At this moment in history, the family is the object of numerous
forces that seek to destroy it or in some way deform it.
Pope John Paul II, Familiaris Consortio.
Within the institution of marriage a woman is legally required to
perform sexually for her husband at his command ... Male society has
sold us the idea of marriage. In the past we women have been afraid to
admit that marriage wasn't all it was cracked up to be because it
meant we had failed. Now we know it is the institution that has failed
us and we must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of
marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women.
Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their
husbands and not to live individually with men ... The nuclear family
must be replaced with a new form of family where individuals live and
work together to help to meet the needs of all people in the society
... Heterosexual relationships are by their very nature oppressive to
women in a male-dominated society ... The man is expected to be
aggressive, strong, virile, self-centered, and a good fucker while the
woman is expected to be self-sacrificing, passive, docile, weak, and
responsive to men's initiatives. These roles ensure the oppression of
women by men in a heterosexual relationship.
The Document: Declaration of Feminism.
Why Attack the Family?
Children, especially the younger among them, need the care of their
mother at home.
Pope Pius XI, Gaudium et Spes, #52.
Most Christian parents who care about what happens to the world (and
especially about what happens to their children) are at least vaguely
and persistently aware of the pressure being placed upon them to conform
to the 'values' of a world that seems to be value-free.
These parents also realize that there seem to be no major influence
in society that favors the family; every public entity seems to
be either overtly hostile or indifferent to their values and their
In particular, most Christian parents may be befuddled and perhaps
overwhelmed by the tidal wave of immorality and death that is sweeping
over the world in all of its myriad forms. Our nation and all other
"developed" countries, it seems not only accept sinful and
immoral behavior, they exult in it. Their citizens joyfully wallow
in every imaginable type of perversion: Abortion, infanticide,
euthanasia, homosexuality, pornography, and every other activity that
actively works against a strong family life.
Since about 1930, the family has come under increasing scrutiny and
attack all over the world. In Western ("developed") nations,
social engineers have criticized, undermined, and even redefined the
family in order to achieve their ends. And, concurrent with the
weakening of the American family, the United States has exported its
anti-family attitudes to almost every developing nation in the world.
The fundamental reason that the family is now under such vicious
attack is extremely simple. The family is the cornerstone and the
foundation of our society. The new Neofeminist/Neoliberal vision for the
world the "new society" cannot be constructed if the
cornerstone of the old society remains. Before a new structure can be
built on the ruins of the old, the old foundation must first be broken
up and then removed piece by piece, just as a sturdy and antiquated
building must be destroyed to make way for a new skyscraper.
Roots of the Revolution.
Christian parents must recognize that the anti-life mentality that
drives all immoral sexual activities is fundamentally revolutionary
and coercive. The homosexuals and abortionists will never stop
evolving in their desires, and they will certainly never cease
demanding. If Christians think that anti-lifers will be satisfied with
abortion on demand, with "gay rights," with school-based
clinics, and with "death with dignity," they are kidding
The anti-lifers say that all they want is equality.
This is unmitigated garbage, spewed out for public consumption.
The anti-lifers strive not for equality, but for identicality.
Those people who wallow in sin know, either consciously or otherwise,
that they are doing wrong. This causes a nagging guilt in them which
drives them to either repent or reinforce their sinful behavior.
Those people who 'affirm' their sins are going to feel even more
guilt. Since guilt is caused by the contrast between good and evil, the
only way to insure that guilt is banished is by making all behaviors
If everyone's morality is identical, then there is no contrast
between good and evil, and the "right" way of doing things and
the "wrong" way of doing things become the same.
Neutralizing the Moral Teachers.
There are five great teachers of morality in our society: The
schools, the law, the media, the Church, and the family.
The schools have been effectively neutralized as moral teachers, and,
in fact, are probably the greatest enemies of morality in our country
The law has been neutralized as a moral teacher. The most hideous and
evil acts have been legalized, and so the law's traditional role as
guide has been subverted by the same people who claim that
"whatever is legal is de facto moral."
The media has not only been neutralized, it has become a most
powerful weapon of the Neoliberal social engineers. All Christian values
are mocked and denigrated, and all perversions and anti-life practices
are held up as the pluralistic ideal. The Bundys, the Simpsons, and
Roseanne now represent the media ideal of the typical American family.
The fourth teacher the Church has been neutralized because it has
voluntarily given up its role as the country's moral leader. The
devastatingly effective Neoliberal strategy of infiltration and
subversion has transformed most of the mainline Protestant churches into
spiritual eunuchs and has completely isolated those few real Christians
of all denominations. The Church is now a virtual ward of the State,
controlled by its tax-exempt status and the desire to conform to those
values transmitted to society by the State's Humanistic leaders, afraid
to speak the truth for fear of offending one of the proliferating
'victim' groups designated by society.
Since the schools, the law, the media, and the Church are either
sitting on the sidelines or are actively working to undermine morality,
the only remaining entity that has a hope of restoring sanity to this
nation is the family. With all of the other 'players' out of the game,
the family must now bear the full brunt of Neoliberal fury.
This means that the only institution now transmitting Christian
values to society is the family. It is truly the last bulwark of sanity
in America, and this is why the attacks on it are so intense; all of the
other targets of the Neoliberals have been neutralized, so now the
social engineers can focus their efforts on the family.
Attacks From All Sides.
The remainder of this chapter summarizes the various types of
assaults that are being staged upon the American family today and shows
how family members can work together to overcome them. In order to
fulfill our Lord's command to "make disciples of all nations"
(Matthew 28:19), family members must know where attacks upon them are
coming from in order to be able to neutralize them.
What Families Can Do to
Parents must understand that evil is like water and Christian values
(and the family) are like a dike that holds it back. Evil is relentless
and it is tireless. It will continue to pound against the 'dike' until
the end of time, and the only defense against it is to properly
maintain the dike. If a family lets its guard down, evil will wash over
it and through it like water over a crumbling wall. The members of the
family will lose their values, their Faith, and, ultimately, their
consciences and their souls.
The 'water/dike' analogy holds on a national scale as well. From 1981
to 1992, the pro-family/pro-life movement was slowly being pushed back
by the irresistible force of a society bent on freedom, tolerance and
nonjudgmentalism. Our creed was literally transformed from "In God
We Trust" to "Live and Let Live." Ironically, under the
new slogan, this country has seen more death than at any other time in
For twelve years, one man the President of the United States almost
singlehandedly held back the onrushing tide of evil. But that man is
gone now, and in his place stands a creature of the media, a Neoliberal
social engineer desperately eager to accelerate the process of national
transformation, an evolution into a nation where everyone supposedly
will be equal in every way.
Perhaps, in the long run, Bill Clinton's election will be the best
thing that could have happened to this country.
The First Priority.
First and foremost, good Christian families should not lose heart.
Although the situation may well appear to be hopeless, the members of
each Christian family must understand that there is only one thing in
the world stronger than a faith-filled person, and that is a faith-filled
family. There is literally nothing that this evil world can do to
break up a family unless the family lets itself be broken up.
As 1 Corinthians 15:58 tells us, "Never give in then, my dear
brothers, never admit defeat; keep on working at the Lord's work always,
knowing that, in the Lord, you cannot be laboring in vain."
Every Christian family that feels called to convert the world must
first work to strengthen itself. There is no point in fruitlessly
struggling to convert others when one's own family is suffering from
neglect and lack of attention.
There are generally four ways parents can strengthen their families,
as described in the following paragraphs.
(1) Promote Family Faith and Prayer.
