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I recently watched The Kinsey Syndrome, a 165 minute documentary that had Joe Schimmel, the president and founder of Good Fight Ministries and pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California as one of its executive producers (American History Films and A Jude 3 production are co-producers alongside Good Fight Ministries). On the back cover of the DVD case I have, one critic (Dr. Ted Baehr of MOVIEGUIDE) called it “…one of the most important productions of the 21st century.” Despite that high praise, I have to admit I was skeptical of the flick when I watched the trailer for it on the Youtube channel of Good Fight Ministries. Nevertheless, since I had a copy of it, I had to watch and review it. This review examines to see if this documentary indeed is “one of the most important productions of the 21st century.”
This documentary, which was released in 2008, unofficially has nine chapters and an epilogue. The aforementioned Dr. Ted Baehr states:
Each chapter of this video documentary addresses a different aspect of the work of the pseudo-scientist Alfred Kinsey whose fraudulent data laid the cancerous foundation for sex education, perversion, pedophilia, pornography, and the corruption of our culture.Back cover of my DVD case for this documentary.
The documentary does not have a host directly talking to the viewer like you would see in other documentaries like They Sold Their Souls For Rock and Roll or Hollywood’s War on God. Instead, this documentary interviews a number of people. The notable interviewees in this film that I observed were Judith Reisman, Esther White (not a real name; you’ll find out why) and Pastor Joe Schimmel. Other interviewees include but are not limited to a former porn star and some former prosecutors. Reisman stood out the most to me because of her extremely extensive research. Schimmel, as usual, also makes some excellent contributions.
WHO IS ALFRED KINSEY?
One can find some more information about Alfred Kinsey (1894-1956) on both Wikipedia (where I got his birth and death dates) and kinseyinstitute.org. The latter website lists him as a biologist, professor and sexologist. He also crafted the famous Kinsey Reports (more on that later).
UNOFFICIAL CHAPTERS AND THE OFFICIAL EPILOGUE
In the “Foundations” chapter, one gets some factual information on various things. Some of this information is rather disturbing. For example, I learned that some laws are named after abused children (i.e., Jessica’s Law, Amie’s Law, Carlie’s Law, the Adam Walsh Act, etc.). Another cited source showed that:
In 1990, the American Bar Association report[ed] that 80% of convicted child molesters plea-bargain and serve no prison time.A.B.A. “The Probation Response To Child Sexual Abuse offenders” as cited by Dr. Judith Reisman to the Utah Council for Crime Prevention, November 2005.
The above number is a rather disgusting number. You will notice Reisman’s name as part of that quote citation. I learned a lot from this documentary pertaining to the information she provided. In this unofficial introduction to the documentary, she shows how Kinsey basically was the engine behind the legalization of sex education. As advertised via the following quotes, Kinsey’s work is rather widespread:
[N]o bar association, law school journal, or lawyers’ committee can consider [sex] laws…without the Kinsey study.Morris Ernst, The Kinsey Report and the Law in Sexual Behavior in American Society.
…between the years 1982 to 2000 there were approximately 650 citations to Alfred Kinsey.Westlaw
The above number is obviously a high number of citations. Furthermore, it is clear that Kinsey’s work regarding sex laws is considered heavily by bar associations, law school journals and lawyers’ committees. Finally, this documentary’s unofficial introduction explained that Kinsey’s Kinsey Reports (published in 1948) made #4 on the top ten list for most harmful books of the last two centuries (I presume that that data was from this website). The 3 in front of it? Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kempf, and Mao Zedong’s Quotations from Chairman Mao. It should be noteworthy that the work by Kinsey (who was an American, by the way) was considered worse than Darwin’s Origin Of Species and even other works by Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche. That is saying something.
In closing my information on the documentary’s unofficial introduction, it should be noted that Kinsey got funded from an organization known as the Rockefeller Foundation. Furthermore, the documentary noted that American taxpayer dollars also funded Kinsey’s work. What is Kinsey’s work, you ask? The rest of the documentary details this work of his.
