External Articles | Posted: December 12, 2010
Kinsey movie little more than pornographic propaganda
By Dave Bohon
Minnesota Family Council
Leave it to Hollywood. Just in time for Christmas it has released a fanciful -- and filthy -- celluloid rendition of the life and work of controversial sex "researcher" Dr. Alfred Kinsey. Thankfully, the film has prompted a full-court attack from pro-family and Christian leaders across the nation, who warn that the film is both pornographic and a shameless glorification of one of the key figures responsible for America's dysfunctional obsession with sex. The movie, starring Liam Neeson in the title role, opened in theaters across the country November 12th.
Kinsey, an Indiana University professor, gained notoriety over six decades ago with the release of his 1948 study Sexual Behavior in the Human Male -- a work which rapidly gained an undeserved reputation as the definitive clinical study on male sexuality. What both proponents and critics of Kinsey's work agree upon is that it was largely responsible for sparking the "sexual revolution" of the 1960s and '70s -- a violent cultural shift that opened the door to the acceptance of increasingly prurient pornography, the normalization of homosexuality, and an increase in extramarital affairs.
Dr. Judith Reisman, who has spent years researching Kinsey and exposing the fraud and criminal behavior at the foundation of his work, warns that the Hollywood depiction of the Indiana professor will do little more than put a positive spin on a dark chapter in America's cultural history. "The Kinsey Institute today would be destroyed if the public really knew who Kinsey was and what he stood for," said Reisman.
Reisman told Baptist Press News that Kinsey's work has had a profoundly negative effect on American society. "There's not a human being in the United States of America and in most of the Western world whose life has not been affected negatively by Dr. Alfred Kinsey, even if they do not know who he is," she said. "He has changed all our lives without any question."
Reisman explained that America's traditional standards of morality were severely compromised by the release of Kinsey's 1948 work -- which Reisman refers to as "junk science." It was Kinsey's phony scientific "findings" that helped move the culture from "chastity to condoms" in two generations. Over the last four decades, said Reisman, Kinsey's disciples across the nation "have used our beloved America as their own personal sex laboratory, experimenting upon a quarter-billion men, women, and children whom they see as little more than lab animals."
A review of the movie by Focus on the Family (FOTF) explains the flaws in Kinsey's research: "For a study to be considered scientific, it must use randomly selected individuals; the larger the sample size, the more accurate the conclusions.... But Kinsey's sample was self-selected. People willing to talk to a total stranger about their sexual behavior -- from normal marital intercourse to sex with babies and animals -- can hardly be considered a representative sample of the American public."
Calling the movie "rank propaganda for the sexual revolution and the homosexual agenda," FOTF noted that the film glosses over "the immoral and damaging methods Kinsey and his associates used in the course of their research." For example, Chapter 5 of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male includes studies about the sexual response of infants, toddlers, and older children, and because of the background given concerning the studies, "it seems clear that they had to involve the actual sexual abuse of infants and toddlers," the FOTF review stated.
Reisman recalled that the infamous Sex Information and Education Council (SIECUS) was started "to teach Kinsey's sexual ideology as sex education nationwide." Added Reisman, "It was Kinsey's junk 'science' that so-called experts cited to reduce criminal penalties for rape and other sex crimes, to parole violent sex criminals, including murderers, to legalize mailing obscene materials through the mail, to legalize sodomy, and to award child custody to criminal parents."
Tom Prichard, president of the Minnesota Family Council, said that the movie not only denigrates traditional and Christian values, but its content is downright pornographic. "The film makes a point of mocking advocates of traditional morality and portraying them as repressed fools," said Prichard. "And as for obsession with sex, the film's R rating even surprised writer/director Bill Condon. The movie includes frequent, explicit sexual language and dialogue along, with several scenes of male and female nudity and close ups of genitalia."
Condon told film critic Roger Ebert he thought the movie might get a rating of NC-17 "and be an ideal test case for challenging that rating." But industry censors "thought it was a serious and informative film and they passed it with no cuts," added an incredulous and ecstatic Condon.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) has also leant its voice of warning over the film, noting that the movie "overlooks the stunning fact that much of Kinsey's work has been revealed as fraud." CWA has devoted a special site, "The Truth About Alfred Kinsey," on its website (www.cwfa.org), to help set the record straight about Kinsey. The site exposes some of the myths surrounding Kinsey's research and includes a number of articles showing how Kinsey exploited children for sex in order to further the aims of leading pro-abortion groups.
The organization notes that Kinsey's work has served to advance not only promiscuity but abortion as well. "From abortion to homosexuality to pornography, Kinsey's research has been cited as proof that 'science' has done away with societal restraints based on religious beliefs," CWA states. "Kinsey's conclusions paved the way for condom-based sex education in public (and many private) schools and furthered the agenda of pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL)."
Prichard predicted that the nation will largely reject Hollywood's efforts to portray Kinsey as a scientific and cultural hero. "Giving Kinsey such high profile is ultimately going to force out the real truth -- that Dr. Kinsey was a very sick and confused individual whose ideas and research, instead of leading our culture to freedom and happiness, helped ushered in a national epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases, divorce, out of wedlock births, family breakdown, and abortion," said Prichard. "I think Hollywood's efforts to glamorize Kinsey will backfire on them and show Kinsey for what he truly was -- a promoter of fraudulent research and all sorts of destructive forces in society."
In Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences Dr. Judith Reisman exposes the explosive, hidden truth about Dr. Alfred Kinsey, whose famous "sex studies" sparked the sexual revolution of the 1960s and whose phony data serve as the basis of human sexuality education today, from self-help books and college texts to your child's sex education class.
Dr. Reisman reveals the full story of how Kinsey and a small group of like-minded "sexperts" took our society from "chastity to condoms" in just two generations. If the public paid heed to the truth in the pages of this powerful book, whole shelves of law and "social science" books would have to be rewritten.
Kinsey: Crimes and Consequences is available from the Minnesota Family Institute for a donation of $20, plus $2.50 for shipping and handling.
To order call 612-789-8811.