The oldest sayings and folk wisdom have survived because they are
true. Certainly one of these is "The family that prays together
There is no more corrosive influence on the 'glue' that binds a
family together than to have a nonbeliever as a member particularly a
husband or wife. Conversely, the family that shares its living and
vibrant faith will not be defeated by any attack, either external or
Not only does prayer serve as a conduit of God's grace, but it has
very practical advantages as well. It serves to keep us mindful of the
context in which we operate and helps us keep our relationship with God
in focus. We must remember that if you never talk with someone, you'll
forget what He is like.
(2) Actively Transmit Values to Children.
Faith is not enough; James 2:26 warns us that "Faith without
works is a dead as a body without breath." Nothing impresses
children more than to see their parents "walk what they talk."
A husband and wife who put their beliefs into action make a vivid
impression upon their children that will last as long as they live.
We must not be deterred from action by a belief that we will not make
a difference in this world. Precisely the opposite is true. If the
entire world were Christian, Christian activism would not have much of
an impact. But in a world and in a nation that is primarily and
practically Pagan in nature, any activism by a Christian parent is bound
to have an impact on people.
This is not only true of outside activities, but applies to how we
live our lives at home as well. Children, especially when they reach
their teens, are very observant. They also do not believe in the motto
"do as I say, not as I do." Parents who are weak in one or
more areas may expect their weaknesses to be passed on to their children
in these same areas.
The classic example is the Christian married couple who use birth
control and who are shocked when they find out that their teenagers are
(3) Join Activist Support Groups.
No Christian family is an island, especially in this hostile world.
The world tells us that we may pray silently at home without
interference, but let us dare to cross our threshold with the message of
Christ and its full fury will be unleashed against us. No single
activist family can survive these attacks for long, and so it is
essential for them to find and band together with other families of a
like mind for support and encouragement.
Every activist Christian family must have a support network. This
need not be some complicated organization with phone trees and elected
officers. It should instead be a close-knit circle of other families
that hold similar beliefs and activities.
There is nothing more demotivating than feeling that you are the only
person in the world who believes the way you do. A Christian parent may
attend church where the clergy are much more liberal than he is a very
common occurrence, as described in Chapter 42 of Volume II, "Church
Positions on Abortion." And the parent may be appalled and
discouraged at the tidal wave of Neoliberal propaganda constantly spewed
by the electronic and print media. He may also feel isolated from the
mainstream just by professing Christianity boldly and bearing the
resultant inevitable ridicule and lack of belief.
The best solution to this feeling of isolation is to express feelings
to others with the same beliefs.
(4) Home School.
Even rats know that it is dangerous to stay on board a sinking ship.
Many Christian parents are sick to death of monitoring their child's
school system constantly, and insuring that permanent damage is not done
by atheistic school teachers and staff, school-based clinics, drugs,
venereal diseases, Planned Parenthood, and a thousand other dangers. Our
schools have been transformed literally into obstacles that our children
must survive and endure.
Therefore, more and more Christian parents are pulling their children
out of the militantly atheistic American public school system and are
educating them properly themselves!
There are many reasons for this apparently radical action. A
homeschooled child does not learn about "safe sex." He does
not learn that homosexuality is a "perfectly acceptable alternative
lifestyle," or that abortion is simply a private decision between a
woman and her doctor. He is not exposed to secret psychological
counseling, "lifeboat exercises," Planned Parenthood, or
value- and God-free education. Additionally, he is allowed to proceed at
his own learning pace, rather than being held back in order to
accommodate slower students. On the other hand, if the child is slow in
some areas, he is not warehoused in a 'slow' section and forgotten, and
is not exposed to ridicule and embarrassment.
Numerous studies and interviews by many organizations (some of them
quite liberal) reveal that homeschooled children score higher on
achievement tests, are superior in knowledge, and are more adaptable and
sociable than publicly-schooled children. The paramount advantage of
homeschooling, of course, is that your children will receive the proper
training in Christian values.
The only Christian families that truly believe that they cannot home
school their children are those that have bought into the world's values
to the point where both father and mother must work outside the home to
support the lifestyle they believe is necessary to them. Home schooling
may sound daunting, but more than half a million families are doing it
now, and it is true that any set of parents can home school if they
value their children. What is the point in changing the whole world
with prayer and activism if one's own children are lost to the actively
anti-Christian public school system?
Chapter 114 contains a more thorough description of homeschooling and
provides information on many resources available to Christian parents
who would like to teach their children themselves.
These four suggestions certainly do not mean that a family should
perfect itself before it takes action; quite the contrary! If every
person and family waited until they felt that they were as good as they
could be, nobody would ever do anything. In fact, one of the most common
excuses given by fencesitters and those who are just plain afraid
is that "they don't feel ready yet."
This is a bogus argument. Our Lord did not select twelve perfect men
to do His will, because twelve perfect men did not exist in His world at
that time, just as they do not exist now. Nobody is perfect but Christ
Himself, and to allege that one is not taking action because he is
"not ready yet" is the reddest of red herrings.
The Sources of Attacks Upon the Family.
Since the family is the cornerstone of American society and the
primary remaining vehicle by which values are transmitted to children,
it is not surprising that it would be the primary focus of attack by all
of those entities that oppose traditional (i.e., Christian) values and
The sheer magnitude of the army arrayed against the family is almost
overwhelming until one considers that the Christian family is more than
a match for all of these organizations, their massive resources, and
their vaunted "New Age" belief systems combined.
An outline of these sources of attack is shown below. Many of these
types of attack are described in detail in the remainder of this
OUTLINE OF THE SOURCES OF ATTACKS ON THE AMERICAN FAMILY
Attacks by Neofeminists.
The "Sexual Revolution"
Attacks on "pronatalism"
Banned parental involvement for minor's abortions
Banned spousal involvement in abortion
By the Schools.
Values-free education that undermines parental
authority (i.e., "situational
Permissive sex education
The "Kiddie Lib" philosophy
School-based clinics and abortion referrals
Censoring of religion and the value of the family from
Strident opposition to 'school choice' and homeschooling
Redefinition of the family
Infiltration of the schools
Redefinition of the family
'Soft-core' porn on television
Glorification of anti-family values
Permissive and violent music
Enforcement of Neoliberal standards in all tax-funded
Attacks on the Family by
We have to abolish and reform the institution of marriage ... By
the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human
potential, not God ... We must understand what we are attempting is a
revolution, not a public relations movement ... It is humanism that is
The "Sexual Revolution."
For more than thirty years, certain loud and influential women have
been demanding equality with men, immediate passage of the Equal Rights
Amendment, "equal pay for equal work," and removal of all
obstacles to abortion.
We now know that all they really wanted was what men have had
all along the "right" to hop into bed with whomever they
choose, at any time they want, and to have everyone else pick up the
pieces of the broken relationships and lives that result.
This is the true goal of the vaunted "Sexual
Revolution" for both immoral men and women.
As with all other evils, the primary obstacle to the "Sexual
Revolution" was and is the family. Therefore, the elimination of
the nuclear family and childbearing and the establishment of Marxism is
a recurring theme in Neofeminist 'literature,' as shown in Figure 113-1.
STATEMENTS BY NEOLIBERAL SOCIAL ENGINEERS CONDEMNING THE FAMILY AND
The little nuclear family is a paradigm that just doesn't work. It
doesn't work for white people or for black people. Why we are hanging
on to it, I don't know.
Novelist Toni Morrison, quoted in Time
Magazine, May 22, 1989.
The family is the key institution for the determination and
perpetuation of women's subordination, the place where oppression is
most excruciatingly experienced ... Marriage, with its legal
obligations, institutionalized male authority and compulsory
heterosexuality, is incompatible with sexual freedom.