In the next chapter on the Kinsey data, the viewer learns Kinsey grew up with a Christian upbringing. However, he rejected that in favor of Darwinian philosophy. Kinsey’s work involved discovering the sexual behavior of the average man and woman. However, this research was far from objective; it had a motive. According to the documentary, Kinsey discovered that 10% of men he observed were homosexuals. Furthermore, 37% had homosexual contact to the point of orgasm. However, according to the documentary, 1% of males in the 1980’s and 1990’s were homosexuals and only 2-3% had such a homosexual experience. That is a rather significant difference between the way things really were in the 1980’s/1990’s and the data that Kinsey reported. Harry Hay, a person recognized as the founder of gay liberation, apparently seized this Kinsey data and began the homosexual revolution in the 1960’s.
Kinsey’s data conclusions were not just limited to men. According to the documentary, Kinsey had a broad definition for married women. A married woman in Kinsey’s eyes was not limited to those who were married; his definition included both those who cohabitated and prostitutes who lived with their pimps. It should be clear that Kinsey’s data is both skewed and broad. In fact, there was a quote that called his data “unscientific”:
…the much publicized…Kinsey studies base an advocacy of criminal and social reform on the very unscientific material which Dr. Kinsey had collected…“Foundations” by Rene Wormser, p. 101
The fact that criminal and social reform was based on unscientific data should at least raise an eyebrow.
Chapter three (titled “The Kinsey Children”) shows a lot of data pertaining to children. Since the DVD was released in 2008, the data perhaps is not as relevant now as it was then. Nevertheless, the documentary does show a stat in which in the United States, it is estimated that two young people (age 13-25) are infected with HIV every hour. That is a significant number people when you project that number onto a day, week, month, etc..
Another type of data pertaining to children is rather disturbing in nature. This data comes from Kinsey’s observing orgasms in young children (and yes you read that correctly). These children are as young as 5 months (I so wish I was making that up). The documentary really does an outstanding job in citing Kinsey’s own work as it pertains to the definition of an orgasm. Here is a noteworthy quote I saw:
A gradual, and sometimes prolonged, build-up to orgasm, which involves still more violent convulsions of the whole body…heavy breathing, groaning, sobbing, or more violent cries, sometimes with an abundance of tears (especially among younger children)…Kinsey, “Sexual Behavior In The Human Male”, p. 161
For comparison’s sake, here is how my Webster’s dictionary defines “orgasm”:
the climax of sexual excitementp. 510
That’s it. That’s the entire definition. Clearly, there is a big difference in definitions with the term “orgasm” between Kinsey’s definition and that of the Webster’s dictionary. Apparently, Kinsey had six categories of orgasm (I noted five). They were:
- Writhing in Pain
- Struck The Partner
I am theorizing that Kinsey’s criteria for an orgasm was one of a few things that enabled him to put 5-MONTH old children in his data of those children supposedly getting orgasms. Apparently adult observers obtained this data. They also used stopwatches in accumulating the data. It should be noted that these adult observers were pedophiles. In fact, they supposedly observed a 4-YEAR old that had 26 orgasms in 24 hours (and yes you read that correctly). The documentary showed Judith Reisman’s bringing up that information during clips of a 1990 episode of the Phil Donahue show (this was the episode).
The chapter also gives information about Alfred Kinsey himself. Kinsey was apparently a man with a 24/7 obsession with sexual experiences. The documentary shows a scene in which Kinsey showed to his class of kids a video of two porcupines having sex. The documentary gets a picture of the kids with frightened looks on their faces as they observe the video. Kinsey, on the other hand, had a rather gleeful look on his face. This information is simply more evidence of his being a really depraved individual. In my opinion, there is nothing gleeful about making kids watch sexual intercourse between two porcupines.
As if you needed more information showing Kinsey’s depravity, the documentary notes that Kinsey circumcised himself with a pocketknife. Furthermore, he “went to a basement, tied one end of a rope to an exposed ceiling pipe and the other end around his scrotum…” then stood on a chair and jumped off. I’ll end my highlighting of information on chapter three with this quote:
Gay liberationists in general, and boy lovers in particular, should know Kinsey’s work and hold it dear….implicit in Kinsey is the struggle we fight today.NAMBLA in Daniel Tsang, Ed., The Age Taboo,’ Alyson Pub., Boston MA 1981
NAMBLA, by the way, stands for North American Man/Boy Love Association. It appears that organization itself holds Alfred Kinsey near and dear.
