The Zealous Faith of Secularism: How the Sexual Revolution became a dogma

It’s not news, it’s from a magazine that’s not part of the popular media, too heavy for casual discussions, so I reasoned this forum would be the place to share it. And the author makes a strong case.

Margaret Sanger remains immune from moral revisionism. Why? Because she is the equivalent of a secularist saint of the revolution, off-limits from second thoughts.

According to biographer James H. Jones in Alfred C. Kinsey: A Public/Private Life, the icon also filmed sex acts of employees and subordinates, walked in on students as they showered, had sex with people involved in his “research,” wrote letters of erotica to assistants and others, and otherwise appears to have fallen short of today’s standards concerning sexual harassment and coercion. Even before “Harvey Weinstein” became global shorthand for such depredations, Kinsey’s legacy would have been reviled—were he anything but Kinsey, a founding father of the new secularist faith. Instead, Kinsey and all his works, like Sanger’s, remain untouchable.

The most insidious threat to the real Church, and even to religious liberty, is not the new secularist church in itself. The greater threat is self-censorship. There is understandable temptation, including among Christians, to preemptively accommodate to this new faith, for all kinds of reasons: saving face, not being “judgy,” preventing the ostracism of one’s children, and other motivations plumbed so searchingly in Rod Dreher’s work, especially.


I lived through the so-called Sexual Revolution. The goal was to turn religious people into slaves to their flesh. First, convince people that The Pill provided them with a fake freedom. Freedom from what? Babies. Time magazine joined the marketing campaign with a cover story about The Pill in 1967. In 1968, Pope Paul VI had an encyclical published that warned Catholics, and all men of good will, to understand the threat and he accurately predicted what would happen if his words weren’t heeded. But, within 24 hours after publication, a group of Catholic theologians went beyond their authority and took out a full page ad in the New York Times to tell the faithful that artificial contraception was OK.

The strangers came to our neighborhoods: Hippies, Anarchists and Dissidents came into our neighborhoods to preach their gospel. It involved rejecting the Church, replacing it with a ton of books about Eastern mysticism, to have sex with anybody and to smoke dope. Porn was OK. In fact, in the falsely labeled “Adult Bookstores,” you could buy a thick magazine with photos of nude or partly nude women looking for no strings attached sex. In 1969, the ultimate form of birth control had to get off the ground and approved, so NARAL was founded. The meaning of the initials changed from the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, then the National Abortion Rights Action League, and later the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League.

One of its founding members later realized what he had promoted was wrong. The American people had been lied to and here’s how it was done:

We were lied to about illegal drugs as well. Like LSD, a powerful hallucinogen, which caused suicides and strange behavioral effects that could sometimes return years later.


This was all marketed to poison the Body of Christ in the West.

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And Alfred Kinsey who produced two allegedly scientific studies about the human male (1948) and the human female (1953) also lied to us. But his books became the basis for the Playboy philosophy and other wrong ideas.

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