Mica Niva. "From Utopia to Scientific
Feminism?" Quoted in Lynne Segal. What is to Be Done About the
Family? Penguin Books/Socialist Society, 1983, pages 66 and 69.
We have to abolish and reform the institution of marriage ... By
the year 2000 we will, I hope, raise our children to believe in human
potential, not God ... We must understand what we are attempting is a
revolution, not a public relations movement ... it is humanism that is
Gloria Steinem, quoted in the Saturday
Review of Education, March 1973.
In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away
from families and communally raise them.
Dr. MaryJo Bane, Assistant Professor of
Education at Wellesley College, quoted in New Dimensions
Magazine, July 1990, page 22.
Women are a political class separated out from humanity and thus
denied their humanity. While men performed this expulsion, it is the
male role or the role of the Oppressor that must be annihilated not
necessarily those individuals who presently claim the role ... the sex
roles themselves must be destroyed. If any part of these role
definitions is left, the disease of oppression remains and will
reassert itself again in new, or the same old, variations throughout
society ... We have a membership quota: That no more than one-third of
our membership can be participants in either a formal (with legal
contract) or informal (e.g., living with a man) instance of the
institution of marriage.
Judith Hole and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of
Feminism. New York: Quadrangle Books, 1971.
It is still possible for weak, stupid, lazy, unambitious and
otherwise lesser equipped individuals to remain and make their way
within domestic work, both as housewives and as servants. As for the
rest, prostitution is always available.
Nobel Prize winners Alva and Gunnar Myrdal. Crisis
in the Population Question. 1930, page 249.
The present female liberation movement, like the movements for
black liberation and national liberation, has begun to identify
strongly with Marxist class analysis ... Our analysis of women as an
exploited caste is not new. Marx and Engels, as well as other
nineteenth-century socialist and communist theorists analyzed the
position of the female sex in just such a way. Engels identified with
family as the basic unit of capitalist society, and of female
oppression. The family unit is a decadent, energy-absorbing,
destructive, wasteful institution for everyone except the ruling class
... The modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed
domestic slavery of the wife, and modern society is a mass composed of
these individual families as its molecules. And within the family, he
[the man] is the bourgeois and the wife represents the proletariat.
Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is
Powerful. New York: Vintage Books, 1970, page 486.
As long as the child breathes the poisoned air of nationalism,
education in world-mindedness can produce only rather precarious
results. As we have pointed out, it is frequently the family that
infects the child with extreme nationalism. The school should
therefore use the means described earlier to combat family attitudes
that favor jingoism ...
The United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Towards World Understanding,
Page 58, Book V. 1949.
Pregnancy is barbaric. Pregnancy is the temporary deformation of
the body of the individual for the sake of the species ... Moreover,
childbirth hurts. And it isn't good for you. Childbirth is at best
necessary and tolerable. It is not fun. Like sh_tting a pumpkin ...
But-look-you-get-a-reward, says the School: A-baby-all-your-own-to-f_ck-up-as-you-please.
Shulamith Firestone. The Dialectic of Sex.
Bantam Books, 1973, pages 198 and 199.
A popular medical dictionary defines "disease" as
"literally, the lack of ease," venereal disease as "one
usually transmitted through sexual intercourse." It's obvious,
therefore, that unwanted pregnancy is the most common venereal disease
... This disease is associated with immense suffering. Seeking to be
cured of this disease, women from time have risked pain, mutilation,
and death in numbers that really stagger the imagination.
Barbara H. Roberts, M.D. "Abortion Laws
Murder Women." Essay in a Women's National Abortion Action
Coalition booklet entitled "Abortion is a Woman's Right: March on
Washington, DC and San Francisco, November 20 ."
We must destroy love ... Love promotes vulnerability, dependence,
possessiveness, susceptibility to pain, and prevents the full
development of woman's human potential by directing all her energies
outward in the interests of others.
Women's Liberation, Notes From the Second
Year, page 117.
I think that what women are conditioned socially to experience as
love is a form of annihilation of self ... Feminism stresses the
indistinguishability of prostitution, marriage and sexual harassment.
Compare victims reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look
a lot alike ... In this light the major distinction between
intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so
often that one cannot see anything wrong with it.
Catharine MacKinnon, professor of law at the
University of Michigan, quoted by Christina Sommers. "Hard-Line
Feminists Guilty of Ms.- Representation." Wall Street Journal,
November 7, 1991, page A14.
A woman who stays at home, caring for children and the house, leads
an extremely sterile existence. This kind of woman leads a parasitic
existence that can aptly be described as "legalized
prostitution" ... The time has not only come, it is past due,
when marriage and motherhood as a life's goal should be cut out of the
training of the female child ... The day has come when motherhood
should be the lot and privilege of a select minority.
Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is
Powerful. New York: Vintage Books, 1970, page 246.
The menial housewife programmed into a cheap source of breeding and
domestic labor should be relegated to the ashheap of Puritan morality.
Larry Lader. "The Abortion
Revolution." The Humanist, May/June 1973, page 4.
The right to abortion will be guaranteed ... As far as the policy
toward the family, it will be recognized for what it is: not some holy
or sacred institution to be preserved for all time ... not only will
the family be a secondary form for determining children's upbringing,
but its influence in promoting conservatism among its members,
especially the women and children, will be actively combatted. While
the parents will still have significant responsibility for their
children, this does not mean they are "theirs," and there
will be struggle to prevent parents from imposing old values, and
conservative, non-revolutionary thinking generally on the children.
Revolutionary Communist Party of the USA, New
Programme. Page 78, "The Proletariat, Upon Seizing Power, Will
Immediately Take Up the Transformation of Society."
Babies are not sweet little things. They wet and dirty themselves,
they get sick, they're very expensive to take care of.
Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. "The
Perils of Puberty." Denver, 1974, page 15.
These quotes are, of course, merely restatements of the Neoliberal
view that all change is good, that culture and society are infinitely
malleable (never mind 'reactionary' tradition or common sense), and,
since the great bugaboo Patriarchy set everything up wrong from the
start, everything should, can, and must be torn down and rebuilt.
Under the proposed "New Matriarchy," women would not even
have the choice of staying home and raise children. As the
"Mother of the Neofeminist Movement," Simone de Beauvoir, puts
it, "too many women would make the choice to stay at home and care
for their children." And, as Neofeminist author Vivian Gornick
insisted in the April 25, 1981 University of Illinois Daily Illini,
"Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession ... the choice to
serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a
choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change
So much for "pro-choice!"
Target for Destruction: Marriage.
The incandescent Neofeminist rhetoric betrays the inexorable desire
to destroy any and all parental influence, and highlights its inbred
loathing of childbearing. If parents are prohibited from inculcating
their values into their children, the State (with a capital
"S") can assume total control of them and fill their little
heads with good Trotskyite and Marxist theory.
Some naive pro-life activists truly believe that abortion is all that
the Neofeminists want.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The Neofeminists correctly recognize that the traditional family is
the means by which values are passed on to children. If marriage and the
family can be eliminated for at least controlled and directed in the
"proper" directions, the warped 'ethic' of Neofeminism can be
force-fed to our impressionable children. The quotes shown in Figure
113-1 are by Neofeminists who are members of groups that purport to
represent "women's rights." Notice how Marxist Newspeak and
Newthink dominates the Neofeminist philosophy.
The Psychology of Loathing.
The primary reason that the Neofeminists want to destroy the family
and marriage is, of course, because they want everyone else to fail at
(or at least be terrified of) marriage and childbearing, just like them.
