remotely like that when they were at the Academy. So what happened between then and now? The answer, Alfred Kinsey—the father of the sexual revolution.

Dr. James Dobson has called him one of the most evil men of the 20th century. The Kinsey report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, came out in 1948. It said that children are sexual from birth. Kinsey and his associates have been the guiding hand behind the track that sex education has taken in the Western world. Sex therapists are trained at institutions founded by associates of Kinsey, and sex-education teachers are accredited through programs built by Kinsey’s associates and the conclusions drawn from his abhorrent research.

The research that went into the Kinsey report has been indisputably discredited, at the least, as bad science. The sample of test subjects that he used didn’t come close to being random or representative. His sample consisted primarily of homosexuals, pedophiles, pederasts, convicts, pimps, and other sexually aggressive males whom he recruited at homosexual bars and bath houses. Their sexual behavior was recorded and then reported as being consistent with that of the average American male.

Kinsey wanted to eliminate all sexual taboos and legal limitations on sexuality. In conjunction with the American Law Institute, Kinsey launched a national assault against sex crimes legislation, with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation. They had a hit list of definitions of crimes they targeted for radical revision, including laws concerning rape, prostitution, sodomy, bestiality, incest, adultery, and pornography. In 1955, the Model Penal Code was developed based on Kinsey’s repugnant research. All of the Code’s citations referring to data concerning sexual behavior cite Kinsey. Since then, Kinsey has been cited in case after case to overturn laws that protect us from sex offenders. Even now, Kinsey is the most cited sex scientist in legal indices, including Westlaw, the most commonly used legal reference.

The ramifications have been far reaching. In 1973, as a result of Kinsey, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) removed homosexuality from its list of "disorders." That caused the process of legitimizing homosexuality to take a quantum leap. Pedophilia is the next appalling practice on the verge of legitimization. In 1995, the APA removed pedophilia and sadism from the "disordered" classifications in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, which is the manual used by those in the mental health field to diagnose disorders. In July of 1998, the American Psychological Bulletin published a paper claiming that children can be sexually abused without detrimental effects. Fortunately, the backlash was so severe, reverberating all the way to the halls of Congress, that they had to retract. It was Kinsey who insisted that children could benefit from early sex, and even incest.

Besides being bad science, the research was also nauseatingly perverted and fundamentally criminal. He knew of the atrocities taking place in Hitler’s Germany and remained silent. According to a British documentary aired in 1998, Kinsey collaborated with a convicted pederast and Nazi official, Dr. Friedrich von Balluseck, when producing his study. The documentary contends that Kinsey helped von Balluseck compile records of the sexual abuse he inflicted upon hundreds of Jewish, Polish, and German children—many of whom were then exterminated at Treblinka. Furthermore, during Kinsey’s research, children were tested for sexual responses. More than 2000 children were molested in the name of science.

The perpetrators of these acts are criminally culpable. Two generations of children have grown into adults who are horribly scarred because of the heinous perversions this man and his successors have promoted as science. The best thing that could happen to the Kinsey Institute which is still partially federally funded, would be a class action suit filed by the victims of his "research." While Kinsey himself is dead, many of those who worked with him are not. Someone should have to answer for the damage done to so many. V ks

Recommended reading: Kinsey, Crimes and Consequences, Dr. Judith Reisman; The Age of Consent: The Rise of Relativism and the Corruption of the Popular Culture, Robert Knight