Chapter four is titled “Esther White.” This is not a real name; rather it is the fictional name of a real individual who was molested by her grandpa around the age of four. She refutes Kinsey’s idea that children are sexual from birth. The documentary notes White’s very sad and tragic story involving her being molested by both her grandpa and her dad. Apparently her dad helped Kinsey do the research for Kinsey’s book Sexual Behavior In The Human Male (co-written by Wardell Pomeroy). The dad even boasted about helping with the book. The story is absolutely gut-wrenching. When she stated why she was silent about the molestations (of which she was told were normal), she gave this jaw-dropping quote:
“You honored your mother and father. You did what they said.”
My heart just breaks for this individual. What her dad did was far from honorable. In fact, he was basically doing the devil’s work. Wardell Pomeroy had this quote to say:
Kinsey would have done business with the devil if it helped the research— and this is true…
Perhaps he already did (more on that theory later).
Chapter five highlights a Nazi pedophile by the name of Frizt von Balluseck. It is unknown how many children he molested and/or killed. What is certain is that he had some correspondence with Alfred Kinsey. The documentary notes this dialogue between von Balluseck and a judge:
JUDGE: I got the impression that you go to the children in order to impress Kinsey and to deliver him material.Neuss Deutschland, May 17, 1957, as cited by Dr. Judith Reisman, “Kinsey: Crimes & Consequences,” p. 166.
BALLUSECK: Kinsey himself asked for that.
The documentary notes how Kinsey made no effort to make sure von Balluseck was behind bars. Moreover, apparently the American press gave no attention to this story in Germany. That’s a shame.
In chapter six (titled “Kinsey and the Beast”), Pastor Joe Schimmel makes a substantial contribution. This is no surprise given his being rather familiar with satanist Aleister Crowley. I have noted Schimmel’s revealings about Crowley in my movie reviews of the important works They Sold Their Souls For Rock And Roll and Hollywood’s War On God. Schimmel connects Crowley with Kinsey in this chapter. As shown in this cited quote, Kinsey valued Aleister Crowley’s diaries:
a prized item, the diaries of Aleister Crowley.“Dr. Kinsey and the Institute for Sex Research,” by Wardell B. Pomeroy, p. 413
Schimmel notes how Crowley both called himself the beast and was into pedophilia. Here are some other quotes from the same source:
Crowley was called by Lord Douglas the wickedest man who ever lived…and his sexual history alone was enough to earn him the title he gloried in—“The Beast.”Ibid.
The above quote is not an inaccurate statement; Crowley has called the family public enemy #1. His battlecry was “Do What Thou Wilt” (more on that later).
Here’s another quote. This references Crowley’s diaries (these papers):
Two weeks after Kinsey tracked down these papers in England, he found himself in the “temple” that “The Beast” had founded in Sicily.Ibid.
It should be stated at this point that the beast is the Antichrist, the man of lawlessness. This is not some fictional, harmless beast (i.e,. Beast from X-Men, the beast from Beauty in the Beast, etc.).
The documentary also shows a picture of Alfred Kinsey in the same room as Kenneth Anger, co-founder of the Church of Satan and a man who appeared in some of Kinsey’s sex films. In the background of that picture is a picture of satanist Aleister Crowley. Crowley, known as the wickedest man on earth, was a Kinsey pedophile. Here’s another quote connecting Kinsey with Crowley:
However, [Kinsey’s] battle cry of “Do your best and let other people react as they will” seemed a variation on Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt” maxim.Kenneth Anger, as cited by Jim Keith in “Sex Experiments of Alfred Kinsey.”
In chapter seven (titled “Kinsey’s Pamphleteer”), the late Hugh Hefner makes a substantial appearance. He apparently carried out Kinsey’s philosophy. In fact, Hefner paid tribute to Kinsey for Hefner’s 50th anniversary for Playboy. Speaking of Playboy, this magazine shows a plethora of offensive cartoons. Some cartoons would show toddlers performing disgusting acts. Others had incest and rape. There was also a photo of a kid murdered by Santa Claus. The photos shown were some of the most repulsive images I have ever seen.