They ignore any facts that do not support their philosophy: That a
child living with only one parent is 20 times more likely to grow up in
poverty than a child with both parents; that a child with both parents
is healthier in both mind and body than a child with only one parent;
that children living with only one parent are three times as likely to
need psychiatric help as those with both parents; that children of
single parents are four times as likely to run afoul of the law than
children with both parents; and that adults who are married and smoke a
pack of cigarettes every day are healthier than single non-smoking
Special Attention to Teenagers.
The Neofeminists, like the Communists, know that if they can warp the
values of our children, they have won the war. And so, our teenagers are
deluged with drivel that is broadcast over television stations or
attractively packaged and displayed on supermarket shelves. Trendy
magazines aimed at teenaged girls have little to say about traditional
morality and ethics; instead, they relentlessly pound into our kid's
minds the desire for material 'things,' a nice tanned body and unlimited
As one example, Seventeen Magazine reaches more than two
million teenaged girls per month. In one four-year period, it featured
only one article on marriage, and this was written by a bitter 18-year
old girl whose parents had recently gone through a messy divorce. Her
article appeared in the July 1971 issue, and her message was "Is
motherhood really fulfilling? I have seen many cases where it is not. I
baby-sit for several young mothers in my neighborhood. For some,
motherhood is creative, but for most it tends to be intellectually
stifling and routine. As child after child appears, once cheerful and
lively women become increasingly bitter, exhausted and resentful of lost
career opportunities. They complain, "If I have to change one more
diaper today, I am going to go stark raving mad!""
This is the only message about marriage that these teenage girls saw
in this magazine over a period of four years. Readers are led to believe
that all other professions are exciting and worthy, and that motherhood
is unglamorous, undesirable, and unfulfilling.
This is not surprising to those familiar with the Neofeminist
mindset. Neofeminism is intrinsically a depressing, angry, bitter
outlook. A Neofeminist can see only the dark side of things.
People who are anti-marriage rely very heavily on slogans and
unthinking jingoism, just as the pro-abortionists do. The classic
Neofeminist anti-marriage and anti-child slogan is "I don't see
what is fulfilling about swishing a dirty diaper around in a toilet
How many times have you heard this whining nonsense? This is a slogan
used by pessimistic people who couldn't care less about the many joys
that children have to offer. Instead, they focus on the nastiest
one-half of one percent of child rearing.
According to Neofeminist logic, if a person has not experienced
something, he can't express any opinions about it. For example,
(pro-life) men cannot speak or even think about abortion because they
cannot get pregnant. And the Pope can't talk about artificial birth
control because he doesn't use it.
So what gives these bitter, sterile, never-married women the right to
speak about the family?
Why the Attacks on "Pronatalism?"
Not only do Neofeminists attack the institution of the family, they
attempt to convince people that Having Children Is A Bad Thing.
There are three basic reasons for this attitude;
(1) The environmentalist mindset more children mean more of a
'strain on the planet.'
(2) The desire for control having one or two kids is all right, but
most families that have more than two kids tend to be very
religious, and these "excess" children are thus more likely
to grow up to oppose the Neoliberal agenda.
(3) The desire to escape responsibility having a child is perhaps
the ultimate statement that a couple is mature and ready to accept the
tremendous responsibility that comes with having babies. Since the
Neoliberal psyche strains against personal responsibility in all of
its forms, childbearing is naturally a repugnant concept to
One Opinion Only, Please.
The same people who rail against "pronatalism" tend to
decry conservative "censorship" in the schools as well. Such
individuals generally subscribe to the entire Neoliberal "Seamless
Garment," and want to be seen as progressive in all areas of their
Strangely, they dabble in occasional censorship themselves
although, of course, they would never use such a harsh word to describe
One such example of censorship was provided by the National
Association for Optional Parenthood (NAOP), which launched its "Pronatalism
in Textbooks Project" in the late 1970s. The following excerpts
were taken from a letter that NAOP mailed to its members.
Thank you for your interest in the Pronatalism in Textbooks Project
and for volunteering your assistance. With your help and that of
others we will be able to further the principle goal of this project;
the elimination of pronatalist content in textbooks and children's
At this point, we need people to examine textbooks and evaluate
them for pronatalist content ...
Pronatalism refers to social and economic systems and attitudes
that exalt the role of parent and assume or encourage parenthood for
all ... Pronatalism can lead to sexist stereotyping; limited roles,
especially for women; overpopulation; inadequate or abusive parenting;
feelings of inadequacy or ostracism for couples who, by choice or
fate, have no children and are a "two-person family."
Pronatalism is sometimes so subtle that we often are unaware of its
existence. The following criteria will be helpful in identifying
pronatalism in textbooks;
3. Definition of family to exclude couples without children.
5. Large families favored over one-child or no child families.
6. Failure to discuss family planning when appropriate.
8. Theories of "maternal instinct" or maternity as central
to women's lives.
10. Bias against abortion or adoption.
NAOP's Advisory Council reads like a horror buff's lineup of
celebrities: It numbers among its many members Lee Salk, Alvin Toffler,
Geraldo Rivera, Paul Ehrlich, and Shirley MacLaine.
NAOP even went so far as to whine about Holiday Inn's "Kids Eat
Free" program, claiming that "The symbolic message in policies
of this kind may be interpreted as "approval" for parenthood,
there being no comparable benefits for those without children."
Fun With Statistics.
Most Americans who possess common sense shy away from any association
with statistics and public opinion polls. They harbor a deep mistrust of
mathematics in any form when used to make a social point, and for good
Anyone with the slightest amount of expertise can make numbers sit up
and beg, roll over, and do just about anything they want them to.
Neoliberals have used statistics to "show" that "the
"traditional American family is dead." They often say that
only 26 percent (19 percent, 12 percent, pick a number that sounds good)
of all children live in "traditional households."
What they don't tell you is that their strict definition of a
"traditional household" is one with a father, a mother, and
exactly two children. Sometimes the definition even states that one of
the children must be a boy and one must be a girl.
A family with a working father, a mother who stays at home, and three
kids, for example, is not a "traditional family," according to
the Neolibs, who don't mention that mother/father/children families
comprise 41 percent of the total population, and another 20 percent is
married couples whose kids are all grown and who have left home.
According to the Census Bureau's 1990 Statistical Abstract of the
United States, 57 percent of all Americans aged 25 and older are
married and have children. Only eight percent are married without
children, and this number includes those couples who have been married
only a few months and intend to have children and those couples who are
sterile due to environmental reasons.
Another 13 percent of adults are single and the remaining 22 percent
are married with spouse absent, widowed, or divorced.
So it is obvious, if we take an honest look at the numbers,
that the family is alive and well in America. Christian families should
therefore not be conned by the Neoliberal number-crunchers into
believing that they are some strange or "out of the
mainstream," because they are the mainstream. It is the
childless or single Neoliberals who are the "odd men out."
In addition to trying to make married people with children feel out
of place, Neoliberals use numbers to try to convince everyone that
children are just too expensive to have in today's society.
The social engineers are now telling us that it costs $200,000 to
raise a child to the age of 18. This cost is broken out by category in
1993 dollars as shown below;
medical care, $9,800
all other costs, $22,200
These numbers are obviously absurd. Who on earth spends $11,000 per
year on each of their children?
What the Neoliberals don't reveal is that the above numbers are for
their 'ideal' two-parent, two-child family, and that it would take real
effort on the part of a parent to spend the colossal sum of $200,000
on a child, even if it was spread out over 18 years.
