Alfred Kinsey Film Misleads on Abortion, Sexuality Pro-Life Groups Say

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 11, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Alfred Kinsey Film Misleads on Abortion, Sexuality Pro-Life Groups Say Email this article
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by Maria Vitale Gallagher Staff Writer
November 11, 2004

Hollywood, CA ( — Pro-life and pro-family groups are protesting the opening of the controversial movie "Kinsey," saying it is an attempt to glorify the pro-abortion founder of the sexual revolution.

The college pro-life group known as “Generation Life" plans to picket theaters showing the film, which opens in limited release Friday.

"Alfred Kinsey is responsible in part for my generation being forced to deal face-to-face with the devastating consequences of sexually transmitted diseases, pornography and abortion," Generation Life’s Brandi Swindell told the Associated Press.

Her group plans to pass out pamphlets showing the devastation caused by Kinsey’s questionable research into American sexual habits.

"If this was a true documentary, they would have included more negative information. They’re sugarcoating the issue, trying to make him look like a genius who all of humanity should be grateful for," Swindell told the AP.

While the film does portray Kinsey as an adulterer, it seems to ignore his interest in pedophilia.

"Instead of being lionized, Kinsey’s proper place is with Nazi doctor Josef Mengele or your average Hollywood horror flick mad scientist," Robert Knight of Concerned Women of America’s Culture & Family Institute said.

Knight calls Kinsey the godfather of the "campaign to strike down abortion laws," adding, “he was a sexual revolutionary masquerading as an objective scientist."

Meanwhile Focus on the Family and other groups blame Kinsey for ushering in an era of sex education that has led to promiscuity and abortion on demand.

In his review of the film, Tom Neven of Focus on the Family said, "To say that it is rank propaganda for the sexual revolution … would be beyond stating the obvious."

Robert Peters of the watchdog group Morality in Media told the AP the film sidesteps the most controversial aspects of Kinsey’s work.

"That’s part of Kinsey’s legacy–AIDS, abortion, the high divorce rate, pornography–and there’s not anything in the film to connect him with it," Peters told the AP.

Concerned Women for America has launched a special web page entitled, “The Truth About Alfred Kinsey." It explores some of the myths surrounding Kinsey’s sex research.

"From abortion to homosexuality to pornography, Kinsey’s research has been cited as proof that ‘science’ has done way 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)."

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