Playboy wasn’t the only magazine showing offensive cartoons. In this same chapter, the documentary exposes Larry Flint’s Hustler magazine. This magazine featured the cartoon Chester the Molester (created by Dwayne Tinsley). Tinsley was actually tried and convicted as a child rapist. His daughter even alleged he raped her at the age of 9. Tinsley, however, denied the allegations.
Pornography also represents a theme of chapter seven. Hours before his execution, serial killer Ted Bundy recognized pornography as very addictive. Another person who recognized pornography’s dangers was an individual named J. Gator Henry. I believe he was formerly a contributor of some sort to Playboy. The documentary does a good job of noting how Henry’s faith in God turned him away from his drug past, porn addiction and being on the brink of criminal behavior.
Chapter eight focuses on the term “chicken hawk.” This term refers to older men who prey upon younger children. Chapter nine focuses on pedophile professors, priests and pastors. One highlight (among many) in that chapter was a Nickelodeon special from 1992 showing a condom being put on a banana. Another highlight was Pastor Joe Schimmel’s entering the Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (I.A.S.H.S.). Supposedly this is the Harvard of human sexuality training. The scene shows Pastor Joe’s entering the premises to get information. He and his crew were told to turn off the camera and get out since they were on private property. I think their inquiry pertained to these quotes:
…engage in sexual acts or activities of any kind whatsoever
…sexual entertainment…including sexually explicit materials dealing with the full range of sexual behavior.Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality website http://www.iashs.edu under section on “Mission, Goals & History”
It should be known that that organization closed in 2018 (per Wikipedia). That is the likely reason I could not verify the quote.
Other highlights in chapter nine include brief information on a crying Ted Haggard and a child-molesting priest. A more noteworthy section of time was devoted to Pastor Jeff Reinke, a marriage and family pastor in a Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad, California. He counseled this couple in which the husband had a porn problem. If I understood the information correctly, there was a highlight about a lady filing for divorce due to his porn addiction. He was defiant in continuing on with it. Apparently this issue was so bad she couldn’t even look at him (and they have kids). What baffled her was that he engaged in this behavior and, at the same time, called himself a Christian.
I have a theory on why issues like that arise; pastors are not doing their job in proclaiming repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name to all the nations (Luke 24:36-49).
In my review of such works as Warren Smith’s A Wonderful Deception and Good Fight Ministries The Submerging Church, I have noted the bad foundation laid around the 1980’s (perhaps earlier if you include people like Norman Vincent Peale) by people like Rick Warren, Dan Southerland, Robert Schuller, Peter Drucker and Bob Buford among many others (the latter 3 deceased). This foundation involved both a disgust for discernment and absolutely no regard whatsoever for biblical fidelity (not to mention demonic cultish tactics levied against those who would offer biblical critiques against false doctrine). This bad foundation has done incredible harm to the church. Instead of proclaiming repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations, you have people like Warren and many others preaching narcissistic self-help sermons and writing books infested with Bible-twisting, narcissism, blasphemy, works-righteousness and attacks on the precious doctrine of salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Jesus Christ alone (among other things). If a pastor wants to help one’s porn addiction, he should proclaim repentance and the forgiveness of sins in Jesus’ name to all nations. That can prevent tragic stories and divorces from happening.
It should be noted that I did not expect the documentary to address the “why” behind the man’s porn addiction. I was simply offering commentary on a theory I have about why self-professing Christians remain steadfast in their viewing pornography.
The epilogue closes the documentary. It features quite a bit of statistics (which may be outdated since this documentary was released in 2008). First, at least 29,000 children are kidnapped and raped in the United States each year. Second, the organizations Playboy and Penthouse devoted much money ($50,000-$75,000 per month) to a campaign to stop the outstanding work done by Dr. Judith Reisman. This quote should serve as proof that Reisman’s work was absolutely spectacular:
While the massive, affluent, sex industry has employed nearly every technique in their arsenal, short of violence, to stop Dr. Reisman’s work….they have not shown her findings to be incorrect or methodologically flawed–in even the smallest detail.Robert Sweet, past Administrator for the OJJDP of the Department of Justice, August 25, 1994
It should be obvious by now that Dr. Reisman’s work is perhaps some of the most important work ever done to expose the evil of Alfred Kinsey and his reports. Moreover, it is repulsive that organizations would throw cash in an effort to stop the work.