In order to accomplish this feat, this mythical family would live in
a $275,000 house, buy a new car every two years, and eat out
twice a week at a good restaurant. Each child would get a new set
of clothes each two weeks and a new pair of shoes each month and would
have an allowance of $10 per week beginning at the age of five and
ramping up to $50 per week by the age of 15.
Once again, how many American families meet the above description?
Maybe five percent if that many.
There are many families with four, five, or six kids whose single
income amounts to less than $30,000 per year. Their children are
well-fed and groomed, wear nice clothes, and enjoy themselves just as
much as kids with no siblings from a two-income family with a total
annual income of $100,000.
Perhaps it is true that only the poor can afford to have children.
Attacks on the Family by
Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every
American public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic
Sunday schools, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a
fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of
C.F. Potter. Humanism, a New Religion.
Views of the Educators.
Most Christian parents sincerely believe that there can be little or
no harm in sending their children to public schools. After all, some of
them say, socialization is very important and we must expose our kids to
other children with different values if they are going to be able to
function in this complex secular world.
Christian parents who have this kind of attitude might just as well
sell their kid's souls to Satan and at least get some profit out of the
While parents have taken their good old time and mulled over the
atrocious state of American education, they have been forcibly divested
of their most important responsibilities by Planned Parenthood, the
National Education Association, the PTA, and the all-powerful State. Our
children are force-fed value-free pablum. They are taught that there are
really no absolute standards; that homosexuality is a perfectly
acceptable alternative lifestyle; that religion has no place in the mind
of a thinking person; and that abortion is a purely private
matter between a woman and her physician.
In fact, this philosophy has been put into concrete action. Any child
who attends public school must learn the following;
that homosexuality is a perfectly acceptable alternative
that abortion is a matter to be decided not by the church or by
the state, but solely by a woman and her physician;
that Communism is merely another economic system that is
inherently superior to Capitalism in many ways, and which must
that the Christian religion has absolutely no place in
education, although "New Age" and various Eastern and
African practices abound;
that there are absolutely no concrete ethical or moral rules,
and that all problems must be considered on a case-by-case basis (the
insidious ethical relativism or "situational ethics");
that there is really no good or evil, and that the concept of
"sin" is outmoded;
and that, above all else, the highest of all virtues are
compassion and tolerance.
Extending State Control.
Humanists know that the future of our country rests with our
children. Therefore, in order to control the future of our country, they
must control the minds and the attitudes of our children. And the
easiest way to control our children is to control the schools. Radical
left-wing writers, including Alexander Cockburn and James Ridgeway,
incessantly rail against parental "interference" in schools,
because, as they openly acknowledge, "The Left can't survive
politically without a public school system to spread leftist
Now that they have virtually absolute control over the schools, the
Humanists would like to guarantee the success of their agenda by
extending their pervasive control to the home. This is why they are so
fanatically opposed to any type of home schooling. They say that they
care about homeschooled children and worry about how they may be falling
This, of course, is utter nonsense; homeschoolers have always
excelled in academics and invariably outstrip their public-school
educated peers, primarily because they have the personal attention of
The real reason the Humanists oppose home schooling is because
it is a direct challenge to their system of absolute authority and
control. They know that children who are homeschooled will grow up to
challenge the Humanist agenda. And the Humanists, as we all know,
despise dealing with opposing voices and viewpoints, because they hinder
the headlong rush to the Utopian society.
The Glittering Bait.
Curiously, the means by which the Humanists have achieved absolute control
over our children is by offering them absolute freedom. Children
desire and need discipline, but they even more strongly yearn for
freedom. They are thus strongly attracted by any philosophy that
emphasizes their power to overcome man-made limits on their behavior.
The Humanists in the public schools have many powerful weapons with
which to subvert the values taught by parents. The most powerful of
these weapons are situational ethics, permissive sex education, and the
"kiddie lib" philosophy, as described below.
Weapon #1: Situational
The most basic weapon used by the educators, of course, is the
teaching of moral relativism, or "situational ethics." This
philosophy asserts that the only rule that is absolute is that there are
really no rules that are absolute not even laws against murder. The
moral relativists argue that every rule has exceptions, and that people
must be free to judge whether or not society's rules apply to them.
Therefore, by extrapolation, children need not heed their parents if
they do not want to.
But situational ethics must be taught while other values are being
systematically excluded particularly values associated with
Christianity. Not only have public schools banned the Bible because of
its religious nature, but it cannot even be examined in its historical
or literary context!
New York University psychologist Paul Vitz performed a comprehensive
study of the Left-wing bias in textbooks for the National Institute of
Education, and concluded that "Religion, traditional family values,
and conservative political and economic positions have been reliably
excluded from children's textbooks."
Researchers funded by the National Institute of Education examined
sixty standard social studies textbooks used by the majority of children
in grades one through twelve in public schools. The primary conclusion
of the study was dramatic: It found that religion, traditional family
values, and conservative positions on virtually every issue have been
completely censored from the curriculum of all public school
not a single word of the more than 1.5 million total
words in the sixty volumes referred to any religious activity
in contemporary American life.
the words "marriage," "wedding,"
"husband," and "wife" did not appear once
in any of the sixty textbooks. No text even suggested that
being a wife, mother, or homemaker was a worthy occupation in any way.
No story gave any significance to children or babies. However, there
were plenty of examples of aggressively Humanist/Neofeminist stories
that derided and belittled traditionally male-oriented roles.
of the 23 "role models" held up as examples to modern
youths by the sixty texts, only one was a conservative. The
only role models who were not Democrats were women. Not a single
contemporary role model was a White male. There was not a word about
the experiences and influence on society of a prominent preacher or
clergyman, including Billy Graham, Terence Cardinal Cooke, and Norman
Weapon #2: Permissive Sex
The second most powerful weapon used by public school systems are
permissive sex education programs which desensitize children and strike
at the heart of the parent/child relationship. Almost all school sex
education curricula represent thinly-veiled attempts to inculcate
students with a utilitarian "anything goes" attitude towards
living, and these views are reinforced by other books that are freely
available to students. For example, Wardell Pomeroy's book Boys and
Sex states that "I have known cases of farmboys who have had a
loving sexual relationship with a farm animal and who felt good about
their behavior." And the Los Angeles grade-school reading series
"Impressions" features monsters biting children's heads off
and Indian chiefs who urge children to cut the hearts out of their
siblings and parents while they are sleeping.
While Christianity emphasizes chastity before marriage and
faithfulness to spouse afterward, public schools laugh at God and tell
our kids that contraception, abortion, fornication, adultery, sodomy,
and even sex with animals is value-free and therefore involves
fundamental human rights that cannot be tampered with or interfered with
especially by parents. Where Christianity teaches the necessary
skill of self-control, the Humanists dangle the tempting vision of
complete freedom in front of our children.
For more information on the destructive influence of comprehensive
sex education in the schools, see Chapter 138.
Weapon #3: School-Based
Too many of us are focused upon stopping teenage sexual activity
rather than stopping teenage pregnancy ... Sexuality education must be
a fundamental part of the school curricula from kindergarten through
twelfth grade in every school district in the country ... Easier
access to contraception must be another priority access without any
barriers. We must establish many more school-based health clinics that
provide contraceptives as part of general health care.
Faye Wattleton, former President of the
Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Why Carry On?
Every Christian parent is aware of the proliferation of
government-funded teen sex-related programs in the schools particularly
the sex education programs and the school-based clinics (SBCs).
During the period 22-year period 1971 to 1992, the federal, state and
local governments have poured $14.56 billion into teen birth
control programs, including SBCs. The results of these programs? The
rate of teen fornication has risen 99 percent; teen pregnancies have
gone up 55 percent; and teen abortions have exploded 213 percent.
