In mid-August, Mary Kay LeTourneau, a 35-year-old teacher, pled guilty to child-rape. LeTourneau had been impregnated by Matthew, her 14-year-old student. After LeTourneau’s husband discovered her love letters to Matthew, she was arrested. Immediately afterward, Mr. LeTourneau filed for divorce and fled with their four children to Alaska.
Currently, LeTourneau, whose newborn daughter has been taken away, faces a seven-year prison sentence. This woman has ruined the lives of everyone dear to her, and has disillusioned and disappointed an entire community.
No doubt, Matthew’s parents never imagined that such a thing could happen to their eighth grader, until tragedy struck. But now they will all have to live with the consequences of Mrs. LeTourneau’s immoral decisions. Matthew’s parents have a young granddaughter to remind them every day. Why would a 35-year-old woman, with a family and career, see nothing wrong with seducing a 14-year-old entrusted to her care?
To find the answer, we must turn back the calendar to 1948. That year, Dr. Alfred Kinsey launched America’s “sexual revolution.” In his book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, Kinsey argued that “any and every” deviant sexual activity is normal and natural. And children, he said, are “sexual from birth.” Any adult buying into this philosophy would feel justified in having sex with a child of any age.
Kinsey’s philosophy of sexual freedom permeates every sex education curriculum in our schools today. Several generations of young people have left our school systems practicing the Kinseyan motto, “If it feels good, do it!” It’s no wonder that Kate Shindle, our new Miss America, plans to endorse condom distribution to high school students. Recently she told reporters, “We need to stop trying to convince ourselves that we can talk kids out of having sex, but rather meet them where they are.”
And where are they? These students and many millions who have gone before them are deeply ensnared in a deadly philosophy. Dr. Alfred Kinsey has deceived us with fraudulent research and a devilish plot to change an entire culture.
Although CWA began to expose Kinsey in early summer, one of “his own” recently underscored what we had already declared. James H. Jones, who served on the Kinsey Institute’s Board of Scientific Advisors, revealed in the New Yorker magazine that Kinsey’s research was skewed. Homosexuals, pedophiles, bisexuals, sadomasochists, and prostitutes, whom he interviewed exclusively, were identified as the “average” man or woman. His infamous Table 34 included documentation of the orgasms of 135 children, aged two months to 14 years. According to Kinsey Institute director, John Bancroft, the research was conducted by pedophiles with stopwatches.
Next year, the Kinsey Institute will be celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. In response, CWA is launching a major effort to debunk, discredit, and defund Kinsey’s insidious influence on our nation. We have asked Congress to investigate his abusive research techniques.
On October 2, I stood with hundreds of CWA leaders and members on the steps of the Capitol to kick off our campaign to bring Kinsey down. We have vowed to eradicate Kinsey from our culture, one community at a time. This can only happen at the grassroots.
Join me today in exposing Kinsey’s lies in your community. If you will stand up for families and children, write to me for important information regarding this campaign. You can get involved in any one of several arenas, perhaps in education or legislation.
We need foot soldiers willing to enter the fray. Together, we can win this fight!
Dr. Beverly LaHaye is president of Concerned Women for America, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20024, or 1-800-458-8797.