The epilogue (and thus documentary) concludes with a bone-chilling set of information that will leave you speechless. It concludes with three different photos. Each photo has some information. What I do here is show that information in three separate quotes:
Islamic writer, Sayyid Qutb cited the Kinsey Reports as proof of American debauchery.
His writing helped to fuel the fires of Islamic hatred against the United States.
Qutb is considered the father of Al-Qa-ida and the modern terrorist movement.
If that information does not make your jaw hit the floor speechless, I do not know what would. The damage Alfred Kinsey has done cannot be underestimated.
This documentary absolutely exceeded my expectations. In my introduction, I mentioned a quote from Dr. Ted Baehr. He called The Kinsey Syndrome “…one of the most important productions of the 21st century.” He was right on the money. It shows how Alfred Kinsey’s work has absolutely both devastated America and caused significant harm to all kinds of children. This documentary is an absolute must-own.
I had mentioned in my review how J. Gator Henry’s faith in God turned him away from a whole lot of trouble (porn addiction, being on the brink of criminal behavior, etc.). He gave a bit of a Gospel presentation in his story. I wanted to end my review by giving the Gospel.
J. Gator Henry obviously faced some problems. They were in actuality symptoms of a bigger problem; that bigger problem is sin. We are born in it. In fact, we are born dead in it.
Ephesians 2:1-10 explains (NASB):
2 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
The Bible is clear that people are born dead in trespasses and sins (2:1-3). God’s being rich in mercy makes one alive in Christ (2:4). Furthermore, it is by grace through faith that one is saved (2:5-9). It is not based on works (2:9).
If you do not believe what Ephesians 2:1-10 states, I would ask you please look at the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17. Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen something, even if it was small? Have you ever used God’s name in vain? Jesus said that whoever looks upon a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery in the heart (Matthew 5:27-28). Jesus also said that if you ever get angry at someone, you’ve committed murder in the heart (Matthew 5:21-26). Just the mere thoughts of adultery and murder make you guilty of the very acts themselves.
Please understand that it only takes one murder to be a murderer, one lie to be a liar and so forth. David said in Psalm 51:5 that he was conceived in sin. Genesis 6:5 states that every intent of the thoughts of man’s heart is only evil continually. Clearly, man has a sin problem. Romans 3:23 states that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Man is in big trouble with God because of his sin. This is more amplified by the fact that perfection is the standard (Matthew 5:48).
Now, some people try to justify their sin by trying to balance it out with the good deeds that they have done. However, if you were to try that in a court of law, the judge would throw the book at you. A good judge would not accept a bribe. He would cast you off into jail. God likewise will not accept a bribe, for there is no partiality with Him (Deuteronomy 10:17; Ephesians 6:9).
Thankfully, Jesus came to solve the sin problem over 2000 years ago (Isaiah 53:1-12). You and I broke the law. Jesus paid the fine (Matthew 26:14-28:20). This means that the judge can do what’s legally right in dismissing your case. He can say, “This person has broken the law, but someone has paid his fine. He’s out of here.” This is good news.
There are two things a person must do. He must repent. This means to turn from his sin (Mark 1:16; Luke 24:36-49; 2 Timothy 2:19-26; Acts 17:30-31). He must also put his trust in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31, 17:30-31; Romans 4:1-25, 10:1-17; Galatians 3:1-14; John 6:26-29). These gifts of repentance and faith are granted by God (Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 2:22-26). If you repent and put your trust in the Savior Jesus Christ, He will forgive you of your sins and grant you everlasting life (John 6:47). Oh may you know His mercy and grace today if you have never repented and put your trust in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.
Maybe you are a professing Christian like the person I made mention of earlier who unapologetically engaged in viewing pornography (which led to his wife’s filing for divorce). If this is you, repent and be forgiven, for Jesus Christ has bled and died for all your sins. 1 John 1:9 says if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Bear fruit in keeping with repentance (Matthew 3:8).
May the LORD bless you and I hope you found this helpful.
NOTE: I tweeted this review, tagging Good Fight Ministries in the process. After getting some feedback that the information in this documentary was disturbing, I added a disclaimer to the beginning of my review.
“Scripture quotations taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved. www.lockman.org”