If the numbers plainly show that the government's teen birth control
programs aren't working, why do the bureaucrats continue to pour
billions into them?
Because they are getting their money's worth the sex ed, birth
control, and SBC programs are breaking the most sensitive link between
the generations the link of sexual values. The older generation is
relatively conservative in its sexuality, and therefore unamenable to
the social engineer's tinkering. However, self-centered, fornicating,
freedom-loving teens are eager for change. And so, the decisive
split between parent and child becomes wider and wider with the help of
permissive sex education and the SBCs.
How SBCs Deceive Parents.
School-based clinics not only corrupt the sexual morals of our
children, they teach them how to lie and deceive their parents as well.
This is another devastatingly effective way to insure that kids are
brought up with values far different from those of their parents.
Once a school-based clinic is in place, its personnel, who are
well-trained in standard unethical pro-abortion procedures, use
underhanded tactics to insure that teenagers are given access to
abortion and birth control devices, regardless of parental intent or
For example, once a parent has given permission for any health
clinic service (say a sports physical), the child may then obtain any
other service (such as birth control pills) without parental
knowledge or consent.
Virtually no parents are aware of the existence of this sneaky carte
The Center for Population Options (CPO) encourages school-based
clinics to distribute parental consent forms that are composed in such a
manner that any forms not returned to the clinic are
automatically interpreted as parental notification and consent. In other
words, clinic personnel may simply give a teenage girl who wants birth
control pills one of these consent forms and advise her not to
give it to her parents and then they tell her that this 'covers' her for
permission to use any clinic service whatever.
One Montana SBC worker said that her clinic advised teenaged girls to
"bring a note from their parents any note," and it
would not be "investigated" or even read by clinic staff. The
girls quickly caught on and forged their own notes.
The Support Network.
Anyone who is confused or uncertain about the intentions of a program
need only look at its list of sponsors and judge for themselves.
The support network for school-based clinics is primarily centered in
quasi-governmental agencies and rich pro-abortion organizations, as
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), owner and
operator of the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United
Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), the research arm of PPFA;
Center for Population Options (CPO), a subsidiary of the
Population Institute, which in turn operates the National Support
Center for School-Based Clinics;
Hillary Clinton's favorite organization, the Children's Defense
Fund (CDF), whose stated purpose is "To create a national climate
of concern about adolescent pregnancy," as outlined in the April
12, 1986 Chicago Metro News. The CDF runs the Adolescent
Pregnancy Prevention Clearinghouse, which relentlessly promotes a
negative image of pregnancy; and
The Adolescent Pregnancy Child Watch Project (APCW), which also
relentlessly peddles SBCs. Comprised of the Children's Defense Fund,
the National Council of Negro Women, the Association of Junior
Leagues, the March of Dimes, and the Nation Coalition of 100 Black
The Final Solution.
The conclusions that can be drawn from the above information are
painfully obvious. As tax money is poured into providing pills and
condoms for teenagers, they acquire not only a pervasive feeling of
sexual invulnerability, but receive validation of fornication from the
'system' as well. The percentage of sexually active teenagers
skyrockets. And, inevitably, since contraception is not designed for
relatively undisciplined teenagers, it fails and the teen pregnancy and
abortion rates explode as well.
The school sex clinic concept has been labeled ineffective and a
failure not only by its critics, but by its proponents as well, as shown
in Chapter 82 of Volume II.
But this is only if the real objective of the clinics is to
stop teen pregnancy. This is not the case, as outlined above. The real
purpose of SBCs is to break the link of common morality between parents
and their children a job they have accomplished very well indeed.
Weapon #4: "Kiddie
The fourth weapon used by the school systems is the "Children's
Liberation" movement. Although their demands are many, the primary
focus of the "Kiddie Libbers" is complete and total autonomy
for every child. The objective of such programs is plain: Emancipated
children are easy prey for any organized group that wants to exploit
The "Kiddie Lib" movement is described in more detail in
Chapter 114, "Home Schooling."
Attacks on the Family by
Some politicians in government are merely a sometimes distorted
reflection of their constituents. However, others are virtual slaves to
Neoliberal special interest groups and come under intense pressure to
conform once they are elected to office. Neoliberal pressure groups have
billions of dollars to spend on social engineering, and their best
investments have been in the judicial and legislative arenas.
All veteran pro-lifers know that the United States Supreme Court,
acting on cases decided at lower levels, gave us contraception on demand
in 1965, abortion on demand in 1973, and now euthanasia on demand in
certain cases. The courts have also been the primary players in striking
down almost all restrictions on pornography and homosexual behavior,
contrary to what the Neoliberals claim with their scaremongering
But few people are aware that government and government-funded
organizations attack the family and its values on every possible front
in a consistent and logical manner, through population control, through
anti-natalist propaganda, by the funding of filthy "art," and
by undermining parental values directly.
Government planners are certainly cunning enough to know that a direct
assault on the family by the Federal government would create chaos and a
huge backlash, both of which would be detrimental to its primary goals
of self-perpetuation and creative social engineering.
Therefore, the United States government attacks American families indirectly
by funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars annually to organizations
that willingly and eagerly do its dirty work. Government-funded and
quasi-governmental organizations operate at every level and work
together with very little friction. The more than 200 organizations that
undermine family values include, among others, the Support Center for
School-Based Clinics, the Population Institute, the Children's Defense
Fund (CDF), the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), the
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the
United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).
Examples of Projects.
It would require thousands of pages to outline the projects
undertaken by this network of organizations in just one year. However,
it is interesting to take a tiny sample and examine the activities of
one of the groups that operates primarily outside the United States, and
one that does its dirty work in our country.
In 1987, the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), in
partnership with the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA),
spent $720,684 to purchase abortifacient contraceptives in Jamaica;
contributed $700,000 to a World Bank project that established 18
sterilization facilities in Kenya; contributed $1,800,000 to another
World Bank project in Malawi for the development of sterilization
services; financed for $795,569 an UNFPA and World Health Organization
(WHO) project that expanded mobile sterilization units in Nepal; funded
for $37,116 a UNFPA project in Rwanda that supplied abortifacients;
funded for $21,657 another UNFPA project in conjunction with the
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in Tanzania that
provided abortifacients; funded a stockpile of contraceptives in
Zimbabwe; and sponsored the formation of committees in 15 African
nations to expand contraception, abortion and sterilization
availability. Every one of these projects was designed to
attack indigenous family values and childbearing.
In the United States, the Population Institute kicked off The Rock
Project in 1975 with a satiric "Civic Consciousness-Raising
Award" to Paul Anka for his song "Having My Baby (What a
Wonderful Way of Showing How Much You Love Me)." The award was a
gift certificate for a free vasectomy.
The PI followed this rather obvious antinatalist propaganda with its
first National Condom Couplet Contest, whose winners were announced on a
special Condom Day designated on February 20, 1978. Entrants were
instructed to make up a two-line "poem" that denigrated the
value of children and parenthood.
There were more than 500 entrants, all examined by a three-judge
panel consisting of a teenaged girl, a sex educator, and the senior
editor of Rolling Stone Magazine.
The "winning" couplets are shown below.
WINNERS OF THE POPULATION INSTITUTE'S "CONDOM COUPLET
FIRST PRIZE: A Solid Gold Condom.
"From using a condom you will learn
No deposit means no return."
SECOND PRIZE: A Bronzed Wallet with Circular [Condom]
Puts a cap on population."
THIRD PRIZE: A Gross of Condoms (144) for the Night of Your
"When you rise ... Condomize."
"Twins are bad, triplets worse,
Use a condom, safety first!"
"Rubbers are jolly, rubbers are fun,
Better to use one than end up a mum."
Reference. The "Condom Couplet
Contest" is described in National Alliance for Optional Parenthood.
"Searching for Alternatives to Teenage Pregnancy." 1980, 36
There are more than 200 major population control organizations with a
combined annual budget of more than fifteen billion dollars operating
all over the world right now. UNICEF and the Population Institute are
only two middle-sized groups from this vast assortment of anti-family,
The activities of the largest of all of these groups, Planned
Parenthood, are described in Chapters 64 to 68 of Volume II.
References: The American Family Under Attack.
 The Document: Declaration of Feminism. Originally
distributed in June of 1971 by Nancy Lehmann and Helen Sullinger of Post
Office Box 7064, Powderhorn Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407.
 Gloria Steinem, quoted in the Saturday Review of Education,
 Katarina Runske. "Empty Hearts and Empty Homes." Feminism
v. Mankind. Family Publications, Wicken, Milton Keynes, Britain,
1990. Page 21.
 David Kupelian and Mark Masters. "The New McCarthyism."
New Dimensions Magazine, July 1, 1990, page 22.
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 Undated form letter and attachment entitled "Criteria for
Identifying Pronatalism in Books" to volunteers from the National
Alliance for Optional Parenthood, 2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20036, signed by Gail McKirdy, "Resource
 "Pronatalism: A "Hidden Persuader" Limits Personal
Rights." (3rd edition). 4-page brochure distributed by the National
Association for Optional Parenthood, publication number A-4, 1979.
 Lisa Baxter. "'50s Boomers have a Boomlet of Their
Own." Chicago Tribune-Review, October 10, 1982, page G2.
 D.L. Cuddy. "Are Public Schools Opening the Door to
Humanism?" National Federation of Decency Journal, October
1986, page 21. This is an excellent discussion of the various methods
used by Humanist groups to censor Christian viewpoints.
 Joseph Sobran. "The Abortion Culture." Human Life
Review, Spring 1981, pages 7 to 19.
 Don Feder. "Censorship is in the Eye of the Beholder."
New Dimensions Magazine, December 1990, page 15.
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Religion." National Federation for Decency Journal, March
1986, page 6.
 Faye Wattleton, PPFA President. "Reproductive Rights for a
More Humane World." The Humanist, July/August 1986 page 7.
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Experience of Young Unmarried Women in the U.S., 1971 and 1976."
Alan Guttmacher Institute's Family Planning Perspectives,
March-April 1977, page 62. M. Zelnick and J.F. Kantner. "Sexual
Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Pregnancy Among Metropolitan Area
Teenagers, 1971 to 1979." Family Planning Perspectives,
September-October 1980, page 235. Stan E. Weed. "Curbing Births,
Not Pregnancies." The Wall Street Journal, October 14, 1986.
Charles W. Norris, M.D. "Teaching Respect." Fidelity
Magazine, April 1987, page 29. "The US Family Staggers Into the
Sexy Secular Future." Family Research Newsletter,
January-March 1991, page 1, Table 1 entitled "Percentage of Women
Aged 15-19 Who Reported Having Had Premarital Sexual Intercourse, By
Race and Age United States, 1970-1988." The numbers in this figure
are linearly extrapolated using 1970-1990 rates.
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at Clinic Owner's Conference." National Right to Life News,
June 2, 1980, pages 1 and 13.
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Projects in Developing Countries Around the World, 1987-1988 (15th
Edition). May 1989. Also described in The Wanderer, January 25,
1990, page 2.
Further Reading: The American Family Under Attack.
Carl A. Anderson and William J. Gribbin (editors). Emblem of
Freedom: The American Family in the 1980s.
Ten essays on the American family and the forces attacking it, by
leading conservative thinkers, including Chief Justice William H.
Rehnquist, John T. Noonan, Joseph Stanton, and Joseph Sobran. Published
by Carolina Academic Press, Durham, North Carolina, for the American
Family Institute. 1981, 135 pages.
Carl A. Anderson and William J. Gribbin (editors). The Wealth
of Families: Ethics and Economics in the 1980s.
The American Family Institute, Washington, D.C. 1982, 113 pages.
Essays on the family by, among others, Mother Teresa, George Gilder, C.
Everett Koop, James L. Buckley, John Billings, and Jacqueline Kasun.
These writings deal with the studied indifference of major institutions,
including the national government and the media, towards the American
Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chadwick, and Darwin L. Thomas (editors).
Population, Resources, and the Future: Non-Malthusian Perspectives.
Brigham Young University Press, Provo, Utah 84601. A general
examination of the myths associated with overpopulation and big
families. This book also examines some of the Draconian population
control policies of the past, present, and those seriously proposed for
Father James Tunstead Burtchaell and eight married people. Marriage
Among Christians: A Curious Tradition.
Notre Dame, Indiana: Ave Maria Press. 1977. Reviewed by Mary R.
Joyce in the Fall 1978 issue of the International Review of Natural
Family Planning, pages 274 and 275. Essays on the essential nature
of commitment in Christian marriage.
The Catholic Family News.
414 East Lawrence Street, Post Office Box 2435, Mount Vernon,
Washington 98273. Telephone: (206) 336-5150. A monthly 16-page newspaper
that includes general articles on items of information that will be of
interest to traditional Catholic families.
G.K. Chesterton. What's Wrong With the World: The Superstition
of Divorce, Eugenics, and Other Evils, and Other Essays.
450 pages, hardcover, softcover. Order from Ignatius Press, 15
Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528. Although a century old, these
economic and sociologic writings by one of the most prolific and
respected Christian writers of all time show conclusively that the
anti-life philosophy has been with us for many years. Chesterton shows
that lax moral standards will lead to eugenics, divorce, artificial
contraception, abortion, and ultimately the dehumanization of man, the
loss of respect for human life, and the destruction of the family. A
'must read' for Christian historical scholars.
Larry and Nordis Christenson. The Christian Couple.
Minneapolis: Bethany Fellowship, 1977. 185 pages. Reviewed by John
G. Quesnell in the Winter 1977 issue of the International Review of
Natural Family Planning, pages 387 and 388. The authors of this book
meet the difficult questions and problems of marriage, including
artificial contraception, head-on.
Concerned Women for America.
CWA publishes this untitled 16-page newsletter monthly. It addresses
many topics of concern to American Christian families, including porn,
abortion, homosex, and others. It is available from Concerned Women for
America, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20024.
The Family in America.
This periodical is published by The Rockford Institute, 934 North
Main, Rockford, Illinois 61103, telephone: (815) 964-5054.
Family, Law & Democracy Report.
This 20-page magazine is published monthly by The Committee for the
Survival of a Free Congress. It includes articles that watch very
closely the situations in the judicial and executive branches of
government and comments on how developments will affect family issues.
Subscriptions are available by writing 721 Second Street NE, Washington,
DC 20002, telephone (202) 546-2822, FAX (202) 546-7689.
This magazine is published monthly by the Family Research Council, a
division of Focus on the Family. It features scholarly, in-depth
research on one or two current topics of interest, including many that
concern pro-lifers: School-based clinics, infanticide, sex education,
etc. Write to 700 Thirteenth Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.
Focus on the Family.
The organization "Focus on the Family" publishes three
newsletters. The first bears the same name as the organization and is
issued each month. It is a glossy, 16-pager that deals with questions of
general interest to all Christians. The second, entitled the Focus on
the Family Citizen, is also 16 pages long, is published every two
weeks, and is directed more towards Christians who are interested in
activism against all of the evils that beset our nation. The third is
entitled Focus on the Family Physician and is oriented towards
doctors. All three may be subscribed to by writing to Focus on the
Family, Post Office Box 500, Pomona, California 91769, or by calling
(714) 620-8500. A fourth publication, entitled Washington Watch,
is issued by Focus on the Family's social policy research, lobbying and
education division entitled Family Research Council. It may be ordered
by contacting 700 13th Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005,
telephone: (202) 393-2100, FAX: (202) 393-2134.
Father Robert J. Fox. Charity, Morality, Sex and Young People.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc., Huntington, Indiana 46750. 1975. A
textbook on the religious aspects of teen life with questions and
answers at the end of each chapter. This book would be excellent for
teens and parents to work on as a project together for the purpose of
Father Robert J. Fox. Teenagers and Purity; Teenagers and Going
Steady; Teenagers Looking Toward Marriage.
St. Paul Editions, 64 pages. The author shows how parents can work
with their teenagers to foster respect for the opposite gender, how to
develop a feeling of value towards chastity, and how to prepare for a
marriage that will stand the test of time.
Maggie Gallagher. Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is
Killing Family, Marriage, and Sex, and What We Can Do About It.
Bonus Books, 1989. 283 pages. Reviewed by Ellen Wilson Fielding on
pages 41 to 43 of the December 8, 1989 issue of National Review
and by Fern Schumer Chapman on pages 49 to 51 in the June 1990 issue of Reason.
An examination of the forces that destroy normal human sexuality even as
they claim to reinforce them. The many topics covered in this book
include surrogate mothering, no-fault divorce and the resulting
"feminization of poverty," abortion, feminism and social
engineering. The book also covers generally the repressive impacts of
the 'new androgyny.' Gallagher shows how the demands of Neofeminism have
vastly impoverished women in almost every way, while directly playing
into the hands of exploitative men.
Greenhaven Press. American Values: Opposing Viewpoints.
Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box 289009, San
Diego, California 92128-9009. 1984, 240 pages. Each section includes
several essays by leading authorities on both sides of each issue. The
questions asked are: "What Are America's Political Values?;"
"What Are America's Social Values?;" "What Are America's
Business Values?;" "What Are America's Religious
Values?;" "What is True Patriotism?;" and "What Does
America Need?" Authors include George Gilder, David Rockefeller,
J.W. Fulbright, Edward M. Kennedy, and Ralph Nader. A catalog is
available from the above address and can be obtained by calling 1-(800)
Greenhaven Press. MaleRoles: Opposing Viewpoints.
Greenhaven Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box 289009, San
Diego, California 92128-9009. 1989, 440 pages. This series consists of a
basic volume followed by annual updates by the same name. The main
arguments for and against each view are presented by the leading
authorities in each field. The questions asked are: "How Are Sex
Roles Established?;" Are Women An Oppressed Minority?;"
"Do Men Need Liberating?;" and "Is the Family
Obsolete?" Authors include Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly, George
Gilder, Ellen Goodman, and Richard F. Doyle. A catalog is available from
the above address and can be obtained by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Beatrice and Ronald Gross. The Children's Rights Movement:
Overcoming the Oppression of Young People.
Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, New York. 1977, 387 pages. The
two authors of this book are apparently proud of their association with
virtually every unsavory, anti-family and anti-life organization that
exists, and it shows in their work. They not only denigrate families,
but the public school system as well, and lead up to listing the eleven
elements of their proposed "Bill of Rights for Children," the
last of which is "The right to do, in general, what any adult may
legally do." This book is probably the best summary of the
philosophy of the "kiddie lib" movement that currently exists.
Journal of Marriage and the Family.
This periodical may be ordered from The National Council on Family
Relations, 3989 Central Avenue NE, Suite 550, Minneapolis, Minnesota
55421, telephone: (612) 781-9331. Addresses all of the various problems
assaulting the family from without and within, all from a conservative
Jacqueline R. Kasun, Ph.D. Population Control of the Family.
Population Research Institute, Post Office Box 2024, Baltimore,
Maryland 21297-0330. Telephone: (301) 670-1864. 1988, 32 pages. The
author shows how the population controllers are not only targeting
families in other nations, but in ours as well. She demonstrates the
myths of overpopulation, the false statistics used to attack the family,
and the secular humanist war on the family.
John F. Kippley. Sex and the Marriage Covenant: A Basis for
Couple to Couple League, Post Office Box 111184, Cincinnati, Ohio
45211. 355 pages, 1991. A very detailed workbook-like approach to human
sexuality and its relationship to marriage. The author shows how
intercourse outside of marriage and the use of artificial contraception
can never be licit and refutes many of the arguments set forth by the
"revisionists" who would like to dilute Catholic teaching on
Stephen M. Krason and Robert J. D'Agostino. Parental Rights:
The Contemporary Assault on Traditional Liberties.
Christendom College Press, Front Royal, Virginia 22630. 1988: 208
pages. This book covers the legal and moral dimensions of parental
rights from the philosophical, legal, and psychological points of view.
Subjects covered in this collection of focused articles include parental
rights in all aspects of public and home schooling, including sex
education and the life issues. Noted authors include Kenneth Whitehead,
James Likoudis, Charles E. Rice, and Thomas J. Marzen.
Connie Marshner. Decent Exposure.
225 pages, hardcover. Order from Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue,
Harrison, New York 10528. This book emphasizes chastity, self-esteem and
family values in an examination of how parents and teenagers can safely
guide themselves through the difficult period of adolescence.
Joseph R. Peden and Fred R. Glahe (editors). The American
Family and the State.
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, San Francisco,
California. 1986, 485 pages. A collection of essays on the socioeconomic
theories of how society has shaped the American family and vice-versa.
Topics covered include child abuse, the state and adolescent sexual
behavior, federal policies towards the family, divorce, welfare,
illegitimate births, redefinition of the family, and many other topics.
Roman Catholic Church, Vatican Pontifical Council for the Family. Marriage
and Family: Doctrine and Life.
180 pages. Order from: Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison,
New York 10528, telephone: 1-800-528-0559. Proceedings of the third
annual conference applying Catholic teaching to the problems of marriage
and family life. Subjects covered include the road to salvation as a
couple, the family's mission and place in God's plan, and the real
difference between artificial contraception and natural family planning.
Betty Steele. The Feminist Takeover: Patriarchy to Matriarchy
in Two Decades.
Published by Human Life International, 7845-E Airpark Road,
Gaithersbury, Maryland 20879. 1989. The origins of the Neofeminist
movement and its contrasts to true feminism. This book outlines how a
few influential women who hate men have contributed to the destruction
of family life and of civilized society, and gives the word "Feminazi"
new and compelling meaning.
Rosemary Thomson. Withstanding Humanism's Challenge to
Families: Anatomy of a White House Conference.
Traditional Publications, Box 112, Morton, Illinois 61550. 1981, 170
pages. A detailed look at the skulduggery that went on and on at Jimmy
Carter's White House Conference on the Family. How traditionalists were
literally shut out of the process, how the Neoliberals sought to
redefine the family out of existence, and how the battle went from state
Marion Michael Walsh. The Christian Family Coping.
Help of Christians Publishers, Post Office Box 37070, Omaha,
Nebraska 68137. Reviewed by Connie Marshner on page 54 of the June-July
1987 ALL About Issues. How to live simply, frugally, and well.
John Whitehead. Parent's Rights.
The Rutherford Institute, Manassas, Virginia. An examination of the
growing movement of the states towards controlling our children's lives.
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